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Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5429, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Established: 1984

Practice Areas

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Aviation and Complex Litigation
  • Behavioral Health Risk and Liability
  • Birth & Catastrophic Injury Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
  • COVID-19/Coronavirus
  • Electronic Medical Record and Audit Trail Litigation
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
  • General Liability
  • Health Care Liability
  • Hospitality and Liquor Liability
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
  • Insurance Services
  • Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Litigation
  • Long-Term Care Liability
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Medicare Set-Aside
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation
  • Premises and Retail Liability
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Real Estate E&O Liability
  • School Leaders' Liability
  • Securities and Investments Professional Liability
  • Social Services & Human Services Liability
  • Telehealth and Telemedicine
  • Trucking & Transportation Liability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workers' Compensation

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About Us

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is a leading civil defense litigation law firm that represents and advises insurers, self-insured entities, and professionals in a wide range of professional liability, casualty, health law, employment, and workers' compensation matters. With more than 470 attorneys in some 30 distinct practice groups, located in 20 offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York, Marshall Dennehey is uniquely positioned to assist their clients in both avoiding damaging litigation as well as providing them with a vigorous defense in the event of claims and suits made against them.

Our firm established its first office in New Jersey in 1984. Since that time, the office has experienced consistent and, at times, quite dramatic growth. The Cherry Hill office is staffed by many long-time residents of New Jersey who handle professional liability, product liability, property and casualty and workers' compensation litigation. The counties covered by this office include Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Middlesex, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May.

Our attorneys are proficient in the various court rules. In fact, many of our associates clerked for judges on both the state and federal courts before joining our firm.

The Mount Laurel office provides our clients with a dedicated defense litigation team of professionals backed by the intellectual property and broad-based experience of the entire firm, permitting localized and economical representation of insurers and self-insured clients.

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Additional Locations

  • Westport, Connecticut
  • 191 Post Road West
  • Westport, Connecticut 06880
    • Telephone: 203-221-2785
    • Fax: 203-221-2665
  • Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nemours Building
  • 1007 North Orange Street, Suite 600
  • Wilmington, Delaware 19801
    • Telephone: 302-552-4300
    • Fax: 302-552-4340
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 100 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Suite 1100
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
    • Telephone: 954-847-4920
    • Fax: 954-627-6640
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • 200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1400
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32202
    • Telephone: 904-358-4200
    • Fax: 904-355-0019
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Landmark Center One
  • 315 East Robinson Street, Suite 550
  • Orlando, Florida 32801-1948
    • Telephone: 407-420-4380
    • Fax: 407-839-3008
  • Tampa, Florida
  • 201 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1100
  • Tampa, Florida 33602
    • Telephone: 813-898-1800
    • Fax: 813-221-5026
  • Roseland, New Jersey
  • 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 302
  • Roseland, New Jersey 07068
    • Telephone: 973-618-4100
    • Fax: 973-618-0685
  • Melville, New York
  • 105 Maxess Road, Suite 303
  • Melville, New York 11747
    • Telephone: 631-232-6130
    • Fax: 631-232-6184
  • New York, New York
  • Wall Street Plaza
  • 88 Pine Street, 21st Floor
  • New York, New York 10005-1801
    • Telephone: 212-376-6400
    • Fax: 212-376-6490
  • Westchester, New York
  • 287 Bowman Avenue, Suite 404
  • Purchase, New York 10577
    • Telephone: 914-977-7300
    • Fax: 914-977-7301
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 312 Elm Street, Suite 1850
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    • Telephone: 513-372-6800
    • Fax: 513-372-6801
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • 127 Public Square, Suite 3510
  • Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1291
    • Telephone: 216-912-3800
    • Fax: 216-344-9006
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 4905 West Tilghman Street, Suite 300
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
    • Telephone: 484-895-2300
    • Fax: 484-895-2303
  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • 10 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901-4318
    • Telephone: 267-880-2020
    • Fax: 215-348-5439
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 717 State Street, Suite 701
  • Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
    • Telephone: 814-480-7800
    • Fax: 814-455-3603
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 201
  • Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011
    • Telephone: 717-651-3500
    • Fax: 717-651-9630
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • The Union Trust Building
  • 501 Grant Street, Suite 700
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    • Telephone: 412-803-1140
    • Fax: 412-803-1188
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 50 Glenmaura National Boulevard
  • Moosic, Pennsylvania 18507
    • Telephone: 570-496-4600
    • Fax: 570-496-0567

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Personnel Information

Managing Shareholder


Richard L. Goldstein

Managing Attorney

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Product Liability
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • School Leaders' Liability
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2005-2009, 2012-2013, 2017; Classes/Seminars Taught: "New Jersey Tort Claims Act," Client Seminar, February 2014

Memberships:
  • New Jersey State and Camden County Bar Associations
  • New Jersey Defense Association
Publications:
  • Co-Author: "Employment Law Handbook," 2002-Present
  • "Employment Law Outline: Overview of Federal and NJ Statutes and Case Law," August 14, 2002
  • "Architectural, Engineering & Construction Law Seminar," Employment Law Section for CUH2A, Princeton Architectural Firm, May 2, 2002
  • "New Jersey Finds Coverage For Environmental Claims For Groundwater Contamination," Defense Digest, Vol. 2, No. 9, 1996
  • "New Jersey Decides Key Areas of Coverage for Environmental Insurance," Defense Digest, Winter 1993/1994
  • Author: "Employment Law, Liability Risks and Ethics,” Insurance Society of Philadelphia, New Jersey
  • "Constitutional Torts Against Public Entities," Burlington County Joint Insurance Fund Presentation, July 12, 2002
  • "Rush v. Savchuk-Assertion of Quasi In Rem Jurisdiction under Rule of Seider v. Roth Held Violative of Due Process," 25 Vill. Law Review 811, 1980
Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
Reported Cases:
Hurley v. Atlantic City Police Dept., 174 F. 3d 95 (3d Cir. 1999); Dombrowski v. City of Atlantic City, 308 N.J. Super. 459 (App. Div. 1998); Carvalho v. Toll Bros., 278 N.J. Super. 451 (1995); Civalier v. Estate of Trancicco, 138 N.J. 52 (1994); Wade v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., 746 F. Supp. 493 (D.N.J 1993)
Education:
  • Dickinson College, B.A. (cum laude), 1977
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Law Review:
Villanova Law Review (1979-1980)

Born: 1956

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Special Counsel


Adam E. Levy

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Injury Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Publications:
  • Author: "Plan to be Immune: Derivative Protection for Design Professionals Via Title 59," The New Jersey Law Journal, Professional Malpractice Supplement, January 20, 2015
Education:
  • Stockton State College, B.A., 1990
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1996

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Senior Counsel


John L. Slimm

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1970
  • New York, 1989
Additional Biographical Details:

