Richard D. Wilkinson Of Counsel

New Jersey
T 973.597.2556 | F 973.597.2557

Richard D. Wilkinson brings to the table 35 years of experience as a litigator of virtually every type of complex commercial litigation. Over the years, he has tried many cases to completion and has handled numerous arbitration matters. In recent years, his focus has been on business litigation involving issues such as restrictive covenants, tortious interference and unfair competition; business divorce matters; probate litigation; and insurance coverage litigation. He is equally at home in New Jersey state and federal courts and has considerable experience in both jury and non-jury matters.

Richard has also argued a significant number of appeals over the course of his career, including a victory on a significant labor law issue in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Other Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers (2005, 2008–2013) – Recognized in the business litigation section.

  • Previously served a three-year term on the New Jersey District Ethics Committee for Essex County.


When It Comes to Oppression, Corporations and LLCs Are Not Created Equal
Bloomberg Law Reports - Corporate Law, April 2010
Richard Wilkinson, Nicholas San Filippo, Eileen Overbaugh
New Jersey's Revised Uniform Partnership Act Provides New Alternative To Dissolution
CLOSELYheld, August 2001
Richard Wilkinson

Related Areas

Business Divorce
Business Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Fiduciary Counseling & Litigation


Rutgers Law School ( LL.B. , 1977 )
Rutgers University - Newark ( B.A. , 1974 )

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

1977 , New Jersey Supreme Court
1977 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
1981 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • American Bar Association