The law firm of Joseph J. Fritzen, Attorney At Law is located in Denville, New Jersey and serves clients throughout the State of New Jersey.
Concentrating in civil and criminal litigation, we strive to serve every client as if they are our only client. We are proud of the fact that the majority of our business comes from referrals by existing or former clients as well as attorneys who cannot or will not handle a particular matter.
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Cases involving motor accidents, fall-down accidents, dog bites, and assaults.
Cases involving divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and more.
Cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, covenants, and more.
Cases involving DUI, speeding tickets, drug charges, and assault charges.
We prepare or modify leases, and help to return security deposits that were wrongfully withheld
Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word “tort” comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, on a cruise ship, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical negligence claims every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma, chest diseases, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermatitis, and repetitive strain injury cases.
Family law (also called matrimonial law) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships; adoption and surrogacy, child abuse and child abduction, the termination of relationships and ancillary matters, including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards, juvenile adjudication, paternity testing and paternity fraud. This list is not exhaustive and varies depending on jurisdiction.
Commercial law, also known as business law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both private law and public law. Commercial law includes within its compass such titles as principal and agent; carriage by land and sea; merchant shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life, and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership. It can also be understood to regulate corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. Many countries have adopted civil codes that contain comprehensive statements of their commercial law.
Criminal law or penal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and proscribes whatever is threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law varies according to jurisdiction, and differs from civil law, where emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation than on punishment.
Municipal law is the national, domestic, or internal law of a sovereign state defined in opposition to international law. Municipal law includes not only law at the national level, but law at the state, provincial, territorial, regional or local levels. While, as far as the law of the state is concerned, these may be distinct categories of law, international law is largely uninterested in this distinction and treats them all as one. Similarly, international law makes no distinction between the ordinary law of the state and its constitutional law.
Landlord-tenant law governs the rental of commercial and residential property. It is composed primarily of state statutory and common law. A number of states have based their statutory law on either the Uniform Residential Landlord And Tenant Act (URLTA) or the Model Residential Landlord-Tenant Code. Federal statutory law may be a factor in times of national/regional emergencies and in preventing forms of discrimination. The basis of the legal relationship between a landlord and tenant is grounded in both contract and property law.The landlord-tenant relationship is founded on duties proscribed by either statutory law , the common law, or the individual lease. What provisions may be contained in a lease is normally regulated by statutory law.