Todd J. Leonard Law Firm

Personal Injury Lawyer | Serving Denville, NJ

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3010 NJ-10
Denville, NJ 07834

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At Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers represent injury victims throughout the state of New Jersey. With offices in Denville, Morristown, Newark, and Woodbridge, we aim to make ourselves conveniently accessible to prospective clients. When you step through our doors, you will instantly be treated like family and we will fully commit to helping you obtain the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.

If you've been injured by a negligent individual, our team of attorneys have over 25 years of experience handling cases that involve car accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, workers' compensation, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and more.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Car Accidents, Slip & Fall / Premises Accidents
  • Truck/18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers’ Compensation & FELA
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents, Spinal Cord & Disc Injuries, Burn & Inhalation Injuries
  • Product Liability, Construction Site Accidents, Medical Malpractice
  • Bus & Train Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect, Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Dog Bites, Recreational Accidents, Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents, Mesothelioma, Mass Tort Litigation

To learn how we may be able to help, contact our law firm today at 973-435-2082 for a free confidential case review and we can begin reviewing your legal rights and options.

Attorney Todd J. Leonard

Jurisdictions:

  • New Jersey

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1988

Education:

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1988 Juris Doctor
  • Syracuse University, 1985 Bachelor of Arts

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Recipient, Volunteer of the Year from the ARC of Morris County, 2005
  • Recipient, Volunteer of the Year for the ARC for the State of New Jersey, 2005
  • The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • Life Member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums
  • Union County Bar Association Member
  • Morris County Bar Association Member
  • AAJ of New Jersey Member
  • New Jersey Association for Justice member ( NJAJ)
  • Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Member (BIANJ)
  • Board of Trustees Member of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ)
  • American Bar Association(ABA)

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Verdicts & Settlements

Product Liability and Auto Accident – $29,500,000
New Jersey Settlement and Judgment – Product Liability and Auto Accident: A young boy was struck by a motorist while operating a motorized scooter. The client sustained a significant traumatic brain injury and our office filed a lawsuit on behalf of the severely injured boy and his family against the driver, the helmet manufacturer, local dealer, as well as the manufacturer of the scooter. We hired numerous experts to establish liability and the nature and extent of his damages which required lifelong medical care.

Drunk Driving Accident – $3,500,000
Judgment in Union County New Jersey – Drunk Driving Accident: A young woman was struck by a drunk driver while crossing a street in Elizabeth, NJ. She sustained serious internal injuries and amputation of her leg.

Road Defect – $2,940,000
Warren County New Jersey Settlement – Road Defect: Woman in her twenties lost control on an icy road as a result of a road defect. She sustained a traumatic brain injury. We worked closely with our clients’ traumatic brain injury doctors and rehabilitation counselor. We also hired a professional engineer and accident reconstructionist to establish liability against the responsible parties and a life care planner and economist on the damage aspects of this catastrophic claim. The case settled at the time of trial.

Workplace Construction Accident – $2,500,000
A verdict in Essex County New Jersey – Workplace Construction Accident: Man in his mid forties from Newton New Jersey sustained serious injuries while working at a construction site in Livingston, NJ, when he was struck by a backhoe operated by an outside contractor which resulted in a cervical fusion and total disability. The defendants disputed liability and blamed our client’s medical problems on pre-existing medical conditions. We hired various experts including a professional engineer, economist, orthopedist, and psychiatrist to help prove our client’s case. After a lengthy trial, the jurors returned a verdict in our client’s favor. Partner Todd Leonard was featured in an article in the New Jersey Law Journal about the verdict, which you can read here.

Premises Liability – $2,250,000
Union County New Jersey Settlement – Premises Liability: A woman from Livingston, New Jersey, in her fifties, fell on defective curbing at a bank. She sustained an ankle fracture and as a result of her diabetic condition she developed complications which ultimately resulted in the amputation of her legs.

