John J. Petriello

New Jersey

Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza
60 Park Place
Suite 1016
Newark, NJ 07102

Tel: 973-854-6700


Mr. Petriello emphasizes construction law in his practice. Mr. Petriello has represented suppliers and subcontractors in numerous claims against contractors, owners, public entities, and surety companies on numerous claims arising from construction disputes. He is an associated counsel with National Lien and Bond Claim Systems, a national network of claimant’s construction lawyers.

He has lectured on mechanic’s liens, construction liens, and bond claims. He has represented claimants on Federal projects for Miller Act claims. He has defended prevailing wage claims for public projects in New York and New Jersey. He has appeared for claimants and respondents in construction arbitrations conducted by the American Arbitration Association. He has represented claimants on residential and commercial projects made under the New Jersey Construction Lien Law, the New Jersey Municipal Lien Law, and the New York Mechanic’s Lien Law.

He is a member of the Bar of the State of New Jersey and of the State of New York, as well as being admitted in the United States District Court for the State of New Jersey, and Southern and Eastern Districts of the State of New York. He has handled matters at both the trial and appellate levels in these courts.

Mr. Petriello is a graduate of Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at Rutgers School of Law, Camden, New Jersey.

Some firms in New Jersey only concentrate on construction law, but at Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law, we offer comprehensive legal representation. With our knowledge of land use laws, insurance laws, real estate law, and commercial litigation, our firm is capable of handling any type of construction law dispute in Newark, New Jersey. No construction law matter is too small or complex for us.

We provide representation for contract disputes, collection of amounts due, and litigation representation for other issues in state and federal courts in New Jersey. We represent builders, developers, subcontractors, contractors, and owners. Our firm has more than 60 years of legal experience, so we understand the nuts and bolts of the construction process.

Founded in 1955, our firm has grown in diversity of practice areas and accumulated experience to become one of the premier mid-sized law firms in the New Jersey metropolitan area. We are a full-service law firm with offices in Newark, New Jersey. Our clients have included individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, publicly traded companies, and government agencies.

Our attorneys have been sought out to lecture to industry groups. This not only proves our extensive experience but also allows us to provide our unique legal insight in various areas of law to other attorneys, colleagues, and other interested members of our legal community. We are active members of the state and local bar associations and industry groups that serve the needs of our clients.