New Jersey REGIONS & COUNTIES

MEMBER PROFILE: Hon. Harriet E. Derman (Ret.)
 

Hon. Harriet E. Derman (Ret.)
DeFrancesco Bateman
15 Mountain Blvd.
Warren, NJ 07059

Tel: (908) 757-7800
Fax: (908) 757-8039
Email: hderman@newjerseylaw.net
www.newjerseylaw.net

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ADR SERVICES & REGIONS SERVED
 
ADR Services:
MEDIATOR
ARBITRATOR
Med-Arb
Fact Finding
Discovery Referee
Mini Trial Judge
Special Master
Insurance Umpire

 

Serving the following regions of New Jersey:
Northern
Central
Southern

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Hon. Harriet E. Derman (Ret.) has substantive case experience in the following areas:
Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Community Associations
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Discrimination
Employment
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Family Businesses
Franchise
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Lemon Law
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mortgage Foreclosure
Partnerships
Pensions / ERISA
Personal Injury
Pharmaceuticals
Police
Premises Liability
Probate
Professional Fees
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Securities
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Taxation
Technology
Title Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

Hon. Harriet E. Derman (Ret.) has experience in the following areas of Family Law:
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Judge Harriet Derman retired as Chancery Judge and Probate Judge in 2009. Prior to that time, she served as Presiding Judge of the Civil Division. She is presently Chair of DiFrancesco Bateman’s Alterative Dispute Resolution Department. Judge Derman is a member of the United States District Court for New Jersey panel of mediators. She is a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution. She has been appointed by both federal and state court judges to serve as a Special Master in complex litigation. Judge Derman has a L.L.M. in taxation from New York University and is a member of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  She has successfully mediated and /or arbitrated complex commercial, employment discrimination, insurance coverage and premium, probate, ERISA, partnership, condominium, shareholder, partnership, limited liability, personal injury, real property and malpractice disputes.  Judge Derman served as Chief Counsel to Governor Christine Todd Whitman and as her Chief of Staff.  She is presently a member of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Law Journal. 

Education:

  • New York University, B.A. 1964
  • Seton Hall Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1978
  • New York University, LL.M.  Tax, 1981

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Admission to New Jersey Bar, 1978
  • Admission to New York Bar, 1987
  • Presiding Chancery Judge, Somerset, Warren, Hunterdon Counties, 2006-2009
  • Probate Judge, Somerset County, 2006-2009
  • Presiding Judge Civil Division, Somerset, Warren, Hunterdon Counties, 2003-2006
  • Superior Court Family Division Judge, Middlesex County, 2000-2003
  • Superior Court Civil Division Judge, Middlesex County, 1998-2000
  • Chief of Staff, Governor Christine Todd Whitman, 1996-1998
  • Chief Counsel to Governor Christine Todd Whitman, April, 1996-July, 1996
  • Commissioner of Department of Community Affairs, 1994-1996
  • Member of New Jersey General Assembly, 1992-1994
  • Shareholder, Weiner, Hendler, Derman, P.A., boutique corporate, tax, securities firm
  • President, Middlesex County Bar Association, 1991-1992


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: $500/hour including prep time.


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