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Hon. Marguerite T. Simon (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Hackensack, New Jersey.

Hon. Marguerite T. Simon (Ret.)

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Javerbaum, Wurgaft, Hicks, Kahn, Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
15 Warren Street
Penthouse West
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Tel: (973) 379-4200 or (201)464-5155
Fax: (973) 379-7872
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  • Practice Commenced2004
  • # of MEDS (as of 20/6/24)1000
  • # of ARBS (as of 20/6/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Judge Simon maintains a second office at: 140 Sylvan Avanue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 - Telephone: (201) 445-4321

Marguerite Simon's practice began as an associate at a large New York law firm.  She had her own Firm in New Jersey from 1969 through 1984, and in 1980, served as the Assistant County Counsel for the County of Bergen. 

In 1984, Judge Simon was appointed as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, with assignments in the Family Part, Special Civil Part, and Law Division. She was  appointed to the Chancery Division in 1997 and named Presiding Judge of Chancery in 1999.  Chancery Division assignments involved all General Equity matters including corporate and partnership dissolutions, oppressed shareholder cases, receiverships, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, specific performance, constructive trusts, partition cases and oversight of medical emergencies. She also served as the Probate Judge deciding will contests,contested guardiandships and all contested Probate matters as well as the Election Judge addressing contested election results, ballot and voting issues.

Judge Simon retired from the bench in 2004, and joined her son’s law firm, The Law Offices of Lawrence M. Simon.  She was named Professional Lawyer of the Year in 2006. She became Counsel to Javerbaum Wurgaft in 2010.  Her practice is primarily Alternative Dispute Resolution.  She serves as a mediator and arbitrator in private party and court appointed matters.  Judge Simon has assisted in the resolution of  contested estates and guardianships, complex commercial cases, injunctive relief matters, corporate and shareholder proceedings, employment disputes, land use litigation, prerogative writ actions,  election disputes, and other significant litigated matters. Judge Simon trains Mediators as a Rule 1:40 Mediator Mentor. 

Case Experience

  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B. 1961
  • Barnard College, B.A., 1958

Memberships & Affiliations

  • NewJersey State Bar Assocation
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers in Bergen County

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