Jersey City, NJ Litigation Attorneys

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Many individuals are unfamiliar with how the legal system in the United States works. While people tend to equate “law” with “trial”, most civil disputes settle out of court, and even the vast majority of criminal cases are resolved through plea negotiations. However, if an agreement outside of court cannot be reached, litigation may be necessary. Litigation – taking a case through the trial stage and to a verdict reached by a jury or judge – can be incredibly complex and time-consuming. If you’re involved in a case that may need to undergo litigation, the level of legal representation you have on your side can make a difference between winning and losing.

At the Law Offices of Patel & Cardenas, we pride ourselves on taking litigation cases that other firms turn down. We have over three decades of experience representing clients at trial! Our attorneys are licensed in both New York and New Jersey, and our extensive knowledge of civil litigation allows us to help both plaintiffs and defendants work to achieve successful results. We can guide you every step of the way through the process, including through the discovery, trial, and post-trial appellate review or appeal if necessary. Call our skilled Jersey City litigation attorneys today to schedule a free consultation and learn more!

We Represent Clients In Many Different Litigation Cases

We are able to represent clients in a variety of unique situations; while we don’t take on every case, we don’t back down from a fight, and we are able to find a solution to even the most challenging of circumstances. If you have a complaint against another party, or a complaint has been brought against you by another party, there is no cost to call and discuss your options with us to see if we can help.

Here are some of the types of cases that our Jersey City litigation attorneys frequently handle:

Consumer Fraud

Consumers face many risks as they participate in market transactions. One important piece of legislation is the Consumer Fraud Act. It protects individual consumers from fraudulent marketing practices. A party may have purchased a faulty product, or a product did not have an adequate warning, and a person who used the product suffered serious bodily injury. Our Jersey City litigation attorneys can seek financial compensation for the injured party and hold the other party liable.


Federal laws protect individuals from being discriminated against based on their age, disability status, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or race. Employers, public businesses, and landlords cannot discriminate against people based on race, national origin, or gender, among others. State constitutions and state statutes also have their own laws regarding discrimination. The Jersey City litigation attorneys at Patel & Cardenas can help you with your discrimination case.

Whistleblower Claims

Employees are protected by law from retaliation by their employer. Some employees may be threatened with harassment, termination, and demotion if they object to an act that they believe violates the law. The Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) protects an employee’s right to testify against their employer and protects a healthcare professional’s right to object to improper patient care practices. These cases become complex due to many different parties that may be pleaded into the case by both plaintiffs and defendants.

Partition Actions

Partition is a remedy that is possible when two or more co-owners of real property do not agree on how the property should be used in the future. The property is divided into separate tracts or sold to a buyer. If the land is sold, both co-owners receive an equitable share of the proceeds. This is often a court-supervised process.

Interpleader Actions

Two or more parties may be in conflict regarding assets controlled by a third party. An interpleader action occurs when a third party places the assets with the court. The court then decides which party should have the assets. The third party is not responsible for the assets in an interpleader action. A Jersey City litigation attorney can help you understand the complex details associated with interpleader actions.


Missing mortgage payments may lead to being served with a foreclosure complaint. Our Jersey City litigation attorneys can develop a defensive strategy that will help you defend your legal rights and give you the best chance at keeping your home.


Probate is the formal court process through which an estate is administered. During probate administration, a decedent’s debts are paid, and a decedent’s assets are distributed to beneficiaries. Creditors, disgruntled relatives, and others may attempt to dispute how the assets are distributed. Dealing with probate litigation can be stressful and emotionally overwhelming. The Jersey City litigation attorneys at the Law Office of Patel & Cardenas understand how to navigate the complexities of litigation involving probate matters.


Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Although less formal than a trial, arbitration is more formal than mediation. Parties submit their arguments to an arbitrator who will review evidence, listen to both parties, and render a final decision. Arbitration can be mandatory or voluntary. Also, arbitration can be non-binding or binding on the parties. Having a skilled litigation attorney on your side can improve the likelihood that you will receive a positive result during the arbitration.

Contact The Law Office Of Patel & Cardenas Today To Schedule A Free Consultation

We have more than six multilingual and highly experienced litigation attorneys who are licensed in both New Jersey and New York. Our Jersey City litigation attorneys have assisted over 1,300 clients, and we are ready to help you. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.

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I had the pleasure of working with Veer Patel and staff for several months and could not have been more pleased with the attention, care, and professionalism of everyone at the firm. Really good experience and would definitely recommend!

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