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Central to our motto — “Pray for peace. Prepare for trial.” — is the knowledge that not every case can be settled “peacefully” without having to file a lawsuit and going to trial. So, when insurance carriers refuse to make our clients reasonable settlement offers and instead force litigation, the case is transferred to our litigation department.
Designated as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2016 and 2017 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation, John Gregorek is a trial attorney in Grungo Colarulo’s Litigation Department. (Click here for Super Lawyers selection process information). John and the team in the Litigation Department use the courts to make our clients whole and take cases to trial when needed.
John was trained by some of the most respected and skilled trial lawyers in New Jersey from both the plaintiff and defense side of the bar. He brings a unique perspective to his client’s cases, having spent the first five years of his legal career defending physicians, public utilities, railroads, and bus companies against multimillion-dollar personal injury lawsuits involving all types of complex personal injury litigation matters. Now, he works to leverage that powerful understanding of the world of insurance carriers and sophisticated corporate defendants into the best possible outcome for his clients as a plaintiff’s trial lawyer.
John obtained his bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Lafayette College in 1999 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007. Prior to law school, he spent the first four years of his professional career trading securities on the floor of the American Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. During law school, John was a Merit Scholar and co-author of several groundbreaking publications that were featured in the national media and relied upon in congressional hearings and submissions to the United States Supreme Court. His work in law school earned him the William Patterson Award from the American Constitutional Society as well as a Senior Fellowship in the Seton Hall Center for Policy and Research. Immediately following law school, John clerked for the Honorable James P. Hurley, the Presiding Judge in the Civil Division for Middlesex County.
John’s practice is now 100% devoted to representing plaintiffs. He focuses on auto accidents, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, bad faith insurance claims handling, consumer protection issues and business torts.
Outside of the law John enjoys playing competitive soccer and basketball, and spending his time on the water.
John’s recent notable recoveries include the following:
2016 $300,000 verdict on behalf of a pedestrian struck by a car causing a rotator cuff tear, a facial fracture, and aggravation of herniated discs
2016 $190,000 settlement on behalf of a passenger in a golf cart that flipped over and crushed her foot requiring surgery
2016 $55,000 settlement on behalf of the driver who ruptured a tendon in his hand
2015 $150,000 settlement on behalf of a tenant who sustained an aggravation or a prior neck injury when a garage door unexpectedly fell onto her
2015 $75,000 settlement on behalf of a driver in a rear-end collision that caused a torn meniscus
2015 $125,000 settlement on behalf of a homeowner who slipped and fell on ice due to the negligent maintenance of her condo association causing a fractured wrist requiring surgery
2015 $150,000 settlement on behalf of a pedestrian who tripped over an unmarked speed bump causing a torn meniscus, torn rotator cuff, and aggravation of neck and back injuries
2015 $75,000 verdict on behalf of a postal delivery person who tore her meniscus because a loose dog charged at her and caused her to slip on a snow pile
2015 $55,000 settlement on behalf of a patron who fractured her wrist after slipping on a wet floor inside a bakery
John’s recent cases in which the Appellate Division published the opinion:
Moraes v. Wesler, 439 N.J. Super. 375, 376 (App.Div. 2015)
McGlynn v. State, 434 N.J. Super. 23, 26 (App.Div. 2014)
If you need a lawyer, call us. If John can help, he will.