Bruce D. Greenberg has more than 35 years of appellate experience. He has argued dozens of cases in New Jersey’s Appellate Division, and he has handled oral arguments in the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Court of Appeals as well. Mr. Greenberg’s appellate cases have ranged from complex commercial matters to tort cases to matrimonial actions.
Mr. Greenberg has argued landmark appeals in the areas of restrictive employment covenants, zoning and planning, class actions, and other fields. He has briefed many other appeals as well, including several Supreme Court of New Jersey cases in which the Court allowed him to submit briefs as an amicus curiae (friend of the Court). The Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Appellate Division, and courts in other states have cited with approval articles that Mr. Greenberg has written.
Mr. Greenberg is a graduate, with honors, of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. After law school, he clerked for Justice Daniel J. O’Hern of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Greenberg then joined one of New Jersey’s largest private firms, where his caseload included appeals in the areas of zoning and planning, real estate brokerage, rent control, and other commercial litigation.
Mr. Greenberg now heads the appellate practice at Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC, in Newark, New Jersey. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Greenberg is a past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee. He has been a member of that Committee, which includes both practitioners and Appellate Division judges, for many years.
A frequent speaker on appellate practice, Mr. Greenberg has addressed such subjects as “Surviving the Appellate Practice,” “How to Lose an Appeal,” “Building the Trial Record and Arguing it on Appeal,” and “New Jersey Appellate Practice: Tips From the Bench and Bar.” In each instance, he has been featured along with Justices of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and/or judges of the Appellate Division. Mr. Greenberg has also been the moderator of the Appellate Bench-Bar Conference of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Mr. Greenberg is the author of the “Supreme Court Review” chapter of the New Jersey Appellate Handbook, which is published every three years by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has written that chapter since 1999.
Each year since 2005, Mr. Greenberg has been listed in “New Jersey Super Lawyers” in the area of “Appellate Practice.”
In 1991, the Supreme Court appointed Mr. Greenberg to its Committee on Character, which reviews the character and fitness of new applicants to the New Jersey Bar. The Court thereafter reappointed Mr. Greenberg to that Committee multiple times, and he served on the Committee on Character until 2006, when term limits required him to step down.
More background on Mr. Greenberg is available here.