Edward Azar

Ed Azar was born and raised in Prospect Park. He attended Manchester Regional High School in Haledon. After attending and graduating from Seton Hall University with honors in 1974, Ed worked as an accountant for a brief period of time. He attended Delaware Law School of Widener University and graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree cum laude in 1977. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court that same year. In 1989 he was admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court. He has also been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of New York.

Ed has been active in the Passaic County Bar Association since 1977 he served as a member of the Board of Trustees. He has served on numerous committees and professional associations. He served as a Municipal Prosecutor since 1984 in Butler Municipal Court as well as serving as a public defender for many years in West Milford. Ed was the attorney for the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Pompton Lakes for several years and has been appointed as acting prosecutor in numerous local courts. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.

He continues to serve on one Passaic County Early Matrimonial Settlement Panel and has been appointed by the Court to be the Chairman of his Panel. Early settlement panels provide volunteer assistance and guidance to attorneys and individuals proceeding through the divorce process by making recommendations and advice as to the resolution of their case. He has been frequently appointed by the Superior Court to represent incompetent individuals in guardianship litigation as well as receiving appointments in probate matters.

He has represented clients throughout the State of New Jersey in the Superior and Municipal Courts as well as the federal courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. He has extensive experience in handling a wide variety of legal matters. His specialties are all types of personal injury matters including medical and dental malpractice, family law, criminal law, estate and probate litigation, bankruptcy proceedings including chapter 7 and 13 matters, traffic court, residential, business and commercial real-estate transactions.