Attorneys at Law

Practicing Law in New Jersey

and New York.

Practice Areas


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC has grown over the past decades to become one of New Jersey and New York’s leading general practice firms. With three senior partners representing decades of experience combined with the experience of our associate attorneys and legal para-professionals, our firm can handle any case, of any size, with the focus necessary to obtain the absolute best legal outcome.

Personal Injury


If you or a loved one has been injured and need a lawyer, you can feel confident when you turn to Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC. Since its conception Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC has been dedicated to helping people in need of legal counsel for personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC has grown over the past decades to become one of New Jersey largest firms specializing in the area of personal injury. Unlike other firms, at Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC you will receive personal in depth contact with an attorney who will give your case the personal focus and attention it deserves.


The attorneys at Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC understand the physical and psychological damage that occurs through the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of another. A personal injury can occur in a number of circumstances: at work, while patronizing a business, in an automobile accident, during medical procedures, or when using a defective product. Contact our experienced legal professionals today for a free consultation to see if you can seek a claim for the damages you have suffered.


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC  handles various types of personal injury claims for clients, including those arising out of:

• Animal & Dog Bites

• Asbestos & Mesothelioma

• Automobile Accidents

• Aviation Accidents

• Bicycle Accidents

• Boating Accidents

• Brain Injury

• Burn Injuries

• Construction Worker Accidents

• Elder Abuse

• Injuries to Minors and Children

• Medical Malpractice

• Motorcycle Accidents

• Nursing Home Negligence

• Pedestrian Accidents

• Premises Liability

• Products Liability

• Spinal Cord Injuries

• Trucking Accidents

• Workers' Compensation

• Wrongful Death

You may have a personal injury case if you can demonstrate both that someone is legally responsible for your injuries and that the damages you claim reflect the extent of your injury or loss. Successful claimants can receive compensatory damages, which can include compensation for:


• medical care and related expenses

• lost wages or earning impairment related to the injury

• permanent physical disability or disfigurement

• pain and suffering

• emotional harm, such as stress, embarrassment, or depression

• damaged property


A claimant has a number of options for resolving a personal injury claim. The claim can be filed in civil court in order to establish the liability of the other party through court judgment. Alternatively, the claim can be resolved before a lawsuit is even filed, through an informal settlement.


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC experienced personal injury attorneys can help you determine which path is right for you. We can evaluate your case and determine the various legal dimensions of your claim. We will help you face insurance companies, hospital personnel, and law enforcement authorities in injury-related matters. Our ultimate objective is to help you recover your medical bills and other expenses, so that your life can return to normal as quickly as possible.


Workers Compensation


Since its conception Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC has been dedicated to helping people in need of legal counsel for personal injury and workers compensation cases. Whether you need help with a workers compensation claim because you got hurt on a construction site or you aren’t sure of your rights, we are here to help our clients get the justice they deserve.


Workers compensation coverage is available for anyone who has sustained an on the job injury. If you have been hurt at work, you may be entitled to “workers comp”  benefits under the current workers compensation laws. Don’t underestimate the seriousness of your accident or injury. What might seem like at first a small problem may grow into a life long disability. With so much at stake, it’s critical you contact an experienced workers compensation attorney to secure your rights.


If an employer or insurance company attempts to deny your workers compensations claim, you should take action to defend your legal rights. The law firm of Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC believes in your right to job injury benefits, and will diligently peruse your workers' compensation claim. We routinely litigate workers compensation claims involving the following scenarios, and more:


• medical treatment

• disability claims

• Permanency Awards

• construction site accident

• slip and fall

• carpal tunnel syndrome


We also handle lawsuits involving wrongful death resulting from workplace accidents.


When an employee gets injured, the insurance company's attorneys will go to work to deny or minimize your claim. The attorney’s of Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC will closely work with you to fight for your right to be compensated.  For more information contact Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC today for a free consultation and review of your case.



Governmental/Public Law/Land Use


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC provides quality legal advice and serves as general counsel to numerous governmental subdivisions in the State of New Jersey including municipalities, housing authorities, school boards, zoning/planning boards,  joint insurance funds, and regional authorities. Our approach to and variety of experience in representing the public sector allows us to provide our clients with a comprehensive and cost effective services across the wide variety of legal issues that a governmental entity must address.


Also, we serve as special litigation counsel to many local boards and municipalities; working closely with their attorneys to appear before the administrative, state, and federal courts in New Jersey to address matters impacting public entities.


Related areas of focus include:


General Government Body Representation


Our attorneys perform the full range of services that are required in serving as counsel for a public entity. Having served as general counsel for several municipalities and other governmental entities, the firm relies upon its vast experience in providing not only quality legal advice, but strategic long term planning in all aspects of local government, including: ordinance drafting, zoning and land use regulation, property tax issues,  public employment matters, litigation, public contracting/bidding, construction, utilities, and compliance with the Open Public Records Act and Open Public meeting laws.


