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When you walk through the halls of the courthouses in Monmouth County, it is hard to find someone who has not heard of Ronald W. Sage, Esq.  Ronald Sage is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice exclusively on representing injured people and defending those accused of crimes.

Described by colleagues as “brilliant,” “knowledgeable,” “well prepared and passionate about what he does,” he has been lauded for his “unprecedented success” in the courtroom and honored by the media for a career advocating for the common man.  His successes have been published widely in the legal and national press, including the New York Times, New Jersey Lawyer, Jury Verdicts Review and Analysis, Newark Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, New York Daily News, and New Jersey Law Journal.

Ronald Sage has an impressive track record of success, both in and out of court.  He began his career 40 years ago as a trial lawyer and in that time has handled many high profile cases resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

Reputation for Results

Ronald Sage has a well-earned reputation for integrity, tenacity, and client advocacy.  His extensive experience as a prosecutor, litigator, mediator, and trial advocate mean he has an impressively broad and comprehensive understanding of the civil and criminal justice systems.

His representation of the defendant in the trial of Dorothy Cobb (in which a woman was charged with assaulting a state trooper, resisting arrest, and drunken driving), led to a five-minute not guilty verdict after a three-week trial.  Subsequently, Mr. Sage sued the New Jersey State Police alleging racial profiling which led to the first settlement in the State of New Jersey against the State Police for profiling African-American drivers on the Garden State Parkway.

Aggressive and knowledgeable, Ronald Sage has always favored the underdog and will never flinch from a fight with big companies and their big insurers when his client’s future is on the line.  His reputation as a formidable trial lawyer is key to the results Mr. Sage is able to achieve, both in and out of court.  Opponents know he will never hesitate to take a case to a jury, if that is what it takes to get a fair result and justice for his client.  Clients know they will get straight answers, a realistic assessment of their options, and a full understanding of the likely outcome of their case.

Advocate for the Injured

Ronald Sage is a dedicated advocate for injured people and the families of those killed through the negligence of others.  His impressive record of settlements and verdicts includes multiple awards in excess of $1 million, and hundreds of settlements between $100,000 and $1 million.

A partial list of successful results include*:

  • A $7.4 million settlement for a pedestrian struck by a commercial van.
  • A $7 million settlement for a child injured in a tow truck accident.
  • A $2.5 million result for malpractice in a hospital emergency room.
  • $1.2 million for the victim of an automobile accident caused by an icy road.
  • $1.1 million for an automobile accident that caused a pregnant mother to go into premature labor.
  • $500,000 for a garbage man injured on the job.

Ronald W. Sage represents clients in all personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain Injury
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Surgical Injuries
  • Health Care Liability
  • Birth Injuries
  • Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Falls
  • Trip and Falls
  • Product Liability
  • Machinery Malfunctions
  • Failure to Warn
  • Head Injuries


As a Superior Court arbitrator and mediator for 20 years, it was his responsibility to hear numerous personal injury cases, decide if the claims were valid, and determine the amount of the award.  This experience is invaluable to his ability to quickly and thoroughly asses his client’s claims and obtain the maximum possible settlement.

He maintains a network of leading experts—including accountants, economists, engineers, and medical providers—who work as a team to evaluate and develop each case.  These experts assist in performing detailed reviews of the circumstances of the accident, analysis of medical records, and analysis of the legal and economic issues involved in each client’s injury.  He works to ensure that all responsible parties are identified, and to maximize recovery for clients.

Put a Former Prosecutor to Work for You 

Ronald Sage has been successfully defending clients accused of crimes ranging from homicides to traffic offences for the past 40 years.  Known for his skill as a trial attorney—at one point he tried criminal cases to juries for more than nine consecutive years without a guilty verdict.

On his graduation from Georgetown Law School, Ronald Sage worked as an assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General before entering private practice as a criminal defense lawyer.  With offices located in the county seat of Monmouth County (Freehold) and on the border of Southern Monmouth and Ocean Counties, he is ideally suited to represent clients facing sensitive criminal matters in the New Jersey Superior or Municipal Courts  Whether a client has been arrested; indicted; visited by an FBI, DEA, or IRS agent; or contacted by the local police department, he has the experience and intelligence to handle the matter in the most effective and efficient manner.  He has a long history of successfully defending clients in state and federal felonies and misdemeanors.

