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Dedicated personal injury attorney with 38 years of experience

Phillip C. Wiskow is the managing partner of Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC. He has 37 years of experience handling cases involving medical malpractice, products liability and personal injury. During his career, Phil has successful litigated more than 15 cases that resulted in settlements or verdicts over a million dollars. 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 Avon by the Sea, N.J. with his wife, Carey, and French bulldog, Hugo. During his free time, he enjoys physical exercise, reading and traveling. In the last five years, he has traveled to Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Switzerland and England. 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 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation at one of our offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown and Roseland New Jersey.

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances

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
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
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, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New Jersey, The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Attorneys