Robert F. Renaud Esq.

Robert F. Renaud Esq.

Partner/Civil Attorney
Cranford, New Jersey

Since 1974, Robert F. Renaud has devoted himself to helping individuals, businesses and local governments identify, avoid and solve legal problems. For many years he has been Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, an honor achieved by fewer than five percent of the lawyers in the State. He has a proven record of success in major trials and appeals on a variety of important issues, including employment and Civil Rights cases, claims against public employees and public entities, insurance and personal injury claims, estate business, and real estate litigation and tax appeals. He has lectured extensively on issues involving personal injury, civil rights, employment and tort claims by and against public entities and public employees.

Mr. Renaud regularly appears in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate level and before administrative agencies. He is known for representing clients zealously and aggressively and for his knowledge of the law, procedure and the court system.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Municipal Liability
  • Property (Ad Valorem) Taxes
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Estate Litigation and Administration
  • State & Municipal Contracts
  • Insurance Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Tax Litigation
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Municipal Employment
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. cum laude - 1974
  • Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Social Studies


  • OPRA for Litigators, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2005
  • Tort Claims Update: Title 59 and Sec. 1983, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2005
  • Liability of Local and State Governments, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • Municipal Tort Liability in New Jersey, Rutgers University/N.J. Institute of Local Government Attorneys, 2007 - 2009
  • Litigating State and Local Government Liability, New Jersey Attorney General, 2007
  • Local Government Liability in New Jersey, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2010 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Diplomate in New Jersey Local Government Law
  • Fred G. Stickel Award, New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, 2007
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Trustee and Officer
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Local Government Law Section, Director and Past Chairman
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Certified Trial Attorneys Section, Member
  • Union County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • New Jersey Legislature, Legislative Aide, 1974 - 1975