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Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador, LLC appellate attorneys have handled numerous appeals, in both the federal and state courts.

The firm has argued cases in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and New Jersey's Appellate Division, and has briefed cases in the United States Supreme Court.

One of Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador attorneys served as a clerk in an appellate court and has special familiarity with the appeals process. In recognition of the firm's extensive appellate knowledge and experience, clients and even other lawyers frequently refer appeals to Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador after getting a decision from a lower court.

The appeals that Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador attorneys have handled include important cases in the areas of tort law, land use, eminent domain and condemnation, intellectual property, restrictive employment covenants, Medicaid appeals, and class action litigation, among other things. Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador appellate practitioners have the versatility to handle all aspects of any appeal, whether simple or complex.

Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador partner Bruce D. Greenberg writes New Jersey’s first appellate blog:  The blog focuses on New Jersey appeals, appellate law, and appellate practice, with special attention to decisions of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Appellate Division, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  The blog contains timely reporting and analysis of the latest opinions and appellate law trends.

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Godley v. City of Newark, No. A-4271-10T4, A-4497-10T4, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1912 (App. Div. July 29, 2013), cert. denied, 217 N.J. 286 (2014)

In re PAR Pharm. Secs. Litig., No.: 06-3226, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106150 (D.N.J. July 29, 2013)

Mendez v. Avis Budget Group, No.: 11-6537, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50775 (D.N.J. Apr. 10, 2012)


Bruce D. Greenberg was quoted in a Law360 article about the effect of a recent Appellate Division decision that allowed trial testimony to be offered by live remote video, rather than in person, in certain circumstances.

Bruce D. Greenberg has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 for his work in Appellate Law.

Victor A. Afanador and Susana Cruz Hodge were mentioned in an article on, "3rd Circ. Nixes NJ Cop's Free Speech Retaliation Suit" (January 22, 2015).  Click here to view this article.

Bruce D. Greenberg spoke on “Appellate Practice: Lessons Learned From on High,” New Jersey ICLE, March 25, 2014.

Bruce D. Greenberg spoke at the "Appellate Bench-Bar Conference," New Jersey State Bar Association, May 18, 2006.

Bruce D. Greenberg served as a moderator for "Appellate Practice in New Jersey: 2005," New Jersey ICLE, March 8 and March 30, 2005.

Bruce D. Greenberg was a panelist at the New Jersey State Bar Association's Appellate Bench-Bar Conference in Atlantic City. Other panelists were Supreme Court of New Jersey Associate Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto, Appellate Division Presiding Judge Mary Catherine Cuff, and Appellate Division Judges Michael Winkelstein and Anthony J. Parrillo.

Susana Cruz Hodge is one of the first attorneys in New Jersey to handle pro bono appeals in the New Jersey Appellate Division’s Pro Bono Civil Pilot Program.

Bruce D. Greenberg completed a two-year term as Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Appellate Practice Committee. He has served on that committee for more than ten years.

Victor A. Afanador was quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal regarding the Supreme Court's grant of certification in Tumpson v. Farina, a case that Mr. Afanador argued in the Appellate Division.

Bruce D. Greenberg was quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal in connection with his victory in the Appellate Division in a case in which he represented an attorney in a dispute with his former law partner.

Bruce D. Greenberg was quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal about the decision of the Supreme Court of New Jersey to answer certified questions posed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Shelton v. in which he was brought in on appeal as co-counsel and won the appeal before the Supreme Court.

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