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Florham Park
18 Columbia Turnpike
Suite 220
Florham Park, NJ 07932

New York
One Battery Park Plaza
28th Floor
New York, NY 10004


J.D., Seton Hall University

  • Seton Hall Legislative Journal, member
  • Eugene Gressman Appellate Moot Court Competition, director and best brief award recipient
  • Seton Hall Center for Social Justice, Civil Litigation

B.A., English and Psychology, University of Illinois,Champaign-Urbana


Hon. Esther Salas, U.S.M.J, District of New Jersey

Hon. Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S.D.J., District of New Jersey


Super Lawyers® Rising Stars distinction in the field of Business Litigation (2020-2023)*


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JoAnna Doherty is a partner in the Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Tort & Product Liability, Class Action, and Construction practice groups of GRSM. JoAnna is experienced in handling all stages of litigation involving contract disputes, franchise and manufacturer/dealer disputes, restrictive covenants, trademark claims, shareholder disputes, financial institution liability, product liability claims, false advertising and consumer fraud claims, breach of warranty claims, and construction defects. JoAnna also routinely defends and has prosecuted class action litigations, including nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes and false advertising or unfair competition statutes.

JoAnna has comprehensive experience in handling all stages of litigation, having drafted pleadings, discovery documents, and all manner of motions; conducted and defended depositions; argued motions; participated in mediations and settlement negotiations/conferences in a wide range of disputes before federal and state trial courts; and served in a support role in two trials. 


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association