Jeffrey J. Zenna
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Awards & Accolades
Designated as a 2006 Rising Star and listed as a Super Lawyer in 2012 – 2023 (11th-consecutive year listed in Super Lawyers) in the fields of personal injury & medical malpractice.
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Jeffrey J. Zenna is an experienced plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer who joined the firm in 1995. As a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Jeff handles automobile accident, premises liability, product liability, construction accident, class action, and both medical and legal malpractice cases.
Significant Cases & Recoveries
Jeffrey Zenna is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Having board certification is an exceptional attribute among legal professionals in New Jersey. As of the close of December 2016, a mere 1,650 attorneys, out of an estimated 80,000 practicing lawyers in the state, have achieved this prestigious certification. This places Jeff Zenna in an elite group, as he is part of an exclusive 2% of active lawyers within the Garden State to possess the distinction of a Certified Trial Attorney.
Attorney Zenna has successfully tried cases, achieving outcomes that have amounted to tens of millions of dollars for his clients. His expertise has led to numerous substantial recoveries for the firm’s clientele through both settlements and jury verdicts. This includes several settlements, each surpassing the $1 million mark. In 2009, Jeffrey settled a case surrounding a motor vehicle accident involving an Iraq war veteran for more than $4 million. In 2021, Jeffrey also secured a $1.7 million settlement for a client in a motorcycle accident case involving a serious leg fracture requiring multiple surgeries.
Jeffrey is a graduate of the City University New York School of Law (J.D., 1991). After law school, he completed a Judicial Clerkship for the Honorable Mahlon Fast, J.S.C. Since joining Blume Forte, he has received a Master of Laws Degree at New York University School of Law (L.L.M., 1997).
Associations & Memberships
Jeffrey is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, the Morris County Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association. He is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit) and the United States Supreme Court. As a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, he has lectured with regard to trial advocacy. In 2010, he lectured for the New Jersey Association for Justice regarding the use of Rebuttal Testimony. In 2016, he gave a lecture for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) entitled “Avoiding Legal Malpractice.”
Additionally, Jeff is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, and the Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court. Jeff is also a longstanding member of the New Jersey chapter of The Miami Project, dedicated to the cure of paralysis. In 2017 he was approved to sit on the State Supreme Court’s 10B Ethics Committee for Morris County for a four-year term.
Jeff currently holds several prestigious positions, including the Chair of the NJ District X10B ethics committee, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Fellowship Senior Living, and a guest lecturer at Seton Hall Law School. In addition to these roles, he is a member of the board of directors at Roxiticus Golf Club, where he also serves with distinction as the club’s president.