User details
ID 347766472 Email address
Status Active
Gender Female
Pdf pdf/Harriet-Derman.pdf
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Web folder harriet-derman
Contact information
First name Harriet Last name Derman
Full name Hon. Harriet E. Derman (Ret.)
Corporation DeFrancesco Bateman
Address 1 15 Mountain Blvd.
City Warren
ZIP Code 07059
State New Jersey
Big City Bridgewater
Phone (908) 757-7800 Fax (908) 757-8039
Cell public? Yes URL
Assistant name Barbara Carlson Assistant email
CC name   CC email  
Formal Qualifications & Memberships
Judge? Yes
ADR services 1,2,7,6,10,4,8,9
  • New York University, B.A. 1964
  • Seton Hall Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1978
  • New York University, LL.M.  Tax, 1981
  • Admission to New Jersey Bar, 1978
  • Admission to New York Bar, 1987
  • Presiding Chancery Judge, Somerset, Warren, Hunterdon Counties, 2006-2009
  • Probate Judge, Somerset County, 2006-2009
  • Presiding Judge Civil Division, Somerset, Warren, Hunterdon Counties, 2003-2006
  • Superior Court Family Division Judge, Middlesex County, 2000-2003
  • Superior Court Civil Division Judge, Middlesex County, 1998-2000
  • Chief of Staff, Governor Christine Todd Whitman, 1996-1998
  • Chief Counsel to Governor Christine Todd Whitman, April, 1996-July, 1996
  • Commissioner of Department of Community Affairs, 1994-1996
  • Member of New Jersey General Assembly, 1992-1994
  • Shareholder, Weiner, Hendler, Derman, P.A., boutique corporate, tax, securities firm
  • President, Middlesex County Bar Association, 1991-1992

Judge Harriet Derman retired as Chancery Judge and Probate Judge in 2009. Prior to that time, she served as Presiding Judge of the Civil Division. She is presently Chair of DiFrancesco Bateman’s Alterative Dispute Resolution Department. Judge Derman is a member of the United States District Court for New Jersey panel of mediators. She is a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution. She has been appointed by both federal and state court judges to serve as a Special Master in complex litigation. Judge Derman has a L.L.M. in taxation from New York University and is a member of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  She has successfully mediated and /or arbitrated complex commercial, employment discrimination, insurance coverage and premium, probate, ERISA, partnership, condominium, shareholder, partnership, limited liability, personal injury, real property and malpractice disputes.  Judge Derman served as Chief Counsel to Governor Christine Todd Whitman and as her Chief of Staff.  She is presently a member of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Law Journal. 

ADR Practice & Case Experience
Additional languages 1
Practice started 2009

$500/hour including prep time.

Dispute areas 9,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,22,95,28,29,33,34,37,38,42,43,45,46,47,50,51,54,59,60,61,62,63,65,66,68,70,71,72,75,77,96,78,81,82,84,88,89,92,93,94
Calendar Settings
Private calendar purchased No
Calendar preference Disabled Calendar display type 5 day
Calendar last update time Never
Whole days Disabled
Requested Date Automatically Held/Booked? Disabled Auto hold type On Hold Ask if all attending counsel agreed on date? Disabled
Notes mandatory? Yes
Additional attendees No
Map enabled Yes Streetview enabled Yes
Latitude 40.6315994
Longitude -74.5081024
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