Starr Gern Welcomes Shelley L. Stangler

June, 2022

Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C., is pleased to announce that Shelley L. Stangler has joined the firm as Of Counsel.

Prior to joining the firm, Shelley practiced in her own firm, Shelley L. Stangler P.C., with offices in Springfield, New Jersey and New York City.  She focuses her practice in civil rights, personal injury, public entity liability, special education and employment discrimination matters.  She is committed to holding the government accountable for misconduct, and is intimately familiar with the law concerning police, corrections, and school misconduct.  She has won appeals before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning lower court rulings in significant jail suicide and special education cases. She is an accomplished trial attorney, having tried multiple premises liability, motor vehicle and civil rights cases before juries.  She has handled several significant excessive force and unlawful prison condition cases.  

Shelley sits on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), the leading trial lawyer’s bar association.  She has been a guest lecturer at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)  on police misconduct cases, at NJAJ on discovery, and has spoken about special education issues for service providers.  She currently chairs the education and civil rights committees for NJAJ. She is a past president of Woman Lawyers in Union County and she also serves as a trustee of the Springfield Public Library. 

A summa cum laude graduate of Boston University, Shelley earned a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting, film and journalism. She graduated in the top 25% of her class from Brooklyn Law School, where she participated in the Moot Court Society.

In addition to being admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York state courts, Shelley is admitted to practice before the following federal courts: United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.