Areas of Practice

Shackleton and Hazeltine represents a wide variety of clients and we handle many different types of cases including, but not limited to:


Personal Injury-

Car accidents, slip and fall, sports accidents, work related accidents, product related accidents and any other type of accident that has caused you personal injury.

Workers Compensation-

Work related accidents, work related diseases, exposure, intentional employer conduct and any other accident that relates to your job.

General Defense-

If you have been sued in any type of civil case, we can defend you.

Real Estate-

Buying a house, selling a house, building a house, renting a house, renovating a house, contract review, contract drafting, real estate commission, broker disputes and title issues.


Construction law relates to legal issues including contract law, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, tendering, construction claims, and related consultancy contracts. construction law affects many participants in the construction industry, including financial institutions, surveyors, architects, builders, engineers, construction workers, and planners.

Land Use-

Variance applications, land use board applications, zoning board applications, subdivision applications, site plan applications and development projects.

Estate Planning-

Drafting a will, modifying a will, updating a will, creating a trust, modifying a trust, updating a trust and avoiding negative tax consequences.

Estate Administration-

Probating a will, distributing estate assets and avoiding negative tax consequences.

Estate Litigation-

Contesting a will, executor negligence, executor fraud, misapplication of assets, executor failure to communicate, removal of executor, replacement of executor, hand written will, documents intended as a will, codicils, undue influence and any other avenue to protect the interest of beneficiaries.


Evictions, back rent, unpaid rent, security deposit, drafting a lease, updating a lease, modifying a lease, breaking a lease, renewing a lease, lease purchase agreements, lease with option to purchase and property damage disputes.

Municipal Defense-

Driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, speeding, red light violations, careless driving, unsafe driving, reckless driving, failure to yield, failure to stop, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled and dangerous substance, assault, stalking, harassment, ordinance violations and any other violation in municipal court.

Local Government Counsel-

We serve as general counsel to Long Beach Township and Beach Haven Borough in Ocean County.