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Gavin I. Handwerker

Location: 1827 East 2nd Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone: 908-322-7000
Fax: 908-322-1314
E-mail: E-mail Me

An entrepreneurial attorney serving the Tri-State area and of counsel to Bramnick Rodriguez Grabas Arnold & Mangan, LLC, Mr. Handwerker has dedicated his 20 years of legal practice to the belief that every client deserves quality legal counsel and a fair chance in the courtroom. Mr. Handwerker separates himself with the successful results he has already achieved for his clients in a wide array of diverse and complex cases. He handles important legal matters for individuals and businesses of all sizes and budgets and has worked hard over the years to maintain his reputation as a fair and honest attorney that provides excellent legal care for every client he represents.

Mr. Handwerker represents clients in both business transactions and state, federal and municipal court litigation. His transactional practice is extensive and encompasses such legal matters as business disputes, corporate and LLC formations, contract negotiations and shareholder and member issues. Mr. Handwerker’s litigation practice includes such matters as claims for breach of contract, consumer fraud, and trademark and copyright infringement. He also handles municipal court matters which cover all traffic violations (including DUI), and disorderly and petty disorderly offenses. He is also currently the Public Defender for Scotch Plains Township and is also the substitute Public Defender for Clark and the substitute prosecutor for Warren Township. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and also handles matters in other states in accordance with prevailing rules and guidelines.

Areas of Practice

Bar & Court Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • New York Law School, New York, New York, May, 1998
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June, 1993
    • Master of Arts
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June, 1991
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science
    • Activities: Alpha Epsilon Pi

Associations & Memberships

    • District XII Fee Arbitration Committee, Appointment Term
    • September 2010 – September 2014
    • Nominating Committee, Union County Bar Association, 2009
    • Judge, New York Law School Moot Court Competition, 2008, 2009
    • Board of Directors, N.J. Y Camps, November 2016-present
    • Alternate Member, Westfield Regional Health Dept., December 31, 2009 – December 2013
    • Executive Committee, Jewish Community Center of Central N.J., June 2012 – September 2013
    • Board of Directors, Jewish Community Center of Central N.J., June 2011– June 2012
    • Secretary, Westfield Hockey Club Board of Directors, April 2010 – June 2011
    • Alternate Delegate, Union County Republican Convention, 2010
    • Vice President, Board of Trustees, Young Israel of Fort Lee, NJ, 2008 – 2009
    • Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Young Israel of Fort Lee, NJ, 2006-2008

Articles & Publications

  • The Option of Distraint, New Jersey Law Journal, June 7, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Platypus Wear, Inc. v. Bad Boy Club, Inc., 2009 WL 2147843 (D.N.J. 2009)
  • Integrated Security Services v. SKIDATA, Inc., 609 F.Supp.2d 1323 (S.D.Fla. 2009)
  • Scrappy Gardener Wins, Bergen Record July 25, 2008
  • Pallon v. Roggio, 2006 WL 2466854 (D.N.J. 2006); see also Gallagher, Lyndhurst Law Firm Complicit in Lawyer-Client’s Breach of Ethics, New Jersey Law Journal, September 4, 2006.
  • Spacek v. Marketwatch, 420 F.Supp.2d 303 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)

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