About me

Robert E. Margulies is a Member at the law firm of Schumann Hanlon Margulies LLC  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey (1975), New York (1980), Massachusetts (1977) (inactive status), the United States Supreme Court and the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals.  He maintains a full-service law practice with a concentration on litigation, commercial matters, personal injury, civil rights, employment and discrimination, insurance, product liability and Appellate practice.  He has tried numerous civil, chancery, probate, family, and criminal cases and has participated in at least twenty cases with published opinions.  He has also developed an active mediation and arbitration practice.  Since 1995, he has presided over at least fifteen hundred mediation cases in a variety of areas from class actions, to condominium disputes, employment/discrimination, personal injury and commercial claims.  He is a member of the NJ Chapter of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (“NADN”).  He received accreditation as a Mediator from the prestigious, London-based, Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in 2011.  He was nominated by peers to be listed in the International Publication, Who’s Who Legal Mediation 2015.

A member of the American and New Jersey State Bar Associations, Mr. Margulies is a Past President of the Hudson County Bar Association, a former Master of the Hudson American Inn of Court, a former Master of the Family Law American Inn of Court and Executive Director and Past President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution.  He serves on both the Supreme Court of New Jersey Arbitration Advisory Committee and the Supreme Court Complementary Dispute Resolution Committee, serving as Chair of the Civil Mediation Sub-Committee.  Mr. Margulies formerly Chaired the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section and Executive Committee of the State Bar General Council, as well as a past President of the Association of County Bar Presidents.  He served for 7 years on the NJSBA Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. He is on the rosters of the American Arbitration Association and the Superior Court of New Jersey as a mediator.  He serves as a Mediator Mentor and Co-Chairs the Facilitating Committee for Mediation by appointment of the New Jersey Supreme Court.  He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Margulies received the Boskey Award as ADR Practitioner of the Year in 2003.  In 2006 the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education presented him with their Distinguished Service Award.  He has been the principal lecturer for N.J. ICLE in the areas of Mediation and Arbitration for almost two decades.  He received the Jeydel Award in 2011 for ADR Excellence from the Garibaldi Inn of Court.  He has been recognized by the independent rating organizations as a Super Lawyer, Best Lawyer in America and the New York Area’s Best Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has consistently maintained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He has taught negotiation at Peking University in Beijing for EMBA students and taught Advanced Mediation as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School, as well as Negotiations at Rutgers Law as an Adjunct Professor since 2013.

He serves on the Boards of RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, where he is Chairman.

Mr. Margulies received his A.B. degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.  He served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps from 1968 to 1971, with a tour of duty in Vietnam.