Automobile Accident Involving a State Vehicle – $1,800,000
Passaic County New Jersey Settlement – Automobile Accident involving a state vehicle: A Seventeen-year-old passenger from Elizabeth, NJ sustained a traumatic brain injury and a cervical injury resulting in a cervical fusion while in a state vehicle when the vehicle lost control on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton, NJ and overturned. He was ejected from the vehicle. Partner Todd Leonard handled the case. This case was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal. You can read the article here.

Fatal Apartment Fire: Wrongful death – $1,500,000
A three-year-old child client tragically died in an apartment fire in Essex County, New Jersey: We sued the property owner and security firm for negligence. We hired various experts including fire cause and origination, security practices, and pain and suffering to establish our case.

Auto Accident-Wrongful Death – $1,365,000
Warren County New Jersey Settlement – Auto Accident-Wrongful Death: A 22 year old motorist was involved in fatal accident. Our client filed a wrongful death claim including a survival action. We worked very closely with an accident reconstructionist to establish liability against the responsible parties. We also hired a pain and suffering expert, a forensic pathologist, to document the survival claim.

Slip and Fall: Black Ice – $1,100,000
Middlesex County: Our client, in her mid-20s, slipped and fell on black ice while on her way to work. She underwent both cervical and lumbar spinal fusions. We sued the property owner and snow removal company. Both defendants originally disputed liability and we engaged in extensive discovery to prove our case, including hiring a weather expert, professional engineer, and an expert on proper snow and ice removal procedures. The case settled after a lengthy mediation session.

Premises Liability – $1,000,000
Morris County New Jersey Settlement – Premises Liability: A woman in her forties from Morris County slipped and fell at a local Morris County train station, sustaining serious injuries to her neck and back, which required surgery. Our office sued New Jersey Transit and the snow plow company responsible for maintaining the area. The defendants disputed the accusation that they were at fault. We hired experts to establish their negligence and document the full nature and extent of her damages and losses. After extensive discovery the case settled during mediation.

Premises Liability Accident – $1,000,000
Bergen County New Jersey Settlement – Premises Liability Accident: Our client from Wallington, New Jersey fell at the Riverside Square Mall in Hackensack, New Jersey, sustaining serious injuries to her back, and was declared totally disabled by social security. The defendants denied liability but we were able to prove that they were on notice of multiple prior falls including another lawsuit. They also argued that our client’s medical problems were based on her prior car accident and degeneration. We obtained medical reports from her treating doctors to document how this accident worsened her pre-existing conditions. After a lengthy mediation session we settled the case just prior to trial. This case, which was handled by partner Todd Leonard, was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal, which can be viewed here.

Truck Accident-Workplace Injury – $945,000
Morris County New Jersey Settlement, Federal District Court Newark, New Jersey – Truck Accident-Workplace Injury: A truck driver in his 50s from Wharton, New Jersey sustained serious injuries to his back—aggravating a pre-existing condition—when he was rear-ended by another tractor trailer. Our client required a fusion of his back and also became very depressed due to his limitations. The defendants argued that his problems were not from this accident but from prior injuries. Our office hired various experts to prove that his prior condition was worsened by this accident and that his economic losses were substantial. Our office filed the case in Federal District Court in Newark, New Jersey and the case settled after extensive discovery was exchanged.

Wrongful Death-Workplace Injury-Product Liability – $825,000
Essex County New Jersey Settlement – Wrongful Death-Workplace Injury-Product Liability: A factory worker in his thirties was crushed to death while using a defective product. Our office filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and local dealer. We hired a professional engineer to document the product defect and an economist to evaluate the economic losses sustained by the estate. The Case settled during trial in Newark, New Jersey.

