Zulima V. Farber Of Counsel

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Zulima V. Farber has more than 30 years of trial and appellate experience, concentrating in commercial litigation, administrative law, employment law and health care litigation. Zulima was recognized as one of the 25 Women of Influence in New Jersey by NJBiz Magazine. In addition, Zulima was recognized as a 2005 New Jersey Super Lawyer in the Civil Litigation Defense section of the publication.

Zulima has experience in state and federal courts in civil and criminal matters. Her practice includes:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Employment law matters
  • Internal investigations
  • Physicians' privileges disputes and licensing issues
  • Certificate of need matters
  • Hospital and medical staff governance
  • Attorneys' ethics matters

Zulima is the first Hispanic woman to have served as a New Jersey cabinet officer. She was New Jersey Public Advocate and Public Defender in former Governor Florio's cabinet, and the Attorney General in Governor Corzine’s cabinet in 2006.


Employers and Homeland Security: The United States’ Strategy for Combating Terrorism and its Direct Impact on Employers
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, October 2007
Zulima Farber
Are Physician Post-Employment Noncompete Agreements Enforceable?
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, March 2004
Zulima Farber, David Wissert, Denise Walsh, Esq.
Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
New Jersey Law Journal, December 17, 2001
Zulima Farber, David Wissert
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Press Mentions

Zulima Farber is highlighted for receiving an Evangelina Menedez Trailblazer Award, an award presented by Senator Robert Menendez and named in honor of his mother to recognize pioneering women who have made outstanding contributions in their fields. , HopatcongPatch , April 3, 2011

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Rutgers University School of Law - Newark ( J.D. , 1974 )
Montclair State University ( M.A. , 1970 )
Montclair State University ( B.A. , 1968 )
University of Madrid, Spain

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

1983 , U.S. Supreme Court
1974 , Federal District Court of New Jersey


  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1987-2006; Chairperson, 1990-1994)
  • Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University (1994 - 2004)
  • Visiting Associate, Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University (1994 - present)
  • New Jersey State Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Ethics (1994 - 2006)
  • Supreme Court Task Force on Court Interpreters and Translators (1982-1985)
  • Assistant Counsel to the former Governor of New Jersey, Brendan Byrne (1978-1981)
  • Assistant Prosecutor, Bergen County (1975-1978)
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Jersey City Medical Center (1982-1992, 1994-1996)
  • New Jersey State Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Rules, Committee on Evidence Rules, Committee on Character (1986-1992)