Douglas J. Steinhardt

Douglas J. Steinhardt


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  • Gettysburg College
  • Widener University School of Law

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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Doug Steinhardt is a named partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor. He is a highly successful and experienced litigator with a strong record of favorable verdicts and positive settlements. Doug handles a variety of matters including land use, litigation, commercial transactions, labor and employment, and family law.

He serves as outside counsel to many large and small corporations and as defense counsel to various insurance companies and joint insurance funds. With nearly 30 years of family law experience, Doug represents individual clients in divorce, custody, and related matters. He serves as Sussex County Counsel and general counsel to Warren County Community College and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. He also serves as New Jersey general counsel to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, labor counsel for Sussex and Warren Counties, and special counsel to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. For four years, he was the Warren County Adjuster, prosecuting involuntary civil commitments for Warren County residents. For almost a decade, Doug served as corporate general counsel to DARE NJ (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) furthering his commitment to bringing drug and violence avoidance curricula to New Jersey schools. Doug previously served as general counsel to the New Jersey Republican State Committee.

Doug is also the New Jersey State Senator representing the state’s 23rd legislative district and Chairman of the Warren County Republican Committee. He is the former Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee and Mayor of Lopatcong Township.

His legal career began as a law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division before joining his father, Joseph W. Steinhardt, Esq., in their Belvidere, New Jersey law practice. In 2005, he helped form Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, LLC, which is recognized by the NJ Business and Industry Association as one of the top law firms in the state.

Doug has a strong commitment to non-profit and charitable causes. He is the Co-Chairman of the Warren County Addiction Awareness Task Force and Warren County Mental Health Task Force. He was a member of the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, where he also served as an associate general counsel. He is a former member of the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Doug is a certified Red Cross volunteer. He served on the Executive Board of Directors of the Central New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is himself an Eagle Scout.

In October 2010, Doug was appointed by Dean Linda Ammons to the National Advisory Council of Widener University School of Law before being appointed to its Board of Overseers. Widener University awarded Doug an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in May 2013, when he delivered the commencement address at his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania alma mater. Doug previously served on the NJ Hall of Fame Advisory Commission, which oversees the NJ Hall of Fame. He has received numerous awards for his charitable work including Mayor of the Year by the DARE NJ Board of Directors. He received the “Future of New Jersey Award” for “providing leadership to ensure New Jersey children lead drug and violence-free lifestyles.” In August 2015, Doug was selected into the Warren County Hall of Fame in recognition of his business, political, and community leadership.

Doug received a BA in History from Gettysburg College, where he was also a four-year member of the Gettysburg NCAA Division III football team. At Widener University Law School, Doug was a member and associate editor of the Law Review.

He is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Federal Bar Associations and a former Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Doug and his wife Trudy were married in Belvidere, NJ in 1996 and live in Lopatcong Township with their two children.

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