Arthur N. Chagaris, member-in-charge of the Firm’s litigation group, is involved in all areas of litigation. Arthur joined Beattie Padovano in 2004, and has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney since 1991. Throughout the course of his distinguished career, he has conducted innumerable jury trials from jury selection to verdict, including, among others, commercial disputes, intellectual property cases, contractual disputes, wrongful death cases, medical malpractice, personal injury, construction contracts and landlord-tenant disputes. Arthur has also conducted countless non-jury trials in both the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and in other jurisdictions, including oppressed shareholder suits, state contracts (not limited to New Jersey), probate matters, and foreclosures. He successfully obtained favorable results representing the estate of a deceased trucker killed in a tragic job site explosion, and in insurance claims of all types. Since 2006, Mr. Chagaris has been the attorney for the Planning Board of the Borough of Closter and in 2014 he also became the attorney for the municipality's Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Mr. Chagaris began his legal career as a clerk for the Honorable Austin L. Fickling, III of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. In 1984, he was the attorney of record in the case Hupp v. ADI, 193 N.J. Super. 701 (App. Div. 1984) which is cited in the authoritative treatise Pressler, Current N.J. Court Rules, Comment to Rule 4:6-2 as illustrative of certain jurisdictional questions.
Throughout his years practicing law, Mr. Chagaris has also been active in a number of Northern New Jersey business and civic associations. Among other distinctions, he is a past President of the Board of Directors of a non-profit association of cooperative unit owners, and for several years served as a President of the Parish Counsel of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Theologian of Tenafly, New Jersey. In 2003, he was installed in the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, the highest lay order of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Among his many honors and awards, Mr. Chagaris has been named as one of New Jersey’s super attorneys in Super Lawyer Magazine* since 2006, and also has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell as a preeminent attorney. [See Award Methodology] While in law school at American University, he was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship and served as Editor-in-Chief of The American University Law Review for Volume 23.
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- Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. v. Stop & Shop Supermarket Co., LLC, 240 F. Supp. 3d 299 (D.N.J. 2017)