Our Firm

Strong Advocates For Families And Individuals

Shelley L. Stangler has been practicing law for over 28 years.  Shelley L. Stangler has stood up for the rights of hundreds of consumers, the seriously injured and victims of wrongdoing. Along with a friendly, knowledgeable staff, and qualified attorney of counsel, she helps people throughout New Jersey in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, work-related accidents, dangerous products, employment discrimination, civil rights and education related litigation.

The Law Offices of Shelley L. Stangler, P.C., serves only individuals, never insurance companies, large corporate or school interests or other powerful organizations. The firm was formed in 1999, after Ms. Stangler’s successful, 10-year tenure as managing attorney and chief litigator for Jacoby & Meyers’ personal injury practice in New Jersey. She began her career as a trial attorney for the Corporation Counsel City of New York, Tort Division, handling hundreds of negligence and civil rights cases.

Lawyers Who Care

Apart from Ms. Stangler’s extensive courtroom experience, our firm’s best attribute is our commitment to client service. We believe that a well-prepared and knowledgeable client is the key to obtaining the best possible result. Our lawyers always take the time to discuss your case with you, prepare you for your appearances, and apprise you of procedural and substantive issues as they arise. We are honest with our clients about the merits of their cases, update them about the progress and return phone calls on a timely basis.

Ms. Stangler is attuned to the negative effect that an uncaring, unpleasant or rude staff member can have on your experience as a client. She understands that although the handling of a case, legal issue, or deposition is part of her daily work, it may be your first experience with a situation like this. We are happy to answer all your questions about your case.

Our commitment to client service extends to every aspect of our law practice. For our clients’ convenience, our lawyers can meet in the evenings or at their homes or hospitals. In personal injury, malpractice and product liability cases, we offer free initial consultations and work on contingency, meaning that we charge nothing unless we secure compensation on your behalf. Our hourly rate for education law and other non-contingency matters is highly competitive with other firms. In some matters, including special education, there may be a right to recovery of attorney fees.

Ready To Serve

Contact us to learn more about our practice or set up an appointment with an experienced attorney. We have offices in Springfield, New Jersey, and New York. For your convenience on personal injury matters we can arrange to meet you at a location near your home. We travel throughout New Jersey and make appearances in courts around the state. We also have a Spanish speaker on staff.

Our Practice Areas

Civil Rights Litigation

Police Misconduct
Personal Injury
Employment Discrimination
Education Law

Defective Products