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Phyllis Widman

Owner/Managing Attorney
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Phone: (732) 829-3416
Fax: (609) 788-4527

1125 Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Phyllis Widman currently focuses on the areas of Vaccine Injury and Criminal Defense. Ms. Widman is also a Rule 1:40 Civil Mediator, appointed by the Superior Courts of New Jersey to mediate civil litigation disputes.

Ms. Widman is dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive legal advice. She practiced various areas of law, including criminal defense and civil litigation for 20 years. This varied background has enabled her to learn the nuances of the practice in both court and non-court venues.

Whether Ms. Widman is fighting for her criminal defendants’ freedom and constitutional rights, or she is fighting for a vaccine injured person who is permanently disabled, she utilizes her skills and techniques to provide the most persuasive and convincing arguments for her clients. She enjoys all aspects of handling a case from start to finish and prides herself in her personable approach to clients. She encourages a team effort approach between her client, the client’s family, and her law firm “family.”

Ms. Widman’s criminal defense background is substantial, with nearly 15 years of combined criminal practice in Hudson, Monmouth, Atlantic and Cape May counties, as well as her employment as a former professor at Rutgers University-Newark in the School of Criminal Justice where she taught criminal procedure and constitutional law for four years. She also earned a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Moreover, Ms. Widman obtained an additional postgraduate degree above and beyond her law degree and criminal justice degree: a Master’s Degree in Communications from the Newhouse School of Public Communications, which is one of the top three communications schools in the country.

This experience is part of the breadth of knowledge that she brings to every case; providing an unparalleled attention to detail and peerless expertise in her representation of you.


B.A., Syracuse University, 1993

J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1998

Master’s Degree in Communications, Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1998

Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Rutgers University-Newark, 2012

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Admitted to practice in New Jersey
Admitted to practice in Federal District Court
Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States
Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Federal Claims
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Atlantic County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators

Trustee on the Board of Trustees for the Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center in Freehold, New Jersey


Widman Law Firm focuses on Vaccine Injury and Criminal Defense.
Phyllis Widman is also a Rule 1:40 Court Appointed Mediator.


Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice
Awarded full merit-based scholarship to Rutgers University-Newark, School of Criminal Justice


Practiced Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Municipal Court, Worker’s Compensation, and Entertainment Law.


Appointed law clerk to the Honorable Robert O’Hagan (Ret’d) Court Mediator


Law Degree from Syracuse University College of Law
University Judicial Board Member-Appellate Division
Received highest “A” in the Criminal Law Clinic


Master’s Degree in Communications from the S.I.
Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
Scholarship for the “Most Outstanding Student”


Worked in New York City and Madrid, Spain


Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University
University Judicial Board Member

Client Reviews
"Phyllis Widman and her staff are the type of people you want fighting for you. They are organized, tenacious, thorough and compassionate. They understand how to work with the government and medical communities. If you are lucky to have Phyllis and her team work for you, you will be successful with your case." Bob and Ann, Waretown, NJ
"I can sit here and write you a book about how hard she works for her clients. Long story short All around great lawyer highly recommended" Anonymous