The Law Offices of Daniel A. Zehner

At the Law Offices of Daniel A. Zehner, we strive to provide individualized attention to you and your case. Our firm has handled cases in a wide variety of practice areas:

[+] Civil Litigation

[-] Civil Litigation

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
  • Slip and Fall Cases
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Periodontal Malpractice
  • Alteration of Medical Records
  • Dog Bite Claims
  • Defamation
  • Highway Construction Negligence
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Civil Rights Actions
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance Benefits
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Insurance Broker Malpractice
  • Property Cases
  • Estate Litigation including Will Contests and Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Landlord-Tenant Actions
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Specific Performance of Real Estate Contracts
  • Enforcement of Easements
  • Actions in Lieu of Prerogative Writs
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Tax Lien Foreclosure Actions
  • Real Estate Claims involing the "Reasonable Use" Doctrine
  • Business and Contract Disputes
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Consumer Fraud Actions
  • Construction Claims
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Embezzlement Claims
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collection
  • Employment Cases
  • Wrongful Terminations
  • Enforcement of Restrictive Employment Covenants
  • Employment Discrimination Claims
  • Family Related Actions
  • Domestic Violence Actions
  • Contested Custody Trials
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Adoptions

  • The above actions involved jury trials, bench trials before judges sitting without a jury, plenary hearings, applications for emergent relief and order to show cause hearings, contested motions, arbitrations, and appellate proceedings including successful argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court. I have obtained numerous six figure verdicts and settlements in personal injury and medical malpractice cases and numerous other successful results in other actions.

[+] Criminal Defense

[-] Criminal Defense

  • Murder
  • Attempted Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal Restraint
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Sabotage
  • Death by Automobile
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Statutory Rape
  • Criminal Sexual Contact
  • Impairing the Morals of a Minor
  • Lewdness
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Larceny
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Embezzlement
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • Criminal Contempt of Court
  • Disorderly Persons Offenses
  • Harassment
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Illegal Possession of Weapons
  • Use of Fictitious Identification
  • Parole Proceedings
  • Probation Violations
  • Expungement Proceedings

  • The above actions involved jury trials, bench trials before judges sitting without a jury, pretrial motions, and sentencing hearings and appellate proceedings. Defenses asserted included, but were not limited to, illegal seizure of evidence in violation of the defendant's constitutional rights, entrapment, alibi, diminished mental capacity, and lack of proofs beyond a reasonable doubt as to one or more elements of the crimes charged. I have obtained not guilty verdicts and other dismissals in cases involving serious indictable charges and have negotiated favorable plea bargains in other cases. I have been successful in having clients admitted into the Pretrial Intervention Program resulting in ultimate dismissal of all charges.

[+] Juvenile Delinquency Matters

[-] Juvenile Delinquency Matters

  • Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Simple Assault
  • Terroristic Threats in the Public Schools
  • Illegal Possession of a Handgun
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly Conduct

  • In spite of the seriousness of the charges, none of the juveniles I have represented has ever been sentenced to incarceration in a correctional institution.

[+] Municipal Court Matters

[-] Municipal Court Matters

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Driving Under the Influence of Narcotics
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Careless Driving
  • Various Other Motor Vehicle Violations

  • I have obtained not guilty verdicts in Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol cases as well as in other serious motor vehicle cases.

[+] Estates and Trusts

[-] Estates and Trusts

  • Wills
  • Probate Matters
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Testamentary Trusts

[+] Real Estate

[-] Real Estate

  • Deed Preparation
  • Closings