Public Employment/Labor Law


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC  represents public employers/management in all aspects of labor and employment law.  They stand ready and available to its public sector clients to advise on the day-to-day employment and labor issues that arise. Such issues include the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New Jersey Family Leave Act, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, restrictive covenants.


In the labor arena,  Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC works closely with its public sector clients serving as general labor counsel in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations and provides advice on seniority, hiring, compensation and disciplinary issues.


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC  provides formidable labor/employment litigation services representing its public sector clients in matters involving discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, whistle blower claims, claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and unfair practice charges before the Federal and State Courts, administrative agencies, National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Commissions.


Zoning & Land Use


We know the challenges faced by local land use boards and understand how to represent these entities in a clear, unambiguous manner so their decisions may be properly administered . Our attorneys assist local boards in navigating and understanding state and local environmental , zoning and development regulations, affordable housing requirements, development agreements, site planning and assessments for public improvements. Land Use Boards can expect our attorneys to solve a variety of problems related to annexation, conditional use permits, rezoning approvals, financing guarantees, land use variances, redevelopment plans, and residential, commercial, and industrial land approvals. Further, our municipal law attorneys regularly represent local governments in reviewing and drafting the municipal master plan and zoning/land development ordinances and amendments. If you have not fully reviewed your comprehensive master plan, zoning and subdivision ordinances in the past six years, it may be time to do so.


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC also represents the interests of private home owners and developers on their application before local land use boards. Utilizing our vast experience in the area, our attorneys are highly adept in guiding our clients development wants from the architect’s easel through the maze of state and local regulations.




Divorce and family law issues are nearly always emotional and contentious. At Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC, we know how important your legal concerns are to you. We take the time to listen to your needs and determine what options will help you create the future you want and your family needs, not just your immediate future and not just one aspect of your life. We're talking about your entire life, from custody and visitation to financial property settlements and spousal support. We will empower you to make decisions and take decisive action based on every aspect of your life.


Contact our offices to arrange an  initial consultation. We'll take the time necessary to get to know if we're the right fit for each other. You need more than just a lawyer. You need a professional, reputable law firm to guide you through the process and help you land in a comfortable place.


We have extensive experience across a full range of divorce and family law matters, including:


• Divorce litigation

• Divorce trials

• Mediation and collaborative settlements

• Alimony / spousal support

• Out-of-state and international divorce

• Same Sex issues

• Child custody and support

• Hague Convention custody disputes

• Post judgment modifications to parenting time

• Father's rights men's parenting rights

• Property and asset division

• High net worth divorce

• Business asset valuation

• Family-owned businesses

• Inherited property

• Premarital assets

• Premarital agreements

• Retirement asset valuation

• Employee benefits pension valuation

• Other family law issues

• Domestic violence and spousal abuse

• Prenuptial Agreements

• Domestic partnership law

• DYFS matters


Our lawyers represent individuals in divorce, DYFS actions, family mediations/arbitrations, and family law matters throughout New York and New Jersey.


Criminal Law


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC understands that maximizing the potential for a positive outcome for the criminal defense attorney often means presenting an aggressive, knowledgeable defense.  When you hire Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC, you get attorneys who rely on their years of experience as former Manhattan and Bronx District Attorneys and former New Jersey municipal prosecutors who work on every aspect of your case, searching for ways to keep you out of jail, minimize punishments or get charges dismissed.


We represent people in both state and federal courts on charges ranging from street crimes to complex financial crimes, such as:


• Federal crimes, including white collar crimes

• Assault, murder and serious crimes of violence

• Drunk driving and vehicular homicide

• Sex offenses including Internet crimes

• Drug possession, intent to distribute and other drug crimes

• Weapons charges

• Misdemeanor and felony property crimes such as theft and burglary


The criminal process can be multifaceted and bewildering; many individuals have only the most basic understanding of the law and procedures involved in the criminal justice system.  Thus, it is critical to find the right lawyer who can provide comprehensive advice and counsel at each stage of the process so that you are fully aware of your legal rights.  If you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation on suspicion of having committed a crime, contact the experienced team at Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC to discuss your case. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and for your convenience, we offer evening and weekend appointments.





Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC litigates DUI Cases on behalf of clients in courts throughout the metropolitan area. Its attorneys rely on their years of experience as former Manhattan and Bronx District Attorneys and former New Jersey municipal prosecutors to become proven and well-equipped advocates who understand the importance of protecting a client's right to drive.


In New Jersey, a person with a BAC of 0.08% or greater who operates a motor vehicle or a boat is considered to be driving under the influence (DUI or DWI) and strict penalties for anyone refusing a breathalyzer (refusal 39:4-50.2 or 39:4-51) or blood test. Further, charges for DUI/DWI can be brought against a motor vehicle operator who is suspected of being under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs.


