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Ralph G. Cretella

Ralph G. Cretella – Lead Trial Attorney

Ralph G. Cretella, IV is an associate attorney at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq with the firm’s Personal Injury department. Ralph specializes in all aspects of personal injury law. Ralph is a litigator who is committed to exceeding client expectations and providing the highest level of representation in every matter he handles. He prides himself on his professionalism and strong courtroom presence.  Ralph has successfully handled a wide range of civil, family, municipal and criminal matters.

After graduating summa cum laude from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Ralph earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List, served as President of the Labor and Employment Society and was a Student Bar Association Representative.

Upon graduation from law school, Ralph served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Barbara Stolte in the Family Division of the Superior Court, Middlesex County, New Jersey. At that time he also served as a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Trained Mediator handling landlord/tenant and small claims actions.

Ralph began practicing plaintiff’s personal injury and civil rights law in Ocean County, New Jersey where he litigated cases in both state and federal court. Ralph handled employment law actions including advocating for victims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. He has protected the rights of whistleblowers as well as victims of sexual abuse.

Prior to joining GGL, he worked in Monmouth County, New Jersey practicing insurance defense litigation specializing in automobile and general liability accidents.

Ralph was recently nominated and is now a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Education

  • J.D. Rutgers University School of Law
  • 2016 Dean’s List,
  • President of the Labor and Employment Society
  • Student Bar Association Representative
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick 2013
  • School of Arts and Science Honors Program
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Degrees in History & Political Science as well as Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey (2017)
  • New York (2020)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Memberships

  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Young Lawyer’s Division

Our Practice Areas

Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury
Did you know according to the federal government, per mile traveled in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents? It makes sense because they’re much smaller and lighter than cars, only have two wheels, and don’t enclose the rider in a box of metal...
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Motorcycle Accidents

Negligent Security

Personal Injury
Property owners who own and operate property are legally responsible for the safety of those who are on their property. They must maintain the property in a safe manner, in an attempt to protect people from foreseeable dangerous situations...
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Negligent Security

Construction Site Accidents

Personal Injury
It’s no wonder you have to wear a hardhat any time you’re near a construction site. Being a construction worker is one of the most dangerous jobs in New Jersey. Owners of property, general contractors and construction managers often fail to provide safe work environments for construction workers...
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Construction Site Accidents

Rideshare Accident Claims

Personal Injury
Car accidents can be complicated to deal with in the best of times. When it comes to an accident with an Uber or other rideshare service, filing a claim and receiving compensation can be even more complex. Today, rideshare services are incredibly popular due to how convenient they are, especially in areas where taxis aren’t seen as frequently.
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Rideshare Accident Claims

Product Liability

Personal Injury
Legal liability may extend in some cases to distributors, retailers or sellers. Companies are required to warn their customers of potential hazards involving their products. Clearly visible warning labels, appropriate instructions or adequate disclaimers must accompany every product...
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Product Liability
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