"My firm's practice is general civil law and litigation. Over the years, I have built legal expertise in a wide variety of categories. This has uniquely prepared me to understand both plaintiffs' and defendants' points of view, as well as both individuals' and corporations' strategies. I recognize what each side requires and what each side is willing to negotiate to resolve a matter. Through my years of practice I've collected a broad range of legal tools to use on behalf of my clients. This cross pollination has made me far more effective than the majority of attorneys who primarily work in just one area of the law.” - Fran J. Garb, Esq.
New Jersey State Bar Association — 1983 to Present
American Bar Association — 1984 to Present
Morris County Bar Association — 2007 to Present
Ms. Garb has been a member of the Elder & Disability Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association since 1998.
Superior Court of New Jersey — 1983
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey — 1983
Supreme Court of the United States — 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit — 1994
Ms. Garb successfully represented the Plaintiffs in the matter of Roseanne Amendola, Amoco Oil Co. and Amoco Corp. vs. Municipal Council of the Township of Edison and Township of Edison which is reported at 220 N.J. Super. 294 ( App. Div. 1987)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law — J.D., 1982
Rutgers College — B.A., 1977
MORE ABOUT FRAN
"I was born and raised in New Jersey. I met my husband while we were undergraduates at Rutgers College. We have been married since 1983 and have lived in Morris County for 30 years."
HOW I GOT MY START IN ADVOCACY
“When I was very young, more than once my father said to me, 'Don't you ever let me find out you started a fight, but God help you if I find out you ran away from one.' He would point his finger at me whenever he said this. I knew he was very, very serious about this life lesson.”
“Ever since I was a really little kid, it infuriated me to see people being made fun of, abused, taken advantage of because they might have been different, disadvantaged in some way, or could not fight for themselves. I sought them out as friends and made it clear to everyone that they’d better like them or at the very least, not give them a hard time.”
MY LIFELONG PASSION
"When I was 2, my family got our first dog. She was a Scottish Terrier puppy we named Tavy, which was short for MacTavish. I have been in love with Scottish Terriers from that moment on and have never been without one since. I now also breed and show Scottish Terriers under my kennel name, Barrister. I am a member of the Scottish Terrier Club of America and the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York."