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James Loewen

Mr. Loewen graduated from the University of Delaware (B.S. 1984), and Rutgers Law School-Newark (J.D. 1987). He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He resides in Somerville, New Jersey.

Mr. Loewen began his legal career with Montano, Summers, Mullen, Manuel, Owens & Gregorio in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, concentrating in insurance defense, including automobile and other negligence, UM, PIP, tort claims, and legal and medical malpractice. He joined the law firm of Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C., Roseland, New Jersey, formerly Ruskin, Kors, Meltzer, Rubin & Starr, a general practice firm, where he practiced litigation in State and Federal Courts, including personal injury, commercial, collection, landlord/tenant, insurance coverage, matrimonial, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and municipal court law. He has practiced law in Somerville since 1994, joining this firm in 2000.


Mr. Loewen maintains an active concentration in real estate matters, handling residential and commercial sales, purchases and mortgage loan refinances. He also maintains an active bankruptcy practice for personal and small business cases. He presently serves as the Municipal Public Defender for the towns of Somerville, North Plainfield, Watchung and Green Brook. He has served as Public Defender in several other municipalities. As the Public Defender he handles the assigned defense of disorderly persons, traffic and municipal offenses including DWI trials. He handles municipal court matters throughout the State.

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Bar Admissions:
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 1987

  • B.S. University of Delaware, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Member

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions:
  • Montano, Summers, Mullen, Manuel, Owens & Gregorio, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

  • Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C., Roseland, New Jersey

  • Ruskin, Kors, Meltzer, Rubin & Starr, Jersey City, New Jersey

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