Henry F. Furst, Esq.

Henry F. FurstHenry F. Furst is the founding partner of Furst & Lurie.  Trained and mentored by the legendary, Raymond A. Brown, Esq., and with over 35 years of experience handling litigation matters, he has a reputation as one of New Jersey’s top litigators.

Henry has been involved in many of the well-known cases in the last 35 years.  He cut his litigation teeth in the well-known Dr. X case (State v. Jascalevich), fought for his client in the ABSCAM trials (the basis of an award winning movie), and represented an employee in the Ciba-Geigy environmental matter related to a cancer cluster in Toms River, New Jersey.  He has brought over 100 appeals in various courts, and been involved in countless others.  His determination to have dignity and honesty in the consumer world has even lead to one of the most important Consumer Fraud matters decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court, Furst v. Einstein Moomjy.

Henry has spent nearly his entire life in Northern New Jersey.  A South Orange native, he received his Bachelors from Princeton University.  Upon graduation, he went to work for the State as an Assistant to Governor Brendon Byrne.  Henry then attended Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey where he was an editor then Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Journal of Computers and the Law, now the Rutgers Journal of Technology.  After graduation, Henry worked for the firm of Brown, Brown and Vogelman which later changed its name to Brown, Brown and Furst.  Henry left Brown, Brown and Furst and practiced on his own for many years, occasionally with a single partner including Sen. Robert Menendez.  In 2009, Henry brought Joshua M. Lurie on as an associate.  In 2012, he made Mr. Lurie his partner and Furst & Lurie was formed.


Princeton University – A.B (1974)
Rutgers Law School – JD (1977)


New Jersey (1977)
United States District of New Jersey (1977)
United States Tax Court (1979)
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1993)
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1980)
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1980)
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1981)
United States Supreme Court (1982)

Awards and Recognitions:

Super Lawyers (2010-2013)
New Jersey Monthly’s Top Attorneys in New Jersey (2010-2013)
Inside New Jersey’s Top Legal Minds (2012-2013)
National Law Journal’s Top Lawyers of New Jersey (2012)
National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013)

Representative Published Opinions:

United States v. Cryan, 490 F.Supp. 1234 (D.N.J. 1980);
State v. Glen & Mohawk Milk Ass’n, 451 N.Y.S. 2d 625 (Sup. Ct. 1982);
Errichetti v. Merlino, 188 N.J. Super. 309 (Law Div. 1982);
State v. Gregorio, 186 N.J.Super. 138 (Law Div. 1982);
Gallagher v. Irvington, 184 N.J.Super. 225 (Law Div.1982);
United States v. Smith, 580 F.Supp. 1418 (D.N.J. 1984)
Marsellis-Warner Corp. v. Rabens, 51 F. Supp.2d. 508 (D.N.J. 1999).
In Re Farber, 78 N.J. 259 (1978);
United States v. David Friedland, 660 F.2d 919 (3d Cir 1981);
Application of Jascalevich, 169 N.J.Super 392 (App. Div. 1979);
In Re Jascalevich, 182 N.J.Super 455 (App. Div. 1981);
State v. Ciba-Geigy Corp., 240 N.J.Super 511 (App. Div. 1990);
Kinoy v. Mitchell, 851 F.2d 591 (2d Cir. 1988);
United States v. Nunez, 64 F.3d 11 (1st Cir. 1995);
United States v. Soldevilla-Lopez, 17 F.3d 480 (1st Cir. 1994);
Zarinsky v. Bernoskie,  344 N.J.Super. 160 (App. Div. 2001);
United States v. Cryan, 636 F.2d 1211 (3d Cir. 1980);
In Re Avila, 206 N.J. Super. 61 (App. Div. 1985);
United States v. Myers and Erichetti, 635 F.2d 942 (2d Cir. 1980);
United States v. Myers and Erichetti, 692 F.2d 861 (2d Cir. 1980);
United States v. Myers and Erichetti, 692 F.2d 823 (2d Cir. 1980);
In Re Application of National Broadcasting Company, 635 F.2d 945 (2d Cir. 1980);
People v. Ivan Gerhath, M.D., 430 N.Y.S. 2d 368 (App. Div. 1980);
Kramer v. Ciba-Geigy Corp., 371 N.J. Super. 580 (App. Div. 2004);
Masone v. Levine, 382 N.J. Super. 181 (App. Div. 2005)