Gill & Chamas, L.L.C. - Woodbridge
655 N Florida Grove Rd., PO Box 760
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(732) 324-7600 www.gillandchamas.com
Mr. Gill graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rider University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He attended the University of Richmond, where he graduated at the top of his class and received a Juris Doctorate in 1977. Mr. Gill was admitted to the Virginia bar prior to graduation from law school in 1977 and was also admitted to the New Jersey bar later that year. He is licensed to practice law in the United States District Court and Supreme Court of New Jersey.
In September of 1998, Mr. Gill earned the designation of "Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate" by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the national accreditation organization of the American Bar Association. Mr. Gill is also a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Middlesex County Bar Association and Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Gill holds a civil trial certification from the National College of Advocacy and is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Born and raised in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Mr. Gill now resides in Sea Bright. He is single and has three children. Mr. Gill founded the fifteen lawyer firm in 1986. He has practiced trial law in Woodbridge continuously since 1977 and has concentrated on the representation of accident victims for the past twenty years at Gill & Chamas. Since 1977, Mr. Gill has tried hundreds of jury and non-jury trials to conclusion in the areas of general negligence, automobile negligence, medical malpractice and products liability. During that time, he has achieved many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Gill has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, which acknowledges the top five percent of attorneys in each state, since 2005. Since 2005, Mr. Gill has been named to the "Top 100 Attorneys" in New Jersey list and has also received the honor of being named one of the "Top Ten Attorneys" in New Jersey from Super Lawyer magazine. Mr. Gill has also been included in the Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of personal injury litigation and product liability litigation. Recognized statewide as an innovator in the field of demonstrative evidence and trial tactics, Mr. Gill is a also frequent lecturer on these and other related topics for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America both in New Jersey and on the national level.
Mr. Gill also received five (5) of New Jersey's Top 20 Personal Injury Awards from September 2008 until September 2009. Three of those five cases were listed in the Top 10. In these five cases alone, Mr. Gill accumulated nearly $50 million dollars for his clients.
AREAS OF PRACTICE General Negligence Automobile Negligence Medical Malpractice Products Liability
EDUCATION University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia J.D. 1977
Rider University B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) 1974
LITIGATION PERCENTAGE 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey
BAR ADMISSIONS Virginia, 1977 New Jersey U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Guest Lecturer, Seton Hall University School of Law, Third year Trial Practice Clinics, 1994-2004 Lecturer, American Association for Justice Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Civil Case Law Update Lecturer, ATLA, Use of Technology at Trial
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS American Association for Justice, Member, Board of GovernorsAmerican Bar Association New Jersey Bar AssociationVirginia Bar Association Middlesex County Bar Association Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum, Member
HONORS & AWARDS “Top 10 Attorneys Super Lawyers” in New Jersey, 2006, 2007, 2011 Present** “Top 100 Attorneys Super Lawyers” in New Jersey, 2005 Present** “Best Lawyer “Best Lawyers in America” 2009 Present Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Personal Injury Litigation & Product Liability Litigation New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2005 Present Received Five (5) of New Jersey’s Top 20 Personal Injury Awards, 2008 2009
**No Aspect Of This Advertisement Has Been Approved By The Supreme Court of New Jersey. For methodology, visit www.SuperLawyers.com and www.bestlawyers.com.
SETTLEMENTS & VERDICTS $18,850,000 A man was killed in a construction-site accident while he was standing next to a forklift when a backhoe reversed and crushed him between the two machines. The New Jersey Jury Verdict Review and Analysis stated that this Morris County case is one of the largest monetary settlements for the death of an unmarried man with no children in the history of the state.
$10,500,000 A Monmouth County contractor permanently injured in a fall from a roof.
$10,300,000 A man suffered a head injury when a railing gave way in a shopping center.
$10,000,000 VERDICT A truck driver developed a staph infection from a fall on a slippery pavement at his Middlesex County workplace. The infection traveled through the plaintiff’s spine and into his heart, which caused a growth of microflora on his mitral valve.
$9,000,000 VERDICT A brain injury was sustained by a Somerset County man whose vehicle was struck from behind by a car while sitting in traffic. The plaintiff was rendered unconscious and exhibited confusion and memory loss.
$8,662,500 Burn injuries and wrongful death due to a house fire was started by a defectively designed dishwasher in Shrewsbury, NJ. The dishwasher was recalled because its design caused solution to drip onto the wiring harness, which allowed the wires’ insulation to deteriorate.
