Joseph M. Marabondo is an experienced trial lawyer who is certified by our Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, an achievement only 2% of lawyers have obtained. Joe’s trial practice is focused on the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and products liability. Joe’s clients are very important to him and he works tirelessly to obtain optimal recoveries for them, unequivocally trying cases to give them the best results if need be.
Since 2020, Joe has been identified by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New Jersey and has been named one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families by New Jersey Family in the field of personal injury over the same timeframe. Since 2019, he has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, a distinction given to no more than 2.5 % of lawyers in the State.
Joe started his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Jeffrey R. Jablonski, Superior Court, Civil Part, Hudson County. Joe then worked at prominent defense firms gaining invaluable experience, which he now utilizes to anticipate and counter defense arguments during discovery and trial.
Joe received his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University where he graduated with magna cum laude distinction, and was awarded membership into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. He obtained his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he also graduated with magna cum laude distinction. While in law school, Joe served as a law clerk for Hon. Rosemarie E. Aquilina – 30th Circuit Court Judge of the State of Michigan, and was also the Assistant Editor of the school’s Law Review. Joe was mentored by the Hon. Richard F. Suhhrheinrich, a United States Senior Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Joe is an active member of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. Joe has given lectures on topics concerning personal injury.
Aside from work, Joe volunteers his time to helping college students strengthen their public speaking skills by serving as a judge for the annual Scarlett Knight Mock Trial Invitational, a two-day tournament where teams from across the country argue fictional criminal case patterns, representing both the prosecution and defense. When Joe is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.