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Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC
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Phillip C. Wiskow

Dedicated personal injury attorney with 34 years of experience

Phillip C. Wiskow is the managing partner of Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC. He has 34 years of experience handling cases involving medical malpractice, products liability and personal injury. During his career, Phil has successfully litigated more than a dozen cases that resulted in more than $1 million in damages. He has also tried more than 125 jury trials to completion in both the state and federal courts. Phil is licensed in New Jersey and Florida and has tried cases in California and Florida, in addition to New Jersey.

Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court

Phil is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. Less than two percent of all trial attorneys in New Jersey have earned this distinction. Certification involves a rigorous application process that requires lawyers to demonstrate a high level of experience and knowledge in civil law, successful completion of a written examination and recognition by peers as having superb litigation skills and a solid reputation for professionalism and ethics.

A lawyer respected by his peers

Since 2009, Phil has been repeatedly chosen to the Super Lawyers' list — an honor bestowed on less than five percent of all attorneys. In 2014 and 2018, he was selected to the Super Lawyers' Blue Ribbon Panel that helped select the state's Super Lawyers. In 2009, the New Jersey Association for Justice — the largest group of trial attorneys in the state — asked Phil to argue an important case before the New Jersey Supreme Court. This was his second appearance before the Supreme Court in 2009. In 2011, the National Trial Lawyers Association selected him as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New Jersey. In 2013, Phil successfully argued his third case before the NJ Supreme Court and made "new law" in the area of ski safety. In 2016, Phil Wiskow broke a 65 year old firm record by settling thirteen (13) cases for over $200,000.00. In the last five years, he has resolved over 50 cases for at least $200,000.00. This year, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorney’s named him one of the Top 10 Trial Attorneys In New Jersey.

New Jersey native

Phil was born in Jersey City and raised in Wharton. He currently resides in Bernardsville with his wife, Carey, and French bulldog, Hugo. During his free time, he enjoys physical exercise, reading and traveling. In the last three years, he has traveled to Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. He also enjoys most sports — especially fantasy baseball and football — and is always ready to cheer on his favorite teams, the Mets and the Jets.

Consult a certified civil trial lawyer

For zealous litigation representation in your personal injury case, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 973.366.3900 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation at one of our offices in Elmwood Park, Dover, Mendham and Newton, New Jersey.

Bar admissions

  • Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1986
  • NJ Supreme Court, 1999


Professional affiliations


Awards and recognition

  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorney’s Top 10 Trial Attorney in N.J.
  • Super Lawyer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New Jersey, The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Attorneys


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Super Lawyers

Phillip C. Wiskow was selected to the Super Lawyers' list, as a Plaintiff' s personal injury attorney, in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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New Jersey Supreme Court

The New Jersey Supreme Court, through recommendation by its Board of Attorney Certification, has repeatedly recognized Phillip C. Wiskow as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney because he has been a member in good standing of the Bar for at least five (5) years; he has taken a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the last three (3) years; he has demonstrated substantial involvement in the preparation of litigated matters; he has demonstrated an unblemished reputation after submitting a list of attorneys and judges who attested to his character and ability and he has passed a written examination covering multiple aspects of the practice of civil law.

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