Gregory J. Irwin is a partner in Harwood Lloyd’s General Litigation and Insurance Litigation Departments. Mr. Irwin’s primary areas of practice are personal injury, products liability, professional negligence, and construction litigation. He has also represented lawyers in a variety of ethics and disciplinary proceedings.

Mr. Irwin received his B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) in 1976. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School in 1979. He has been a trial attorney for over thirty years, in both New Jersey and New York courts, and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a certified civil trial attorney.

Mr. Irwin served as law clerk to Hon. Leonard D. Ronco, Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Essex County for the 1979-1980 term.

Mr. Irwin was an Assistant Prosecutor in Bergen County from 1980-1982, at which time he joined Harwood Lloyd. He is a former member of the District Ethics Committee for Bergen County.

Mr. Irwin is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New Jersey (1979), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1979), the courts of the State of New York (1981), the United States Court of Appeals for Third Circuit (1996), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2003), and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2003).

Mr. Irwin is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers of New Jersey, and the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Irwin has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2018. The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thompson Reuters, Legal division based in Egan, MN. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. The decisions made by Super Lawyers have not been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Mr. Irwin is designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Certified Civil Trial Attorneys have demonstrated levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice as recognized by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work. To attain and maintain this designation involved a written examination and ongoing continuing legal education requirements in civil trial law. Less than 2% of New Jersey attorneys are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Education

  • Undergraduate
    Miami University (Ohio) (B.A. 1976)
  • Law School
    Seton Hall Law School (J.D. 1979)

Admissions

  • Bar Admissions
    New Jersey, 1979
    New York, 1981
  • Court Admissions
    New Jersey, 1979
    United.States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1979
    New York, 1981
    United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1996
    United States District Court, Eastern District of New York 2003
    United States District Court, Southern District of New York 2003
  • Judicial Clerkships
    Hon. Leonard D. Ronco, J.S.C., 1979-1980

Memberships & Associations

  • Legal
    Certified by the N.J. Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
    New Jersey State Bar Association
    New York State Bar Association
    Bergen County Bar Association
    Hudson County Bar Association
    New Jersey Association for Justice
    Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
    American Arbitration Association
    Former Member of District Ethics Committee for Bergen County
    Assistant Prosecutor, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, 1980-1982