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Cleary Reid LLC is a father and daughter legal team that was founded in 1976. Patricia Reid the daughter joined the firm in 2007. The combination of James' 40 years’ experience and Patricia Reid’s fresh look on the practice of law makes for a unique law firm. Choose years of experienced along with creating the solution to help you resolve all your legal issues.

Patricia Reid joined her father 2007 and since then she has worked side by side with her father. Growing up Patricia

has watched and admired the zeal in which her father fought for

his clients.


While James was Rutherford’s Municipal Court Judge, Patricia listened to his ruling and commended his knowledge of the law. With their collective experience and expertise, you are sure to benefit from

their services.


Patricia is committed to continue her father’s work of providing quality legal services to help people.

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James founded James H. Cleary, P.A. in 1978. Prior to which he was an associate in a boutique law firm in New Jersey, while being a clerk to Judges Huot, Lester and Smith. James has served the community of Rutherford for more than 30 years ago, since moving there. He has counseled the residents of New Jersey for over 40 years.


Along with being a trustworthy Attorney, and judge, James was also a firefighter with Rutherford’s Volunteer Firefighter Truck 1, President of the Rutherford Red Cross Chapter and was elected Rutherford’s councilman for two terms.


Currently, James is on the board of directors for the Kip Center, and Rutherford’s Lion’s Club, where he was president. He also served at Rutherford’s Municipal Court Judge for 3 years.


James is a resident of New Jersey, he has 4 children and 10 grandchildren. James loves spending time with his grandchildren and family when he's not working.


No matter the size of the case whether big or small, you can count on James and his team to be dedicated to providing you with quality services. On several occasions, James has fought for his clients all the way to the Supreme Court.

Experience Legal services

We know that all you need are different, rely on us to work closely with you to understand your need and provide you with

individual solutions.

Choose a team that will help you resolve your legal issues with integrity, personal attention,

and compassion.



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