Phyllis Widman currently focuses on the areas of Vaccine Injury, Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Adult Guardianship actions as Court-Appointed counsel. Ms. Widman is appointed by the Court as a Guardian Ad Litem to children in Family Court matters. She is a Rule 1:40 qualified Civil Mediator.
Ms. Widman is dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive legal advice. She practiced various areas of law, including vaccine injury law, criminal defense and civil litigation for 22 years.
Ms. Widman fights to preserve constitutional rights in vaccine injury cases in civil court, and represents those injured by vaccines. She also gives a voice to children in family court actions, and adults who are alleged to be incapacitated. In all of her cases, Ms. Widman utilizes her skills and techniques to provide the most persuasive and convincing arguments in negotiations and in trial.
She enjoys all aspects of handling a case from start to finish and prides herself in her personable approach to clients. She encourages a team effort approach between her client, the client's family, and her law firm "family."
Ms. Widman's criminal defense background is substantial, with nearly 22 years of criminal practice in Hudson, Monmouth, Atlantic and Cape May counties, as well as her employment as a former professor at Rutgers University-Newark in the School of Criminal Justice where she taught criminal procedure and constitutional law for four years. She also earned a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.
Above and beyond her law degree and criminal justice degree, Ms. Widman earned a Master's Degree in Communications from the Newhouse School of Public Communications, which is one of the top three communications schools in the country.
This experience is part of the breadth of knowledge she brings to every case; providing an unparalleled attention to detail and peerless expertise in her representation of you.
Education B.A., Syracuse University, 1993 J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1998 M.A., Syracuse University, Newhouse School, (Communications), 1998 M.A., Rutgers University-Newark, (Criminal Justice), 2012
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New Jersey Federal District Court Supreme Court of the United States United States Court of Federal Claims
Professional & Bar Association Memberships Atlantic County Bar Association New Jersey State Bar Association New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
Present Widman Law Firm focuses on Vaccine Injury and Criminal Defense. Phyllis Widman is also a Rule 1:40 Court Appointed Mediator.
2012 Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Awarded full merit-based scholarship to Rutgers University-Newark, School of Criminal Justice
1999-2006 Practiced Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Municipal Court, Worker’s Compensation, and Entertainment Law.
1998-1999 Appointed law clerk to the Honorable Robert O’Hagan (Ret’d) Court Mediator
1998 Law Degree from Syracuse University College of Law University Judicial Board Member-Appellate Division Received highest “A” in the Criminal Law Clinic
1998 Master’s Degree in Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University Scholarship for the “Most Outstanding Student”
1993-1995 Worked in New York City and Madrid, Spain
1993 Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University University Judicial Board Member