Philip G George, Esq.
- Municipal Law & Government Law
- Election Law
- Labor & Employment Law
- Land Use Law & Environment Law
Phillip G. George returns to Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, L.L.C. in an Of Counsel position, after successfully serving as Director or Procurement and Development, as well as in-house counsel, for the Newark Parking Authority. Prior to joining the Parking Authority, Mr. George was an associate at Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, L.L.C. for almost thirteen (13) years. He adds over 30 years of litigation experience to the Law Firm’s ability to meet a client’s needs in Federal and State litigation, Workers Compensation and Administrative proceedings. He also is certified as a mediator and arbitrator in Personal Injury and Commercial litigation. He is also a Councilmember in Highland Park Borough
At Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, L.L.C., Mr. George has successfully defended county and municipal governments in civil rights, “whistle-blower” and hostile environment employment claims. He also represents government in land use and inverse condemnation cases as well as defending ordinances and regulations from challenge on constitutional and statutory grounds. Further, he has successfully defended government in labor and collective bargaining litigation in both federal and state courts. He has also successfully represented municipalities in litigation seeking reimbursement from insurance carriers and financial institutions in commercial litigation and environmental litigation.
Mr. George has served as Municipal Prosecutor in the Bethlehem/ Bloomsbury Joint Municipal Court, the Lebanon Borough Municipal Court, the Piscataway Township Municipal Court and the Highland Park Municipal Court. He has also served as the alternate or special prosecutor in the City of Plainfield and the Borough of North Plainfield, as well as Conflicts Prosecutor in Atlantic City. He also prosecuted Land Use and Zoning matters in North Hunterdon Regional Municipal Court for several municipalities.
Before originally joining Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, L.L.C., Mr. George served as an Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor where he handled special litigation, narcotics and white collar investigations, arson and vice. Mr. George was also an associate in several Atlantic City, NJ law firms litigating casino construction claims during the rise of the Casino Gaming industry in Atlantic City, as well as personal injury and workers compensation claims. In addition, he has represented municipalities in disciplinary actions and defended numerous civil rights claims against county and municipal governments.
J.D., University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio, May, 1981
B.A, English, Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia, May, 1976
State of New Jersey
He served as President of the Atlantic County Bar Association in 2002-2003 and as a delegate to the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is the father of three (3) boys. His wife, Carolyn M. Timmons, was the Director of Children’s Services for Middlesex County, New Jersey and has served as a Councilwoman in Highland Park.
Publications and Presentations
CPR 101 - Back to Basics, April, 1998 and recurring; role-playing seminar course for Civilian Review Panel Members, Judges, Court and Social Services Administrators on basic issue spotting and manipulation of the “system” to maximize the review system and insure swift permanency planning for children in placement. (Unedited video available)
The Sandpaper, Journal of the Shire of Barren Sands, Traveling the Old Roads, December, 1997, article on bridge building, toll collection and royal and common travel in Medieval England.
New Jersey Lawyer, Vol. 1, No. 29, June 8, 1992, Playing Both Sides of the Jury Box, cover feature as New Jersey trial attorney sitting on civil personal injury jury.