Lecturer, New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, June 2004, June 2005; AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Best Lawyers in America-Philadelphia Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants Lawyer of the Year, 2015; Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2010-Present; New Jersey Super Lawyer (2005-2009, 2011-2019); Classes/Seminars Taught: "What Can Go Wrong at Trial?," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 2014; "Where Has All the Privity Gone?," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, March 2013; "Legal Malpractice," New Jersey Law Journal Continuing Legal Education Series, December 2012; "Examining Non-Traditional Claims Against Lawyers," The Hartford, May 2012; "Non-Traditional Complex Professional Liability Claims," PLUS, April 2012; "New Jersey's Litigation Privilege, How It Applies and Can Be Used In Defense of Attorneys in Actions Filed in Both State and Federal Courts in New Jersey," New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, April 2012; "Civil Practice," Camden County Bar Association, November 2011; "Legal Malpractice," Mercer County Bar Association, November 2011; "False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution," CNA Insurance Company, October 2011; "2010 Review of the New Jersey Environmental Law Seminar: Issues of Legal Malpractice and Ethics Arising Out of the Handling of Transactions in Which Environmental Issues are Involved," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, March 2010; "Defense Perspective of Civil Practice Under the Rules of Court," Camden County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee, November 2009; "Legal Malpractice Seminar, “Burlington County Bar Association, November 2009; "Civil Practice," Camden County Bar Association, February 2009; "What Every Attorney Must Know About Professional Liability Insurance," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education, August 30, 2004; "Recent Developments Affecting the Liability of Attorneys in New Jersey," New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, 2004; "17th Annual Review of New Jersey Environmental Law, January 2003 - Legal Malpractice in Environmental Cases," ICLE, January 2003; "What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Environmental Law in New Jersey," ICLE, Summer 1999; "Legal Malpractice Seminar," Camden County Bar Association, Spring 1999; "Products Liability Seminar," Chubb, Spring 1999; "The Role of Mediation in Legal Malpractice Actions," American Bar Association, National Legal Malpractice Conference, Asheville, NC, Fall 1998; "Mediation of Professional Liability Actions," CNA Pro and Zurich, Fall 1997; "Proximate Cause in Professional Negligence Actions," ICLE, Spring 1996; "What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Environmental Law In New Jersey," ICLE, Summer 1995; "Defense of Municipalities in Civil Rights Actions," DRI

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Professional Officers and Directors Liability Committee)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "The Liability of Trial Counsel for Strategic and Tactical Judgments Made During Trial," New Jersey Law Journal Professional Malpractice Supplement (page 6), January 13, 2020
  • "How to Avoid Liability For Your Clients' Representations," New Jersey Law Journal, Professional Malpractice Supplement, January 9, 2019
  • "The Immunity of Attorneys for the Occasional Bad Result," New Jersey Law Journal, Professional Malpractice Supplement, January 15, 2018
  • "When Attorney Fees Can Be Awarded in Legal Mal Actions Brought by Non-Clients," New Jersey Law Journal, January 24, 2017
  • "Disgruntled Beneficiaries and Claims Against Estate Planning Attorneys," New Jersey Law Journal, January 18, 2016
  • "New Jersey's Litigation Privilege Does Not Bar a Claim By a Client for Legal Malpractice Against Defense Attorneys," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013
  • "The Litigation Privilege In Claims Against Attorneys," New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. 203, No. 11, March 14, 2011
  • "New Jersey Holds Comparative Negligence Defense Unavailable in Broker Malpractice Actions," Page 19, Vol. 7, No. 6, December 2001
  • "Hashing Out the Broker - Dealers Duty of Disclosure," Pennsylvania Law Weekly, September 27, 2001
  • "Discharge of At-Will Employees in New Jersey," Page 21, Vol. 7, No. 4, August 2001
  • "The Architect's Conditional Privilege to Interfere with the Construction Contract of its Principal," Page 11, Defense Digest, Vol.7, No. 4, August 2001
  • "New Jersey Appellate Division Concludes that the Manifest Trigger Applies for Only First-Party Property Damage Coverage Involved," Page 21, Vol. 6, No. 5, October 2000
  • "New Jersey Limits Accountants Liability in Securities Fraud Actions," Defense Digest, Vol. 6, No. 4, June 2000
  • "New Jersey Rejects Claims for Bad Faith Settlement of Asbestos-Related Personal Injury Claims," Defense Digest, Vol. 6, No. 4, June 2000
  • "Federal Court, Under Judicial Estoppel Theory, Rejects Plaintiff's Claims For Disability Under the ADA and NJLAD," Defense Digest, Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2000
  • "New Jersey Limits Accountant's Liability in Review Engagements," Page 1, Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2000
  • "Proving the Empty Chair Defense In New Jersey Product Liability Actions," Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1999
  • "New Jersey Supreme Court Rejects Learned Intermediary Doctrine," Defense Digest, Oct. Vol. 5, No. 5, 1999
  • "New Jersey Accounting Malpractice Update," Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1999
Education:
  • La Salle College, B.A., 1967
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1970
Clerkship:
Law Secretary, Hon. Thomas F. Dalton, Superior Court of New Jersey
Honors:
Alpha Epsilon Honor Society

Born: 1946


Lary I. Zucker

Co-Chair, Amusements, Sports and Recreation Practice Group

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • General Liability
  • Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1972
  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New Jersey Super Lawyer (2005-2009, 2011-2019); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Recent Updates to the RSA Risk Management Guidelines," Roller Skating Association International (RSA) East Coast Sections, March 14, 2016; "The NEW Crisis Management," National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO), February 24, 2016; "Use Safety Optics to Check Your Facility Signage for Next Season," World Waterpark Association Webinar, March 2014; "Waterpark Safety Signage," and "Legal Trends in the Waterpark Industry," World Waterpark Association Trade Show and Conference, October 2013; "Risk Management," Roller Skating Association International & International Laser Tag Association, May 2012; "Legal Aspects of Crisis Management," International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) (Webinar), May 2011; "Do You Know the 'Correct Signage' To Use in Your Amusement Park, Water Park, or Carnival?," NJAA East Coast Expo, February 2010; "Managing Risk," International Aquatic Safety School, January 2010; "Managing the Issues of Unique Guests," The World Waterpark Association (WWA) 29th Annual Symposium and Trade Show, November 2009; "New Legislation, Regulation, and Recent Case Law That May Effect the Amusement Industry," International Association of Amusement Parks (IAAPA) Convention, November 2009

Memberships:
  • International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, Inc. (Charter Board; Board of Directors)
  • Roller Skating International (Risk Management Committee)
  • International Association of Trampoline Parks
  • Climbing Wall Association, Inc.
  • World Water Park Association
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (North American Government Relations Committee)
  • New Jersey Amusement Association (Counsel)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Publications:
  • Author: "The Role of Video Surveillance In Defending Amusement Facilities," New Jersey Defense, Vol. 30, Issue 4, Summer 2015
  • "Defending Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims," For the Defense, 2006
  • "Tips for Investigating Lane Approach Fall Down Accidents in Bowling Centers," BPAA Magazine, 2006
  • "Investigating Workplace Harassment Claims," FunWorld Magazine, 2003
  • "Signs Promote Safety Through Partnership," Roller Skating Business, 2002
  • "Moving On After A Crisis," FunWorld Magazine, 2002
  • "Interviewing a Sexually Harassed Employee," Roller Skating Business, 2001
  • "Paperwork Plays a Valuable Role in Running a Successful Skating Center," Roller Skating Business, 2000
  • "The Truth About Legal Depositions," Right Track Magazine, 1999
  • "Techniques for Writing Thorough Accident Reports," Roller Skating Business, 1999
  • "New Jersey & The Concession Go-Kart Industry: Perfect Together?," Right Track Magazine, 1997
  • "Inflatables: Risk Management Tips for Operators and Renters," Right Track Magazine, 1996
  • Co-Author: "Risk Management Guidelines approved by the Roller Skating Association International for use in the RSA Endorsed Insurance Program"
  • "Risk Management Guidelines approved by the Bowling Proprietor Association of America for use in the BBAA Endorsed Insurance Program"
  • Seminar Material: "Adjuster's Outline - How to Handle Roller Skating Liability Claims"
  • "Challenging the Medical Aspects of Common Personal Injury Claims"
  • "Do's and Don'ts of Taking a Deposition"
Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
Education:
  • The University of Akron, B.A., 1969
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1972

