James B. Garland

Partner

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

James Garland is a Partner and Practice Group Leader in the Firm's Estate, Trust, Taxation, Elder Law & Guardianships Group.

James 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.

Publications and Presentations

Speaker, “End of Life Planning,” Seminar at the Church of Messiah, Chester, New Jersey (January 2010)

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

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

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

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

Awards and Honors

New Jersey Super Lawyers, (2007, 2014-2019)

Named by New Jersey Monthly a "Five Star Investment Professional" in Estate and Trusts, (2018)

Named by New Jersey Monthly a "Five Star Professional" in Estate and Trusts, (2017)

Named by New Jersey Monthly a "Five Star Financial Services Professional", (2016)

Named by New Jersey Monthly a “Five Star Estate Planning Attorney”, (2014)

Community Service

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

President of Sandra S. Kupperman Foundation

Memberships

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, Morris County Bar Association

Member, Morris County Bar Association, Trusts, Estates & Elder Law Committee (2017)

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

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

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

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

Former Chairman, Morris County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee (now known as the Trusts, Estates & Elder Law Committee)

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