The firm is dedicated to providing quality legal services and aggressive representation of insurance companies, their insureds and self-insureds. This dedication combined with a keen appreciation for economy has enabled our clients to manage and dispose of risk with the least possible expense.

The firm is not in the general practice of law. We have consciously remained focused on defending liability claims of various types. We identify and evaluate risk in a way that allows our clients to make reasoned, strategic decisions. We defend suits aggressively and have tried hundreds of cases to successful jury verdicts. Consequently, the firm and its lawyers enjoy an excellent reputation and the respect of lawyers and judges throughout the State of New Jersey.


Medical Malpractice Defense

The firm has represented thousands of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Our lawyers are responsible for hundreds of defense verdicts and are recognized as preeminent in the field.

Public Utility Litigation

The firm has a portion of its practice dedicated to the defense of public utilities, primarily against claims of personal injury, property damage and economic claims relating to the provision of utility services.

Commercial Litigation

The lawyers in our firm handle a wide range of commercial disputes including contract, UCC, tortious interference with economic advantage and the like for a broad range of commercial clients.


Railroad and Federal Employers Liability Act

Representation of railroads and claims against them under FELA has long been an area of special expertise. This area includes defense of asbestos and other pulmonary claims, hearing loss claims and carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress injury claims. We have a long history of defending railroads against claims brought by third parties, claims for cargo loss, personal injury, property damage and environmental claims. We have defended thousands of claims and enjoy a reputation which is excellent not only in New Jersey, but nationally.

Legal and Other Professional
Liability Defense

Defense of lawyers, architects and engineers, and insurance and real estate brokers is another area of the firm's expertise.


General Property and Casualty Defense

We have defended virtually all manner of property and casualty claims. This wide-ranging area of practice includes anything from claims against the State of New Jersey and other government entities entitled to the protections of the New Jersey Tort Claims Act to property damage and personal injury claims against insureds and self-insureds.

Construction Litigation

The firm's primary involvement in this area of practice is the representation of design professionals and contractors.

Automobile/Homeowners' Defense and Insurance Coverage

We defend insureds on behalf of insurance carriers for all types of automobile claims including liability, UM/UIM, and PIP. We defend homeowners for all types of claims that arise from or are covered under homeowners' policies. We are also called upon to intepret the proper construction of all types of insurance policies, including auto, general liability, homeowners' and commercial policies, and we have successfully prosecuted and defended numerous declaratory judgment actions both for insurance carriers and for insureds.

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