About Us

Since opening his own practice in Cranford, Richard J. Brightman, Esq. has offered insightful solutions and representation on business and individual real estate problems, estate planning issues, matrimonial and civil litigation advocacy. For a consultation about his ability to help with your situation, contact his Cranford law office.

Law Office of Richard J. Brightman, Cranford, New Jersey
Sole Proprietor – August 2006 to Present

Cranford Municipal Prosecutor – January 2012 to December 2012

Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, LLP, Short Hills, New Jersey
Associate Attorney – September 2002 to August 2006

Wright, Pindulic & Hamelsky, L.L.P., Paramus, New Jersey;
New York, New York
Associate Attorney – April 1999 to September 2002

Bury and Associates, P.C., Mountainside, New Jersey
Associate Attorney – April 1998 to April 1999

Dughi and Hewit, P.C., Cranford, New Jersey
Associate Attorney – December 1994 to April 1998

New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania (inactive)
United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and Northern District of New York

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
JD 1994, Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Review

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, B.A. 1989

District XII Ethics Committee, Member
September 2009 to September 2012

New Jersey State Bar Association, Member

Cranford Planning Board, Chairman
January 2009 to January 2012

Cranford Order of Elks, Exalted Ruler
Cranford Lodge 2006
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
2018 – Present

Cranford Rotary Club, President
July 2009 to June 2010
President-Elect, July 2008 to June 2009
Director, July 2007 to July 2008

Cranford Zoning Board of Adjustment
Alternate Member 2008

Cranford Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree
Past Grand Knight (2008)

Note, Employment-at-Will – An Employer May Randomly Drug Test an At-Will Employee in a Safety Sensitive Position Without Violating Public Policy, Which Protects the Employee’s Privacy Interest – Hennessey v. Coastal Eagle Point Oil Company, 129 N.J. 81, 609 A. 2d 11 (1992), 24 Seton Hall L. Rev. 483.