Workplace Injury-Car Accidents – $800,000
Middlesex County New Jersey binding Arbitration Award – Workplace Injury-Car Accidents: A man in his forties from Middlesex County sustained serious injuries in two separate car accidents while in the course of his employment. As a result of these accidents, he aggravated pre-existing conditions in his back and injured his shoulder. He required a lumbar fusion and also shoulder surgery. We engaged in extensive discovery and reviewed his entire medical history to prove that the new accidents aggravated his prior conditions. We settled with each of the insurance companies for the accidents for their full policy limits and then proceeded to binding Under-Insured Motorist Arbitration.

Workplace Injury-Product Liability – $750,000
Hudson County Settlement – Workplace Injury-Product Liability: A warehouse worker who was in his early twenties sustained a crush injury to his ankle and developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) when a co-worker ran over his foot as a result of a defective fork lift. Our office brought a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and local dealer.

Auto Accident – $750,000
Middlesex County New Jersey Settlement – Auto Accident: A man in his forties from Middlesex County was struck in the rear on the Garden State Parkway and suffered back injuries, which required pain management injections and back surgery.

Automobile Accident – $740,000
Middlesex County New Jersey Settlement – Automobile Accident: A man in his forties sustained injuries to his neck which resulted in cervical surgery when he was involved in an automobile accident in Middlesex County, NJ.

Truck Accident – $725,000
Morris County New Jersey Settlement – Truck Accident: A tractor-trailer rear-ended a woman in her fifties on Route 287 in Morris County, NJ. She sustained injuries to her neck resulting in cervical fusion. Case settled during mediation.

Workplace Injury-Premise Liability – $700,000
Middlesex County New Jersey Settlement – Workplace Injury-Premise Liability: A truck driver from Woodbridge, New Jersey, picking up merchandise for his job at a warehouse in Edison, NJ, slipped and fell on a wet floor, resulting in back surgery. We hired a professional engineer to analyze the cause of the accident and establish liability against the owner of the property. The case was settled after mediation.

Testimonials

Todd, Thank you for standing by me and believing in me. You never gave up on me. When the odds were against me and I felt I didn’t have a chance, you kept reassuring me not to give up hope. I still can’t believe the amount after the deposition. I felt I didn’t stand a chance. You are the most amazing person and I am indebted to you forever! To my hard working attorney

– P.S., Oct 14, 2016


Good Afternoon, Thank you again for your diligence, persistence and all of your assistance with this matter. My daughter and I greatly appreciate everything you invested to resolve this matter for us!

– T.M., Sep 2, 2016


I want to thank both Todd and you for the professional way you all handled my case with Stop & Shop, and within a short space of time. I would not hesitate in recommending your law office to unfortunate victims. Again thanks.

– V.M., Aug 2, 2016


Mr. Todd Leonard and team (Leonard Law Firm) went beyond the norm to ensure our case was settled. He was an exemplary lawyer whose services were a nice welcome considering all the aggravation my wife and I would have gone through had he not covered all aspects of our case. We are so thankful to him and his office. His knowledge of the case set our lives at ease. He was relentless until the case was fully settled and all was in our favor. Thank you so much. We highly recommend his office to anyone.

– E. and M., Jul 26, 2016


I just wanted to say thank you to you and Mr. Leonard. I truly appreciate the professionalism and outstanding customer service we received.

– D.M., Jul 20, 2016


Thank you very much once again for all you guys have done for us. You came highly recommended and I will definitely do the same.

– A.S., Jul 15, 2016


Todd Leonard is very good. He always, always calls you back or takes your call, never keeps you waiting. Todd takes the case and leaves no stone unturned. I highly recommend Todd. This is my second case. I thank you so much, Todd. I feel you are the best of the best.

– A.D., Jun 14, 2016


Leonard and Stacey Gilby worked very hard on my case and believed in my case and how seriously my injury should be taken so no else in the future would go thru what I did. I am beyond satisfied with my experience with Leonard Law Firm. I was very impressed by how professional also caring Todd Leonard’s and Stacey Gilby were. Also ability to settle my case for the amount of money that I didn’t expect. They were also prompt on responding back to my messages and answered all questions efficiently that they were recommended to me because without them and all their hard work and knowledge don’t believe I would have felt this confident anywhere else. Thank You!

