Ralph G. Cretella, IV is lead trial attorney with Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq with the firm’s Personal Injury department.
Ralph G. Cretella, IV is lead trial attorney with Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, P.C. 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. Every client that walks through his office door becomes an immediate part of his family here at GGL. He prides himself on his professionalism and strong courtroom presence.
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.
Upon graduation from law school, Ralph served as a judicial law clerk 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 has handled employment law actions including advocating for victims of discrimination, sexual 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. His experience working in insurance defense made him realize the side of the law in which he wanted to be on. With tort reform and insurance companies attempting to change the laws of the civil justice system so that tort litigation and damages are reduced, making it harder for injured people to file a lawsuit or receive as compensation for their injuries in a lawsuit, Ralph has pledged his advocacy solely to victims who have been injured due to the negligence of others.
Ralph dedicates 100% of his practice to representing individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle collisions, commercial truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death actions, premises liability actions, slip and falls, construction accidents, and products liability cases. Ralph prepares each and every case with the expectation of proceeding to a jury trial. As a trial lawyer, Ralph has successfully handled and won multiple jury trials ending with favorable verdicts for his clients and obtained multimillion dollar settlements.
Selected and named as a Top 100 National Trial Lawyer in the State of New Jersey
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of premier trial lawyers from each state or region meeting precise qualifications as civil plaintiff trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations as well as third-party research, and membership is extended only to a select attorneys who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile. This is measured by equitable and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and model rule.
Named to the Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trials Lawyers Association
The Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trials Lawyers Association is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them regarding Motor Vehicle claims.
Member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
This is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
Ralph is also an active member and has lectured at the New Jersey Association of Justice Seminar, an organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of the injured.
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
New Jersey (2017)
New York (2020)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)
Middlesex County Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Young Lawyer’s Division