James J. Crudele


James J. Crudehe, Attorney GSBW Law


James J. Crudele joined Goetz Schenker Blee & Wiederhorn, LLP in 2023 as an Associate, bringing his expertise in high-stakes litigation areas such as personal injury, Labor Law claims, and construction accidents. Additionally, he specializes in complex premises and product liability cases, as well as motor vehicle accident litigation, in both New York and New Jersey. Known for his personable approach in professional interactions, James combines in-depth investigations and strategic acumen to deliver cost-effective and client-centered solutions, effectively holding parties accountable under the law. His meticulous attention to detail and ability to anticipate legal challenges have made him a trusted advisor to clients and a respected litigator in the courtroom.

Prior to joining Goetz Schenker Blee & Wiederhorn, LLP, James worked in civil defense representation of trucking corporations and delivery carriers, focusing on motor vehicle accident cases and regulatory compliance. James’s legal career also included practicing in criminal defense, where he handled a wide array of cases from white-collar crimes, criminal conspiracies, and municipal matters. Prior to practicing, James served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Candido Rodriguez, Jr., J.S.C., in the New Jersey Superior Court for Union County.


B.A., The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, 2014
J.D., Widener University Delaware Law School, 2018

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ)