Hager Law, LLC

Chris Hager

Proudly representing clients in employment discrimination, workplace harassment, unlawful termination, and personal injury cases for over 20 years

Professional Distinctions and Memberships

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney

  • 2010 - NJ Law Journal : Top 20 Personal Injury Award

  • 2014 - National Law Journal : Top 50 Verdicts in USA 

  • Consistently selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2012 and a "Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Morristown, NJ"

  • New Jersey Bar Association Member

  • New Jersey Association for Justice Member

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club, Life Member

  • Successfully built reputation by securing numerous six-figure and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements while protecting the rights and interests of everyday people for over 20 years. Please see partial list of client successes for more information.


  • Academy of Culinary Arts - A.A.S., 1986

  • Academy of Culinary Arts silver medal graduate honors

  • Montclair State College - B.S., magna cum laude, 1990

  • Vice President, Phi Alpha Delta Prelaw Fraternity

  • Rutgers-Newark School of Law - J.D., 1994

  • Editor-in-Chief of Rutgers-Newark Computer and Technology Law Journal

Admitted to Practice

  • New Jersey Courts

  • United States District Court, NJ

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

NJ Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney

The Supreme Court describes the importance and distinction of a certified civil trial attorney as follows:   The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980 for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. Attorneys may be designated by the Supreme Court as "certified attorneys" if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty.    The Supreme Court, through recommendation by the Board, certifies attorneys in five areas: civil trial law, criminal trial law, matrimonial law, municipal court law, and workers' compensation law.    An attorney must meet the following requirements to become certified: 

  • has been a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for at least five years;
  • has taken a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the three years prior to filing an application;
  • demonstrates substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters;
  • demonstrates an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to the applicant's character and ability; and
  • passes a written examination covering various aspects of practice in the designated specialty.

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