Location: Clifton, New Jersey
Telephone: 973-470-0800
Facsimile: 973-472-1909
Contact: Contact Me

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1967
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1967


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctorate – May, 1967
  • St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey
    • Bachelor of Arts – May, 1964


  • Faculty Member, New Jersey Judicial College, 1990 – 2000
  • Instructor, Settlement Processes, Seton Hall Law School, 1993 – 1995
  • Instructor, Widener Law School, 1993 – 1995
  • Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University School of Law, 1984 – 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of State Justice Institute Scholarship, 1994
  • Graduate, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada , 1984
  • Master, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Chapter, Inn of Court, 1988 – 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • YMCA of North Arlington, Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2007 – Present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), Former Trustee and Committee Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association (BCBA), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Bergen Vicinage, Judge, 1983 – 2003
  • Municipal Courts of the State of New Jersey, Judge, Little Ferry, 1971 – 1976
  • Municipal Courts of the State of New Jersey, Judge, Fairview, Leonia and Maywood, 1972 – 1983
  • Municipal Courts of the State of New Jersey, Judge, Bogota, 1981 – 1983
  • The Kridel Law Group, Clifton, New Jersey, Of Counsel, 2006
  • Sodini & Spina, Edison and Totowa, New Jersey, Of Counsel, 2003 – 2006
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, House Counsel, 1970 – 1983
  • Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 1967 – 1969
  • Superior Court of The State Of New Jersey, Bergen Vicinage, Law Clerk, 1967
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Located in Manhattan and Clifton

With offices in Manhattan and in Clifton, New Jersey, and led by seasoned attorney James A. Kridel, Jr.,
our firm is made up of an illustrious team of professionals. Mr. Kridel himself holds an
advanced degree in tax law from New York University School of Law.

Our Locations

Contact a Clifton, New Jersey, Lawyer

To learn more about our firm and our services, call 973-470-0800 or contact our office online today. We offer reasonable rates and accept credit card payments.