Willard C. Shih: Lawyer with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

Willard C. Shih

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Woodbridge,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone732.855.6016

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  • Commercial Litigation
     
    University Columbia University, B.A., 1993
     
    Law SchoolFordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996
     
    Admitted1977, New York and the United States District Court for the Districts of Southern and Eastern New York; 1998, New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; 1999, Eastern District of Michigan
     
    BornNew York, N.Y., January 21, 1972
     
    Biography

    Willard C. Shih is a shareholder on Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer's Commercial Litigation Team and co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee. His primary focus is on commercial litigation in fields including professional negligence defense, corporate and partnership disputes, unfair competition and consumer claims, estate litigation, and a variety of other complex business matters.

    Mr. Shih is an experienced trial lawyer in courts in New Jersey, New York, and beyond with numerous favorable jury verdicts and arbitration rulings. Representative matters include:

    •Jury verdict of over $10 million in favor of a biotech company alleging a theft of trade secrets
    •Verdict in a bench trial in favor of client sued for undue influence
    •Jury verdict for a real estate investor alleging violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
    •Jury verdict defending a law firm sued for professional negligence
    •Jury verdict defending a general contractor sued in tort and contract
    •Arbitration decision defending an adult day care center and several of its members in an ownership dispute with a minority member
    •Multiple arbitration decisions defending an automobile dealership sued for violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

    Mr. Shih is also committed to servicing the legal profession. He has been appointed to multiple panels and committees by the New Jersey Supreme Court. These include as Vice-Chair of a District Ethics Committee, Panel Chair of a Fee Arbitration Committee, and a member of its committees on Civil Practice, Complementary Dispute Resolution, and the Rules of Evidence. He has also lectured on Civil Trial Preparation for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Shih is a legal advisor and former Deacon of Legal and Community Affairs for the Rutgers Community Christian Church.

    Mr. Shih has also served as an elected officer of the Asian Pacific American Lawyer's Association of New Jersey and as a co-chair of its Professional Development Committee, and is a former member of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Diversity Committee.

    Mr. Shih has been selected for inclusion in the following:

    •Best Lawyers in America (since 2013)
    •New Jersey Super Lawyers, “Super Lawyer” (since 2013) and “Rising Star” (2006 - 2012)
    •Best Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2011)
    •Forty-under-40 award by the New Jersey Law Journal (2011)
    •Forty-under-40 award by NJBIZ (2006)
    •Professional Lawyer of the Year by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law (2011)
    •Outstanding Legal Achievement Award by the New Jersey Chinese American Chamber of Commerce (2008)

    Speaking engagements:

    •“You Claim You Would Have Gotten A Better Result? Prove It” (American Bar Association, Lawyer's Professional Liability Committee, 2014)
    •Mock Hearing on Summary Judgment Motions (2014)
    •Expert Witness Examination Skills Workshop (2014)
    •“Calling For Help: What To Do When You're The Subject Of An Ethics Complaint And How To Stay Out Of Trouble” (New Jersey State Bar Association, 2013)
    •“How To Get Disbarred” (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2013)
    •“How To Be A Young Lawyer And Excel At The Profession” (Middlesex County Bar Association, 2013)
    •“Professionalism and Technology; The Advantages And Pitfalls” (Middlesex County Bar Association, 2013)
    •Civil Court Rules Update (New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012)
    •New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation (New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2005 - 2006)

    Publications:

    •“Suing Predecessors, Successors, Co-Counsel, ” New Jersey Lawyer, 15 NJL 1787 (Aug. 28, 2006)

    Lawyer Publications:
    •Appellate Docket - Fall 2008

    Speaking Engagements:
    •“You Claim You Would Have Gotten A Better Result? Prove It” (American Bar Association, Lawyer's Professional Liability Committee, 2014)
    •Mock Hearing on Summary Judgment Motions (2014)
    •Expert Witness Examination Skills Workshop (2014)
    •“Calling For Help: What To Do When You're The Subject Of An Ethics Complaint And How To Stay Out Of Trouble” (New Jersey State Bar Association, 2013)
    •“How To Get Disbarred” (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2013)
    •“How To Be A Young Lawyer And Excel At The Profession” (Middlesex County Bar Association, 2013)
    •“Professionalism and Technology; The Advantages And Pitfalls” (Middlesex County Bar Association, 2013)
    •Civil Court Rules Update (New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012)
    •New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation (New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2005 - 2006)

     
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    Willard C. Shih

    90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 900, Box 10
    WoodbridgeNJ 07095




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