James Kridel


Senior Partner

Location: Clifton, New Jersey
Telephone: 973-470-0800
Facsimile: 973-472-1909
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James A. Kridel, Jr. brings a wealth of business, legal, military and life experiences to his law practice. For four years Mr. Kridel served as a special agent for the United States in the field of Counterintelligence, which resulted from his voluntary service with the United States Army during Vietnam. Before starting his own law firm, he was the tax partner at a previous firm.

In addition to his Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Law at Newark, Mr. Kridel spent five years at New York University towards a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in taxation. Some of his outside interests are physical and weight training, Tennis, Motorcycles and muscle cars. Mr. Kridel takes great pride in bringing to the table Honor, Character and Integrity. His sacrifice in serving his country voluntarily during Vietnam has helped to build his resolve in seeking justice for all his clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Civil Litigation and Trial
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Child Support
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Employment Law — Employee
  • Employment Law — Employer
  • Family Law
  • Franchising
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Taxation Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trusts
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Wills
  • Motorcycle Law


  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • New Jersey, 1973
  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • N.Y. Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • L.L.M. – 1979
    • Major: Taxation
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • Juris Doctorate – 1974
    • Honors: Graduated in the Top 10% of the Graduating Class
    • Honors: President, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts – 1968
    • Honors: Dean’s List (1964-1968)
    • Honors: Member, Delta Upsilon Fraternity
    • Honors: Recipient, Tau Pi Phi Prize for Maintaining the Highest Scholastic Average
  • US Army Intelligence School, Fort Holabird, Maryland
    • Counterintelligence Agent – 1970


  • Adjunct Professor, Economics and Finance


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Passaic County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • The Face Foundation – non-profit performing plastic surgery on battered women, Director
  • American Motorcycle Association, Member
  • Child Advocacy Group – specializing in the representation of people with children who have special education issues


  • Military Service and Government, 1968 – 1971
  • United States Government, Federal Agent


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.


1035 Route 46 East
Suite B-204
Clifton, NJ 07013
973-472-1909 (fax)

1270 Broadway
Suite 305
New York, NY 10001
973-472-1909 (fax)