James B. Garland

Partner

(973) 631-6040
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

James Garland is a Partner of the firm where he oversees the Taxation, Trusts and Estates department.

He devotes his practice to the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, estate and trust litigation, elder law and guardianships. After graduating from law school, James served as a member of the Tax Department of Deloitte & Touche for three years. In 1986, he joined the law firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP and became partner in 1994. He joined Coughlin Duffy LLP in June 2004.  James is a frequent lecturer before community groups.

News

Publications and Presentations

“End of Life Planning” Church of Messiah, Chester, New Jersey, January 2010 Seminar

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, skills and methods course, “New Jersey Wills Drafting and Probate Practice,” May 2009. Co-instructor

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, skills and methods course, “New Jersey Wills, Drafting and Probate Practice,” May 2008. Co-instructor

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, skills and methods course, “New Jersey Wills, Drafting and Probate Practice,” October 2007. Co-instructor

6th Annual Financial Conference and Networking Event co-sponsored by Garden State Women Magazine and the Garden Woman Education Foundation, May 2007. Panelist

Awards and Honors

Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers, (2007, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)

Named by New Jersey Monthly a "Five Star Financial Services Professionals in New Jersey", January 2016

Named by New Jersey Monthly and Five Star Professional a “2014 Five Star Estate Planning Attorney”

Community Service

Attorney for Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center, Inc., Morristown, New Jersey

Membership

Former Chairman and current Member, Morris County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee

Chairman (2003-2005) and Member (2003 – Present), Morris County Bar Association,  Trusts and Estates Probate Committee

Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2005-Present)

Chairman, New Jersey Supreme Court District X Fee Arbitration Committee (1993-1994)

Vice Chairman, New Jersey Supreme Court District X Fee Arbitration Committee (1992-1993)

Member, New Jersey Supreme Court District X Fee Arbitration Committee (1990-1994)

Past Chairman and Member, Old Bridge Township Planning Board

Member, American Heart Association of Northern New Jersey Advisory Council (2003-2007)

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, Morris County Bar Association