Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters, Experts and TPAs
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters, Experts and TPAs



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


801 Second Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10017

Established: 1994

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • General Liability
  • Environmental Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Auto Defense


About Us

Gartner + Bloom, P.C. offers defense work against a plethora of claims including personal injury, economic damages, negligence actions, and property damage.

Our associates handle work-related injuries, alleged “slip and falls”, automobile accidents, and other such injuries. In claims with alleged property damage, our attorneys use their expertise in property insurance to determine liability and coverage.

We have handled claims on behalf of insurance carriers for their insureds as well as handling coverage disputes where there are multiple insurance carriers for a site. In addition, we have handled many high exposure liability cases with coverage limits in excess of one million dollars. We have a great deal of experience in countering work related injury claims and assessing employer responsibility under the Labor Law regulations. As the provisions under the Labor Law are constantly expanding to include different professions, it is critical that employers and insurance carriers are represented against a growing number of claims.


Additional Locations

  • Springfield, New Jersey
  • 675 Morris Avenue
  • Springfield, New Jersey 07081
    • Telephone: 973-921-0300
    • Fax: 973-921-0319

Client Information

Insurance Clients


Personnel Information

Partners


Stuart F. Gartner

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1971
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1974
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Long Island University, B.A., 1967
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1970
Honors:
Phi Alpha Theta

Born: 1945


Kenneth A. Bloom

New York, NY

Admitted
  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • New York, 1982
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1988
Additional Biographical Details:

Assistant District Attorney, Kings County, New York (1981-1982)

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section; Alternate Dispute Resolution Section)
  • New York State, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn Bar Associations
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Former District Attorneys Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1978
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1981
Language:
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

Born: 1956


Arthur P. Xanthos

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1991
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Publications:
  • "D&O Insurance: Disbursement of Insurance Money Covering an Insured's Legal Expenses as Incurred, " XVI Fordham Urban Law Journal III, cited in New York Law Journal (April, 1989)
Education:
  • Williams College, B.A., 1986
  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1989
Law Review:
Fordham Urban Law Journal (Managing Editor, 1988-1989)
Language:
  • French
  • Greek

Born: 1964


Christine M. Messina

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1998
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Certifications:
New Jersey State Certified Mediator
Education:
  • Boston University, B.A., 1994
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Marlene Lynch Ford, Superior Court of New Jersey; Ocean Vicinage (1997-1998)

Born: 1972


Marc Shortino

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:

Certified New Jersey State Mediator

Education:
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1994
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen F. Smith, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Morris Vicinage, 1998-1999

Born: 1972


Associates


Anne E. Armstrong

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2008
Education:
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.S.B.A., 2001
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2007

Alexander D. Fisher

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2012
Education:
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1999
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2003

Susan P. Mahon

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2005
Memberships:
  • New York State and New Jersey State Bar Associations
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 1980
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1989

Born: 1958


Alissa A. Mendys

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2004
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A., 2000
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2004

Born: 1978


Jeffrey Diamond Miragliotta

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
Education:
  • Fordham University, B.A., 2005
  • City University of New York School of Law, J.D., 2008

Of Counsel


Sharon Rosenthal

New York, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
  • New York County Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Syracuse University, B.S., 1993
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1997

Born: 1971


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