Joseph M. Marabondo
Joseph M. Marabondo is an experienced trial lawyer focusing on the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and products liability. In 2020, he was identified by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New Jersey and has been named one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for families. Prior to joining Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, Joseph started his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Jeffrey R. Jablonski, Superior Court, Civil Part, Hudson County. Joseph then worked at prominent defense firms gaining invaluable experience, which he now utilizes to anticipate and counter defense arguments during discovery and trial.
Joseph received his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University where he graduated with magna cum laude distinction, and was awarded membership into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. He obtained his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he also graduated with magna cum laude distinction. While in law school, Joseph served as a law clerk for Hon. Rosemarie E. Aquilina – 30th Circuit Court Judge of the State of Michigan, and was also the Assistant Editor of the school’s Law Review. Joseph was mentored by the Hon. Richard F. Suhhrheinrich, a United States Senior Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Since 2019, Joseph was recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, a distinction given to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State. Joseph is an active member of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. Joseph has given lectures on topics concerning personal injury.
Aside from work, Joseph volunteers his time to helping college students strengthen their public speaking skills by serving as a judge for the annual Scarlett Knight Mock Trial Invitational, a two-day tournament where teams from across the country argue fictional criminal case patterns, representing both the prosecution and defense. Joseph enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Product Liability
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court of New Jersey
- J.D., magna cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Assistant Editor of the Law Review
- B.A., magna cum laude, Rutgers University
- Majored in Political Science
- Dean’s List
- Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Associations & Memberships
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Middlesex County Bar Association
- Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
Honors & Awards
- New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019-2020
- New Jersey Association for Justice
- New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families 2020
- Lectured on Scope of Employment, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2019