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Hon. John M. Boyle, Mediator & Arbitrator, Westfield, New Jersey.

Hon. John M. Boyle

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C
53 Cardinal Drive
Westfield, NJ 07090
Tel: (908) 233-6800
Fax: (908) 233-5078
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Recognized to New Jersey Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Insurance Umpire
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  • Practice Commenced2002
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)200
Current Practice


John Boyle joined Lindabury's Alternative Dispute Resolution practice in March of 2002. Since that time he has provided mediation or arbitration services in over 700 matters, covering a wide range of legal disputes. He is a former Presiding Judge in the Equity Part of the Chancery Division, Superior Court, Union County, where he served for 10 years. For the balance of the more than 17 years he was on the bench, Mr. Boyle was judge in the Probate and Matrimonial Parts of the Chancery Division and in the Law Division handling jury trials. While serving in the Equity Part of the Chancery Division, Mr. Boyle adjudicated thousands of cases, resulting in hundreds of settlements in all areas of equity, probate and complex civil disputes, including environmental, real estate, contracts, construction, products liability, personal injury, securities; stock valuations, insurance coverage and commercial and corporate disputes such as directors’ liability and minority shareholder rights.

Prior to serving in the judiciary, Mr. Boyle was in private practice with Sauer, Boyle, Dwyer and Canellis, Esqs., which had offices in Westfield, Elizabeth, Somerville and Union. He practiced for 30 years as a senior partner at the firm. His practice was concentrated in the areas of contracts, real estate, governmental law, business disputes, estate/probate and general litigation.

While in private practice, Mr. Boyle was chief counsel in the second Jackman v. Bodine case, 44 N.J. 491, 205 A2d 648, involving "one man, one vote" issues, and other notable trials.

Case Experience

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Venture Capital
  • Wrongful Death


  • Rutgers Law School - Newark, J.D., 1954
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1952
  • University of Kansas, Law & Economics
  • Harvard Law School, Advanced Judicial Education

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court, President, 1989; Master of the Bench
  • Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association, Member; President, 1979

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