Born: 1947

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Resident Shareholders


Matthew J. Behr

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Property Litigation
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • School Leaders' Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1999
Additional Biographical Details:

Seton Hall University (Member, Legislative Journal; Co-Director, Tutorial Organization)

Memberships:
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: "New Jersey's Common Law Right to Know and OPRA - What Public Officials Must Know About the Public's Right to Documents," Defense Digest, 2011-06, Vol. 17, No. 2
  • "Tort Claims Notice Required For All Torts, Including International Torts," Defense Digest, 2005-06, Vol. 11, No. 2
  • "Whether an Employee's Conduct Is Deemed Within or Outside the Scope of Employment May Determine Whether a Notice of Tort Claim is Required to be Filed," Defense Digest, 2004-06, Vol. 10, No. 2
  • Regular Contributor: Legal Updates for New Jersey Public Entity & Civil Rights, 2018-Present
  • Case Law Alerts, 2010-Present
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. Political Science, 1994
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1998

Born: 1972


Lawrence B. Berg

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2007; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Common Law Claims In The Employment Law Context," Presented to Zurich Insurance Group; "Disparate Impact Following The Supreme Court's Decision in Smith v. Jackson, Mississippi," Presented to American International Group

Memberships:
  • Gloucester County Bar Association
Publications:
  • Regular Contributor: Legal Updates for Insurance Agents & Brokers, 2018-Present
  • Case Law Alerts, 2006-Present
  • Author: "New Jersey Workers' Compensation 'Exclusive Remedy Option' - Setting The Immunity Standard," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2003
  • "Meeting the Employee More Than Halfway: The Interactive Process for Finding Reasonable Accommodation," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2003
  • "After Acquired Evidence: 'The Glass Is Only Half Full'," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2003
  • "One Further Step Beyond Individual Liability Under CEPA," Defense Digest, Feb. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2000
Education:
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1984
  • Southern Methodist University Law School, J.D., 1987

Born: 1962


David D. Blake

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Services
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996
Memberships:
  • New Jersey State (Insurance Section) and Camden County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "State of the Occurrence," Defense Digest, 2012-06, Vo. 8, No. 2
Reported Cases:
Warren & Maryann Andrews v. Merchants Mutual Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89997; Reina v. Twp. of Union, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103406 (D.N.J. July 24, 2013); Kouveliotes v. USCC Cas. Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148373 (D.N.J. Oct. 16, 2012); Klama v. Zuniga-Elizando et al., DOCKET NO. A-1382-09T2, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 653 (App. Div. 2011); D.E. v. N. Hunterdon-Voorhees Reg'l High Sch. Dist., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45121 (D.N.J. June 20, 2007); South Jersey Family Med. Ctr. v. City of Pleasantville, 176 N.J. 184 (N.J. 2003); Moore v. Acme Corrugated Box Co., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9897 (E.D. Pa. July 6, 1998); Boody v. Township of Cherry Hill et. al, 997 F. Supp. 562 (D.N.J. 1997)
Education:
  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1990
  • Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, J.D., 1994

Carolyn Kelly Bogart

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
Additional Biographical Details:

Families and the Law Clinic Washington, D.C.; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Commercial Defense Practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania," Nationwide Insurance Company, Co-Presenter, December 2013

Memberships:
  • Camden County Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Sidewalk Liability - What You and Your Condo Association Have In Common," Defense Digest, Vol. 18 No. 4, December 2012
Education:
  • The Catholic University of America, B.A., 1992
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1995
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Hon. George L. Seltzer, New Jersey Superior Court Law Division, Atlantic County (1995-1996)
Honors:
Moot Court Associate

Born: 1970


Kevin T. Bright

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2007
Additional Biographical Details:

South Jersey Magazine, Awesome Attorney, 2009-2010

Memberships:
  • Camden County Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: “Finding Liability Under the Spill Act Does Not Require ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence of a Discharge,” Defense Digest, December 2018, Vol. 24, No. 4
  • "Being Proactive About Passive Migration," New Jersey Law Journal, Environmental Law Supplement, July 20, 2015
  • "New Jersey Appellate Division Resolves Conflict With Federal Courts: Claims for Contribution Under Spill Act Are Subject to Six-Year Statute of Limitations," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013
Education:
  • Widener University, B.A., 2003
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2006
Honors:
Moot Court; Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society; Order of the Barristers; Phi Kappa Phi

Ariel C. Brownstein

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Pennsylvania
Additional Biographical Details:

New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013-2019; Speaker: "Medical Investigator's Guide to the Modern SIU Claim," Speaker, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2019; Classes/Seminars Taught: "NJ PIP: Building Better Medical Reviews," Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2018; "Current Fraud Trends PIP - NJ", Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2016

Memberships:
  • New Jersey State, Pennsylvania and Camden County Bar Associations
  • International Association of Special Investigative Units
  • New Jersey Special Investigations Association
Publications:
  • Regular Contributor: Case Law Alerts, 2018-Present
  • Author: “Put a Pin in It: Getting a Grip on Medical Provider Fraud Costs and Acupuncture Claims**,” Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015 and Claims Management, December 2014
  • “When a Vehicle Is an Automobile – The Maze of Statutory and Case Law in New Jersey for Determining Eligibility for PIP Benefits,” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2014
  • Co-Author: "Winning Legal Strategies for Combating A Prickly Problem "Sticking" New Jersey PIP Carriers," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.S., 2005
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2008

Matthew J. Burdalski

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2010
  • Pennsylvania
Additional Biographical Details:

Classes/Seminars Taught: "Medical Investigator's Guide to the Modern SIU Claim," Speaker, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2019; "NJ PIP: Building Better Medical Reviews," Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2018

Education:
  • West Chester University, B.S. (cum laude), 2006
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2010

Tracy L. Burnley

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Real Estate Errors & Omission Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2008
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Liability Concerns for Architects, Engineers, and Construction Professionals: New Jersey Architects, Engineering & Construction Defect Issues," Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, July 2015; Presented numerous seminars to claims professionals related to New Jersey law on negligence claims and claims of Consumer Fraud as to real estate professionals

Memberships:
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Inns of Court
Education:
  • West Chester University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1985
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi, Harrington Inn, Honors Fraternity

Sharon A. Campbell-Suplee

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Health Care Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Long-Term Care Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1995
Additional Biographical Details:

