Harriet Farber Klein Of Counsel




The Honorable Harriet Farber Klein, who retired after 15 years on the bench of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County and an additional two years on recall, is an arbitrator and mediator. She is a Rule 1:40 qualified mediator on the roster of court-approved civil mediators, and is on the AAA rosters for complex commercial cases and emergent matters. Harriet serves as a valued resource to her Wilson Elser colleagues, providing them with judicial insight that assists them in managing and winning cases.

While on the bench, Harriet was a faculty member for the training of new judges and law clerks assigned to the General Equity Part. Prior to her judgeship, she was in private practice as a commercial and employment litigator with two New Jersey–based firms for a combined total of 25 years. At all times during her legal career, Harriet has been a frequent speaker at bar association programs on the state and local levels as well as a panelist at continuing legal education seminars for lawyers and judges. She served a one-year clerkship for the Hon. Irwin I. Kimmelman in the Chancery Division, General Equity Part immediately following law school.

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