Raj Gadhok focuses his practice on civil litigation, handling complex business disputes, employment discrimination, whistleblower and wrongful termination cases, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases, contested estate matters and other substantial litigation. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as the state and federal courts of both New Jersey and New York. Mr. Gadhok started in the practice of law in the area of medical malpractice defense litigation.
Mr. Gadhok is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Business (B.S. Finance 1996) and Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 1999). While at Rutgers, he served as Vice President of the Rutgers School of Business Governing Association (1995-1996). Today, he remains as an active supporter of the Rutgers University Alumni Association, as well as the Scarlet “R” Club. Mr. Gadhok continued with his extracurricular community efforts at Seton Hall Law, where he served for two years as a volunteer for the New Jersey Mentor Program, tutoring inner city youths for moot court competition. His students performed exceptionally at competition and, at the conclusion of his studies, Mr. Gadhok was honored for his dedication and contributions to the program as a student coach and mentor.
While his clientele is extremely diverse, Mr. Gadhok utilizes his background in both legal and financial disputes to represent leaders from the business, professional, and sports and entertainment worlds in many high-profile and complex litigation matters. He has both represented and sued publicly and privately held corporations, partnerships and individuals in connection with a wide range of litigation issues. Mr. Gadhok has experience pursuing and defending business disputes, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, unfair competition, breach of restrictive covenants, and misappropriation of trade secrets before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York.
Mr. Gadhok served as lead trial counsel for the plaintiff in the case of Eric Murdock v. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a wrongful termination case which drew global media attention and set groundbreaking precedent as to how athletic programs, educational institutions and professional sports organizations deal with bullying and harassment. Over the course of his career, he has represented numerous current and former members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) communities, as well as members of the music and entertainment industry.
Mr. Gadhok and his cases have been widely featured in the national media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Star Ledger, New York Daily News, New York Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, ESPN, CNN and 20/20. He has been named as a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” in the Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2009. Since 2021, Raj has been named one of Essex County’s top lawyers by Morris-Essex Health and Life Magazine, as well as the “Best Lawyers in America” list for 2023. In 2019, Raj was listed amongst NJ Family’s Best Lawyers for Families as well as named a “Top 100 Lawyer” by Super Lawyers.* Mr. Gadhok has also regularly appeared as a panelist and guest speaker for numerous educational and legal training programs approved for Continuing Legal Education credit, including a recent program at MetLife Stadium on the issue of the National Anthem protests during the 2017-18 NFL season.
A lifelong Essex County resident, Mr. Gadhok is an active member of his community and has taken leadership roles on the Executive Boards of both the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) and the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). He served as the Chairperson of the ECBA Young Lawyers Section from 2006 through 2007 and was the recipient of the ECBA Young Lawyers Achievement Award. Mr. Gadhok also served on the Executive Committee of the NJSBA Young Lawyers Division from 2008 through 2010. Most recently, Mr. Gadhok completed his term as President of the Essex County Bar Association where he has served as a member of the Board since 2006. As President, Mr. Gadhok spearheaded an initiative, together with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, to buy back illegal guns off of the streets and to raise public awareness of the gun violence epidemic in our Country today. The program received a great deal of support from public and private officials throughout the County and State and more than 330 guns, including a great number of assault weapons, were removed from the streets.
- Essex County Bar Association, President, Officers and Trustees Board (2006-Present)
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- ECBA Young Lawyers Section, Chairperson (2007)
- NJSBA Young Lawyers Division, Executive Committee (2008-2010)
- New Jersey
- New York
- United States Supreme Court
- Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1999
- Rutgers University School of Business, B.S., 1996
Partners Raj Gadhok and Brian Block Successfully Defend Client in Federal Court False Claims Act Lawsuit
March 20, 2023The Firm congratulates our partner, Raj Gadhok, on securing a unanimous jury verdict for the plaintiff on counts of fraud, abuse of process, malicious prosecution and related civil claims following a six-day trial before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris Vicinage. The case involved a long-running dispute between family members, heirs to a multi-million dollar estate, and Mr. Gadhok obtained a compensation damages award, as well as a substantial punitive damages award, for his client. The court also granted Mr. Gadhok permission to submit an application for all legal fees and costs incurred by his client in the case which application is pending before the court at this time.