Classes/Seminars Taught: "Nursing Home Mock Trial: Intricacies of an Asphyxiation Case," New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar, November 19, 2015

Memberships:
  • Camden County Bar Association
Education:
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, B.A., 1992
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1995
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Widener Law Review
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Hon. Mark A. Sullivan, Jr., J.S.C., Law Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County (1995-1996)

Born: 1970


Barbara J. Davis

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation Liability
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New Jersey Super Lawyer (2006-2009); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Preparing for Mediation," 7th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2009; "Advanced Personal Injury Practice in New Jersey," National Business Institute, Cherry Hill, NJ, July 27, 2004

Memberships:
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Plaintiffs Lose Their Double Recovery in Wrongful Death and Survival Actions," Defense Digest, June, 2004
  • "New Jersey Court Rules - Convenience Stores Must Ensure Safety of Workers," Defense Digest, Vol 3, No. 4, 1997
  • "New Jersey Trial Court Dismisses Plaintiff's Complaint Alleging Wrongful Termination and Age Discrimination," Defense Digest, Spring, 1994
  • "New Jersey Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Claim Under Verbal Threshold," Defense Digest, Winter, 1993/94
  • "Residency of Child of Divorced Parents Considered by N.J. Court," Defense Digest, Spring, 1993
Education:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. Political Science (cum laude), 1983
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D. (with highest honors), 1986
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Hon. Charles A. Little, New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County Civil Division, (1986-1987)

Born: 1961


Angela Y. DeMary

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2003
Additional Biographical Details:

Top Women in Law, The New Jersey Law Journal, 2016; New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010, 2012-2013; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Workers' Compensation: Key Concepts and Issues," National Business Institute, Atlantic City, NJ, June 2019; "Navigating Workers' Compensation Processes, Procedures and Forms," National Business Institute, Atlantic City, NJ, June 2019; "Bad Eggs: Defending Injuries Stemming from Violence in the Workplace," Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017; "Human Resource Law from A to Z," National Business Institute, Cherry Hill, NJ, September 20, 2016; "Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys," National Business Institute, Atlantic City, NJ, October 28, 2015; "Advanced Workers' Compensation - Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law," National Business Institute, Atlantic City, NJ, April 27, 2015; "Career Day," Cramer College Preparatory Lab School, Camden, NJ, June 2014; "Fourth Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar," New Jersey Department of Labor-Division of Workers' Compensation, May 2014; "Your Top Workers' Compensation Questions – Answered," National Business Institute, Atlantic City, NJ, December 12, 2013; "New Jersey Workers' Compensation Update," Insurance Society of Philadelphia, Affinity Insurance, Hatboro, PA, April 13, 2012; "Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation," Atlantic City, NJ, May 2010; "New Jersey Workers' Compensation Update," Council on Education in Management, 2005; "Introduction to New Jersey Workers' Compensation," Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ, 2005

Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State and Camden County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Navigating the Waters of a Motion for Med and Temp," New Jersey Law Journal, November 9, 2015
  • "Whether Going or Coming, It's Still Not Compensable," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2013
  • "Proof? You Can’t Handle The “Proof”!" Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012
  • "Appellate Division Upholds Dismissal of Occupational Heart Attack Claim and Claim of Entitlement to Second Injury Fund Involvement," Defense Digest, 2011-09, Vol. 17, No. 3
  • "Determining Who's Liable: Analyzing Causation and Liability Issues When There Are Multiple Carriers, Employers and/or Claims," Defense Digest, 2010-06, Vol. 16, No. 2
  • "Supreme Court Renders Decision Regarding Application of Dependency Rate In Workers’ Compensation Matters," Defense Digest, 2008-12, Vol. 14, No. 4
  • "Applying the Increased Dependency Rate," New Jersey Law Journal, 2008-01-07
  • "The Pending Issue of How To Address the Increased Dependency Rate," Defense Digest, 2007-09, Vol. 13, No. 3
Certifications:
  • Certified Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey
Education:
  • Rutgers University, Douglass College, B.A. Political Science, 1994
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2000

Robert J. Fitzgerald

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2000
  • Pennsylvania
Additional Biographical Details:

New Jersey Rising Stars (2006-2007, 2010); Classes/Seminars Taught: "The Intersection of Workers' Compensation and Health Care," Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 24, 2019; "What Do You Want From Your Defense Attorney," Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 25, 2018; "Ingredients for Successfully Defending Claims for Work Injuries at Home," Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017; "Do's and Don'ts of Fact Witnesses," Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2016; "Put Me In Coach: Top 10 Opportunities in Claims and Litigation Management," Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015; "Social Media Update," Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014; "IMEs: How They Really Work, Roadmap to Success - Understanding Workers' Compensation," Marshall Dennehey Seminar, October 24, 2013; "Workers' Compensation Law Update," Insurance Society of Philadelphia, February 15, 2013, January 27, 2012, April 20, 2011, March 2010; "Psych Injuries and How They Relate to Banks, How and When to Settle a Case, and Dissecting Medical Records," Client Seminar, May 2010; "Recent Changes in the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act," Client Seminar, October 2008

