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Richard B. Rubenstein

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Richard B. Rubenstein

Richard B. Rubenstein, managing partner of Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, has practiced in the area of workers compensation since 1985, representing both Petitioners and Respondents in every Court in New Jersey. He also represents injured Longshoremen, and plaintiffs in personal injury and professional negligence claims. A frequent lecturer and author on the subject of workers compensation, he is Co-Chair of the Council on Safety and Health of NJ. He is a Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Trial Attorney, and a Fellow of the American College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. Mr. Rubenstein is the named author of the Lexis-Nexis Practice Guide to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation, in its 5th Edition.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Negligence
  • Longshore Workers’ Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers’ Compensation, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1985
  • New York, 1986


  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. – 1985
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
    • B.A. cum laude – 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Whiplash, Hanley & Belfus, 2005
  • Lexis-Nexis Practice Guide to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation 2015-2020


  • Wages, Rates and Reconstruction, NJAJ, 2012 – 2013
  • Is Comp Becoming Punitive? NJBA, 2012
  • Frequent lecturer and panelist at New Jersey Association of Justice Boardwalk and Meadowlands Conventions, Workers’ Compensation topics, 2015 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member, 1989 – 2013
  • New Jersey Association of Justice, Member
  • Council on Safety and Health of NJ, Vice President, 2010 – 2020; Co-Chair, 2020-Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Rubenstein, Marucci & Shinrod, LLC, Managing Partner, 2005 – 2013


  • German

Charity Involvement

  • Kids’ Chance of NJ, Scholarships for Children of Injury Workers, Executive Board Member

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