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Patrick B. Minter’s practice focuses on civil litigation, concentrating primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability defense, and general insurance defense.

Patrick B. Minter appears regularly in the federal and state courts of New Jersey. A graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Mr. Minter clerked for The Honorable Rocco L. D’Ambrosio, J.S.C., prior to entering private practice.

Mr. Minter has participated in the litigation of several cases in the legal malpractice field which have resulted in published opinions including Brach, Eichler, Rosenberg, Silver, Bernstein, Hammer & Gladstone, P.C. v. Ezekwo, 345 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2001); Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co. v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 344 N.J. Super. 408 (App. Div. 2001); Vastano v. Algeier, 178 N.J. 230 (2003); Hernandez v. Baugh, 401 N.J. Super. 539 (App. Div.2008); and Marrero v. Feintuch, 418 N.J. Super. 48 (App. Div. 2011).

Named to the list of NJ Super Lawyers for 2021. Mr. Minter has been consistently named to this list since 2011 marking 2021 as his eleventh consecutive year. Super Lawyers identifies attorneys who have been recognized by their peers for their professional accomplishments.

Mr. Minter has also maintained the rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell since 2010. The AV rating signifies that Mr. Minter’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. Minter has been named to the list of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for 2020, a designation awarded to less than one-half percent of active attorneys in the country. Candidates for this list are screened based on an array of criteria including his or her professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, reputation among peers and community impact.

Mr. Minter lectures regularly for New Jersey’s Institute for Continuing Education and co-authors an annual program entitled “Avoiding Legal Malpractice.” Additionally in 2016 Mr. Minter became a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Mr. Minter is a member of the Board of Trustees at Spring Brook Country Club and serves as the Co-Chair of the Golf Committee.

Additionally, Mr. Minter was the former Chairman of the Morris County Chancery Practice Committee, the Morris County General Equity Mediation Committee, the District X Fee Arbitration Committee, and the Morris Township Recreation Advisory Committee. Formerly, Mr. Minter also served as a member of the Morris Township Ethics Board.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1994


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
  • Providence College, B.A., cum laude, 1991


  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
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