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



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


12 North State Route 17, Paramus, New Jersey 07652

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Subrogation
  • General Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Property Damage
  • Product Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


About Us

Malapero, Prisco, Klauber & Licata LLP provides litigation and related services to the insurance industry, third-party administrators, municipalities and self-insured entities. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations in every aspect of our representation by providing highly personalized legal services in partnership with our clients.

Malapero, Prisco, Klauber & Licata LLP practices in all local, state and federal courts located in the State of New Jersey. Each of our partners has over twenty years experience and our associates are well versed in their areas of practice. Our paralegal staff is skilled and experienced in all facets of litigation and trial preparation.

As a foundation to building successful relationships we strive to establish a sound tripartite partnership among the firm, our clients, and claims professionals. We are dedicated to the early formulation of a defense strategy in concert with the client and the claims professional. Each case is assessed by a partner and an initial defense strategy is developed as soon as possible.

Malapero, Prisco, Klauber & Licata LLP realizes litigation costs are a concern to clients. We offer a range of tested, cost-effective strategies, which are tailored to our individual clients' needs. We attempt to resolve disputes in a manner that is practical and efficient from both a business and legal perspective. We aggressively pursue early resolution of claims and actions where appropriate and consistent with our clients’ objectives and goals. During the litigation process, we continuously work with our clients in order to determine what course of action is best suited to their needs, whether it be motion practice, negotiation, mediation, or proceeding to trial and verdict.

Our practice is conducted in accordance with the Recommended Case Handling Guidelines for Insurers, as promulgated by The Defense Research Institute. We have the flexibility to coordinate billing with all electronic billing formats. Our billing conforms to the Uniform Task Based Management System as required. Billing cycles are tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients.


Additional Locations


Client Information

Insurance Clients

  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Harleysville/Nationwide Insurance Company

Personnel Information

Managing Partner


Thomas M. Licata

Paramus, NJ

Admitted
  • New York, 1987
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships:
  • Bergen County Bar Association
Education:
  • Pace University, B.A. (cum laude), 1984
  • Seton Hall University, J.D., 1987
Honors:
Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award, 1987

Partners


Raymond J. Malapero

Paramus, NJ

Admitted
  • New York, 1981
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • American, New York State, New Jersey State and Brooklyn Bar Associations
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Fordham University, B.A. (cum laude), 1977
  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1980

Born: 1955


Joseph J. Prisco, Jr.

Paramus, NJ

Admitted
  • New York, 1985
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1981
  • Pace University, J.D., 1984

Born: 1959


Andrew L. Klauber

Paramus, NJ

Admitted
  • New York, 1983
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Association of New York (DANY)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1979
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1982

Born: 1957


(See profile under New York, NY for additional information)

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