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Douglas S. Brierley, Partner

After graduating from the Cornell Law School, Doug Brierley served as the law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Clifford, Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He has engaged in private practice since his clerkship in appellate practice, commercial litigation, liability actions, chancery matters and mediations.

Practice Areas

  • appellate practice
  • commercial and business litigation
  • professional liability
  • chancery matters
  • mediations

Bar Admissions


  • New Jersey (1974)
  • New York (1983)


  • U.S. Supreme Court (1981)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals,Third Circuit (1982)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2007)
  • Southern District of New York (2007)


  • Duke University (B.A. summa cum laude 1971)
  • Cornell University (J.D., with distinction 1974)

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association: Chair, Amicus Committee (2001-2002) and Chair, Appellate Practice Committee (1995-1996)
  • Morris County Bar Association, President (1994)

Other Experience

  • Professional Lawyer of the Year, awarded by the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Commission on Professionalism in the Law (1998)
  • Co-editor of New Jersey Appellate Practice Handbook (2nd ed. 1990 and 4th ed. 1995)
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Review Board (1987-1990)
  • Chair, New Jersey Supreme Court’s District X Ethics Committee (1983-1984)
  • Chair, New Jersey Supreme Court’s Board of Trustees for the Lawyers’ Assistance Program (1993-2004)

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