Jonathan RudnickPartner, Founder
He recently opened his own law firm, Carton & Rudnick, primarily dedicated to the protection of consumer rights. He has been litigating fraud, consumer fraud, lemon law and class action cases since 1996. He estimates that he has litigated in excess of 1,000 cases and tried over 100 cases before a judge and jury and arbitration.
He was co-class counsel on the case of Dellapietro v. Sansone Auto Mall, alleging the overcharge of title and registration fees. Primary class counsel in that case was Mike Coren of Levy Angstreich, one of the leading class action firms in the nation.
Settlements in all the consumer fraud class action litigation would be in excess of $4 million to $5 million. He receives referrals from other attorneys throughout the State of New Jersey, northeast, as well as nationwide.
Since 1998 he has been a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, an organization dedicating to lobbying, protecting and otherwise assisting consumers with their rights pertaining to deceptive business practices. They have yearly meetings and seminars, which he ordinarily attends. He has attended consumer rights seminars in Baltimore, Washington, San Diego, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington and Boston.
He has lectured lawyers in the context the Institute of Continuing Legal Education on many consumer issues. He lectured specifically on the issue of auto fraud before Legal Services of New Jersey in 2002 and attended the federal odometer fraud conference in Seattle in 1999.
He has been a member of the State Bar and served on the Consumer Law Committee since its creation in 2002. He was appointed by the Honorable Judge Waldman, Superior Court, Freehold, New Jersey, when he was President of the Monmouth County Bar Association. This committee is dedicated to the furtherance of consumer-related legislation proposed by politicians. It comments and prepares legislative positions on all relevant consumer-related issues. The committee meets approximately 10 times per year.
He was appointed to the Supreme Court Committee for the Special Civil Part in 2001 and has provided various free lectures to the public on lemon law, consumer fraud and credit repair issues.
He also is on the faculty at lawline.com, for which viewers receive ICLE credit for viewing the online lectures. The classes are "How to Sue a Car Dealership
and "Discovery in a Case Against a Car Dealership." The following is a comment form the users at lawline.com:
[How to Sue a Car Dealership]
"Jon is a leading voice on this topic, and I enjoyed his presentation" - Arnold (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Car dealerships may have a reputation for hiring slick talkers, but they’re no match for a knowledgeable attorney. Having a full understanding of state laws and the basis for liability can help an attorney identify deceptive practices in purchasing a vehicle. In this course, attorney Jonathan Rudnick drives home the basics of suing a car dealership. He offers an analysis of consumer fraud statutes, a discourse on how to properly and effectively research a case, and an examination of the motives and incentives behind car dealerships. The course will prepare any attorney to legally battle a deceitful car dealership, and should be watched in conjunction with Rudnick's second course "Discovery in Car Dealership Cases".
II. The Basis for Liability
III. Deciding to Take a Case
IV. Industry Insurance Coverage
V. The Truth and Lending Act
VI. Prior History Cases
VII. Arbitration Clauses
[Discovery in an Auto Fraud Case]
In a follow-up to his extremely popular course "How to Sue a Car Dealership," consumer attorney Jonathan Rudnick provides a must-see presentation on how to win a case against a car dealership through the discovery process. Rudnick examines the unique aspects of pretrial work in this area of law, including the importance of the insurance policy, understanding the dealer-specific terms, and which documents to request. He also uses examples of New Jersey cases to demonstrate how courts have interpreted consumer protection laws with respect to discovery. Finally, Rudnick concludes the course by sharing key tips to getting the most from interrogatories, subpoenas, and expert witnesses. This is an exemplary course for attorneys representing clients who have purchased "lemon" cars, and, indeed, for car owners in general.
I. Industry Terms
II. Document Demand
IV. The Condition of the Car
VI. Expert Witnesses
J.D., Pace Law School, 1990
B.S., Finance, Indiana University, 1987
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeNew Jersey, 1990
New York, 1990
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
New Jersey State Bar Association
Member Since: 2001
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Member Since: 1998
New Jersey State Bar Consumer Committee
Member Since: 2001
Monmouth County Bar Association Trustee
Member Since: 1996 - 2004