Our Firm


Our Beginnings

When Laddey, Clark and Ryan was founded in 1989, we sought to bring together the most capable attorneys with diverse legal backgrounds in order to provide the highest quality legal services to our Sussex County communities.   We decided to have each of our attorneys specialize in one or two areas of the law, rather than be generalists.  We also made a conscious decision to be different from the large, impersonal firms of Morristown, Newark and New York City.  We wanted to know our clients, understand their needs and be able to serve them in a manner consistent with our northern New Jersey roots.

Our history includes a former Sussex County Prosecutor, Sussex County Chamber of Commerce President, Sussex County Bar Association Presidents, New Jersey Planning Officials General Counsel and Associate Counsel and Newton Memorial Hospital Board member.

Our Firm Today

Today, we are comprised of attorneys, paralegals and legal staff that have one goal in mind – our genuine interest in the success and well-being of our clients.  When we take your case, it will receive the prompt attention of an attorney and staff that have demonstrated excellence in that area of law and are best suited to help you.  Our attorneys have combined experience of over 100 years of practice, and several are consistently named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by the their peers.

Our attorneys are very active in professional associations and community service. We are SCARC and Department for Persons with Disabilities Board Members and active members of the Sussex County Bar Association and Sussex County Chamber of Commerce.  We are active in Warren County Habitat for Humanity,  Worral F. Mountain Inn of Court and Sydney Reitman Employment Inn of Court.  We conduct numerous speaking engagements in area of our specialty and present seminars to local business groups and employers on a multitude of topics.  We are known statewide for our expertise in our practice areas.

What distinguishes us from other local law firms is our vigilance and commitment to communication with our clients.  We practice law with the level of sophistication associated with big-city firms, yet with the neighborly touches of a small town firm.  We never lose sight of the fact that behind every legal matter is an individual that needs our help.

Our Clients

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Our Philosophy

We are committed to providing superior legal services in an efficient and effective manner, and we are determined to create successful and long-lasting relationships with our clients. Because each of our attorneys specialize in specific practice areas, our clients receive representation at the highest level of professionalism and experience. The bottom line in our relationship with clients is results – exceeding our clients’ expectations time and time again.

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys have been recognized for their legal expertise, integrity and professionalism with awards, honors and appointments to various leadership positions throughout the community. Our attorneys are frequent keynote speakers and seminar instructors in their respective practice areas. We take great pride in our attorneys’ achievements and their ability to distinguish themselves as cutting-edge leaders in their practice areas.

We invite you to explore our attorneys and practice areas further.  Thank you.

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