Established in Trenton in 1933 by Sidney Stark and joined by his brother Amel in 1939, Stark & Stark practiced primarily commercial and business law. Over the years, the practice expanded to include the needs of individuals requiring courtroom expertise. By the early 1980s the firm had 12 attorneys and moved from its original office in the Broad Street Bank building to larger offices on Franklin Corner Road in Lawrenceville. Rapid growth necessitated another move in 1986 to still larger offices in the Princeton Pike Corporate Center, where the firm is today.
The firm’s main office in Princeton is comprised of more than 75 attorneys practicing in over 30 areas of law, including:
- Accident & Personal Injury
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Banking & Financial Services
- Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
- Business & Corporate
- Community Associations
- Construction Litigation
- Corporate Investigation & White Collar
- Criminal & Municipal
- Defective Drugs/Products
- Elder Law
- Insurance Coverage & Liability
- Intellectual Property
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Probate Litigation
- Public Finance
- Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
- Residential Real Estate
- Trusts & Estates
- Workers’ Compensation
The office continues to expand in size and expertise in order to enhance the quality and range of the services it provides in the office. Our attorneys offer a full range of legal services to clients throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
History of Princeton
Princeton is a small city nestled near the center of the state of New Jersey near the Pennsylvania border—halfway between New York City and Philadelphia. The city has a population of approximately 29,000 people and is best known for Princeton University which was established in the area in 1756 and is ranked as the #1 national university in the United States. The town has a rich history steeped in academic excellence in the areas of medical science, social sciences including economics, and engineering. Princeton houses 7 of New Jersey’s historical monuments and also supports a thriving business community including companies and corporations such as the Opinion Research Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Siemens Corporate Research, SRI International, FMC Corporation, Church and Dwight, and Dow Jones.
The Princeton bar association is a voluntary local membership of Princeton-area lawyers serving local residents and business in need of legal services. Stark & Stark includes among its staff members of both the Princeton and Mercer County Bar Associations.
Notable attorneys who attended Princeton prior to law school include:
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States; Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice; Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States; Ralph Nader, environmental activist; Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York; Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator; Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Justice; John Foster Dulles; Allen Dulles, former head of CIA; Secretary of State; Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Justice; Laurence Rockefeller, venture capitalist, business leader, and environmentalist; Mitch Daniels, U.S. Governor; and Robert Mueller, former Director of the FBI.
Courthouse Locations in Princeton:
Princeton Township Municipal Court
The Princeton Municipal Court handle cases related to state traffic law violations, petty disorderly and disorderly persons offenses; and violation of Princeton ordinances.
400 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.