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 is an AV rated civil trial firm specializing in the defense of professional malpractice and general liability matters.

The legal challenges confronting litigants today are best met by a highly specialized and knowledgeable response, often not available from a general practice firm.  With more than 100 years of combined experience devoted to issues concerning professionals, we have the knowledge, experience and skill to guide you through all stages of litigation.

We have extensive experience in the defense of professional malpractice claims including actions against licensed medical practitioners, hospitals, nursing homes, attorneys and insurance brokers.   Additionally, we regularly represent clients in administrative disciplinary hearings before the New Jersey State licensing boards. The firm’s attorneys routinely handle other complex litigation including premises liability, automobile liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) issues and insurance coverage disputes.  Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases to verdict in both the New Jersey State and Federal District Courts and have frequently been engaged to represent clients and appear before the New Jersey Appellate Division and Supreme Court.

Three of the firm’s partners, Evelyn C. Farkas, David C. Donohue and Beth A. Hardy are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Civil Trial Attorneys. The Supreme Court awards this designation only to those attorneys who have demonstrated advanced levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice. Of the more than 70,000 attorneys in New Jersey, less than 2% are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys.  The members of Farkas & Donohue, LLC have proven reputations for aggressive and successful client representation.

We are proud to have been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating awarded only to those law firms that demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.

 is committed to providing superior legal services at reasonable rates.  We work closely with our clients to identify the relevant issues to create a litigation strategy designed to achieve the results desired by our clients. Such a strategy may include investigation into alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration or mediation, early settlement and trial.

Medical Protective Insurance Company

New Jersey Property Liability Insurance Guaranty Association

Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers

Princeton Insurance Company

Coverys (formerly ProMutual Insurance Company)

St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

State Farm Insurance Company

Valley Hospital

Employers Reinsurance Company

Princeton HealthCare System

Kindred Healthcare

Coventus Ins. Co.

University Hospital

Rutgers BioMedical and Health
Sciences - New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers BioMedical and Health Sciences - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Hackensack University Medical Center

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