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Daniel T. Paxton
 

Daniel T. Paxton

Associate West Orange, NJ  

Dan Paxton is a litigator focusing on complex civil litigation including business disputes, restrictive covenants, contract issues, and trade secret protection. He believes in providing value to clients by thinking creatively and working efficiently to resolve cases.


An active member of CSG’s Cannabis Law Group, Dan regularly contributes to the firm’s CannaBiz Law Blog – a resource exploring regulatory developments and investment opportunities related to the legalization of cannabis in New Jersey.

Prior to joining the firm, Dan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Menelaos W. Toskos, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part. While clerking, Dan gained significant experience addressing the wide variety of issues before the Court, including corporate elections, collective bargaining agreements, arbitration awards, will contests, trade name infringement claims, and various foreclosure motions.

Dan received his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal. He won the award for Best Oral Advocate in Appellate Advocacy and earned the Edward D. Benattar Trial Advocacy Scholarship. Dan also participated in the Eugene Gressman Moot Court Competition and the Academics and Curriculum Committee of the Student Bar Association. In addition, Dan was honored to be selected as the Commencement Speaker for his graduating class.

Before going to law school, Dan was a high school English teacher. During that time, Dan taught students in every grade and at every level, concentrating on writing instruction and providing opportunities for students to think independently. Dan brings this substantial experience to bear in all his work as an attorney.

Education
  • Seton Hall Law School (J.D., 2016)
  • Rutgers College (B.A. in English and Philosophy, 2001)
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
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