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



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense


1125 Atlantic Avenue, Third Floor, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Established: 1957

Practice Areas

  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Negligence
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Environmental Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Dram Shop
  • Premises Liability
  • Mass Tort
  • Casino
  • Health/Hospital
  • Bedbug Liability Defense


About Us

Attorneys who comprise this department are in fact TRIAL attorneys. Each case is analyzed by the Chairman of the department and an active trial attorney, in an effort to identify those matters which are most likely to be tried and those which are most likely to settle. The approach, however, in the handling of each case is the same, unless directed otherwise by the client. The basic philosophy of this firm is to require our adversary to react to us, as opposed to us reacting to them. This is done by taking a positive, aggressive approach in the discovery process and the obtaining of information from outside sources. This sets the tone for the handling of the claim and immediately signals to our adversary that, whether it is a case to be settled or tried, he knows that he has his work ahead of him.

Geographically, the Tort Litigation Department handles litigation for our insurance clients and self-insured statewide in the 21 counties of New Jersey, six Pennsylvania counties, and the greater Las Vegas area. The attorneys of the department routinely try cases involving automobile, fall down, false arrest, libel, slander, medical malpractice, construction, and UIM and UM declaratory judgment actions.

In addition, since the inception of casino gambling in Atlantic City, we have provided legal representation to various casino properties. Each of these properties has its own risk management and legal departments with which we interface on a daily basis.

Therefore, we have gained more than 20 years of extensive experience in providing legal advice to all departments of these casino operations including security, construction, facilities, operations, and personnel.

Excess Exposure Liability
Professional Liability
Insurance Coverage
Bed Bug Liability
Environmental Insurance Coverage
Liquor Law and Restaurant Liability
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Wrongful Employee Discharge
Auto and Truck Liability
Construction Litigation Claims
Environmental and Toxic Tort
Uninsured Motorist, Underinsured Motorist, and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Arbitration and Litigation


Additional Locations

  • Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Cherry Hill Plaza, Suite 205
  • 1415 Route 70 East
  • Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
    • Telephone: 856-795-9110
    • Fax: 856-795-8641
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 3016 W. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 195
  • Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
    • Telephone: 702-366-1125
    • Fax: 702-366-1857

Client Information

Representative Insurance Clients


Personnel Information

Partners


Louis Niedelman

Atlantic City, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Litigation
  • General Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1969
Memberships:
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Certifications:
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
Education:
  • Temple University, B.A., 1966
  • Villanova University, J.D., 1969

Russell L. Lichtenstein

Atlantic City, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Employment Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1981
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1981
Memberships:
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Certifications:
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
Education:
  • Temple University, B.A., 1978
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1981

Jerry Busby

Atlantic City, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Nevada, 1984
Memberships:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 1981
  • Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1984

Carmelo T. Torraca

Atlantic City, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Construction Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • Pennsylvania
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1991
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1995

Amy E. Rudley

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • Pennsylvania
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 2001
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 2004

Nicholas J. Sansone

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • New Jersey, 1992
Education:
  • Temple University, B.A., 1988
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1991

John A. Talvacchia

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • Pennsylvania
Education:
  • Rutgers University, B.A. Economics, 1989
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1992

Of Counsel


Brian D. Barr

Atlantic City, NJ

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Environmental Coverage
  • Toxic Torts
  • General Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • Pennsylvania, 1989
Education:
  • Gettysburg College, B.A., 1986
  • Rutgers University, J.D. (with honors), 1989

Michael Mitrovic

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1980
  • New Jersey
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1974
  • New York University, M.A., 1975
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Columbia University, M.I.A., 1979

Kathleen F. Beers

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1999
  • Pennsylvania
Education:
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1986
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 1999

Joseph D. Deal

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • New Jersey
Education:
  • Penn State University, B.S., 1983
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Judge Advocate General's School Army (TJAGSA), 1987

Associates


Gregory A. Kraemer

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • Nevada, 2008
Education:
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2004
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2007

Anthony M. Imbesi

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2013
Education:
  • Bucknell University, B.A., 2010
  • Villanova Law School, J.D., 2013

Andre Marques

Atlantic City, NJ

Admitted
  • Nevada, 1998
Education:
  • Bowling Green State University, B.S., 2006
  • William S. Boyd School of Law, J.D., 2012

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Service Areas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA 60 miles

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