James M. Hirschhorn focuses on appellate litigation, federal and state civil RICO actions, and representing regulated industries in connection with administrative and regulatory matters. On behalf of clients in the health care industry, Mr. Hirschhorn conducts administrative and appellate litigation before regulatory agencies and in the courts.

Mr. Hirschhorn is a former Director of the Division of Rate Counsel, New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate, a former Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice and practiced in the Appellate Court Branch of the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Hirschhorn began his career as Law Clerk to Judge John D. Butzner, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and he taught Administrative Law as Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School-Newark, for six years. He is Vice Chairman of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Law Journal.


  • Appellate
  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory and Administrative
  • Antitrust

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2014-2024, Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* "Local Litigation Star" 2014-2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

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  • Vice Chairman, Editorial Board, New Jersey Law Journal


  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, Order of the Coif

    Special Projects Editor, University of Chicago Law Review

  • A.B., Johns Hopkins University, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia