About Stephen

“An Attorney is your best friend!”

We may not always think this way with regards to the legal profession but if you have any legal matters, whether they require representation in court or not, you want an attorney that’s on your side, that acts as a confident and as a friend. Stephen Severud has a love for the law and his clients that extends beyond the realm of what an attorney normally gets involved with. He sees it as an opportunity to help other people as individuals and he works almost exclusively with individuals rather than large businesses or governmental departments.

A case in point is Stephen’s work with Special Education cases. These make up a small percentage of his overall business but represent a satisfying and rewarding high point from a “helping out” perspective.


How we are different and what that means to you.

In many legal situations your first interaction with an attorney is via his secretary or paralegal and you have to work your way up to the actual attorney. At the Law Office of Stephen N. Severud you have direct access to an attorney. So…

  • You don’t get different answers from different, untrained people in the chain leading up to the attorney.
  • You don’t get people who don’t understand the intricacies of the law.
  • You don’t waste time and you don’t waste money as you worry about the answers changing.



Seton Hall Law School, Juris Doctor
Montclair State University, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude



State of New Jersey
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit



New Jersey State Bar Association
LeTip, Denville Chapter


Professional Experience

McManimon & Scotland, LLC, Roseland, New Jersey
Scarinci & Hollenbeck, LLC, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Hon. Marilyn C. Clark, P.J.S.C. – Passaic County Superior Court, Law Clerk (1989-1990)