$7,500,000 A martial-arts instructor lost a leg due the defective design of a punching bag.
$7,100,000 The family of a man who was killed in a bicycle race agreed to settle their Middlesex County lawsuit. A competitive cyclist suffered a traumatic head injury when he collided with the chief referee in the race.
$7,000,000 A Bergen County construction worker who was installing fire sprinklers for his employer was killed by a falling pallet of cinder blocks. The pallet fell from a sixth-floor balcony, which struck the plaintiff in the head.
$6,500,000 VERDICT Plaintiff was involved in a rear-end collision and is now confined to a wheelchair.
$6,400,000 Passenger paralyzed in a car accident.
$5,300,000 A jet port hangar under construction at Morristown Municipal Airport collapsed.
$5,000,000 A man was repairing a forklift at a construction site when he was hit by another forklift that was in operation. The plaintiff suffered serious injuries and has been declared permanently disabled.
$5,000,000 Plaintiff died of burns suffered in a fire at a chemical plant in Somerset County.
$5,000,000 A man was badly burned by boiling water from a burst pipe in his apartment.
$4,500,000 An electrical engineer was fatally hit in Hillsborough while making a turn on his motorcycle.
$4,500,000 State employee permanently injured while working on the shoulder of a highway.
$4,140,000 Disabling prescriction drug overdose.
$3,500,000 A limousine passenger suffered serious injuries after the vehicle hydroplaned in rainwater and struck a concrete barrier.
$3,250,000 Medical Malpractice misdiagnosis of cancer.
$3,150,000 Plaintiff’s father was unable to control car due to multiple sclerosis.
$3,000,000 A man was ejected from a golf cart in Monmouth County.
$3,000,000 A bicyclist was left paralyzed after being struck by a truck trailer in Union County.
$3,000,000 A traffic engineer was killed by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer while working on a highway improvement project.
$2,950,000 A woman was struck from behind in her automobile on Route 9 in Monmouth County. As a result, she experiences severe cognitive dysfunction due to a head injury.
$2,900,000 A woman tripped while hanging laundry at her apartment complex in Union County.
$2,700,000 Auto collision as plaintiff attempted to make left turn.
$2,565,000 Fall from platform at a restaurant deck.
$2,500,000 Passenger injured in auto accident.
$2,400,000 A man died of injuries sustained in a fishing-boat explosion in Monmouth County.
$2,350,000 A man was struck by a forklift while doing business at a landscaping supply yard in Monmouth County.
$2,300,000 Automobile accident as the defendant failed to stop at a stop sign.
$2,200,000 VERDICT Electrical explosion which caused burns.
$2,000,000 Singer slipped and fell at Union Venue.
$2,000,000 Legal Malpractice
$1,900,000 A man suffered injuries in a head-on auto accident.
$1,800,000 A teenage girl was run over by a school bus.
$1,750,000 A passenger was injured in a bus crash in Hudson County.
$1,750,000 A Middletown man was struck by a vehicle.
$1,700,000 A truck driver was injured in a loading dock.
$1,650,000 Automobile injuries.
$1,500,000 VERDICT Head injury during brawl with security guard.
$1,400,000 Arbitration panel awards Milltown man after shot in the chest during a hunting accident.
$1,300,000 A woman was struck by a shopping cart, which caused her to have back injuries.
$1,300,000 Motorcycle accident.
$1,250,000 Spinal injury from rear-end collision.
$1,245,000 Pedestrian killed by a car on a state highway in Monmouth County.
$1,200,000 Workplace injury multiple fractures of the right arm in an airport conveyer belt.
$1,200,000 A woman was kicked in the head by a horse in Monmouth County.
$1,200,000 Brain-damaged pedestrian.
$1,200,000 Construction accident.
$1,200,000 A man lost three toes when an 800 pound slab of granite fell on his foot at a construction site in Middlesex County.
$1,170,000 Collision with county driver herniated disc loss of use of left hand.
$1,120,000 Piscataway man was hit by a car as he left tavern intoxicated.
$1,060,000 Three men were hurt in a fiery car crash after a night of drinking.
$1,050,000 A Highlands woman was hit by a car while jogging.
$1,030,000 Tractor trailer collision fusion in lower back.
$1,000,000 A Pop Warner football coach was assaulted by a parent.
$1,000,000 A Middlesex County lawsuit for injuries sustained when plaintiff’s car was struck head-on by another.