Litigator Edwin F. Chociey, Jr. believes that preparation and attention to detail are essential components of effectively representing his clients. “I don’t assume anything about my cases,” he says.

Ed has developed a diverse commercial litigation practice.  He litigates in the areas of insurance, employment, hospital and health care, intellectual property, construction, real estate, utilities, products liability, estates and other matters.  He also frequently litigates in the areas of trade secrets, restrictive covenants and unfair competition.

Ed represented Cooper University Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in a highly public challenge to a human subject research study pursuant to which the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services granted certificates of need to certain hospitals, which lacked on-site cardiac surgery back-up, to perform elective angioplasty.  The controversial practice of permitting elective angioplasties to be performed at such hospitals is the subject of a research study that contravenes American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Department had illegally adopted the regulations pursuant to which the certificates of need were granted, and were therefore invalid.

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With former Riker Danzig Partner Edward A. Zunz, Jr., Ed co-authors the Appellate Practice and Procedure volume of West Publishing’s New Jersey Practice Series. During law school, Ed served as an Articles Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. He published articles concerning New Jersey’s “Fireman’s Rule”, 21 Seton Hall L. Rev. 961 (1991), and Title VII’s extraterritorial effect, 22 Seton Hall L. Rev. 91 (1991). He received the Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice Pro Bono Service Award for his work with the Essex County Public Defender’s Office. After law school, he served as the Law Clerk for the Hon. Freda L. Wolfson, U.S.M.J. (now U.S. Chief District Judge), in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. 

Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, has named Ed “Lawyer of the Year” for Healthcare Litigation for 2021 and 2019 in the Newark region, an honor given annually to a single attorney in each practice area in each region. Best Lawyers has listed Ed on its “Best Lawyers” List in the field of Health Care Litigation since 2016 and Commercial Litigation since 2015. Thomson Reuters has included Ed on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation since 2009.  See Awards and Honors Methodology.

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