Janine G. Bauer, Esq.

Janine G. Bauer, Esq. is a partner at the law firm of Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, P.C., where she has represented individuals, private corporations, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and public entities in a wide range of matters— environmental problems and cleanup, smart development, land use and redevelopment issues, all modes of surface transportation (vehicular, bus, rail, bicycle, pedestrian) including personal injury (Tort Claims Act, FELA), shipping and marine commerce, interstate commerce clause actions against regulatory bodies, insurance coverage disputes, and other types of environmental, land use and transportation litigation and advice.  Janine’s cases range from representing companies saddled with contaminated properties that need help making responsible parties pay for cleanup, the family of a motorcyclist killed during a negligently signed highway construction project, a stevedoring company in Brooklyn NY seeking fairer treatment from a port authority, to representing Philadelphia City Council members in resolving a conflict between the Schuylkill River Bicycle Trail and CSX’s active freight railroad.

Prior to joining the firm for the second time in 2008, Janine had a solo practice based in New York and Philadelphia from 2003 to 2007.  Janine Bauer also served as a trial lawyer in the position of Assistant County Prosecutor in Mercer County, New Jersey (1991-93). She was the Executive Director of the nonprofit Tri-State Transportation Campaign in New York, New York (1993-2003), where she worked to implement a more seamless, economically efficient and environmentally-friendly transportation network in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.  During her tenure, the region  planned and built more infrastructure projects that carry more travelers efficiently, increased transit options and use, and implemented congestion pricing on some corridors as a means to reduce peak hour traffic while funding maintenance.Janine Bauer was asked to testify several times before Congress, as well as before various state and local legislative committees on matters involving environmental protection or transportation efficiency.  Janine Bauer is a registered lobbyist and is available for consultant on legislative bills.

Janine Bauer also serves her community in many ways.  In May 2009, she was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees in South Orange Village, New Jersey, where she currently chairs the municipality’s Public Works Committee and is a member of the Finance and Legal/Personnel Committees.  She is a liaison to the Transportation Advisory Committee and the Parking Authority.

As a lifelong community steward for the environment and historic places and structures, Janine was appointed to several municipal committees before serving as a elected official (Trustee).  She led the Environmental Commission to finish the Natural Resources Inventory in 2005, and as a member of the Planning Board from 2000 to 2006, helped write sections of South Orange’s municipal Master Plan, including the recreation and open space element, and the bicycle and pedestrian component.  As chair of the River Greenway committee, Janine was directly responsible for securing over $1.2 million in federal transportation funds from Congress through Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. and Rep. Donald Payne (pictured above, R to L) for this initiative, and is now coordinating the advisory group on construction of the bicycle path and river restoration project.

Janine Bauer currently lives in South Orange, NJ with her husband Ed Lloyd and two children.  In her spare time she helps out with the South Orange Democratic Committee as secretary, and gardens, reads and bicycles (when she’s not driving around the teenagers).

State Bar Admissions

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida

Federal Court

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Appointed to Federal Highway Administration’s National Review Panel for Environmental Streamlining, 2001
  • Appointed to Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA Roundtable, 2002-2004
  • NJDOT’s Truck Highway Task Force, 2003-2004
  • NJDOT Congestion Buster Task Force, 1999
  • Rahway River Greenway and Bike Trail Implementation Committee, chair since 2005
  • Trenton Roebling Community Development Committee, past president
  • Transportation Advisory Group, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
  • MOVE NY/ NYC Economic Development Corporation, 1999 – 2003
  • South Orange Historical Preservation Society
  • Passage Theatre, Trenton, NJ, past president
  • Transportation Research Forum, New York Chapter
  • American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, The Florida Bar

Education:

  • Rutgers School of Law – Camden, Camden, New Jersey, J.D., with Honors (Law Review editor, Dean’s List)
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, B.A., Dean’s List


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