Meet Our Team

Christopher Gargano

As a personal injury attorney, Mr. Gargano has dedicated his entire legal career to protecting the rights of injured persons and helping them obtain the largest financial recovery possible for their injuries. He has been an advocate for injured victims since 1988.

He is committed to fighting for the rights of injured victims and holding liable the negligent parties accountable for their actions. He does this by offering his injury, worker’s compensation and disability clients the best legal representation available and aggressively pursuing their claim to obtain the best result possible for each case. Mr. Gargano established his law firm with these objectives in mind and has built a legal team and staff that have the tools, experience, talent, dedication, and resources to get the job done right.

It is Mr. Gargano’s belief that every person who is injured because of another party’s negligence has a right to financial compensation so that he or she can recover from their injuries, pay their medical bills, and get on with their lives.


While working for a medium-sized Jersey City firm after graduating from law school, many personal injury clients wanted his representation, so he and his former longtime partner Raymond Coughlin founded the Law Offices of Coughlin and Gargano, P.C. to provide clients with the kind of legal representation and client service that they deserved and needed. In 2003, he succeeded that law firm which became the Law Office of Christopher P. Gargano, P.C. at which time his longtime partner Raymond Coughlin became “of counsel” to the successor law firm. 

Mr. Gargano has represented thousands of injury clients in personal injury, worker’s compensation and Social Security disability cases including truck accidents, car accidents, wrongful death cases, dog bite cases, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, train accidents, uninsured motorist, underinsured motorist, uninsured employers and products liability cases. He has also lectured to other attorneys in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation and in the areas of social media in the Courtroom.

Mr. Gargano’s clients come from all over New Jersey, including Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne, Union City, Weehawken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Kearny, Newark, Union County, Passaic County, Middlesex County, Bergen County, Monmouth County, Morris County.

Mr. Gargano is a 1981 graduate of Fordham University’s Bronx NY campus where he received a B.S. degree in Finance. He received his J.D. from New England Law Boston in 1985.

He is licensed to practice in New Jersey (since 1986), and New York (since 1993) at both the State and Federal levels, and is a member of the New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ) since 1992, the American Association of Justice (AAJ) since 1986, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), the Workers Injury Litigation Group (WILG), the Hudson County Bar Association.

James W. Taylor, Jr.

Luis J. Amaro, Jr.

General Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Personal Injury – General Rising Stars 2009-2012

James W. Taylor, Jr. has been practicing law in the State of New Jersey for over twenty years.  After graduating from American University and George Mason Law School, Mr. Taylor began his career working for defense firms representing major insurance companies.

Mr. Taylor opened his law office in Jersey City in 1995.  The Firm has been providing superior legal services to New Jersey residents ever since.

James Taylor’s key areas of practice include worker’s compensation, medical malpractice, personal injury, family law, medical collections, and municipal court.

James Taylor is of Counsel

General Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Personal Injury – General Rising Stars 2009-2012

Luis J. Amaro is of Counsel

Craig E. Hoogstra

Family, General Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Personal Injury

Craig Hoogstra has been licensed for over 40 years.

Craig Hoogstra is of Counsel