Gregory J. Hazley

Gregory J. Hazley

  • Partner


Mr. Hazley is a member of the Litigation, Municipal Law, Labor and Employment, and Eminent Domain, Condemnation & Tax Appeals Groups.

He has represented public and private sector clients before state and federal courts and agencies in New Jersey and New York, including the New Jersey Supreme Court, Superior Court - Law, Chancery and Appellate Divisions, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, N.J. Tax Court and County Boards of Taxation, New York Supreme Court, and the federal District Courts. He handles a variety of matters including civil litigation, labor and employment disputes and disciplinary hearings, public contracting, prerogative writ and emergent actions, condemnations and land use, tax appeals, and arbitrations, at the trial and appellate stages.

He also handles pro bono engagements for Northeast New Jersey Legal Services.

Prior to joining DeCotiis in 2016, Mr. Hazley clerked for the Hon. Christine M. Nugent of the Tax Court of New Jersey, and mediated landlord-tenant and small claims disputes for the Superior Court, Law Division, Special Civil Part, in Newark.

Mr. Hazley is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law, where he was an editor for two journals – the Rutgers Business Law Review and Rutgers Law Record – served as a teaching associate in the Legal Research and Writing program, and as a student attorney in the Rutgers Federal Income Tax Clinic and Hon. Morris Stern Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project. He received a B.A. in Journalism from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

A New Jersey native and resident of Bergen County, Mr. Hazley previously worked as a journalist and editor in New York and New Jersey. 

Representative Cases:

P&A Constr. Inc. v. Int’l Union of Operating Engineers Loc. 825, 19 F.4th 217 (3d Cir. 2021)

H.C. Equities v. County of Union, 247 N.J. 366 (2021)

Dept. of Envir’l Protection v. 1 Howe Street Bay Head LLC, 463 N.J. Super. 312 (App. Div. 2020)

Montana Construction Corp. v. Jersey City Municipal Utilities Auth., mot. for stay denied, 244 N.J. 287 (2020), No. A-3730-19 (App. Div. April 15, 2021)


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
    • B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2016
  • New York, 2016
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2016
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2020

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Eminent Domain, Condemnation & Tax Appeals
  • Labor/Employment

Past Positions

  • Hon. Christine M. Nugent of the Tax Court of New Jersey, Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Spec. Civ. Part, Mediator

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association