JEFFREY D. ULLMAN has more than thirty-eight years of concentrated experience handling all facets of complex litigation in the state and federal courts. He has earned a very strong reputation for integrity and legal ability among his colleagues and adversaries alike. He is and has been “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbel for more than twenty-five years, and is identified by that organization as “Preeminent,” the highest possible third party peer reviewed recognition of legal acumen and ethical standards available in the legal profession. He has appeared as trial and appellate counsel for a diverse clientele in a wide variety of cases covering the broad spectrum of civil and criminal litigation. His principal areas of expertise include commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, criminal defense and appeals. He has tried numerous civil and criminal cases to conclusion at the trial level, both before the law courts and before administrative agencies, and he has abundant experience arguing appeals before the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court, the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits, among others.
Having gained substantial trial and appellate experience principally at small New York firms specializing in criminal defense and complex commercial litigations, Jeff founded the law firm which bears his name, ULLMAN, FURHMAN & PLATT, P.C., together with Arthur Furhman and Gary Platt in 1992. The firm, which represents clients in connection with a broad range of legal matters, celebrated its 20th year of practice and service to its clients at its original Morristown, New Jersey office location, in January, 2012.
Mr. Ullman graduated cum laude from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1970, with a degree in Philosophy, and, following a year of graduate study in that field at the University of Rochester, obtained his law degree from the New York University School of Law in 1974. Mr. Ullman served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University for the 1992-1993 academic year, teaching courses in Social Justice and Philosophical Issues in Punishment and Human Rights.
Jeffrey Ullman is a member of the bars of the States of New York and New Jersey, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. He also has been specially admitted to practice on behalf of clients in trials and appeals in state and federal courts in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida and Texas.
Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense; Intellectual Property Litigation; Appeals
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Jeff is an avid sailor, proud owner of the 33 foot cruising yacht, Apparent Wind. He is a commercially licensed sailboat captain, holding a U.S. Coast Guard 25-Ton Master Credential, with Auxiliary Sail Endorsement. Making his home in Somerset, New Jersey, he has been married for over forty years, and is the father and grandfather of three.