Jack Wurgaft Death – Obituary News: Jack Wurgaft, Esq. October 15, 1943 – September 11, 2021.

By | September 12, 2021

Jack Wurgaft Death – Obituary News: Jack Wurgaft, Esq. October 15, 1943 – September 11, 2021.

We are sad to report that Jack Wurgaft  has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on September 12. 2021.

Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins wrote

· In Memoriam Jack Wurgaft, Esq. October 15, 1943 – September 11, 2021 Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, sadly announces the passing of our founding partner, Jack Wurgaft. Jack was the consummate professional renowned for his graciousness, generosity, wit and wisdom. Jack was respected by both plaintiff and defense counsel, indeed by the entire New Jersey legal community.

“I am profoundly saddened and heartbroken at the passing of my longtime friend and partner. Jack and I founded the Firm in 1978 as a neighborhood focused law practice helping the members of our community,” says Kenneth Javerbaum. “Early on, Jack and I became certified in civil litigation and began receiving referrals from other attorneys, helping us become one of the leading personal injury law firms in the state.”

“It goes without saying that Jack was beloved by everyone he met,” adds Javerbaum. “We mourn the loss of our dearest friend and colleague,” says Eric G. Kahn, Managing Shareholder. “We will ensure that his name lives on through the JW Charitable Foundation.

On a personal note, Jack took me under his wing when I was a mere law clerk, mentoring me every step of the way. Jack had no ego or agenda. He wanted everyone to succeed.” Our condolences to Jack’s wife, Ruth, son Matthew and daughter Emily. The extended Javerbaum Wurgaft family has lost a true friend and patriarch. He will be missed by all. 1919 13 Comments 3 Shares Like Comment Share

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Bob Hicks wrote
Yesterday, Jack Wurgaft, my mentor for over 40 years and my law partner for over 30 years, suddenly passed away. I am copying below the tribute of my other mentor and partner, Ken
Javerbaum.Ken Javerbaum wrote
It is with deep shock and a profound sense of loss that I share my thoughts on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and co-founder of our firm, Jack Wurgaft.
Jack and I met as fraternity brothers at Rutgers in 1961 and re-connected upon his graduation from law school in 1968. After practicing at different firms, gaining experience, and developing our legal skills, we formed our partnership in 1978. As partners and friends, we not only sustained but deepened our relationship while developing both a clientele and a reputation for excellence within the legal community. This, together with our designation as Civil Trial Attorneys in the first year of the certification process, fostered the growth of our firm over more than four decades.
Jack was a consummate gentleman: personable, engaging, and meticulous. He was a lawyers’ lawyer.
He loved the practice of law, the art of lawyering and the collegiality of the profession.
No lawyer in NJ was more respected and highly regarded than Jack. His commitment to elevating the reputation of a primarily personal injury practice was manifest by his participation and leadership in countless bar activities.
He served as a mentor and example to many younger lawyers both within and outside our firm.
A frequent lecturer at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Jack was also a Charter Master of the Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court and served as President of the NJ Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
He received numerous accolades and recognitions. He was listed in Best Lawyers in America, as well as the Top 100 Lawyers in NJ in Super Lawyers. In addition to special recognition by the American Association for Justice and the Trial Attorneys of NJ, Jack was also recognized by the Union County Bar Association as Professional Lawyer of the Year. Yet another testament to his integrity and respect in the legal community was his selection as Chairman of the Union County Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee.
Jack was an extraordinary trial lawyer. Always dapper and self-possessed, he captivated and commanded every courtroom in which he appeared. He earned the universal respect of clients, colleagues, adversaries, and the judiciary.
Our partnership transcended the firm and our families shared numerous life milestones and holidays together.
Jack was much more than an outstanding lawyer. He was a consummate family man; a devoted husband to Ruth, a beloved father to Emily and Matt, and a loving grandfather to Lily and Nate. He was so looking forward to the birth of his new granddaughter. Jack and Ruth enjoyed extensive travel with both friends and family and had just begun to sample the retirement benefits of their Florida home. Their wide circle of friends will be greatly diminished by Jack’s absence.
Jack’s legacy as a lawyer and as a person will leave an indelible imprint on all who knew him. His impact on our firm will be lasting. May his memory be a blessing.


Neil Caruso wrote
Unbelievable! He was a fixture in the courthouse …I was proud to know him and consider him a friend…he will be missed…rest in peace.


Gary Riveles wrote
Bob, I am so very sorry to read this. Jack was a mensch. I guess I settled my last case with him just a few months back. He will be missed. May his memory always be a blessing. My condolences to the firm and family.


Kate Reilly wrote
My sincerest condolences to you Ken, his family and all who cared about him. RIP Jack- he always went out of his way to talk to me and was incredibly kind in addition to being a pillar of the bar. He will be missed by so many!

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