Memberships:
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Self Insurers' Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
Publications:
  • Author: “The Appellate Division Beats Back Another Challenge to the Intentional Injury Exception of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Statute,” Defense Digest, Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2019
  • “New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Section 40 Subrogation Provisions Beat Back a Challenge by the Motor Vehicle Insurance Verbal Threshold,” Defense Digest, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2019
  • “Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s. Insurance Coverage Cancellation Must Be Done Right in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation,” Defense Digest, December 2018, Vol. 24, No. 4
  • "Bifurcation, Compensability and Other Confusing Things in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation," Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2018
  • "Burdens of Proof and the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Second Injury Fund," Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017; New Jersey Defense Association Newsletter, Spring 2018
  • "Workers’ Compensation Liens Rule!!! The Appellate Division Fends Off Another Challenge to Section 40 of New Jersey’s Worker’s Compensation Statute," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2016
  • “What Did You Know and When? The Latest Analysis of the “Discovery Rule” Exception to the Statue of Limitations Defense,” Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2016
  • "More Than 100% Disabled? The New Jersey Appellate Division's Latest Analysis of Permanent/Total Disability Benefit Awards," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 2016 and New Jersey Defense Association Newsletter, Spring 2016
  • "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! There Is No Bad Weather Exception to The Coming and Going Rule for NJ Workers' Compensation," Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 3 September 2014 and New Jersey Defense Association Newsletter, Fall 2015
  • “Appellate Division Approves, but Limits, Sanctions in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Proceedings,” Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2015
  • "The Appellate Division Weakens Workers' Compensation Dismissal Orders," Defense Digest, Vol. 21 No. 1, March 2015
  • "Not So Fast!!! The Court Reverses Dismissal of Unjust Enrichment Claim for Overpayment of Workers' Compensation Benefits," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013
  • "Further Expansion of Governmental Immunity Exception to Workers' Compensation Section 40 Liens," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013
  • "Exclusive Remedy Doctrine of Workers' Compensation Act is Reaffirmed," New Jersey Law Journal, October 26, 2012
  • "Look Out Below! Petitioner's Intentional Injury Claims Falls Short of Piercing the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Bar," Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2012
  • "Once Again, There Is No Pain Or Suffering - Damages That Is - In New Jersey's Workers' Compensation," New Jersey Defense Association Newsletter, Fall 2011
  • "Once Is Enough! When It Comes To Considering Evidence Of The Plaintiff's Intentional Injury By The Employer And Loss Of The Workers' Compensation Bar," Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 4, December 2010
  • "Life Is About Choices--So Too Is New Jersey Workers' Compensation Law When Addressing An Employer's Section 40 Lien Against A Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy," Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 1, March 2010; and New Jersey Self-Insurers Association Newsletter, August 2010
  • "My Boss Made Me Do It! The Appellate Division Examines the Compensability of Injuries that Occur During Employer-Sponsored Social Events," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2009
  • "Strict Statutory Interpretation - New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms Determination Of Improper Cancellation of Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
  • "Liar! Liar! -- The Appellate Division Upholds The Imposition Of Penalties Under The Fraud Provisions Of The New Jersey Workers' Compensation Law," Defense Digest, Vol. 14, No. 4, December 2008
  • "Appellate Division Affirms Determination Of Improper Workers' Compensation Insurance Cancellation, Despite Carrier's Utilization Of State Insurance Bureau's Electronic Filing Procedures," Defense Digest, Vol. 14, No. 2, June 2008
  • "Exclusive Remedy Applies Despite Violation of Contract," New Jersey Law Journal, September 17, 2007
  • "Construction Company's Violation of Minority Business Contract Does Not Remove Protection of Exclusive Remedy Doctrine for Special Employer," Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 1, March 2007
  • "Actual Lost Income Must Be Shown," New Jersey Law Journal, December 11, 2006
  • "Last Call! The New Jersey Supreme Court Waters Down the Intoxication Defense in Workers' Compensation," Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2006
  • "A Watered Down Intoxication Defense," New Jersey Law Journal, November 6, 2006
  • "Prove It! -- The Appellate Division Restates The Petitioner's Burden Of Proof For New Jersey Workers' Compensation Temporary Disability Benefits," Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2006
  • "The Appellate Division Further Clarifies The Computation Of Weekly Wages Under The New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act," Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 2006
Education:
  • Temple University, B.A., 1994
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi, Harrington Inn, Honor Chapter

Paul C. Johnson

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation Liability
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Property Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Classes/Seminars Taught: "New Jersey Recent Court Rulings Affecting the Asbestos Litigation: Proving Cross-Claims, Forum Non Conveniens, Bankruptcy Trusts, Bare Metal, etc.," HarrisMartin's New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference, February 13, 2019; "Employment Law, Liability Risks and Ethics"; "Employment Law Overview of Federal and New Jersey Statutes and Case Law"; "Claims Against Public Entities - New Jersey Tort Claims Act"; "Update on Tort Reform Issues in New Jersey and Effect on Transportation Cases"

Memberships:
  • American and Mercer County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "'Bare-Ly' There – Third Circuit Strips Down Bare Metal Defense in Maritime Law," Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018
  • "Pushing the Tort Claims Act Threshold," Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 3, September 2005
  • "Moving the Goalposts - Expansion of the Tort Claims Act Threshold," Defense Digest, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2004
  • "UM/UIM 'Step Down' May Step Up to the New Jersey Supreme Court," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 4, December 2003
  • "'Show Me The Money' Not Always Required by the NJ Charitable Immunity Act," Redwoods Group Articles of Interest Series, November 2003
  • "Employer Liability under the FMLA," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2003
  • "'Show Me The Money' Not Always Required by the NJ Charitable Immunity Act," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2003
  • "Employment Law - Liability, Risks and Ethics," Insurance Society of Philadelphia, October 2002
  • "Beware of Freudian Slips - Psychologist/Patient Privilege in New Jersey," Defense Digest, Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2002
Reported Cases:
Gaskill v. Mount Holly Township
Education:
  • University of Scranton, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1987
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Clerkship:
Judicial Clerk, Hon. James D. Clyne; Hon. Peter J. Giovine; Hon. Francis D. Piscal and Hon. Rosalie B. Cooper, New Jersey Superior Court, Ocean County

Born: 1965


Walter F. Kawalec, III

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Post-Trial Practice
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1998
  • New Jersey, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2017
Publications:
  • Author: "Walters v. YMCA, Putting Some Limitations on Stelluti v. Casapenn," Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2014
  • "De Facto Appeals Eliminate Federal Jurisdiction," Defense Digest, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2004
  • "Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects Request To Void Stacked Coverage," Defense Digest, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2004
  • "'Advertising Injury' in the Third Circuit: A Frog Switch and a Green Machine," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2003
  • "An Injury Is Not An "Injury" If The Pain Is Non-Compensable," Defense Digest, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2002
  • "Superior Court, S.I.R.'s and the Direct Action Statute: Contracts Rule," Penna. Bar Ass'n, Civil Litigation Newsletter, orig. published in the Defense Digest, 2002
  • "Pennsylvania Appellate News," Defense Digest, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2001
  • "Appellate Courts Refine Pennsylvania Settlement Law," Defense Digest, Vol. 6, No.1, 2000
  • "Pennsylvania Appellate News," Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1999
Reported Cases:
T.L. v. Goldberg, N.J., A-11-18 (N.J. 2019); Cona v. Tp. of Wash., 456 N.J. Super. 197, 201 (N.J. App. Div. 2018); Estate of Brust v. ACF Industries, LLC, 443 N.J. Super. 103 (N.J. App. Div. 2015); Bermudez v. Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 439 N.J. Super. 45 (N.J. App. Div. 2015); Manahawkin Convalescent v. O'Neill, 217 N.J. 99 (N.J. 2014); Nat'l Amusements, Inc. v. Borough of Palmyra, 716 F.3d 57 (3d Cir. 2013); EEOC v. Geo Group, Inc., 616 F.3d 265 (3rd Cir. 2010); Biber Partnership, P.C. v. Diamond Hill Joint Venture, LLC, 404 N.J. Super. 96 (App. Div. 2008); Allstate New Jersey Ins. Co. v. Cherry Hill Pain & Rehab. Institute, 389 N.J. Super. 130 (App.Div 2006); Marran v. Marran, 376 F.3d 143 (3d Cir. 2004); Vosk v. Encompass Ins. Co., 851 A.2d 162 (Pa. Super. 2004); Columbia Med. Group, Inc. v. Herring & Roll, P.C., 829 A.2d 1184 (Pa. Super. 2003); Tomaino v. Burman, 364 N.J. Super. 224 (App. Div. 2003); Green Machine v. Zurich-American Ins. Co., 313 F.3d 837 (3d Cir. 2002); Hohns v. Gain, 806 A.2d 16 (Pa. Super. 2002); Kleban v. National Union Fire Insurance Co., 771 A.2d 39 (Pa. Super. 2001); Miller v. Sacred Heart Hospital, 753 A.2d 829 (Pa. Super. 2000)
Education:
  • Glassboro State College, B.A., 1992
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1998

Born: 1967


Walter J. Klekotka, Jr.

