Attorney Profiles

Richard S. Haines
Haines & Yost
214 Washington Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753-7566
Communication Center  
Phone: (732) 240-4900
Fax: (732) 240-4830
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Position Areas of Practice

Boston, Massachusetts
1968 1971 Juris Doctor
Gambler, Ohio
1964 1968 Bachelor or Arts
Westtown, Pa.
Graduated 1964


Admissions: Admitted to practice Law Massachusetts 1971
Admitted to practice Law New Jersey 1973
Admitted to practice Law Federal District Court, District of NJ 1973
Admitted to practice Law Third Circuit Court of Appeals 1984
Admitted to practice Law United States Court of Claims 1985
Admitted to practice Law United States Supreme Court 1986

Haines,Schuman and Butz: 1973-1979 Member and partner of the firm.  The firm represented numerous governmental agencies including, but not limited to Little Egg Harbor Township, Stafford Township, Little Egg Harbor Municipal Utilities Authority;

Richard S. Haines, P.A. 1979-1992  Sole Principal of Richard S. Haines, P.A.  The firm has handled numerous litigated matters, both civil and criminal.  The practice has included involvement in Labor Negotiations, employer/employee grievances, litigation involving allegations of wrongful discharge, contract negotiations and litigation, as well as all aspects of commercial and residential real estate.

Special Counsel to Ocean County Utilities Authority as a result of conflicts of Richard Woods.

Labor Counsel for the Ocean County Utilities Authority.

Counsel for the Ocean Township Land Use Board.

Special Trial Qualifications: 1983 Certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Both a Civil and a Criminal Trial Attorney.  Trial Certification is a designation issued by the Supreme Court based upon experience, education and testing.  (There are approximately 79,145 attorneys in the State of New Jersey and 54 are Certified in Both Civil and Criminal trial litigation).

Land Use Qualifications: Represented Dover Township Board of Adjustment for 13 years, attended hundreds of meetings; appearances before Dover Township Planning Board, Berkeley Township Board of Adjustment and Berkeley Township Planning Board; appearances before Lacey Township Planning Board and Lacey Township Board of Adjustment; appearances before Stafford Township Planning Board and Stafford Township Board of Adjustment; appearances before Little Egg Harbor Township Planning Board and Little Egg Harbor Township Committee respecting zoning change; appearances before Seaside Heights Planning Board; appearances before Hamilton Township (Atlantic County) Planning Board; counsel to Lavallette Board of Adjustment; present attorney for the Ocean Township Land Use Board; litigated numerous land use cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division and Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: New Jersey State Ethics Committee 1983-1987, entrusted with the investigation and prosecution of alleged ethics violations against Ocean County Lawyers.  Sat as Chairman of various hearing panels charged with the disposition of ethical violations as well as recommendations with respect to disciplinary disposition.
New Jersey Association for Justice
New Jersey State Bar Association
Ocean County Bar Association
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Manasquan River Golf Club (Immediate Past President)
Toms River Country Club
Haig Point Country Club

REFERENCES: Upon request.

Current Employment Position(s):
Areas Of Practice:
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Business & Commercial Law
Construction Law
Consumer Protection
Elder Law
Eminent Domain
Estate Planning
Land Use
Litigation & Appeals
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Planning & Zoning
Probate & Estate Administration
Products Liability Law
Real Estate Law
Traffic Violations
White Collar Crimes
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1971
New Jersey, 1973
U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1982
Birth Information:
January 10, 1947, Lakewood, New Jersey, United States of America