– M.H., Jun 9, 2016


Mr. Leonard, I am writing to thank you and your firm for handling my case and even visiting my home. I appreciate your professionalism and time and would use your firm in the future. Truly yours

– R.J., May 26, 2016


Todd Leonard and Stacey Gilby worked very hard on my case. I am beyond satisfied with my experience with Leonard Law Firm. I was very impressed by Todd Leonard’s ability to settle my case for an amount that I was not expecting. They are very easy to contact and they respond to my questions and concerns immediately. I highly recommend Leonard Law Firm and I feel blessed to come across such a professional and knowledgeable group of people!

– A.A., May 22, 2016


Experience I had was extremely positive, it’s a great firm staffed with true professionals to handle your personal injury related legal issues. Everyone at Leonard’s Law Firm did terrific job to win my case and I cannot say enough about their expertise, a very prompt and courteous firm I would recommend to anyone. Thank you for outstanding job.

– G.G., Apr 12, 2016


I believe Todd J Leonard is one of the best Attorneys At Law. They did some amazing things for me. I want to thank Leonard Law for handling my case, especially Todd and Stacy who have kept me informed every step of the way. I appreciate all they have done for me and I will recommend this firm to anyone who needs an Attorney at Law. Thank you very much for an excellent job you did.

– C.A., Feb 26, 2016


Leonard law is not just a law firm they are a family and they treat you as such. I cannot say enough about how well they represented me and my interests and how comfortable they made me feel, not once did I ever feel like a client…always family. I highly, highly recommend their services….actually service is the wrong word….care, I highly recommend putting yourself in their care. Thank you Todd, Stacy and the rest of the Leonard Law family.

– D.M., Oct 29, 2015


The experience I had with you and your firm was wonderful. Everyone took the time to listen and understood. I would recommend your firm to anyone. Thank you for everything.

– L.R., Oct 8, 2015


To Leonard Law, I am very satisfied and pleased with the way you handled my case. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your firm to anyone. Thank you.

– V.P.S., Oct 20, 2014


I want to personally thank you. The day we went to court I was in a lot of pain. After the mediation, when we sat and you and I spoke, that meant a lot to me. It’s not always what is said, it is the action of unspoken words. Take care and best of luck in your future endeavors. Todd, as always, keep it “black and white.” This will always lead you to a greater path. Love you both!

– J.A., Jul 10, 2014


Thanks for all the work you did for me I really appreciate your firm will recommend you to anyone who needs a personal injury lawyer thanks again.

– A.B., May 20, 2014


Hi Leonard Law, I personally want to thank Todd Leonard for doing such a great job for Heide and myself. You and Stacy always kept us up to date on everything, which was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend your law firm to anyone, because you did an amazing job. Thank you, again.

– J.K., May 10, 2014


Dear Todd, I would like to take a moment to thank you for handling my case. I went to several lawyers to represent my case and because it was not an open and close case, I was turned away repeatedly. Todd said he would take the case because his firm believes in taking on difficult cases. This showed me that they are more about helping the people than about the money. They were very helpful in every way. I received calls from his staff reminding me of appointments and helping me follow the procedures to assist them. Overall, they were helpful, informative and always made me feel like I was absolutely using the right firm. I would recommend Leonard Law to everyone I know! It was a pleasant experience with an outstanding result.

– P.A., May 10, 2014


Hi Stacey and Todd, Thank you so much. You have both been amazing through the entire process. We are so glad that Leonard Law was recommended to us – we will wholeheartedly refer you to friends. I almost can’t believe that the final stage of the case has come, you have made a difficult situation much easier to tolerate, and we would not have been able to navigate through without your guidance.