Co-Chair, Retail Liability Practice Group

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • Pennsylvania
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Classes/Seminars Taught: "1997 Civil Motion Practice," New Jersey State Bar Association; Civil Litigation for Paralegals, CISI; Dram Shop, South Jersey Claims Association

Memberships:
  • New Jersey State and Camden County Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Publications:
  • Author: "No More Pigeonholes in Premises Liability Law," New Jersey Law Journal, August 21, 2006
  • "New Jersey Charitable Immunity Act: Public University Exempt From Suit Even Though Judgment Would Be Paid From Public Funds," Defense Digest, 2002-09, Vol. 8, No. 3
  • "Then N.J. Appellate Division Clarifies Duty Owed by Commercial Tenant," Defense Digest, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1997
  • "New Jersey Spoliation of Evidence and the Doctrine of Res Ispa Loquitur," Defense Digest, August 1995
  • "New Jersey Creates Recreational Sports & Leisure Activities Liability Study Commission," Defense Digest, Summer 1994
  • Co-Author: "The Downsizing of the Collateral Source Rule," Defense Digest, 2001-12, Vol. 7, No. 6
  • "The Blizzard's Backlash: A Symposium on Issues Confronting Pennsylvania and New Jersey Property Owners," Defense Digest, March 1996
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.S., 1983
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1987

Born: 1961


Peter A. Lentini

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • General Liability
  • Trucking and Transportation Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • Pennsylvania
Additional Biographical Details:

New Jersey Super Lawyer (2005, 2010)

Memberships:
  • Camden County Bar Association
Education:
  • La Salle University, B.A. (cum laude), 1984
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Law Review:
Temple Law Quarterly (1986-1987)

Born: 1962


Kevin M. McGoldrick

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • General Liability
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Additional Biographical Details:

The Pennsylvania State University and Widener University School of Law Alumni Associations; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Metrics Driven SIU UMBI," New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA), Atlantic City, NJ, July 2015

Memberships:
  • American and Camden County Bar Associations
  • New Jersey Special Investigators Association
  • South Jersey Claims Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Superior Court or Forthright? That is the Question," New Jersey Law Journal, Automobile Law Supplement, January 27, 2016
  • "A Comparative Analysis Is Not Required Under AICRA Unless Aggravation Of Pre-Existing Injuries Is Pled As A Cause Of Action," Defense Digest, June, 2007
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. (Dean's List), 1994
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Honors:
Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society; Certificate of Achievement in Legal Writing, 2000

Kevin M. McKeon

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
  • Class Action Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2008
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New Jersey Super Lawyer (2005); Panelist, PBS Television Shows, Consumer Fraud Issues; Swarthmore's Who's Who

Memberships:
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • American Boat and Yacht Council
  • Warranty Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "Impaired Cognizance of Injury From Sexual Abuse May Not Trigger the Discovery Rule," Defense Digest, Vo. 6, No. 6, December 2000
  • "Strict Liability and Negligence Claims May be Barred in New Jersey Products Liability Cases Involving Damage to the Product," Defense Digest, 1998-02, Vol. 4, No. 1
  • "The Defense of Charitable Organizations Takes a Turn for the Better," Defense Digest, 1995
Certifications:
  • Commercial Arbitrator, Camden County, New Jersey
Reported Cases:
Miranda v. MarineMax, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2419 (App. Div. 2013); McGarvey v. Penske, 486 Fed. Appx. 276 (3rd Cir. 2012); Washington v. Thiele Manuf., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66547 (D.N.J. 2012); Patel v. American Honda Motor Co., 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1146 (App. Div. 2011); Ferrari v. American Honda Motor Co., 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 346 (App. Div. 2009); Smith v. Cavalier Builders, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23457 (D.N.J. 2008); Divigenze v. Chrysler Corp., 345 N.J. Super. 314, 785 A.2d 37 (cert. den. 171 N.J. 442, 794 A.2d 181 2002); Wanetick v. Gateway Mitsubishi, et al, 163 N.J. 484, 750 A.2d 79 (2002); Poli v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 349 N.J. Super. 169, 793 A.2d 104 (App. Div. 2001); Wanetick v. OCT Partnership, 318 N.J. Super. 156, 723 A.2d 100 (App. Div. 1999); Palmucci v. Brunswick Corporation, 311 N.J. Super. 607, 710 A.2d 1045 (App. Div. 1998); Suber v. Chrysler Corporation, 104 F.3d 578 (3rd Cir. 1997)
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A. (Dean's List), 1983
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D. (Dean's List), 1986

Born: 1961


Raymond J. Michaud

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2002
Additional Biographical Details:

Classes/Seminars Taught: "Risk Strategy," Joint Meeting of the NJSPLS North Jersey Chapter and the Engineers and Surveyors Association of Bergen Passaic, May 2015

Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State, Camden County and Burlington County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Putting the Teeth Back in the Affidavit of Merit Statute," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
Education:
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, B.A., 1990
  • Rockhurst University, M.B.A., 1994
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Military:
U.S. Air Force, 1991-2002; U.S. Air Force Reserves, 2002-Present

Lynne N. Nahmani

Co-Chair, Long-Term Care Liability Practice Group

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Health Care Liability
  • Long-Term Care Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Additional Biographical Details:

Federation Allied Jewish Appeal; Perelman Jewish Day School (Board Member, 2013-2016); AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New Jersey Super Lawyer (2006-2007); South Jersey Magazine Top 2009 Lawyer; Classes/Seminars Taught: "What is Your Case Worth?," Marshall Dennehey Health Care and Health Law Seminar, November 9, 2017; "New Jersey Case Law Update," Health Care Law Seminar, Marshall Dennehey, November 9, 2016; "Avoiding and Defending Nursing Home Litigation," American College of Health Care Administrators 50th Annual Convocation & Exposition, April 20, 2016; "Mock Trial: Lessons from the Bar and Risk Management," American Professional Agency, Inc., March 23, 2016; "Affidavit of Merit," Experts and Net Opinion Rule Seminar, New Jersey State Bar Association Summer CLEFest, August 14, 2015; "Sex and the Facility: Understanding and Reducing Liabilities," American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 5, 2014; "Sex and the Facility - Starring the Defense," 2013 Trends in Health Care and Health Law Seminar, Marshall Dennehey, November 7, 2013; "Long-Term Care," Hospicomm, April 4, 2012; "Nursing Home Litigation - How to Handle and Defend a Case," Allied World Assurance Company, January 2012; "When You Are First Sued, What to Do and What Not to Do and the Processes of a Medical Negligence Claim," University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Program for Medical Residents and Physicians, Spring 2010; "Annual Seminar for Clients and Risk Managers," Princeton Insurance Company; "Risk Management and Dental Claims," Eastern Dentists Insurance Company; "Mock Trial Demonstration," South Jersey Medical Office Managers Society, Conventus Insurance Company; Seminars Given at Local Hospitals for Interns and Residents, CME Credits

Memberships:
  • American, Pennsylvania and Camden County Bar Associations
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • The Trial Law Institute
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (Board Member, 2012-Present)
Publications:
  • Author: "Med Mal Litigation and Social Media Records: Where is New Jersey Headed?" New Jersey Law Journal, May 19, 2014
  • "Handbook of Medical Malpractice in New Jersey," 2009
  • "Doctor's Personal Characteristics Not Relevant to Claims of Informed Consent," The Redwoods Group Dentists Insurance Program, Monthly Article, January 2002 and Defense Digest, 2001-10, Vol. 7, No. 5
  • "Defending the Discovery Rule," Defense Digest, Spring 1993
Education:
  • Boston University, B.S., 1985
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1989

