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Jonathan E. McMeen

Jonathan E. McMeen

Associate

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., Traned Mediator Certificate
  • Lafayette College, B.A.

About

Jonathan McMeen has practiced law since 2003. He concentrates his practice on representing employees injured in workplace accidents throughout New Jersey. Jonathan has represented hundreds of individuals who were injured in workplace accidents. He takes a personal interest in each of his client’s cases with the intent of successfully guiding them through a difficult time in their lives. Jonathan has extensive knowledge in the area of Workers’ Compensation and has resolved hundreds of cases.

Jonathan’s experience in the practice area of Workers’ Compensation has led to his listing as a “Rising Star” by NJ Super Lawyers magazine.

In addition to his extensive work in Workers’ Compensation, Jonathan also performs the duties of Municipal Prosecutor in the towns of Sparta, Newton, Ogdensburg, Green Township. Wantage, Sussex Boro, Stillwater, Branchville and Hardyston. Jonathan has prosecuted over 45,000 individuals charged with traffic and criminal offenses. He has had over 100 bench trials.

Lastly, Jonathan has handled various commercial litigation matters for both individuals and corporations. He has handled both Plaintiff and Defense Litigation with a concentration on the areas of Collections, Contract Disputes and Construction/Contractor Disputes.

Jonathan is very active in the local community where he lives and works and has volunteered his time as a board member for the Center for Prevention and Counseling, a local organization that provides a vital function to the local community in helping educate about the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse as well as helping individuals recover from this type of abuse.

Jonathan also sits on the District XB Attorney Ethics Committee and has done so for the past eight years.
  • Community involvements
    • Center for Prevention and Counseling, Board Member
  • Memberships
    • Sussex County Bar Association, Member
    • Distric XB Attorney Ethics Board, Investigator

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  • $1,800,000 Verdict

    19-year-old girl is rear-ended and had a herniation in her neck that will eventually result in surgery. The insurance company for the other driver, Mercury Insurance, claimed all of the spinal damage was due to old age and only made a minimal settlement offer. The jury was able to see how much the spinal damage and constant pain impacted the future for this young woman. 

  • $4,100,000 Verdict

    A 14-year-old girl’s father ran a stop sign and collided with a passing car. She suffered a herniation in her neck, which harms her ability to play the viola. She had been a serious candidate at Julliard. The insurance company, Allstate, offered $7,500 pre-trial, which forced this case into the jury’s hands. 

  • $750,000 Verdict

    A woman leaving work at 1 a.m. slipped on black ice in the parking lot outside of her office building, fracturing her ankle. She worked at an international company that conducted business at all hours of the day. The company that was hired to perform 24/7 monitoring of the property claimed it had no idea that people would be working that late and therefore should not be held responsible for re-freeze situations. We successfully argued that the snow and ice removal company, which received weather alerts every two hours, should have known that there was a re-freeze situation, and that it was well aware people worked in this office 24/7.

  • $2,000,000 Verdict

    An elevator maintained by Schindler Elevator Corporation dropped and slammed to a stop in Stateline, Nevada, severely injuring one of the passengers. Schindler and its attorneys maintained throughout the case that it did nothing wrong despite the admissions of its own supervisors that it was not maintaining the elevators to the proper standards.

  • $5,000,000 Verdict

     A 72 year-old man slipped and fell on black ice outside a Wells Fargo Bank. He suffered a spinal injury and required emergency surgery that confined him to a wheelchair. Wells Fargo and the company it hired to clear ice from the property attempted to blame the victim, but we were able to convince the jury the ice was an ongoing condition caused by a poor drainage pipe. 

  • $1,455,000 Verdict

    Аn 18-year-old woman was rear-ended on her way home from college and suffered a herniation in her lower spine. Her doctors said her injury would eventually result in a fusion surgery. The insurance company, New Jersey Manufacturers, offered only $50,000 to resolve the case before trial started. We were able to show the jury how the terrible injury to this young woman has dramatically altered her life, and the woman’s treating doctors showed how the damage to her spine is progressive. 

  • $7,750,000 Verdict

    Schindler Elevator Corporation created false work reports claiming a secretary performed maintenance on an elevator at the Headquarters Plaza building in Morristown, NJ. The elevator eventually failed catastrophically, severely injuring the carpenter inside. The man will never work again and is now in constant pain from his injuries. This case was a retrial after a previous jury entered an award of $4,000,000 in the same case that Schindler was able to get reversed on appeal. 

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