Mr. Benjamin Choi serves as the Firm’s managing partner. He has a diverse legal practice which includes personal injury cases, complex commercial litigation, real estate transactions, and matters of corporate and business concerns. Mr. Choi is a former Municipal Prosecutor and a former Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board Attorney. He was also an elected official and served as a Councilman for a municipality in Bergen County, NJ. He presently serves as School Board Attorney for a public school district in Bergen County and as Tax Appeal Counsel to several municipalities. Mr. Choi has a very client focused approach to his legal practice and has developed lasting relationships and associations with many of his clients.
Mr. Choi was admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey in 1999. His education consists of:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from Rutgers University,
- Master of Science (MS) in Public Policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers Graduate School-New Brunswick, and
- Juris Doctor (JD) from Rutgers Law School-Newark.
Mr. Choi was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree (LHD) from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he presently serves as a Trustee.
Mr. Choi is a U.S. Army Veteran, having served as an enlisted Legal Specialist in the JAG Corp., as a Stinger Platoon Leader in the Air Defense Artillery, and as Battalion Intelligence Officer in the Infantry. He is an Airborne paratrooper and earned the rank of Captain. He also holds a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He served as the Vice Head of Team and Legal Counsel to the 1999 United States National Tae Kwon Do Team. He also served as Special Counsel and as co-chair to the Juridical Committee to World Tae Kwon Do, the governing organization for Tae Kwon Do in the Olympics.
In 2003, Mr. Choi was appointed by NJ Governor James McGreevey as a Commissioner in the Asian American Commission of New Jersey. In 2006, Mr. Choi Co-chaired NJ Governor Jon Corzine’s transition committee for the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs of New Jersey. In 2008, he was appointed as a board member of New Jersey’s Asian American Foundation. He is a 2003 Leadership New Jersey Alumni and a 2006 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Among his most treasured goals is to teach his two sons to grow up to be good and honorable men.
Mr. Choi speaks Korean and services many Korean companies and Korean speaking clients.