Bruce E. Barrett

Bruce E. Barrett

Office:Mount Laurel, NJ
Phone:(856) 727-6015
Cell:(609) 634-4465

Bruce Barrett began his career at Margolis Edelstein 1983 after completion of a judicial clerkship in the Superior Court of New Jersey. He has been a Partner in the firm since 1989. Bruce represents defendants in complex litigation and class actions, including professional negligence, employment discrimination, directors and officer’s liability, and construction cases. He also defends Home Owners’ Associations, and a number of financial institutions confronted with consumer and unfair trade practices matters. A portion of his practice involves insurance coverage evaluations for carriers. In addition to representing clients before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Bruce also appears in administrative matters before the Division of Civil Rights, the Department of Labor, the Department of Community Affairs, and the EEOC.  Bruce’s practice includes handling cases on appeal to the New Jersey Appellate Division and Supreme Court and to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bruce has also represented local township Police Departments in false arrest/malicious prosecution matters as well as school boards confronted with allegations of Civil Rights violations.


  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)


  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated

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Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member, New Jersey Defense Association (NJDA)
  • Approved Civil Case Arbitrator, Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Harmonie Group
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association

Articles and Publications:

Representative Matters:

  • Prevailed before the New Jersey Appellate Division in a case setting the standards for appeal of arbitration decisions (Mazakas vs. Wray)
  • Prevailed in an Appellate Division case establishing requirements for consumer warranty claims under the New Home Builders Registration Act (Postizzi vs. Leisure & Technology, Inc.)
  • Defeated class certification sought by mortgage borrowers under TILA, RESPA and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (Kluge vs. Jersey Mortgage)
  • Defeated class certification in the Appellate Division in a case brought against a warranty administrator based on election of remedies (Oak Trail vs. Royal Mile Corp.
  • Prevailed before the New Jersey Supreme Court in a decision which defined the requirements for vicarious liability of an employer under the Law Against Discrimination, as coverage counsel for defendant’s insurer (Tarr vs. Ciasulli Auto Group)
  • Litigated a significant appeal before the New Jersey Supreme Court dealing with accrual of the ten year statute of repose for improvements to real property (South Woods Prison vs. Perini Corp.)
  • Defense jury verdict in a harassment, abuse, and civil rights case brought against a police department (Groman vs. Manalapan Twp.)
  • Defense jury verdict in a products liability and toxic tort case involving asbestos and silica exposure (Dupree vs. Newark Truck Parts)
  • Prevailed in a hearing brought before the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, resulting in a finding of no unlawful ethnic discrimination by an employer (Lebron vs. KFC)
  • Prevailed in a hearing brought before the New Jersey Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC), finding no unfair employment practices by an employer (Dabney vs. ACMUA)
  • Secured dismissal of class certification claims brought on behalf of student loan debtors and favorable settlement of the lead plaintiff’s case, brought pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Donohue vs. Regional Adjustment Bureau)
  • Obtained favorable settlement of a nationwide class action brought under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act against a CRM software manufacturer, resulting from aggressive summary judgment motion practice (Kalow vs. Commence Corp.)

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