Benjamin H. Zieman

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Mr. Zieman focuses his practice in general defense litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey, with a concentration on tort defense, premises liability, products liability, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice. His clients include large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities, manufacturers, and their insurers.

Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Mr. Zieman served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Tort Litigation Section of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.  Mr. Zieman also served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Margaret M. Foti, J.S.C., and as Judicial Extern to Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez, U.S.D.J.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Summa Cum Laude.

Rutgers University Camden College of Arts and Sciences – Camden, NJ, Bachelors of Arts, Summa Cum Laude.

Publications

“Appellate Division Reverses Order Denying Motion to Dismiss NJCRA Claims against New Jersey DEP Employees on the Basis of Qualified Immunity,” Public Entity E-NewsletterNovember 2018.

“Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Excessive Force Claim Because Plaintiff Cannot Identify Police Officer Who Kicked Him,” Public Entity E-NewsletterSeptember 2018.

Representative Matters

Karns v. Shanahan, 879 F.3d 504 (3d Cir. 2018)

Allen v. DeBello, 861 F.3d 433 (3d Cir. 2017)

Mammaro v. N.J. Div. of Child Protection & Permanency, 814 F.3d 164 (3d Cir.), cert. denied, 137 S. Ct. 161 (2016)

Hickox v. Christie, 205 F. Supp. 3d 579 (D.N.J. 2016)

Royster v. N.J. State Police, 227 N.J. 482 (2017)

Watson v. N.J. Dep’t of the Treasury, 453 N.J. Super. 42 (App. Div. 2017)

Stair v. New Jersey Transit Inc., 2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 950 (App. Div. April 24, 2015)

Chen v. New Jersey Transit, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1480 (App. Div. June 20, 2014)

Garcia v. New Jersey Transit, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1004 (App. Div., May 2, 2014)