Diane L. Cardoso

Location: Kearny, New Jersey
Phone: (201) 997-0030
Fax: (201) 997-7150

Diane L. Cardoso is a Partner at Brady, Brady and Reilly. She has been Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York State.

Her practice is concentrated in the area of civil litigation. Ms. Cardoso handles matters involving automobile negligence, premises liability, construction site negligence, legal malpractice and medical malpractice. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. She is the First-Vice President of the Hudson County Bar Association, Treasurer of the New Jersey Association for Justice and a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA).  Additionally, she sits on the Hudson County Civil Arbitration Selection Committee, Civil Practice Committee and is the Co-Founding Chair of the Women in Law Section of the Hudson County Bar Association.  Ms. Cardoso is the Secretary of the American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyer Caucus and sits on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. She is a 2017-2018 Fellow of the New Jersey State Bar Association Leadership Academy.

Ms. Cardoso received the American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award in 2021 and 2022 and the American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Excellence in Leadership Award in 2021.  In 2017 she was honored with the Professional Attorney of the Year Award from the Hudson County Bar Association.  She has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers list from 2016 through 2022. She was previously selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyer list of Rising Stars from 2013-2015*. She is a frequent lecturer, having lectured previously for the Hudson and Essex County Bar Associations, the New Jersey Association for Justice and New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

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Education

  • Seton Hall University, 2001 B.A.
  • Pace University School of Law, 2004 J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar

Associations and Honors

  • Hudson County Bar Association – First Vice-President
  • New Jersey Association of Justice – Treasurer
  • American Association for Justice – Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus Secretary
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association – Board of Directors
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2017 Recipient of the Professionalism Award from the Hudson County Bar Association
  • Association of Portuguese Speaking Attorneys
  • Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS)
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Hudson County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee
  • Hudson County Bar Association Civil Arbitration Selection Committee
  • 2022 American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award
  • 2021 American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Excellence in Leadership Award
  • 2021 American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award
  • 2021 American Association for Justice Wiedemann & Wysocki Award
  • 2017 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Hudson County Bar Association
  • 2017 Leadership Fellow – New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2017 Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • Diane L. Cardoso has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers list in 2016 – 2022*
  • Diane L. Cardoso has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016 – 2022*

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Click here for Award Methodology.

Publications and Presentations

  • November 9, 2022 – New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Convention – “Hot Tips by Hot Civil Litigators”
  • June 30, 2021 – New Jersey Association for Justice – “Gender and the Constitution”
  • June 29, 2021 – New Jersey Association for Justice – “Top Ten in New Jersey”
  • March 3, 2021 – Hudson County Bar Association – “Overcoming the Pandemic – Female Legal Professionals in the time of COVID”
  • February 27, 2021 – New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – “Civil Case Law Update”
  • February 15, 2021 – New Jersey Association for Justice – “Ethical Consideration in Trying the Civil Virtual Jury Trial”
  • December 9, 2020 – New Jersey Association for Justice – “Premises Liability – Social Host Liability”
  • November 11, 2020 – New Jersey Defense Association Women in the Law Program
  • September 12, 2020 – New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – “Certified Trial Certification Exam Prep Course”
  • July 23, 2020 – New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – “Enforceability of Waivers”
  • November 22, 2019 – New Jersey Association for Justice – “Discovery and Preservation of Accident Scene Evidence”
  • November 21, 2019 – New Jersey Association for Justice – “Top 10 Evidence Issues in Auto Trials”
  • May 9, 2019 – New Jersey Association for Justice – “Technology for Litigators”
  • February 27, 2019 – New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – “Civil Case Law Update”
  • November 9, 2018 – New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Rome, Italy – “Civil Case Law Update”
  • March 29, 2018 – American Association for Justice, “How to Deal with Multiple Collisions in Short Succession”
  • March 24, 2018 – Essex County Bar Association – “Trying Your First Civil Jury Trial”
  • March 10, 2018 – New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Deposition College: “Objections at Depositions”