Law Offices of Roosevelt Jean, LLC
is a boutique trial law firm focusing on New York & New Jersey high-stakes cases arising out of catastrophic personal injury, discrimination, disability, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing, police excessive force, wage and hour, family leave, and other labor law claims.
A veteran trial lawyer - designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney - Roosevelt Jean is uniquely qualified to anticipate and prepare for defense litigation tactics to achieve pre-suit settlements & maximum recovery at trial. When settlement fails, fellow attorneys frequently bring Roosevelt into their cases just before trial.
Roosevelt graduated Syracuse University College of Law
, where he began honing his litigation skills in the elite Moot Court Trial Advocacy program – becoming a finalist in National Trial Competitions hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA), National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
and American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
Formerly a civil litigation partner at the New York and New Jersey offices of a national defense firm, he now leverages his unique 16-year trial experience to advocate for plaintiffs in high exposure catastrophic personal injury, labor & employment, and civil rights litigation.
Notable recent litigation success includes:
★ $600,000 Trial recovery for excessive force victim;
★ 325,000 Settlement for auto accident victim suffering cervical herniated disc - resulting in anterior cervical discectomy fusion surgery;
★ $400,000 settlement for a client suffering lumbar herniated discs & pinch nerves - resulting in lumbar laminotomy & discectomy surgical repair;
★ $100,000 trial settlement (full insurance policy) for personal injury victim after a successful trial cross-examination of expert Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon;
★ More than 1-year salary compensation recovered for sexual harassment/ race discrimination victim in a confidential pre-suit settlement;
Attorney advertisement. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes.
As a result of his early career accomplishments, the New Jersey Law Journal named Roosevelt to their “New Leaders of the Bar” list. Formerly known as “40 Under 40,” the list identifies a select group of distinguished young attorneys for their outstanding career achievements and contribution to the legal community through leadership in the bar. This honor followed his 2010, 2011, and 2013 designation by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the New Jersey Super Lawyers® – “Rising Stars”
in the field of general litigation.
In addition to his active practice, Roosevelt is deeply committed to public service. From 2010 – 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed him to the District IIA Ethics Committee
, which investigates claims of unethical attorney conduct. The Mayor of the City of Englewood, NJ has appointed him to a 4-year term on the Planning Board, and he regularly partners with youth education organizations as a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Englewood-Teaneck Alumni Chapter).