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John J. Harper J.S.C. (Ret.) - Morristown, NJ

23 Cattano Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960

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Updated: 06/14/2022

Morristown Dispute Resolution Lawyer


John J. Harper, a Certified Mediator by the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, has established a dispute resolution practice concentrating in mediation, arbitration and case management services in Civil and Family Court cases. For over 21 years, he served as a Superior Court Judge and heard cases in the Family, Civil and Criminal Divisions.


About John J. Harper J.S.C. (Ret.)

Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Specialties and Certifications

  • Mediator, American Arbitration Mediation Panel
  • Certified Mediator and Arbitrator, U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • Arbitrator - American Arbitration Association, various panels

Other Affiliations

  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association Panels for the Arbitrators doing Employment, Commercial and Construction cases
  • NJSBA Employment and Labor Law Section
  • NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section
  • NJSBA Family Law Section
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Marie L. Garibaldi ADR American Inn of Court
  • Worrall R. Mountain American Inn of Court, 1993-2001 (Past President)
  • Sidney Reitman Labor and Employment Law American Inn of Court (Member and Counselor)
  • Executive Board of the Marie L. Garibaldi ADR American Inn of Court of the American Inns of Court Program, 1999 - Present (Founding Member and President)
  • Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (Honorary Member)
  • New Jersey Conference of Drug Court Judges, 2003 - 2005 (Chair)
  • Civil/Special Programs Subcommittee of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, 1992 - 2001 (Chair and Member)
  • Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court of the American Inns of Court Program, 1993 - 2001 (President)
  • Supreme Court Bail Forfeiture Committee, 2001 - 2005 (Member)
  • Parent Education Programs, 1995 - 1996 (Chair, AOC Committee)
  • Conference of Presiding Family Court Judges, 1994 - 1996 (Member)
  • Children in Court Committee of the Presiding Family Court Judges Conference, 1994 - 1996 (Member)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Charges, 1990 - 1994 (Member)
  • Craftsman Farms Foundation, 1988 - 2000 (Member, Board of Trustees)
  • Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Civil War Round Table, 2005 - 2007 (Vice President and Member)
  • Joint Legislative Ethical Standards Committee of the New Jersey Legislature (Member and Vice Chair)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts (Member)
  • New Jersey Aids Services (NJAS) (Board Member and Vice President)
  • Morris Plains Rotary Club (Board Member and Vice President)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, 2010 - Present (Member)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Mediator Standards,


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1971
    Major: Concentration in Labor Law
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 1966
  • Rutgers University, Newark, New York, 1963
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society
    Honors: Ford Foundation Scholar, Federal College Internship Program
  • National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada
    Honors: Certificates in Civil, Criminal and Family Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Phi Delta Theta

Past Positions

  • Superior Court Judge
  • New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, Deputy Executive Director
  • New Jersey State Nurse’s Association, House Counsel, Economic Security Program, Director

Classes and Seminars

  • Labor Management Relations, Rutgers University Institute of Management and Labor Relations
  • Teaching Divorce Mediation at the Women’s Center of the County College of Morris
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Courses, New Jersey Judicial College, New York Judicial College
  • Teaching various courses in Dispute Resolution and E-Discovery New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Program
  • Guest Lecturer at various ICLE Seminars and Programs



  • Jaydel Award for Excellence in ADR, awarded by the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Award for ADR Practitioner of the Year, 2011

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Office Information


23 Cattano Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960


  • 973-285-0271

Accepts Credit Cards


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