Born: 1963


John H. Osorio

Chair, Architectural, Engineering & Construction Defect Litigation Practice Group

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New Jersey Super Lawyer (2005); Classes/Seminars Taught: "The Professional (Architect & Engineer) Part in Construction Defect Claims," Panelist, 2nd Annual National Construction Defect Conference, November 2016; "Minimizing Risk and Avoiding Consequences as a Design Professional in the State of New Jersey"; "Defending Roof Collapse Cases"; "Defending Architect and Engineer Malpractice Claims in New Jersey"; "The Applicability of the Economic Loss Doctrine to Design Professional Claims"

Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State, Camden County and Gloucester County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New Jersey Defense Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Additional Insured Status of Design Professionals," Defense Digest, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1998
  • "Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys"
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.A., 1979
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1984

Born: 1956


Jeffrey G. Rapattoni

Chair, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation Practice and Co-Chair, Fraud/Special Investigation Practice Groups

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • General Liability
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2002
  • Michigan, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2004
Additional Biographical Details:

Legal Affairs Committee of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (Member); BigData@Rutgers Certificate Program (Advisory Board Member, 2017); National Insurance Crime Bureau, Certificate of Appreciation, 2010; Recipient of NJSIA President's Award, 2009, 2018; Classes/Seminar Taught: "Medical Investigator's Guide to the Modern SIU Claim," Speaker, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2019; "How the Market is Falling Short on CAT Claims," CLM Southeast Conference, Orlando FL, October 2019; "How to Use Data in Your Advantage – Speaker," FRAUDTalks Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 24, 2019; "Secrets to Maintaining a Successful Major Case Unit," IASIU, Phoenix, AZ, September 2019; "Clamping Down On Fraud," Panelist, Casualty Actuarial Society Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 2019; "SIU’s Management of Brand Protection – Concerns and Consequences," IFM, Coronado, CA, March 2019; "Major Case From A-Z," IASIU 2018 Seminar & Expo on Insurance Fraud, Baltimore, MD, September 2018 and Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2018; "The Evolving Partnership of Data Analytics and Claims," A.M. Best Webinar, May 3, 2018; "How Smart Data is Remaking Insurance Claims," A.M. Best Webinar, February 22, 2018; "Insurance Fraud - Staged Accidents: The New Frontier," Panel, 2017 CLM Southeast Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2017; "Trends and the Future State of SIU," Moderator, 27th Annual NJSIA Anti-Fraud Insurance Training Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2017; "Major Case From A-Z," IASIU 2017 Seminar & Expo on Insurance Fraud, New Orleans, LA, September 2017; "Ethics Roundtable," HB Litigation Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum, Atlantic City, NJ April 2017; "Strategic SIU Management and Risk Avoidance," Moderator, 2017 Insurance Fraud Management Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2017; "SIU Management Panel," New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2016; "Deposing the Adjuster; Social Media and Big Data," IASIU Annual Seminar and Expo on Insurance Fraud, Red Rock, NV, September 2016; "Managing the Risk in SIU Investigations, Panel Moderator," Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2016; "Risk Management in SIU," IFM/ISO-Insurance Fraud Management Conference, Savannah, GA, March 2016; "Contemporary Solutions to Provider and Claimant Medical Fraud," NAMIC Webinar, October 27, 2015; "Provider Fraud Investigations in Personal Injury Protection Claims," NAMIC Webinar, October 13, 2015; "Medical Provider Fraud in Uninsured Motorist/Bodily Injury Claims," NAMIC Webinar, October 6, 2015; "Building a Better Medical Major Case," New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2015; "SIU Data Analytics: A Sword and Shield for Florida Law," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) 23rd Annual Conference, June 11, 2015; "Avoiding Risk in Managing the Anti-Fraud Function and Tracking the Value-Add of SIU," 2015 Insurance Fraud Management Conference, Coronado, CA, March 2015; "Dissecting the Staged Loss Claim," Speaker, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2014; "The Burden of Medical Provider Fraud on the Insurance Industry," A.M. Best PODCAST, September 2014; "SIU Management Panel - Contemporary SIU Issues," Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2014; "Managing and Investigating Billing Misrepresentations Under the New PIP Statute," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) 22nd Annual Conference, June 12, 2014; "Effectively Managing Contemporary Insurance Fraud Issues," National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators' 2013 Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar, St. Louis, MO, November 2013; "Effectively Managing Major Case Investigations of Fraudulent Medical Providers," Speaker, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2013; "Trending Contemporary Medical Fraud," IASIU's 28th Annual Seminar and Expo on Insurance Fraud, Atlanta, GA, September 2013; "Contemporary Medical Fraud Issues," Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud Perspectives Seminar, Cleveland, OH, November 2012; "Effectively Managing Complex and Emerging Issues," NJSIA 22nd Annual Fraud Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2012; "Discussions of Recent Florida Case Law Developments Regarding EUO Methodology and Limitations," FIFEC - Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee, Orlando, FL, June 2012; "Effectively Managing Contemporary Provider Fraud Issues," Marshall Dennehey Fraud Seminar - Insurance Fraud Perspectives, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2012; "Proper Interaction and the Role of the Public Adjuster During an Arson Investigation," ICAC - National Arson Training Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, February 2012; "Managing Public Adjuster Issues," IFM - Insurance Fraud Management Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2012; "Acupuncture Fraud and Abuse," NJSIA Anti-Fraud Training Seminar, October 2011; “Hail Storm and Large Loss Property Claims,” National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2010; "Combating Insurance Fraud Seminar, "Multi-State Auto Theft Investigation Review, Conshohocken, PA, 2010; Presenter: "Auto Theft Investigations; Hail Fraud Claims; Public Adjuster and Homeowner's Fraud," NJSIA, 2010; "Property Loss Fraud," IASIU, 2010; "Insurance Fraud," IAA & ACFE Fraud Convention, 2010; "SIU Investigations of the Future," NJSIA, 2009; "Medical Provider Fraud," NSPII, 2009; "Public Adjuster Fraud," IASIU, 2009; "Medical Provider Fraud," IASIU, 2008; "Preferred SIU Strategies," NJSIA, 2008; "Point of Sale and Underwriting Fraud," NSPII, 2008; "Innocent Third Party Seminar," NJSIA, 2007; "Policy Voidance Seminar," NJSIA, 2006; Co-Presenter: "Point of Sale Fraud," IFM General Convention, 2010; "Public Adjuster Fraud Seminar," NJSIA, 2005; "Underwriting Fraud Seminar," NJSIA, 2004

