Barrett Lazar, LLC
145 West Passaic Street
Maywood, NJ 07607
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Virginia M. Barrett

Virginia M. Barrett

Maywood, New Jersey
888-351-7126 (Toll Free)

Ms. Barrett graduated cum laude in 1975 from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1978 and was business editor of the school's law journal. Ms. Barrett initially worked as an associate in a law firm in Illinois before returning to New Jersey, focusing her practice in civil defense litigation with a specialization in product liability. Ms. Barrett has a vast amount of experience at trial, in both the New Jersey State and Federal Courts. Her trials have ranged from bench trials on coverage issues to jury trials, general auto negligence, product liability, civil rights, employment discrimination, construction suits and wrongful death actions. She has participated in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) through arbitration and mediation, particularly in LAD product liability cases. Ms. Barrett has a unique specialty in agricultural litigation, with an emphasis on equine and farming matters.

In addition to being a member of the New Jersey State Bar, Ms. Barrett is a member of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Illinois Federal District Court, 7th Circuit. Ms. Barrett is also a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association, the New Jersey Defense Association and the Defense Research Institute. She has been an approved arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association since 1985 and has lectured for New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).

Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Construction Disputes
  • Auto Negligence

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
    • B.A. in Political Science cum laude - 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute

With offices in New York and New Jersey, Barrett Lazar, LLC serves clients throughout New Jersey including the cities of Maywood, Hackensack, New Brunswick, Newark, Elizabeth, Trenton, Forest Hills, Camden and the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Middlesex, Passaic, Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson, Somerset, Hunterdon, Ocean, Monmouth, and Atlantic. We also serve the following New York cities, boroughs and counties: New York City, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Rockland, Ulster, Rochester, Westchester County and Rockland County.