Joel B. Rosen

Liberty View
457 Haddonfield Road, Suite 600
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone:  856-488-7785
Fax:  856-488-7720
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Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, White Collar and Government Investigations, Commercial Litigation, Construction
Admitted to Practice:
New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Cherry Hill, NJ
Law School:
Rutgers University School of Law
Undergraduate School:
Colgate University

Joel B. Rosen, United States Magistrate Judge (Ret.), is a partner with Montgomery McCracken and concentrates his practice in alternative dispute resolution, as well as white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and commercial litigation matters.

Serving as a United States magistrate judge from 1987 to 2006, Rosen has mediated thousands of cases, and presided over numerous civil jury and bench trials and criminal misdemeanor trials. He has negotiated multimillion dollar settlements and resolved all manner of complex cases and class actions in the areas of employment law, commercial law, environmental law, intellectual property, antitrust, admiralty, civil rights, construction law and torts. Mr. Rosen has also served as a Special Master in both state and federal courts.

Rosen has a broad knowledge of criminal process and procedure in both the federal and state venues. He served as an assistant United States attorney and was the attorney-in-charge of the United States Attorney's Office in Camden, N.J. During his tenure, he received several commendations from the Department of Justice for his efforts in connection with prosecutions involving organized crime and political corruption. He is also a former deputy attorney general in the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice where he was chief of the Special Prosecutions Section. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mitchell H. Cohen, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.

Recent Publications

Recent Speaking Engagements 

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Former adjunct faculty member of Rutgers School of Law, Camden, where he has taught class actions and complex litigation
  • Taught constitutional principles at Rutgers University, Camden and has lectured at numerous continuing legal education programs
  • Member of the Disciplinary Oversight Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Former member of the Committee on Minority Concerns of the New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Served as the chair of the U.S Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the U.S. District Court, Camden vicinage
  • Served as president of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association
  • While a judge, Rosen served on the United States Judicial Conference Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction, as well as the Federal Judicial Center Committee on Magistrate Judge Education

Honors and Awards

  • Named as a 2014 "Best Individual Mediator" by New Jersey Law Journal 
  • Named as a 2014 "Top Attorney" by SJ Magazine 
  • 2008 recipient of the Honorable John F. Gerry Award
  • Recipient of many distinguished service awards, including the Hon. Joseph M. Nardi, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, conferred by Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 2004 and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Champions for Social Justice and Equality Award, conferred by the Black Law Students Association of Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 1999

Academic Achievements

Rosen received his J.D. degree with honors in 1973 from Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, where he was managing editor of the Law Journal. He received a B.A. degree from Colgate University in 1969.