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CJ Griffin

Member of the Firm

CJ Griffin

Member of the Firm

Practice Areas





CJ Griffin is a litigator in the Employment and Labor Law Practice and the Access to Public Records Practice. Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, CJ was a law clerk to Hon. Ariel A. Rodriguez, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division, and a litigation associate at Scarinci Hollenbeck. During law school, she was a Research Editor for the Rutgers Law Review.

CJ is the immediate past Chair of the LGBT Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and previously served on the Essex County LGBTQ Advisory Board.  In addition, Ms. Griffin is recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star for the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Super Lawyers.


Workplace Restroom Policies in Light of New Jersey’s Gender Identity Protection,” note, 61 RUTGERS L. REV. 409 (2009)
Title VII in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in The Workplace: A Practical Guide,” co-author, Christine Michelle Duffy ed., BNA-Bloomberg 2013

Published Cases

Wilson v. City of Jersey City, 209 N.J. 558 (2012)
Headen v. Jersey City Bd. of Educ., 212 N.J. 437 (2012)
Turner v. Twp. Of Irvington430 N.J. Super. 274 (App. Div. 2013)
State v. Tate, 220 N.J. 393 (2015)
Gilleran v. Twp. of Bloomfield, 440 N.J. Super. 490 (App. Div.  2015)
North Jersey Media Group Inc. v. Twp. of Lyndhurst, 441 N.J. Super. 70 (App. Div. 2015)
Gilleran v. Twp. of Bloomfield, 227 N.J. 159 (2016)
State v. Bacome, ___ N.J. ___ (2017)

Professional/Civic Activities

ACLU-NJ, Board of Trustees, Member

New Jersey State Bar Association, (2009-Present)
– Immediate Past Chair, LGBT Rights Section
– Bylaws & Resolutions Committee, Member
– New Jersey Lawyer Editorial Board, Member
– Amicus Committee, Member

New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association, Member

New Jersey Law Journal’s Young Lawyers Advisory Board, Member

Women Lawyers In Bergen, Chair, Legislation & Litigation Committee


Judicial Law Clerk to Ariel A. Rodriguez, P.J.A.D. (2009-2010)

Bar/Court Admissions

New Jersey
United States District Court, District of New Jersey


B.S., SUNY-Empire State College, 2005
J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2009


  • Included in the New Jersey Rising Star list for the editions of 2013-2017.
  • Included in New Jersey Law Journal’s “New Leaders of the Bar” list (formerly, “40 Under 40”) for 2012.

The New Jersey Rising Star list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.
The New Leaders of the Bar list is published by the New Jersey Law Journal. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.njlawjournal.com/id=1202567879607/New-Leaders-of-the-Bar

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