Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC based in Essex County, New Jersey is among the most prominent and aggressive trial law firms in New Jersey, our attorneys having won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Our trial lawyers are so successful that we have won the two largest personal injury jury verdicts in New Jersey history.
The New Jersey Law Journal named Mazie Slater its Personal Injury Litigation Department of the Year, and described our many victories as “remarkable.” Our successes have resulted in David Mazie and Adam Slater each receiving the New Jersey Law Journal Personal Injury Hall of Fame Award. In addition, we are one of a few law firms across the United States named to the National Law Journal’s prestigious Plaintiffs Hot List. The National Law Journal followed that recognition by naming us as one of the Top 50 Plaintiff Law firms in the Country. In fact, we are the only New Jersey law firm to receive both awards. In addition, U.S. News & World Report named Mazie Slater to the top tier of its Best Law Firm list.
Our attorneys are well known and respected for their aggressiveness, creativity, and willingness to go to trial.
David A. Mazie
David Mazie is an acclaimed New Jersey trial lawyer and a senior partner in Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman. Mr. Mazie represents victims of medical malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents, products liability, personal injury, professional liability, complex commercial litigation, class actions, birth injury, brain damage, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and wrongful death.
Mr. Mazie’s adversaries are acutely aware that he will take his cases to trial if they do not settle for what he demands. His trial record is unprecedented as he he is the holder of the two largest personal injury jury verdicts in New Jersey history, and he is the only attorney in New Jersey to have ever obtained a personal injury jury verdict in excess of $100 million. These verdicts are the landmark $166 million dollar verdict against the State of New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) which is the largest personal injury verdict in New Jersey history, and the landmark $135 million liquor liability verdict against Aramark which is the second largest personal injury verdict in New Jersey history. His other landmark achievements include a $33.9 million New Jersey defective product settlement which is the largest product liability recovery in New Jersey history, an $18.5 million New Jersey birth injury malpractice jury verdict which is the largest birth injury recovery in New Jersey history, a $15.75 million New Jersey accounting malpractice settlement, a $12 million NJ medical malpractice/wrongful death jury verdict, and a confidential settlement in the landmark case of Ravin Sarasohn vs. Lowenstein Sandler involving claims of unfair competition by one law firm against another law firm.
Because of his many accomplishments, Mr. Mazie has received numerous awards from the most prestigious legal publications in the nation. In 2005, the New Jersey Law Journal named Mr. Mazie as its Lawyer of the Year; this was followed in 2014 with the New Jersey Law Journal naming Mr. Mazie to its Personal Injury Hall of Fame. Best Lawyers in America has named Mr. Mazie to its Lawyer of the Year list. Mr. Mazie has also topped the Super Lawyers list by receiving more votes than any other New Jersey trial attorney on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for three straight years. He also has been named by Super Lawyers to its “top ten” list on practically every year the list has been published. Super Lawyers Magazine has described Mr. Mazie as a “Warrior” who is “relentless, aggressive and creative.” He has also been selected to Lawdragon’s list of the 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in the country.