Academy Member Inducted 2013

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Hon. Barbara Byrd Wecker (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Newark, New Jersey.

Hon. Barbara Byrd Wecker (Ret.)

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Greenberg, Dauber, Epstein & Tucker
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Newark, NJ 07102
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Regularly travels out of state to: Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania

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Judge Barbara Byrd Wecker retired from the bench in 2006, after serving on the Superior Court of New Jersey for more than 20 years.  Her service included more than 10 years as a trial judge in the Family, Criminal, and Civil Divisions, and 10 years on the Appellate Division, where she authored more than 100 published opinions and over 1,000 unpublished opinions.  She has joined Greenberg Dauber Epstein & Tucker as Of Counsel and is the Chair of the Firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Department.  As a mediator qualified by the New Jersey Supreme Court under Rule 1:40, a certified member of the U.S. District Court (New Jersey District) panel of mediators and a member of the Bankruptcy Court's newly-created roster of mediators, Judge Wecker has become recognized for her skill in mediating a wide range of disputes.  She is an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s commercial panel of neutrals and its large complex case panel, as well as the AAA's employment and healthcare payor-provider panels - roles for which her judicial experience is a significant asset.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Master of Laws, 2005
  • Rutgers School of Law-Newark, J.D.,with Honors, 1974
  • University of Missouri, Masters in Counseling, 1964
  • Cornell University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1962

Memberships & Affiliations

Barbara Wecker is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American and New Jersey State Bar Associations and a Board member of the New Jersey Section. She is also a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, the National Association of Women Judges, the Union County Bar Association and Women Lawyers in Union County.

Rates Information

$500.00/hour plus prep time and travel more than 1 hour from Newark, New Jersey

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