Ocean County Law

Ocean County Law

Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C. is a premier, full-service law firm established in 1970. The Firm is committed to excellence in everything we do.

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Largest Law Firm in Ocean County

Verdicts & Settlements

As the largest law firm in Ocean County, Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C. has a long list boasting tens of millions of dollars in settlements and successful outcomes for its clients. Whether it’s personal injury, real estate, corporate, or family law, we have attorneys in all practice areas of the law.

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Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C.

Highest Rating Available

The firm is well respected in New Jersey and throughout the region, which is reflected by our “AV”​ rating, the highest rating available through Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent organization rating attorneys in the United States. Less than 3% of lawyers in the United States are “AV”​ Rated.

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$200,000,000 Corporate Shareholder Dispute Settled

$50,000,000 Multi-Jurisdictional Estate Claim Settled

$10,500,000 Increase in “JUST COMPENSATION”​

$10,000,000 Commercial Real Estate Sale

$9,000,000 Claim Against Major Auto Manufacturer

$4,640,000 Tax Assessment Reduction

$3,825,000 Settlement in Eminent Domain Case

$3,625,000 Settlement in Eminent Domain Case

$2,311,700 Oceanfront Property “JUST COMPENSATION”

$1,907,500 Tax Assessment Reduction

$900,000 Settlement For Head-On Collision

$650,000 Recovery For Head-On Crash In Toms River


$500,000 Verdict for Real Estate Developer

$325,000 Damages Verdict for Broken Hand

$250,000 Recovery for Cut Finger

$176,400 Jury Verdict to Driver with Herniated Disc

$140,000 Settlement in Negligent Security Case

$130,000 Settlement in Slip and Fall Case

$125,000 Recovery for Motor Vehicle Injury

$125,000​ Settlement in Bar Bouncer Assault Case

$100,000 Recovery for Denied Insurance Claim​

Over 50 Years of Wisdom

With More Than 50 Years of Practice, NJ injury attorneys have accumulated tremendous wisdom and the experience to adjust to any situation encountered so the results are delivered consistently.

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Best Lawyers

Best Law Firms in New Jersey

With decades of practice in multiple areas of law, we continue to make headlines.

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We practice every area of the law to accommodate clients who have different needs.

Whether you need a real estate attorney, you believe you were wrongfully terminated, you were injured due to someone’s negligence, or you are filing for divorce, we’ve got the expertise necessary.

We pride ourselves on the caliber of our lawyers.

We carefully select each team member so that clients are assured of exceptional representation.

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“Mr Wegener is the BEST attorney I have ever dealt with! He’s phenomenal! He genuinely cares about each case and every person. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

— Amy L. Faas-Barber

“Ryan Malc, Esq. assisted me in a Personal Inquiry matter. He was very professional and sympathetic during my initial consultation. During the mediation process he talked to me about what to expect and different scenarios. While in the mediation he was professional, composed and stayed firm with our position and got results. I can’t thank you and the firm enough.


Ryan Malc of Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf P.C. is the most thorough and professional attorney I have had the pleasure to deal with. I retained his service to resolve an SBA issue that I was unable to settle with the lending bank, their attorney, or the SBA directly. It was only his determination, persistence, and willingness to go the “extra mile” that finally brought the issue to a conclusion. There were times I felt he took the problems as personally as I did, without that drive I don’t believe the issue would have been settles as well as it did. I highly recommend his service, he is professionally and personally a pleasure to work with.

Chip Town