Justin P. Walder is the co-chair of the firm’s Litigation practice. He has amassed a wealth of legal knowledge from a variety of perspectives and continues to rack up legal accolades and accomplishments. Justin particularly enjoys litigating cases involving novel or complex questions of law, and recently represented a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court in a successful challenge as to the constitutionality of increases of pension and health care costs for judges and justices of New Jersey. He has been a leading advocate as to the importance of an independent judiciary.
Justin has served as New Jersey State Deputy Attorney General, as Assistant Essex County Prosecutor in charge of business fraud and economic crimes, and, nearly thirty years ago, co-founded the firm of Walder Hayden. In addition to his active litigation practice, Justin has served as Designated Special Counsel to the New Jersey Supreme Court and as Counsel to the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts. He passes his legal knowledge on to others through service as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University School of Law and as an instructor for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He has been a Master and Lecturer for the New Jersey Inns of Court, a faculty member of the New Jersey Judicial College. He is an Associate Editor of the New Jersey Law Journal.
Justin believes strongly in service to the legal community. He has served in a number of capacities, including, among others, as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Commission on Rules of Professional Conduct; as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Trial Attorney Certification; and as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Fee Arbitration.