Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP

Gary F. Werner

Florham Park
Office Phone: 973.631.7841
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Construction Liability
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Professional Liability
Gary F. Werner is Schenck Price's Managing Partner. He also Chairs the Firm's Management Committee.

Gary has more than three decades of experience in all types of complex commercial litigation. He has extensive jury trial experience and has litigated in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. Gary also has significant experience in arbitration and has appeared in arbitration forums throughout the United States.

Selected to the 2008 through 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers® * list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of construction / surety law, Gary serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Construction Law Practice Group. His construction practice covers all areas of construction law, from the pre-bid process, to public bidding disputes, to contract negotiation, to construction liens, labor issues and OSHA claims. He counsels clients throughout the construction phase in order to avoid and mitigate claims and to be strategically positioned if litigation or arbitration is required.

Gary’s commercial litigation practice includes partnership disputes, trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation, and franchisor/franchisee litigation as well as sophisticated corporate contractual disputes.

He is also counsel to the boards of several public educational institutions, where his practice involves all aspects of education law, including board governance issues, regulatory law and labor law issues.

Martindale Rating

AV® Martindale-Hubble®


  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Rutgers University, B.A. Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1983
  • United States District Court of New Jersey, 1983

Awards And Honors

  • Recipient, 2021 New Jersey Law Journal Professional Excellence Award, recognition as a mentor*
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in Construction Law (2020- 2022)*
  • Recognized in Chambers USA in 2020 as a leading lawyer in Construction Law, 2020-2021*
  • Included on the list of Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine’s 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 “Top Lawyers” in Construction*
  • AV® rated, the highest rating conferred by Martindale-Hubbell® for legal ability and professional ethics, based upon a peer review of the Bar and the Judiciary*
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® * list, 2008-2022, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine,in the area of Construction Litigation*
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