Hager Law, LLC

Christopher W. Hager, Esq.

Proudly representing people in employment discrimination, workplace harassment, unlawful termination, and personal injury cases for almost a quarter century.

About Christopher W. Hager, Esq.

As the principal attorney at Hager Law, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey, Christopher W. Hager, Esq. is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney specializing in civil rights law, employment discrimination and personal injury cases.

Christopher W. Hager has successfully built his reputation by securing numerous six-figure and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements while passionately protecting the rights and interests of everyday people for almost a quarter-century. He has been involved in and tried to juries cases under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Conscientious Employee Protection (whistleblower) Act, and other statutes including the Americans with Disabilities Act. His successes for employment clients include a $15 million jury verdict for a tenured public school special education teacher with multiple sclerosis that was forced to resign (which was vacated by the trial judge and then settled before retrial), a $1.87 million jury verdict and award for a victim of disability discrimination, $2 million settlement during a jury trial on behalf of a visually disabled public school nurse, and several multi-million dollar settlements for victims of discrimination including age and disability.

Christopher also has a serious personal injury practice and has represented clients who have been permanently harmed by the negligence of other parties. Some of his client successes include a verdict in excess of $7 million on behalf of a young doctor permanently injured by negligence in a Port Authority PATH station (which was reversed on appeal and then settled with another victory on retrial), and more than $7 million on behalf of family members who were catastrophically injured in an SUV rollover (which was reduced by the trial judge to almost $5.2 million and upheld on appeal).

Christopher W. Hager is one of a small percentage of civil rights trial attorneys to have been awarded the distinguished title of New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil trial Attorney after having been selected, approved and certified in civil trial law by the Board on Attorney Certification, which was established in 1980 by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is a graduate of Montclair State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1990. He attended law school at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. Christopher is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

About Hager Law, LLC

Owned and operated by Christopher W. Hager, Esq., Hager Law, LLC is a solo practitioner law firm in Morristown, NJ that specializes in representing people who have suffered from discrimination, harassment, retaliation (including whistleblowers), and personal injuries caused by the negligent, reckless, and often intentional conduct of others. Hager Law, LLC is dedicated to providing people like you with the individual attention, customized care, and personal commitment that you deserve, and so you can continue on with your important life. With almost a quarter-century of experience holding corporations, employers and other parties accountable for their wrongful actions, attorney Christopher W. Hager will proudly and forcefully represent strong people like you who have made the difficult decision to stand up and fight for your rights, and to travel together on your personal path to justice.

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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