The cases he handles include:

  • White collar crime
  • Fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Embezzlement
  • Tax evasion
  • Drug crimes
  • Prescription fraud
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Arson
  • Homicide
  • Weapons offences
  • Credit card fraud
  • Probation violations
  • Criminal appeals
  • All municipal court matters
  • DWI
  • Driving while suspended
  • Driving without insurance
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery

Ronald Sage offers prospective clients free initial consultations in all criminal defense matters.

Municipal Court Offenses

Ronald Sage has handled literally thousands of Municpal Court matters involving driving under the influencedriving on the suspended listdriving without insurancedisorderly conductpetty theftshopliftingassault and batteryhindering arrestdrug offenses, and code enforcement violations. While success cannot legally be guaranteed his track record over the past forty years speaks for itself. From years working as a Prosecutor he is familiar with every loophole in the law and is able to use that knowledge in his client’s interests. He will exhaust all means of improving his clients situation and will always give his client an honest and realistic assessment of his case (when possible) at his initial consultation, and all consultations are free. Clients are advised of the legal fee at the consultation and there are no hidden charges or excess fees if the case becomes more complex then originally anticipated. If you are charged with a Municipal Court offense, you wil not find a more experienced attorney. If there is a way to save your license, prevent you from going to jail or having a criminal record, he will find it. If you find yourself facing charges in Municipal Court, call for a free consultation immediately.

Protecting Working Men and Women

Many injured workers don’t know they may have a valid workers’ compensation claim even if the accident and injury was their own fault.  Ronald W. Sage is a committed advocate for working men and women who are injured on-the-job.  He helps clients understand their rights and get the compensation they need.

Ronald Sage represents injured workers in all kinds of workers’ compensation cases, including claims arising from:

  • On-the-job accidents
  • Industrial injuries
  • Occupational disease
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Toxic exposure
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Mesothelioma
  • Construction site injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Specific loss (such as loss of an arm, leg, or other body part or function)
  • Death

He helps clients navigate the workers’ compensation system, making sure that each client’s claim is filed in a prompt and thorough manner, coordinating medical coverage so clients get proper treatment, representing clients at hearings and in court, negotiating with the employer and insurer, and making sure clients get a full financial  recovery for their injuries.

Workers’ Compensation laws include strict reporting requirements and deadlines; Ronald Sage can help make sure injured workers do not miss out on any of the benefits they are entitled to under the law.

* Each case relies on its own facts and law.  These verdicts were case specific and are not intended to raise unreasonable expectations.

Medical Malpractice

We handle all types of medical malpractice and pharmaceutical liability including:

  • Anaesthesia Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon/Rectal Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Emergency Room Malpractice
  • Heart Attack Misdiagnoses
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis

Every year thousands of people are seriously injured or die as a result of medical malpractice.  Medical malpractice occurs not only in hospitals but in doctor’s offices, surgical centers and nursing homes.  Often investigation into injury cases reveal medical malpractice on the part of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals.  Patients suffer injuries ranging from birth defects to brain damage to spinal cord injuries.    Our office maintains a network of highly qualified doctors ready, willing and able to evaluate your case as well as professional relationships with other counsel who may assist in evaluating and pursuing your case against those responsible for injury of death.    In pharmaceutical litigation, we evaluate injury and death caused by a litany of possibly dangerous or wrongly prescribed medications.  If you believe you may have suffered injury from a pharmaceutical product, call for a free evaluation.  These include:

  • Accutane
  • Antidepressants
  • Asthma drugs
  • Elidel
  • Ephedra
  • Fen-Phen
  • Fosamax
  • Gardasil
  • Heparin
  • NeutroSpec Celexa
  • Ortho Evra Patch Cialis
  • Paxil Clorazil
  • PPA Concerta
  • Procrit Cylert
  • Protopic
  • Prozac
  • Risperdal
  • Ritalin
  • Rituxan
  • Seroquel Actonel
  • Serzone Adderall
  • Singulair ADHD drugs
  • Tequin
  • Xeloda
  • Zetia Avandia
  • Zevalin Avonex
  • Zoloft Bextra
  • Zometra Diet Drugs
  • Zyprexa Celebrex


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  • Freehold Office
    80 Court Street
    Freehold, New Jersey 07728
    Phone: 732-547-2944
    Fax: 732-431-5950
  • Manasquan Office
    30 N. Main Street
    Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
    Phone: 732-547-2944
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