Bruce D. Meller

Bruce D. Meller: Attorney with Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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Bruce Meller has been a Partner at Peckar & Abramson since 1979. He has been described by The Legal 500: United States as “exceptional, with strong trial and arbitration experience” and “the epitome of the construction litigator, who understands a company’s needs and goes out to get results.”


Mr. Meller has represented contractors throughout the United States on virtually every type of construction project, including high-rise buildings, shopping malls, museums, wastewater treatment and power plants, hospitals, garages, institutional buildings, stadiums, laboratories, highways, bridges, tunnels, pipelines and light rail systems.

He has been responsible for many of Peckar & Abramson’s most significant cases, as well as the negotiation of complex contractual relationships and the drafting of standard forms of agreement, which are used on a national basis. Mr. Meller was lead counsel in an arbitration involving claims in excess of 130 million arising out of building and civil construction work for a train system in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which lasted 84 hearing days. He was lead trial counsel and negotiated a 59 million dollar settlement on behalf of a design-build contractor with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Another matter on behalf of a construction manager involved claims in excess of 60 million, which lasted more than 75 hearing days. An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) matter resolved at trial for sums in excess of 100 million. Many of his jury trials have lasted over one month and up to four months in length, resulting in numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts. Mr. Meller’s cases have resulted in more than a dozen published decisions. He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers USA, Construction Law, 2019

The Legal 500: United States

The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

New Jersey Super Lawyers

New York Metro Super Lawyers- Construction Law

Best Lawyers in America in Construction Litigation

Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation 2012 for New Jersey

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

Construction Lawyers Society of America

News and Events

Chambers & Partners USA Names Peckar & Abramson, P.C. to Band 1 Level Nationwide in Construction Law 17 Attorneys Recognized as Leading Attorneys

Eleven Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson, PC’s New Jersey Office Named 2019 Super Lawyers

Twenty-Three Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson’s New York & New Jersey Offices Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers

Thirty-Four Attorneys Across the Firm have been Named 2019 Best Lawyers In America

of the Litigation Counsel of America

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Construction Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
201.343.3434  Phone
201.343.6306  Fax
University Attended:
University of Connecticut, B.A., 1970
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the Northern District of New York; State of New York; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; State of New Jersey; United States Court of Federal Claims

Professional Associations

• New York State Bar Association

• New Jersey State Bar Association

• American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum and Litigation Section)


Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

River Edge, New Jersey

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