– L.H. & R.H., Apr 30, 2014


Dear Todd, I want to thank you for the incredible job you did on my case. I was new to the country at the time of my accident and despite all of the issues you were able to get a lot more money than I had expected. I am so thankful for all of your hard work and the great job you did on my case. I am forever grateful and you have changed my life. I hope we continue to remain good friends and I will always recommend your office to all of my friends and family if they ever need a lawyer.

– G.G., Mar 31, 2014


Todd and Pam, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you’ve done. It really meant a lot

– H.F., Mar 16, 2014


Dear Todd, Thank you so much for representing me in my car accident case. You always answered all of my questions and your staff was so helpful. I would certainly recommend you to my friends and family on any type of personal injury case.

– P.T., Jan 10, 2014


Dear Todd, I would like to thank you and your firm for your dedication, hard work and patience. You’ve helped my family out tremendously with your sincere and caring ways. On behalf of my family and I, I’d like to say thank you, thank you, thank you!

– F.R., Oct 1, 2013


Dear Todd, Just a little note to let you know how much I appreciated all the hard work you did for me on my lawsuit, and also Stacey who was always there when I called for any reason. I want to thank you both for everything you did for me. Thanks again.

– A.H., Jun 20, 2013


Dear Todd, Thank you so much for all of your help during my fall down case. I was very pleased with my settlement. You explained all the issues and were very responsive to all of my phone calls. Thanks again for the great job you did!

– J.S., Jun 18, 2013


Dear Todd, Thank you so much for all your work on my case. Not only was I very happy with my settlement but you answered all of my questions during my case. You were very helpful in assisting me with understanding the law. I would certainly recommend you to anyone in need of a hard working personal injury lawyer. Thank you again for your help.

– R.R., Jun 14, 2013


Dear Todd, I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for all of your hard work on my brain injury case. You were very professional and answered all of my questions as well as my family’s questions. I was very pleased with my settlement and would certainly highly recommend you to others.

– J.R, Jun 3, 2013


Dear Todd, Thank you so much for your hard work. I am very happy with my settlement. Your law firm has represented me and my family on various personal injury cases over the years and you have always been very responsive and answered all of my questions. If anyone needs a hard working dedicated lawyer, I would certainly recommend you to them.

– D.N., May 8, 2013


Dear Todd, I want to thank you for all your hard work in connection with my car accident. I was very pleased with my settlement. It was a lot more money than I expected and my case settled much quicker than I thought it would. I would recommend the law firm of Leonard Law to anyone.

– M.C., Apr 23, 2013


Dear Mr. Leonard, It was a blessing to have you for my lawyer. If I ever need another good lawyer I won’t hesitate to call on you. Thanks again for you hard work!

– W.B. & R.B., Jun 17, 2008


I am writing this letter to you to express my gratitude for the work that each person has performed on my case. As you know, just as my case was coming to a close, I began to experience very trying personal circumstances. In reaction to that very difficult period, I began to fall apart, and I treated you unkindly and disrespectfully at times. However, in recognition of your professionalism, I want to thank you for your ability to calm my fears and frustrations. In retrospect, I see that all of the assurances that you gave to me were a result of your confidence and experience. Even though I behaved like a frightened child at times, you helped me to walk forward as you went to bat for me. When the defense FINALLY wanted to discuss a settlement, your skill and expertise at negotiation resulted in 75% more money than what was offered to us. In conclusion, I am satisfied with your professionalism and would be willing to be a reference for anyone needing questions answered about your fine credentials. Again, please accept my sincere thanks and may God bless you.

– T.D., May 18, 2008

Office Locations

Denville Office
3175 Route 10 East, Suite #300
Denville, NJ 07834

Morristown Office
5 Maple Ave., #2
Morristown, NJ 07960

Newark Office
1 Gateway Center, #2600
Newark, NJ 07102

Woodbridge Office
81 Main St, 6th Floor, Suite #640
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

 

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