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Brendan Judge

Chair, Commercial Litigation


Brendan Judge, Chair of the Commercial Litigation group, is an experienced litigator focusing on banking, construction, and trust and estate litigation as well as shareholder and LLC member disputes. His in-depth knowledge of these areas enables him to identify the key issues early on and create favorable, tailored solutions for his clients.

Highly knowledgeable about bank fraud issues, Brendan has represented financial institutions in more than 150 cases involving check fraud, unauthorized banking transactions and other banking issues arising under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

In addition to his fraud work, Brendan’s varied practice includes serving as class action counsel for national corporations, trade associations and financial institutions on matters involving constitutional issues, lender liability claims and alleged violations of consumer fraud and other consumer protective statutes. He also serves as national counsel for insurance clients in banking related cases, as well as general counsel for multiple construction companies, where he manages all of their litigation needs.

With considerable experience in land use and trust and estates litigation, Brendan also represents clients in contract, intellectual property, UCC, fraud and product liability issues before various federal and state courts on behalf of public and closely held corporations and national banking associations. In addition, he has argued Fifth Amendment takings issues before the Court of Federal Claims; Commerce Clause issues in a class action before the New Jersey Tax Court on behalf of trucking industry clients; and inherently beneficial land use issues before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on behalf of a homeless shelter.

Pro Bono:

  • Counsel to the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission in Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • President and Chairman, of the Samaritan Center At The Jersey Shore in Manasquan, New Jersey


Representative Experience

  • TD Bank, N.A.
  • Dow Jones & Company
  • George Harms Construction
  • Pfizer
  • Cosi, Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • National Amusements, Inc.
  • A&P
  • Bauch & Lomb
  • Market Street Mission
  • GE
  • Microsoft
  • PNC Bank
  • Zurich American Insurance


  • Adkins v. Sogliuzzo, 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 140145 (D.N.J. 2013)
  • Morris Indus. v. Trident Steel Corp., 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 73680 (D.N.J. 2011)
  • Market Street Mission v. Zoning Board of Adjustment, 2010 NJ Lexis 2396 (App. Div. 2010)
  • Upperline Equip. Co. v. J&M, Inc., 724 F. Supp. 2d 883 (E.Tenn. 2009)
  • Bianchi v. Lazy Days R.V. Ctr., Inc.,2008 U.S. Dist. Lexis 84689 (D.N.J. 2008)
  • 820 Ridge Rd. Assocs., LLC v. Dow Jones & Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. Lexis 64000 (D.N.J. 2008)
  • Prescription Counter v. AmerisourceBergen Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. Lexis 84102 (D.N.J. 2007)
  • Component Hardware Group, Inc. v. Trine Rolled Moulding Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. Lexis 5490  (D.N.J. 2007)
  • Component Hardware Group, Inc. v. Trine Rolled Moulding Corp., 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 32276 (D.N.J. 2005)
  • Heritage Minerals, Inc. v. United States, 71 Fed. Cl. 710; 2006 U.S. Claims Lexis 195 (Ct. Fed. Cl. 2006)
  • American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. State of New Jersey, 180 N.J. 377 (2000)


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Borough of Spring Lake
    • Council President (2014-2021)
    • Councilman (2012-present)
  • Member, Spring Lake COAH Advisory Committee (2007-present)
  • Member, Notre Dame Law Association, Advisory Committee (2011-present)
  • Member, Notre Dame Law Association, Board of Directors (2005-2010)
  • Founding President, Spring Lake Educational Foundation (2007-2011)
  • Spring Lake Municipal Prosecutor (1998-2006)
  • Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall Law School (1994-1995)
  • Notre Dame Law School
    • Member, Notre Dame Law Association, Advisory Committee (2011-present)
    • Member, Notre Dame Law Association, Board of Directors (2005 – 2010)
    • Teaching Fellow, Notre Dame Law School (1990-1991)
    • Editor, Notre Dame Law Review (1989-1991)
  • NJBankers, New Jersey Bankers' Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Banking Law Section
  • New Jersey Federal Bar Association



News & Insights

Speaking Engagements


New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers, Inside Jersey magazine (2012)

AV Peer Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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  • Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher, Senior Judge, United States District Court District of New Jersey


Notre Dame Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991)

University of Notre Dame (B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, 1988)


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