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Barry A. Kozyra & Judith A. Hartz Selected As 2022 Essex County Top Lawyers

August 15, 2022

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC proudly announces that Barry A. Kozyra & Judith A. Hartz have been selected as 2022 Essex County Top Lawyers by Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine. Mr. Kozyra’s practice includes litigation in the areas of contract, commercial, corporation and partnership law, land use law, criminal defense, professional licensing (legal, medical, pharmaceutical and others), attorney ethics, family law (divorce, custody and adoption, domestic violence, premarital agreements), insurance, environmental protection, malpractice (legal, accounting and medical), real estate, condominium law, constitutional law, employment and torts. Mr. Kozyra has also served as a privately retained mediator and as an expert witness in legal malpractice and other cases, as well as a(...)

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC Lawyers Named To 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars List

March 31, 2022

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC proudly announces that Barry A. Kozyra (General Litigation) and Judith A. Hartz (Family Law) have been named to the 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers list, and Alvin H. Kim has been named to the 2022 Rising Stars list for Personal Injury General: Plaintiff. Congratulations Barry, Judy and Alvin! (...)

The Reset Of New Jersey Eviction Protections

October 21, 2021

ROBERT W. EVANS reports on August 4th, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law S3691 which, as of now, signals the beginning of the end of the eviction moratorium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pursuant to S3691, Executive Order 106 (which put a moratorium on all evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic) expired as of August 4th, 2021, for all evictions other than non-payment of rent, habitual late payment, or failure to pay a rent increase. This portion of the bill was critical to many landlords due to the fact that while Executive Order 106 was in effect, a landlord-tenant trial (for reasons other than non-payment of rent) could only be scheduled by filing a complaint and (either simultaneously or subsequently) an Order to Show Cause alleging that “emergent circumstances”(...)

Disclosure Of Automobile Insurance Policy Limits To Attorneys Now Mandatory Under Certain Circumstances

October 21, 2021

ALVIN H. KIM reports that pursuant to Governor Phil Murphy’s signed legislation, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance issued an Order requiring insurers of private passenger automobile insurance in New Jersey to disclose an insured’s policy limits to an attorney under certain circumstances. This Order further requires all private passenger automobile insurers to submit email addresses to the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, through which they will receive disclosure requests. You can read the Order here: An attorney’s request for the disclosure of an insured’s policy limits must be in writing and include: (A) a statement that the attorney represents an individual who was injured as a result of a(...)

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC Is Proudly Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary!

June 17, 2021

In 2001 we made a commitment to provide our clients with exceptional legal services without exception. That goal has never been left out of our sight and has allowed us to forge unique relationships with those clients in so many areas of the law. Our attorneys and staff have worked tirelessly to provide an unsurpassed level of service which has been recognized by our clients and many others with whom we interact. To all who have contributed to our success we say thank you for making these first twenty years possible – with our promise to pursue our commitment for many more to come.