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Phyllis Widman, Esq.

Owner/Managing Attorney
pwidman@widmanlawfirm.com
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Phone: (609) 848-5692
Fax: (609) 788-4527

2312 New Rd #103
Northfield, New Jersey 08225

Phyllis Widman currently focuses on the areas of Vaccine Injury, Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Adult Guardianship actions as Court-Appointed counsel. Ms. Widman is appointed by the Court as a Guardian Ad Litem to children in Family Court matters. She is a Rule 1:40 qualified Civil Mediator.

Ms. Widman is dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive legal advice. She practiced various areas of law, including vaccine injury law, criminal defense and civil litigation for 22 years.

Ms. Widman fights to preserve constitutional rights in vaccine injury cases in civil court, and represents those injured by vaccines. She also gives a voice to children in family court actions, and adults who are alleged to be incapacitated. In all of her cases, Ms. Widman utilizes her skills and techniques to provide the most persuasive and convincing arguments in negotiations and in trial.

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 22 years of 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.

Above and beyond her law degree and criminal justice degree, Ms. Widman earned 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 she brings to every case; providing an unparalleled attention to detail and peerless expertise in her representation of you.

Education

B.A., Syracuse University, 1993

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

M.A., Syracuse University, Newhouse School, (Communications), 1998

M.A., Rutgers University-Newark, (Criminal Justice), 2012

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New Jersey
Federal District Court
Supreme Court of the United States
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

Present

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

2012

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

1999-2006

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

1998-1999

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

1998

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

1998

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

1993-1995

Worked in New York City and Madrid, Spain

1993

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
★★★★★
"Phyllis Widman, and staff, after years of continuous working on my behalf, keeping in touch with me every step of the way, for years, was happy to inform me that we had won the case. It wasn't easy, but she never gave up. Always answering my emails, and on top of my case. If you are looking for someone you can trust, and have faith in her and her team, will try very hard to get the right and fair results for you." Jim S.
★★★★★
"I hired Phyllis Widman to assist me with the denial of my religious exemption for the COVID vaccine and employment termination by my employer. Phyllis was extremely knowledgeable and clearly explained to me about my legal rights and the legal process. I found her to be very efficient, organized, and passionate about her work and I especially liked that she really cared about me as a person and truly wanted what was best for me. I am very grateful to say, I did have a successful outcome. The religious exemption denial was overturned and I am back to work. I highly recommend Phyllis Widman." Kimberly R.
★★★★★
"Phyllis and her team took care of everything after my injury. When I was hurt, I was unsure who to speak to, as I'm quite young and typically "let things go." After a few recommendations and the first phone call I knew I was in good hands. I don't know where I'd be right now if I didn't make that simple first phone call. A thank you just isn't enough, but thank you so so much for what your firm does." Anonymous
★★★★★
"My experience with Phyllis Widman was excellent. I know that I would not have had the successful outcome that I did without the expertise and specialty training of Phyllis Widman. Phyllis worked tirelessly to make sure that my concerns were addressed, and my needs were met. Phyllis is extremely personable, friendly, comforting and very relatable. She is so well versed in the field of vaccine injury law. I am extremely fortunate to have found Phyllis for my case and would highly recommend her to anyone in search of a truly compassionate professional." Kristen M.