Memberships:
  • New Jersey State, Burlington County and Camden County Bar Associations
  • New Jersey Insurance Defense Committee
  • International Association of Special Investigators (IASIU) (Counsel, Ohio Chapter)
  • New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA)
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII)
  • South Jersey Claims Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (Board Member and Secretary, South Jersey Chapter; Insurance Fraud Committee Member)
Publications:
  • Author: "How To Build A Major Case Unit - Advice From Three SIU Leaders," SIU Today, Spring 2019
  • "Secrets to Combating Insurance Fraud With Data Analytics," Claims Magazine, January 2018
  • "Investigating the Claims Investigation," Claims Magazine, November 2016
  • "Improving SIU Through Data Analytics," Claims, September 2015
  • "Put a Pin in It: Getting a Grip on Medical Provider Costs and Acupuncture Claims**," Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015
  • "Fraud Squad: Rethinking Facility Inspections in Medical Investigations," Claims Management (Page 18), February 2015
  • "Put a Pin in It: Getting a Grip on Medical Provider Costs and Acupuncture Claims," Claims Management, December 2014
  • "What's In Your Manual? A Three-Step Guide For Windstorm Claims Management," Claims Management, August 2013
  • "Something Wicked This Way Comes," Defense Digest, Vol. 14, No. 3
  • "On Borrowed Time," Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 3
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1997
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 2001

Dante C. Rohr

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Post-Trial Practice
  • Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Litigation
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2006
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships:
  • Maritime Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
Publications:
  • Author: "The Need for Clarity in Counseling Customers," Legal Updates for Insurance Agents & Brokers, November 2018
  • Contributor: "IP Claims Quarterly," 2017-Present
Education:
  • Drexel University, B.S., 1992
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 1998

Kristy Olivo Salvitti

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2002
  • Pennsylvania
Additional Biographical Details:

New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star (2005-2007); Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star (2013-2017); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Double Play: What Happens When Your Claim Crosses Multiple States?," Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State and Philadelphia Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Is Paying Temporary Total Disability Benefits Still an Admission of Liability in New Jersey Workers' Compensation?," Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014
  • "Can 'Excess' Mean Less? A Broader Interpretation in Cardiovascular Injuries," Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011
  • "Additional Question to Ask Before Paying Temporary Disability Benefits in New Jersey Even If Petitioner Is Disabled From The Work Injury," Defense Digest, Vol. 16, N. 3, September 2010
  • "Be Careful Using the 'We Are Not The Last Employer' Defense," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2009 and New Jersey Self-Insurers Association Newsletter, 2009-10
Education:
  • Monmouth University, B.S. (Dean's List), 1999
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 2002
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta
Law Review:
Editorial Board/Articles Editor, Widener Law Review

Douglas D. Suplee

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • General Liability
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
  • Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Additional Biographical Details:

Michigan State University College of Law, Director of Oral Advocacy (1997-1998)

Memberships:
  • American and Camden County Bar Associations
  • American Inn of Court (Burlington and Camden Counties)
Publications:
  • Author: "Business Owners Beware: Clear and Unambiguous Language in Arbitration Agreements Is Not Enough to Make Them Enforceable in New Jersey," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2016
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1991
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1998
Honors:
Moot Court Board

Born: 1969


Ashley L. Toth

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2009
  • Pennsylvania
Additional Biographical Details:

Mock Trial Panelist, "Social Media Issues in Employment," Presented to Client Group, Philadelphia, PA, May 2014; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Employment Law Ethics Panel," NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2017, Atlantic City, NJ, April 2017; "Navigating OSHA's New Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting & Anti-Retaliation," Human Resource Association of Southern New Jersey, Vineland, NJ, October 20, 2016; "The New Jersey Tort Claims Act," Presented to Insurance Broker Group for a Global Insurance Carrier, New York, NY, February 2014; "Anti-Discrimination Law in New Jersey: Risks, Responsibilities and Developments "What you Need to Know," Client Seminar, May 2013; Co-Presenter: "The Tri-Partite Relationship and Coverage Issues: Presented to Insurance Broker Group for a Global Insurance Carrier, New York, NY, November 2013; "New Anti-Bullying Laws in New Jersey, and How They Affect School Districts and Liability Under the NJLAD. Presented to Claims Professionals for a Global Insurance Carrier, New York, NY, October 2012

Memberships:
  • Camden County Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Post-Accident Drug Testing under OSHA’s New Rule," Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017
  • "Can Employers Contractually Limit an Employee’s Statute of Limitations? The Effect of Employment Contracts in New Jersey," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2016
  • Regular Contributor: Case Law Alerts, 2013-Present
Education:
  • Monmouth University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2006
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D. (with high honors), 2009
Honors:
Sigma Delta Pi (President); Lamda Sigma Tau; Reed Smith Award for Clinical Excellence, 2009

Rachael Snyder von Rhine

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State, Pennsylvania and Camden County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Rutgers University, Douglass College, B.A., 2001
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 2004
Law Review:
New Developments Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion

Jessica D. Wachstein

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation Liability
  • Insurance Services
  • Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2007
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships:
  • American and Camden County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Are PIP Benefits Truly No-Fault Now?," Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2017
  • "Sidewalk Liability- What You and Your Condo Association Have in Common," Defense Digest, Vol. 18 No. 4, December 2012
Education:
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, B.A. (with high honors), 2004
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D. (with honors), 2007
Law Review:
Rutgers Law Journal (Notes & Comments Editor, 2006-2007; Staff Editor, 2005-2006)

Arthur F. Wheeler

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Errors & Omission Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1995
Additional Biographical Details:

AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State, Burlington County and Camden County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: “Statutory Exemption from Consumer Fraud Act for Realtors,” Defense Digest, December 2018, Vol. 24, No. 4
  • "Safe Harbor Provision Is a Beacon for Realtors Seeking Exemption From Consumer Fraud Act Actions," September 19, 2018
  • "Disqualification of Counsel and the Substantially Related Matters Test," Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 4, December 2010
  • "Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims Asserted by Non-Clients," Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 2007
  • "You Sold The Land But Did You Keep The Liability?," Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2006
Education:
  • St. Joseph's College, B.A. (cum laude), 1990
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1993
  • Temple University School of Law, LL.M., 1998

Lila Wynne

Co-Chair, Environmental & Toxic Tort Practice Group, NJ

Mount Laurel, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Insurance Services
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1988
Additional Biographical Details:

Editor-in-Chief, Legal Updates for Environmental Law (2016-Present); AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Issues in Environmental and Toxic Tort Liability" Which Covered the Following Presentations: "Toxicology of Benzene and Flavorings; Asbestos and Silica Litigation Update; Introduction to Chemical Oxidation Technologies; and How to Handle a Leaking Underground Storage Tank," AIG

Memberships:
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Continuous Trigger of Coverage for Progressive Construction Defect Losses," Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018
  • "SRRA: Are We Better Off Four Years Later?" The New Jersey Law Journal, July 18, 2016
  • "New Jersey Appellate Court Approves Insurance Policy Assignments to Fund Pollution Claims," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 2016
  • "Being Proactive About Passive Migration," New Jersey Law Journal, Environmental Law Supplement, July 20, 2015
  • "Recent New Jersey Case Law on Environmental Claims," Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015
  • "New Jersey Environmental Coverage Handbook," 2015 Edition
  • "Toxic Tort Handbook," 2015 Edition
  • "Third Circuit Expands Availability of Damages in Environmental Contamination Cases," Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No.3, September 2006
Education:
  • University of Southern California, B.A., 1983
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 1988

Born: 1961

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