Many different things can be used against you in Court if you have been charged with  a DUI and/or is you refused the Breathalyzer test. Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC will provide you with the type of personalized, tireless and skilled representation in DWI / DUI matters that you expect; you will have in your corner a lawyer with the experience, credentials and most importantly, the trial talents that will give you the edge necessary for all stages of defending your rights. We are available to handle your criminal and DWI / DUI case 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and for your convenience, offer evening and weekend appointments.


Civil Litigation


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC our attorneys have a long and honorable history that has been marked by many successes, including management of complex legal matters. We understand the concerns  that come from being sued or bring suit and we are prepared to represent you or your company when you need it most. Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC will stand by you every step of the way for your Commercial, Real Estate or Personal litigation needs.


Business Litigation


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC has experience litigating a variety of commercial and business disputes. We have been building a reputation for results in litigation of all kinds, including legal matters that affect your business. We understand that each business matter is unique. At Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC, we are well equipped to handle the unique needs of our clients. We handle a wide range of business issues including:


• Breach of contract disputes / Anticipated breach of contract

• Lease disputes

• Partnership disputes

• Breach of fiduciary duty

• Employee / employer issues


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC also provides expert business advice in the areas of compliance and employment law. We believe that "an ounce of prevention is equal to a pound of cure." Good legal advice at the right time can prevent expensive business litigation in the future.


Residential and Commercial Real Estate Litigation


Residential and Commercial Real Estate Litigation continue this history of achievement by pursuing results for our clients in matters of residential and commercial real estate litigation. Using years of professional experience, we are well equipped to handle a wide range of real estate matters:


• Title and boundary disputes

• Property purchase agreement disputes

• Breaches of contract

• Easement and access disputes

• Quiet title actions


Contact Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC to schedule a free and confidential consultation about any litigation or business matter .


Real Estate Law


If you are in need of legal resources for real estate transactions or real estate-related litigation services  you will find no better resource than Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC. Our strong reputation has allowed us to become one of the best firms for real estate matters throughout the metropolitan area. Our commitment to quality legal services at cost-effective rates has allowed us to represent all manner of real estate clients, including purchasers, sellers, agents, brokers, developers, lenders, banks, homeowner associations, appraisers and inspectors.


We handle all forms and aspects of real estate transactions and litigation disputes, representing all players in the industry.

Our legal practice includes:


• Residential, commercial, industrial, public use land transactions – all forms of real estate.

• Condominiums, co-ops, conversions and time sharing issues.

• Complex commercial transactions.

• Title searches & insurance.

• Construction defect claims.

• Professional licensing defense.

• Eminent domain, easements and right of way disputes.

• General warranty deeds, special warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds.

• Zoning regulations, development and land use matters.

• Home owners/Condo/Co-Op association regulations and administration.

• Real estate tax regulations – capital gains, 1031 tax deferred exchanges, etc.

• Real estate finance – mortgages, loans, refinancing contracts, foreclosures.

• Litigation and alternative dispute resolution regarding real estate issues.


Whether it involves litigation, liability disputes, licensing hearings or transactional issues, no matter what aspect of real estate law you need assistance with, the legal team of Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC can assist you with personal and effective service.




The economic climate of the United States is particularly difficult right now. If you are struggling with substantial amounts of debt or harassing phone calls from creditors or lenders, you may wonder if you should file for bankruptcy.  The attorneys at Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC will meet with you to discuss the protections that may be available depending on your financial situation. Deciding to file for bankruptcy is never an easy decision to make. However, with our assistance, we want to enable you to make the right decision for your situation.


Benefits of Filing for Bankruptcy:


• Debts like credit card debt will be "discharged," or removed

• Your Home, car and certain other property will be protected so they won’t be taken to pay creditors

• You may eliminate or modify "secured debt" like a mortgage or car loan

• An "automatic stay" will protect you from future collections processes such as repossession, foreclosure and utility shut-off. A

creditor that violates this can be held in contempt and could be ordered to pay money for damages you've sustained from these

actions and for attorney's fees that may arise

• Chapter 13 bankruptcy may save you interest charges on unpaid tax bills

• You'll be protected from discrimination by governmental groups or private employers.


Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC, understand the financial difficulties faced by so many. We are here to assist our clients with their difficult financial circumstances by showing them the available legal options to alleviate the burden of debt. If you are looking for a well-respected attorney to help you with your mounting debt, contact us.



Estate Planning/Disputes


If you need guidance setting up a plan for the distribution of your property on death or are involved in an estate dispute, you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights. Likewise, if you have been named executor, administrator or personal representative of the estate of a loved one, you want a knowledgeable lawyer to guide you through the process.


At the law office of Dario, Albert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC, we will use our knowledge, experience, skill and resources to help you get the outcome you seek.




345 Union Street | Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

P: 201-968-5800 | F: 201-968-5801


314 48th Street | Union City, New Jersey 07087

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T: (973) 340-6565 | F: (973) 340-6681

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