David Cedar - Williams Cedar - Clergy Abuse

David Cedar


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David Cedar is the co-founder of Williams Cedar and prior founding member of the Cedar Law Firm, Merovitz & Cedar, L.L.P. and Merovitz, Cedar and Gruber., L.L.C.  He is a graduate of Rutgers State University, School of Law, Camden (1992). He is admitted to practice in the bars of Pennsylvania (1993) and New Jersey (1992), along with various district courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. David Cedar was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney (2001) a honor awarded to less than 1% of all attorneys in the State of New Jersey.

Mr. Cedar’s primary focus involves catastrophic personal injury claims and complex tort litigation including civil class action claims in the field of consumer law, truth in lending violations, predatory financing, toxic tort and environmental law, professional malpractice, constitutional law, and products liability in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Cedar has successfully brought hundreds of claims to trial and has prosecuted cases all the way through the Supreme Court. He has experience battling against major insurance companies, Fortune 500 banks and companies, product manufacturers, mortgage brokers and bankers, real estate appraisers and builders, as well as home improvement contractors for catastrophic and permanent damages, deceptive and fraudulent acts and practices, and past and present economic losses.

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  • Law School – Rutgers, NJ, Graduated with Honors, 1992
  • Undergraduate – Brandeis University, Graduated with Honors, 1987, American Studies


  • Admitted to the Bar Associations of New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
  • Qualified and appointed as an arbitrator of complex civil matters by Camden County, Cumberland County and Burlington County Superior Courts.


  • NJAJ – New Jersey Association of Justice Member
  • AAJ – American Association for Justice Member
  • Camden County Bar Association Member
  • Burlington County Car Association

Work History

  • Founding Member, Williams Cedar, 2017 – Present
  • Founding Member, Cedar Law Firm, 2009-2017
  • Founding Member, Merovitz, Cedar and Gruber, 2006-2009
  • Founding Member, Merovitz and Cedar, 2000-2006
  • Partner, Segal, Gibney, Burns & Cedar, 1999-2000
  • Associate, Segal & Andres – 1993-1999
  • Clerk for Judge Marvin Schloscher, 1992


  • Mr. Cedar is a lecturer to other attorneys for the NJ Association for Justice on subjects including Trial Preparation, Consumer Fraud, Witness Preparation, Opening Statements.

Notable Cases

  • Acre v. Chase Manhattan and Lester v. Chase Manhattan. Mr. Cedar was involved as co-lead plaintiff’s counsel in a consumer fraud and RICO case in Pennsylvania. This case was one of the first mass action cases filed involving consumer fraud and RICO to in the nation and was reported on local New York television stations, C.B.S. news, “Eye on America”, with Dan Rather. In addition, this case is the subject of published reports in the Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports, as well as other various newspapers.
  • Barwood Estates matter out of York, Pennsylvania. This consumer fraud claim involved allegations of violation of the Pennsylvania Consumer Fraud Act and Federal RICO law against some Fortune 500 banks, and title companies, as well as other mortgage brokers, bankers and appraisers. This case involved a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of many home owners.
  • Steinmacher vs. St. Lawrence Cement Company, et al. Mr Cedar was counsel in an environmental class action involving inverse condemnation and nuisance due to poor air quality and industrial contamination.

Awards and Special Recognition

  • Named Super Lawyer
  • PA Rising Star