David S. Lafferty

David S. Lafferty


Telephone: 201.666.8282
Email: dsl@huntingtonbailey.com

David S. Lafferty has over thirty years of broad based experience practicing law. He represents public entities, private businesses and individuals in administrative, litigation and transactional matters. He has experience includes commercial and Chancery litigation, land use, probate, real estate, property tax appeals and commercial transactions.

Mr. Lafferty graduated Villanova University (1988) with a degree in Finance, and Pace University School of Law (1991) where he was an editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review. Following law school, he served as a Judicial Clerk for the Hon. James T. Murphy, J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County. Mr. Lafferty began his private practice handling insurance defense and coverage matters at a small firm in Hackensack, gaining valuable trial experience. Previously, he was a partner in another mid-sized firm in Bergen County prior to joining Huntington Bailey, LLP.

Mr. Lafferty previously served 15 years collectively as a Municipal Court Judge for three municipalities in Bergen County, following his appointment as Municipal Prosecutor and Public Defender in several towns. He was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the District IIA Attorney Ethics Committee, serving as Chair in 2008. He has been received numerous judicial appointments throughout his career including Condemnation Commissioner and Guardianship Attorney.


  • Kelly, Kelly, Marotta & Lafferty, Maywood, New Jersey 2010 – 2016
  • Law Offices of David S. Lafferty, Esq., Hackensack, New Jersey 2004 – 2010
  • Lafferty, Suh & Herlinsky, LLP, Fort Lee, New Jersey 1998 – 2004
  • Breslin & McNerney, Hackensack, New Jersey 1992 – 1998
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. James T. Murphy, J.S.C. Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, 1991-1992


  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, B.S., Finance 1988
  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, J.D. 1991 (Pace Environmental Law Review)


  • New Jersey (State and Federal) 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2014