The Firm

Podvey Meanor was founded in 1969 and has offices in Newark, New Jersey, and New York City. The firm provides a diverse variety of legal services with a focus on litigation. Podvey Meanor’s attorneys have earned a reputation as thorough and prepared advocates for our clients in courtrooms and boardrooms by pairing a firm command of the law with an understanding of the practical aspects of business and litigation.

The firm has considerable experience and expertise in litigation in nearly all areas of the law, including: complex commercial disputes, insurance coverage litigation, family law, professional liability, and employment law. Likewise, Podvey Meanor is also a valuable advisor to businesses outside the litigation context — helping them evaluate, structure and finalize transactions.

Our attorneys have been recognized by peers and professional organizations as leaders in our practice areas, and many of our attorneys regularly publish articles on the most current legal issues. Podvey Meanor’s attorneys are active participants and leaders in state and federal bar associations. Moreover, the firm includes numerous former prosecutors and trial and appellate law clerks, who have valuable experience in working within the court system, making them better able to represent our clients.

With respect to the technological resources, Podvey Meanor possesses state-of-the-art technology more commonly associated with larger firms.

Because of the firm’s combination of quality people, dedication, experience, and technological resources, it is uniquely qualified to meet a client’s needs.

H. Curtis Meanor (1929 – 2008)

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Curt Meanor, a former United States District Court Judge, joined the Firm in 1986 and continued in active practice at Podvey Meanor for the remainder of his life. Judge Meanor graduated from Rutgers University School of Law as a Henry Rutgers Scholar. Curt served as a judge for almost 14 years in the Superior Court of New Jersey in both the Law and Appellate Divisions, and also sat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (by designation). He was an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School from 1964 to 1968 and served as Executive Secretary to the Honorable Robert B. Meyner, Governor of the State of New Jersey, from 1959 through 1960.

In addition to his judicial experience, Curt had substantial experience in all aspects of litigation. He was in private practice in Hudson County for 13 years before serving on the bench, and in his 22 years with Podvey Meanor, he was active in litigation and appellate practice. During that time, he also was frequently retained to serve as a mediator or an arbitrator because of his reputation for fairness and his ability to analyze complex issues.

During his time at the Firm, he was an invaluable resource to clients and colleagues, and his dedication to the practice of law and to client service is an example that his colleagues at Podvey Meanor strive daily to emulate.