Practice Areas:
appellate litigation
commercial litigation

New Jersey
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
District of New Jersey
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Joshua A. Gelman, Associate
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Joshua Gelman is an Associate with the Jacobs Law Group. He focuses his practice primarily on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, corporate and transactional law.

Prior to joining the Firm, Josh was an Associate with Lavin, Coleman, O’Neil, Ricci, Finarelli & Gray, where he represented manufacturers in complex product liability cases throughout the nation in addition to his work in commercial litigation. Previously, Josh was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Cynthia E. Covie, Judge for the Civil Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County.

Josh is a graduate of Rutgers College where he earned his Bachelor in Arts (1995), Rutgers School of Management where he earned a Masters in Business Administration (1999) and the Rutgers School of Law - Camden where he earned his Juris Doctor (1999). He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits.

Josh serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas where he decides tort and contract cases as a member of the arbitration panel. Josh has also been selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer for 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Reported Cases: Gittens v. Basketball Mktg. Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132087 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 10, 2010); GM Holdings, LLC v. mCom Fin. Solution, Inc., 2009 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 272 (Pa. C.P. 2009); Basketball Mktg. Co. v. FX Digital Media, Inc., 257 Fed. Appx. 492 (3d Cir. Pa. 2007); In re Citx Corp., 448 F.3d 672 (3d Cir. Pa. 2006); Afroilan v. AT&T Wireless, 2006 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 91 (Pa. C.P. 2006); Jodek Charitable Trust, R.A. v. Vertical Net Inc., 412 F. Supp. 2d 469 (E.D. Pa. 2006); Communs. Consultant, Inc. v. Nextel Communs. of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc., 146 Fed. Appx. 550 (3d Cir. Pa. 2005); J.L. Terrel's v. Sherwin-Williams Auto. Finishes Corp., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6411 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 30, 2004); Chomos v. Pontiac-GMC Div., 80 Fed. Appx. 961 (6th Cir. Ohio 2003).

Lecture: 2007, SHRM, Philadelphia Regional Chapter, Legal Webcast - The HR Professionals’ Newest Nightmare . . . Electronic Documents in Litigation.


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