Stephen R. Knox


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Stephen R. Knox
Stephen R. Knox


"I strive to help clients resolve disputes and other issues expeditiously and economically and in a manner that suits their best interest."

Clients rely on Steve Knox for his experience litigating disputes involving business, employment, environmental, construction or professional malpractice. He is a seasoned trial attorney with significant experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Regulated medical waste, breach of contract, antitrust, employment disputes, environmental claims and cyber-attacks representative of cases that Steve has handled. He often uses his experience as an Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General in the Essex County Prosecutors Office to prepare clients for civil and criminal proceedings. It is this unique blend of experience that has earned Steve recognition as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for the last number of years.

Steve was recently called in by a leading communications company that had been the victim of a cyber security breach. He helped executives respond to government and defense subpoenas and prepared witnesses for testimony at the criminal trial of the hacker. Companies often turn to Steve when they become targets or witnesses in environmental prosecutions or grand jury investigations.

In addition to his litigation practice, clients also call upon Steve for advice concerning contract negotiations involving purchase and sale of goods and other corporate transactions. Steve is also frequently appointed by the courts to mediate cases involving business litigation and commercial disputes.

Outside of his practice, Steve is an active member in the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. He is also affiliated with the Wesleyan Lawyers Association. For more than a decade, Steve has been a member of the Montclair Civil Rights Commission serving as Chairman in 2012 and 2013. The Commission focuses on issues of education, police-community relations and affirmative action in hiring, purchasing and housing. Steve is also a member of the Montclair chapter of the NAACP.


  • Vanalt Elec. Constr., Inc. v. Selco Mfg. Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 546 (Award of Prejudgment Interest) 
  • Vanalt Elec. Constr., Inc. v. Selco Mfg. Corp., 233 Fed. Appx. 105; 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 10881 (3rd Cir. 2007).  (Breach of Warranty) 
  • Vanalt Elec. Constr., Inc. v. Selco Mfg. Corp., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33151. (Amendment of Judgment) 
  • In re Spina, 121 N.J. 378; 580 A.2d 262, 1990 LEXIS 180.  (Professional Ethics) 
  • Sutton v. Lienau, 225 N.J. Super. 293; 542 A.2d 473; 1988 N.J. Super. LEXIS 107.  (Breach of Lease with Option to Purchase)
  • Ryan v. Burlington County, 674 F. Supp. 464; 1987 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10959 (D.N.J. 1987).  (Summary Judgment in Civil Rights Action) 
  • Lucas v. Gulf & Western Industries, 666 F.2d 800; 1981 U.S. App. LEXIS 15573 (3rd Cir. 1981).  (Breach of Real Estate Broker Agreement) 
  • State v. Snow, 77 N.J. 459; 391 A.2d 478; 1978 N.J. LEXIS 230.  (Illegal Gambling) 
  • State v. Barbossa, 75 N.J. 517; 384 A.2d 497; 1978 N.J. LEXIS.  (Embezzlement)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
  • Recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2009, 2012-2019