Joel B. Rosen
Cherry Hill Office

457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 600
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

P: 856-488-7785
F: 856-488-7720


Joel B. Rosen, United States Magistrate Judge (Ret.) is senior counsel at Montgomery McCracken. He maintains his mediation practice while serving as an invaluable resource to the firm’s clients by providing them with counseling and strategic advice in the areas of mediation, deposition, litigation, trial, jury and jury selection, and the overall judicial process – all on a complimentary basis.

In addition to counseling the firm’s clients, Joel acts as a mentor to Montgomery McCracken attorneys by advising them on a wide variety of topics including ethics, risk management, and effective pre-trial and trial techniques.

Joel has mediated thousands of cases and presided over numerous civil jury and bench trials, and criminal misdemeanor trials throughout his 20 year judicial career. He has served as a Special Master in both state and federal courts in matters involving mass torts, environmental issues, insurance coverage disputes, as well as a variety of class actions. He has a broad knowledge of criminal process and procedure in both the federal and state venues.

Joel served as an assistant United States attorney and was the Attorney-in-Charge of the United States Attorney’s Office in Camden, New Jersey. 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. Joel is also a former deputy attorney general in the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice where he was chief of the Special Prosecutions Section. Prior to his judicial career and serving as a deputy attorney general, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mitchell H. Cohen, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • Former member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the U.S. 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
  • Former Chairman of the Disciplinary Oversight Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
  • Former member of the Committee on Minority Concerns of the New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Former Chair of the U.S. Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the U.S. District Court, Camden vicinage; Chair of the U.S. Magistrate Judge Reappointment Panel for the U.S. District Court, Camden, NJ, September 2018
  • Former president of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association
  • While a judge, Joel 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 & 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

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Academic Achievements

Joel 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.