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Joseph Zavaglia, Jr.

Joseph Zavaglia, Jr.

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Joseph Zavaglia, Jr. is a former law school professor and Assistant to the Director of Academic Support (Seton Hall Law School), a current college, tenured, full professor at Brookdale Community College for almost thirty years (Department Chair: Legal Studies, Business, and Business Technology), an adjunct faculty member in the Legal Studies Department at Temple University and a practicing attorney (admitted in New York, New Jersey and Tennessee). Mr. Zavaglia is the Founder and Director of Seminars of the New Jersey Legal Training Academy, L.L.C., a New Jersey approved C.L.E. provider.

His academic accomplishments include having authored and edited reference and text books for several national publishers (West Publishing and McGraw-Hill) and having been the featured subject in a national award winning video on teaching law.

For the past thirty years, Mr. Zavaglia's practice concentrated on Corporate and Transactional matters with an emphasis on real estate sales and financing (both commercial and residential). His experience ranges from protecting the interest of billion- dollar mortgage companies, having, over a twenty year period, overseen and closed thousands of refinances for TMS Mortgage, Inc. and The Money Store (which became part of First Union),and closings for, Lennar Builders/U.S. Homes and Kalian Companies, assisting, counseling large and small corporations, as well as other business entities. Most recently, he has overseen operations, management and regulatory compliance at The Reverse Mortgage Center, L.L.C.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1987

Supreme Court Certifications:

  • Board certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Lawyer


  • Super Lawyers, 2008-2015


  • J.D., Rutgers University, 1987
  • B.A., Rider College, 1984

Professional Associations:

  • New Jersey Association for Justice, President
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Howell Chamber of Commerce
  • Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of the Jersey Shore, Trustee