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Bergen County’s Personal Injury Law Firm: Our Team

Bergen Law’s highly skilled and experienced lawyers have the specialized knowledge and expertise to protect your legal rights and get you the best outcome for your personal injury, property tax appeal, or civil case. Doug and Marissa are a powerhouse team of strategizers with well-honed negotiation skills, extensive trial experience, and a proven history of success in getting their clients the compensation they deserve.

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Douglas Standriff, Esq.

Douglas Standriff, Esq.

Personal injury lawyer Douglas Standriff has successfully litigated thousands of personal injury cases since 1991. A graduate of Ohio State University and the Northern Kentucky University Salmon Chase College of Law, Doug has been admitted to the bar in four states: New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Texas. Doug has focused on trial work throughout his career, and he has collected tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his New Jersey clients. Doug proudly carries his weathered briefcase to case management conferences, arbitrations, and jury trials, because it is a tangible reminder of his decades of work “in the trenches.” As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Doug is one of approximately three percent of attorneys who have demonstrated to the NJ Supreme Court Committee on Civil Certification, through both written examination and considerable trial experience, that he is expertly qualified to handle all types of personal injury cases successfully.

Whether you were bitten by a dog, involved in a car, motorcycle, or truck crash, or were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, Doug and his personable and empathetic associate, Marissa Messinger, Esq., will work closely with you to develop the most effective legal strategy for winning your case. Doug has decades of experience in New Jersey personal injury law, giving him the proficiency and expertise required to provide you with top-quality representation and get you the best settlement for your personal injury case.

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Marissa Messinger, Esq.

Marissa Messinger, Esq.

Marissa’s diligence, her unwavering attention to detail, and her well-honed strategic skills help ensure that our clients’ cases are never derailed by missed details or faulty strategy. As a compassionate and attentive listener, Marissa brings a high level of personal attention to our practice, enhancing the comfort level of our clients and setting Bergen Law apart from other firms. Marissa is a graduate of Seton Hall University and the Stetson University College of Law. She holds a Certificate of Concentration in Elder Law and specializes in wills and trusts, litigation, and property tax appeals.