Gadhok Obtains Unanimous Jury Verdict for Plaintiff
January 4, 2019The Firm congratulates our partner, Raj Gadhok, on securing a unanimous jury verdict for the plaintiff on counts of fraud, abuse of process, malicious prosecution and related civil claims following a six-day trial before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris Vicinage. The case involved a long-running dispute between family members, heirs to a multi-million dollar estate, and Mr. Gadhok obtained a compensation damages award, as well as a substantial punitive damages award, for his client. The court also granted Mr. Gadhok permission to submit an application for all legal fees and costs incurred by his client in the case which application is pending before the court at this time.
Mandelbaum Barrett is proud to announce 17 of our attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2023 list.
August 18, 202215 years of recognition: Barry R. Mandelbaum, Steven Adler, Jeffrey M Rosenthal and Michael Saffer 10 years of recognition: Jeffrey Cappola, Gordon C. Duus, Arthur D. Grossman, Owen T. Hughes and Barry Schwartz William Barrett, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Rebecca Frino, Raj Gadhok, Martin D. Hauptman, Esq., Steven Holt and Lynne Strober *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American […]
Congratulations to Mandelbaum Barrett Partners Damian Conforti, Raj Gadhok and Casey Gocel who were named to the Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine – Essex County’s Top Lawyers List for 2022.
June 27, 2022The selection process involved attorneys throughout the county being asked to select peers whom they deem are the best within their practice area and whom they would seek out for particular legal needs. Learn more here.
Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to announce that fourteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers to the New Jersey Super Lawyers List* for 2022.
March 17, 2022Steven Adler, Michael Bevacqua, Andrew Bronsnick (**10th year as Super Lawyer and on the Top 100 list), Arla D. Cahill, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Doug Eilender, Raj Gadhok, Arthur Grossman, Barry Mandelbaum, Richard Miller, Michael Saffer, Robert C. Scrivo, Lynne Strober. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that four of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2022, which recognizes the top up-and-coming […]
Dennis Alessi and Raj Gadhok Presented at the New York County Dental Society
October 16, 2019Mandelbaum Barrett attorneys Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. and Raj Gadhok teamed up with Cristina L. Amyot, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR of EnformHR, LLC to present a 3 -hour CE course to dentists at the New York County Dental Society’s upcoming program on New York’s new anti-harassment law.
David Carton and Raj Gadhok Named to New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Families List for 2019
April 9, 2019New Jersey Family has released its highly-anticipated list of family lawyers parents recommend most. This year's list has 170 attorneys who practice throughout New Jersey. We are excited to share that David Carton and Raj Gadhok have been named to this list. According to New Jersey Family, every attorney on the list was nominated by a parent sharing a real-life experience. For the full list, click here.
Essex County's Gun Buyback Initiative Was a Huge Success
April 5, 2019Congratulations to the Essex County Bar Association, Essex County Prosecutor's Office, Newark Police Department and Essex Sheriff's Office on their successful gun buyback initiative which took over 300 guns off the streets of Essex County this past weekend. A special congratulations to Mandelbaum Salsburg Member Raj Gadhok, who helped spearhead this program as President of the ECBA. We are proud to say that our Firm had 100% fundraising participation from our attorneys towards this great cause!
Dennis Alessi and Raj Gadhok to Present at the New York County Dental Society
October 29, 2018Mandelbaum Barrett attorneys Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. and Raj Gadhok are teaming up with Cristina L. Amyot, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR of EnformHR, LLC to present a 3 -hour CE course to dentists at the New York County Dental Society's upcoming program on New York's new anti-harassment law. Click here to learn more or register.