James E. Humphreys

James E. Humphreys

Managing Partner
Passaic, New Jersey
888-868-1830 (Toll Free)

James E. Humphreys is the managing partner at Goldstein, Ballen, O’Rourke & Wildstein. He joined the firm in 1984 as a law clerk while attending Seton Hall University Law School in Newark, New Jersey. James E. Humphreys primarily practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, work place injuries, products liability, automobile accidents and premises liability cases. His role as managing partner also involves him in the firm's workers' compensation, Social Security disability and no-fault arbitration practice areas. Recent cases successfully concluded by Mr. Humphreys include a $1,250,000.00 settlement involving a New Jersey resident injured in a South Carolina automobile accident and a $900,000.00 recovery achieved for an injured worker involved in a forklift accident.

James E. Humphreys has dedicated his professional career to the representation of accident victims, injured workers and the disabled. Other attorneys often appoint Mr. Humphreys as arbitrator/mediator in alternative dispute resolution forums and also refer him numerous clients and cases for handling in his practice areas.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Litigation
  • 20% Arbitration/Mediation
  • 10% Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1986


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey - 1981
    • Major: Economics / Political Science


  • New Jersey Automobile Practice, American Trial Lawyers Association - NJ, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • American Trial Lawyers Association - NJ, "Service Acknowledgement" Automobile Reparations Committee, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Association for Justice, Member, 1986 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Civil Trial Practice, 1986 - Present
  • Passaic County Bar Association, Member, 1986 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • T.L.C. - Trial Lawyers Care "Free Legal Help for 9/11 Victims", 2001 - 2003
  • Boonton Township Board of Education (Member/President), 1992 - 2000
  • Mountain Lakes Board of Education (Sending District Rep.), 1994 - 1996
  • Boonton Township Zoning Board (Member), 1991 - 1993
  • Boonton Township Open Space Committee (Member/Chairman), 1994 - 1996
  • Boonton Township Open Space Committee (Member/Chairman), 2004 - Present
  • Morris County Open Space Committee (Member), 2005 - 2006


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Sigma Alpha Mu