Bar Admissions

  • State of New Jersey (2002)
  • New York State (2012)
  • District of Columbia (2010)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2002)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2012)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2012)
  • United States Court of Appeals For The Third Circuit (2018)
  • Supreme Court of the United States (2009)


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2002
  • B.S. with Honors, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1998
  • Criminology Certificate, Rutgers College, 1998

Teaching Positions

  • Adjunct Instructor, Fairleigh Dickinson University Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

Honors and Awards

  • Equal Justice Medal recipient (2014)
  • Listing as a Rising Star in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine (2008-2010, 2012 & 2016) *

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Volunteer Attorney, Central Jersey Legal Services

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Surplus Lines Insurance Ethics (2015)
  • Responsibility of the Surplus Lines Broker – A Practical Guide to the Legal Impact of Super Storm Sandy (2013)
  • Investigating and Defending Brain Injury Claims, Seminar at Lloyd’s, London (2012)
  • Recent Developments in New Jersey Liability and Insurance Law, N.J. Surplus Lines Association Seminar (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014)
  • Errors & Omissions Prevention for Surplus Lines Agents, N.J. Surplus Lines Association Seminar (2009)
  • Editor/Article Contributor, The Insurable Interest (Since 2008)
  • Trying to Fit an Oval Shaped Island into a Square Constitution: Arguments for Puerto Rican Statehood, 29 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1681 (2002).

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Jose handled our needs quickly and efficiently, with an eye for detail. His calm demeanor and professionalism were evident from start to finish. I have full confidence in Jose and his staff and intend to utilize Powell & Román for any and all future endeavors. I would, and will, recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal services.

Drew E.

Professional, pleasant, supportive giving clarity to the issues which were pertinent.


Jose D. Roman is an experienced trial attorney who concentrates in the areas of premises, professional, and public entity liability, as well as insurance coverage litigation. He actively practices in New Jersey and New York state, federal and appeals courts. Mr. Roman was listed in the Rising Stars section of New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.*

Mr. Roman previously served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Amy P. Chambers, P.J.S.C. (ret.). Mr. Roman continues to devote time to public service. He represents clients who cannot afford an attorney through referrals from Central Jersey Legal Services. He has been recognized for his commitment to public service and was awarded the Equal Justice Medal in 2014 by Legal Services of New Jersey. He has also served as an Adjunct Instructor of Civil Litigation at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Paralegal Studies Certificate Program.