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Meet Partner, Adam Lederman, Esq. Personal Injury Attorney

Adam Lederman, Esq. is a Partner at the law firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. He is team leader and an active member of the firm’s litigation group, concentrating his practice on helping the seriously injured get the compensation they deserve. Adam has represented thousands of clients involved in all types of motor vehicle, motorcycle, bus, and trucking accidents. He has also secured substantial verdicts and settlements for various types of fall down accidents and premises liability claims.

Adam has a reputation for treating his clients “like family” and consistently goes “beyond the call of duty” to make sure his clients are satisfied with their legal representation. Adam brings a remarkable depth and breadth of knowledge to each case.

Adam is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than three percent of all New Jersey licensed attorneys. Adam attended New York University where he majored in Sociology and minored in Law and Society, graduating magna cum laude, before earning his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of-Law.  Adam is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York.

Adam is deeply committed to studying and elevating the practice of personal injury law. He is also widely respected in New Jersey’s legal community for regularly sharing his expertise with colleagues through his participation with the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ). In 2013, Adam was appointed to NJAJ’s Board of Governors, where he earned the distinction of serving as the Board’s youngest member. Adam is a past co-chair of NJAJ’s New Lawyers Division and currently serves on the organization Executive Committee as 1st Vice President.  Adam has also served in other leadership capacities including as Program Chair of multiple deposition and trial examination colleges. In this role, Adam has helped plan and facilitate the annual Meadowlands and Boardwalk conferences and has lectured on a variety of litigation topics including discovery, trial techniques and legal investigative strategies. Most recently, he has lectured on litigation pertaining to Uber and Lyft’s ride-sharing services.

Adam is also an active member in both the Bergen County and State of New Jersey Bar Associations and has been published in the New Jersey Law Journal.

Current NJAJ role:

Adam has been an active member of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) for well over a decade, having joined as a first-year law student. Prior to finishing his second year of law school, he participated in his first seminar, and joined PAC before completing his bar exam. In 2009, Adam became co-chairman of the New Lawyers Section, which has grown considerably over the years.

Since joining NJAJ, Adam has chaired dozens of seminars. In 2016, Adam joined NJAJ’s Executive Committee. He remains committed to and is Co-Chair of both the Law Student Relations Committee and the Educational Committee. Adam is also a Co-Chair of NJAJ’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Boardwalk Committees. In 2022, Adam was named as the 1st Vice President of NJAJ.

Recent Settlements and Verdicts

Over the course of his career, Adam has settled thousands of cases, many of which have resulted in six figures and more. In 2020, Adam settled a pedestrian knock down case for $400,000, a lower back injury case due to elevator malfunction for $715,000, an auto accident case for $950,000, and more. In 2021, he settled a pedestrian knock down case for $490,000, a hotel fall-down that resulted in back injuries for $500,000, and a dog bite case for $700,000. Also in 2021, Adam, along with Davis, Saperstein & Salomon P.C. Partner Garry Salomon, won a $4.5 million settlement for a man who was seriously injured when his motorcycle collided with an ambulance, as well as a $1.3 million settlement for a car accident resulting in brain and spinal injuries.

Adam Lederman Speaking History

Since 2011, Adam has Co-Chaired and lectured at a multitude of legal conferences on a wide array of topics. His speaking engagements include:

  • 2022
    • Winter Seminar
      • 20 Pearls of Wisdom for Preparing Your Client for Deposition
  • 2021
    • Meadowlands Seminar
      • Proving Constructive Notice in Fall Down Cases
    • Winter Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • How to Get Your Case Settled in a Virtual World
  • 2020
    • Boardwalk Seminar (Speaker)
      • Personal Injury
        • TOPIC: Trial Evidence: Rowe v Bell & Gossett Co
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Co-Chair/Speaker)
      • Premises Liability
        • TOPIC: The Duty to Remove Snow & Ice: On-Going Storms
    • Winter Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • The Psychology of Settlements
  • 2019
    • Boardwalk Seminar (Speaker)
      • Technology for Litigators
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Black Letter Briefcase: Round Table Discussion
    • Winter Seminar (Co-Chair/Speaker)
      • Perspectives & Approaches to Common Trial Issues – Panel Discussion
  • 2018
    • Boardwalk Seminar
      • Technology for Litigators (Co-Chair)
      • Personal Injury: Artisans of Advocacy (Speaker)
        • TOPIC: The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten
      • Litigation at Sunrise (Speaker)
        • TOPIC: Discovery: Style, Advocacy & Scope with Interrogatories & Other Discovery Tools
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • New Jersey Law on Expert Evidence: What You Need to Know After the Accutane Decision
    • Winter Seminar (Co-Chair)
  • 2017
    • Boardwalk Seminar
      • Technology for Litigators (Co-Chair)
      • Personal Injury: Equality & Justice for All (Speaker)
        • TOPIC: The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top 10
      • The Top 10 Issues Facing New Lawyers (Speaker)
        • TOPIC: The Business of Bringing in Business: New Case Origination
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Speaker)
      • Litigation at Sunrise
        • TOPIC: Litigation: Uber & Other Car for Hire Services – Special Issues Representing Injured Drivers and Passengers
  • 2016
    • Boardwalk Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Technology for Litigators: Shifting into Hyperdrive
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Co-Chair/Speaker)
      • The Law of Premises Liability
        • TOPIC: Liability of Property Owners: Commercial, Residential & Condos
        • TOPIC: Hot Tips: How to Select, Prepare & Litigate a Premises Liability Case
  • 2015
    • Boardwalk Seminar
      • New Lawyers Section Program (Co-Chair)
      • Personal Injury: We Speak for the Victims (Speaker)
        • TOPIC: NJAJ’s Rising Stars: Some of the Best Trial Lawyers Share Secrets of Their Success
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Getting to Know Your Jury
  • 2014
    • Boardwalk Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Fighting for Your Client: A Journey Through Successful Litigation
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Lessons I’ve Learned from the Front Line
  • 2013
    • Boardwalk Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Deposition College: Getting the Most Out of Your Depositions
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • The Beginning and the End: An In-Depth Look at Openings and Closings
  • 2012
    • Boardwalk Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Trial Examinations 101
    • Meadowlands Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Lessons I’ve Learned from Cases I’ve Lost
  • 2011
    • Boardwalk Seminar (Co-Chair)
      • Deposition College Seminar

Honors & Awards

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Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey

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Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Personal Injury (2011-2012, 2014-2017)

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The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 (2012-2013)

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The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2014)

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Bergen’s Top Lawyers (2015)

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Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under Age 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

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