LEGAL MALPRACTICE Lawsuits against lawyers by clients
FIRST PARTY INSURANCE CLAIMS Lawsuits against insurance companies for refusing to pay property insurance claims and insurance agents who do not get you proper coverage
UNINSURED/UNDER-INSURED PROPERTY LOSS CLAIMS Lawsuits by property owners against third parties responsible for causing damage to property, and prosecution of claims against insurance agents and brokers where their negligence has caused a coverage dispute or denial of a property claim
CONSUMER FRAUD/CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CASES Lawsuits against builders and real estate agents and sellers for not disclosing problems with property These cases are all sub-specialties with their own rules. They are hard-fought and often do not settle and go to trial. I have been handling these types of cases for many years and am certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. As a result, many of my cases are referred to me by other lawyers who do not handle these cases on a regular basis.
IF YOU HAVE A CASE INVOLVING ONE OF THESE AREAS, PLEASE CONTACT MY OFFICE FOR A CONSULTATION.
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Areas of Practice:
Bad Faith Insurance Civil Rights Election Campaign & Political Law Ethics & Professional Responsibility Insurance Law 90% Legal Malpractice Litigation & Appeals Medical Malpractice Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification, 1994
California, 1978 New Jersey, 1981 U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981
University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, 1978 J.D. Law Review: Oregon Law Review, Articles Editor, 1977 - 1978 Sarah Lawrence College, 1974 B.A.
Judge, Not Jury, to Weigh Damages in Malpractice Case Arising from Divorce, New Jersey Law Journal, July 22, 2002 His Turn as Litigant, New Jersey Law Journal, July 30, 2001 Paying the Price for Giving Free Advice, New Jersey Law Journal, April 6, 1998 Verdict Against Lampf, Lipkind in SIG Aft, New Jersey Law Journal, April 12, 1993 Self-Insurance Has Its Risks, New Jersey Law Journal, April 26, 1993 Lampf, Lipkind Facing Receivership, New Jersey Law Journal, June 21, 1993 Where Are the Ethics Cops?, New Jersey Law Journal, February 5, 1996 Judge Appoints Monitor to Supervise Embattled Lawyer's Trust Account, New Jersey Law Journal, May 20, 1996 Suing the State for Malpractice, New Jersey Law Journal, October 28, 1996 Judge Dubious on Malpractice Suit Against State Agency, New Jersey Law Journal, May 5, 1997 Court Tosses Malpractice Suit Against Civil Rights Agency, New Jersey Law Journal, July 14, 1997 A Not-So-Privileged Attorney-Client Communication, New Jersey Law Journal, July 11, 1994 Rewritten Medical Records Prompt RICO Claim, New Jersey Law Journal, August 26, 1994 Circle Chevrolet Rattles Attorneys, New Jersey Lawyer, February 26, 1996 Thomm's Owner Gains $1.2 Million Settlement, The Star-Ledger, March 11, 1994 Anti-Bias Agency's Status is Suffering, The Star-Ledger, December 8, 1996 White Managers, The Star-Ledger Jury Hits Law Firm for $542,260 for Conflict of Interest, The Legal View, August, 1993 "Circle Chevrolet; Pitfalls of Legal Malpractice", New Jersey Law Journal Supplement, July 1, 1996 Comment: "Trying Non-English Conversant Defendents: The Use of an Interpreter", 57 Oregon Law Review 549, 1978 Casenote: "State v. Lakeside: The Fifth Amendment and the Unwanted Jury Instruction", 57 Oregon Law Review 613, 1978
Blatterfein v. Larken Associates, 732 A.2d 555 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1999) Danzeisen v. Selective Ins. Co. of America, 689 A.2d 798 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1997) Profit Sharing Trust for Marprowear Corp. v. Lampf, Lipkind, Prupis, Petigrow & Labue, P.A., 630 A.2d 1191 (N.J. Super. L. 1993) Industrial Development Associates, Inc. v. Commercial Union Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 602 A.2d 733 (N.J. 1992) Industrial Development Associates v. F.T.P., Inc., 591 A.2d 682 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1991) Culver v. Insurance Co. of North America, 559 A.2d 400 (N.J. 1989) Culver v. Insurance Co. of North America, 535 A.2d 15 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1987) Ellmex Construction Co., Inc. v. Republic Insurance Co., 494 A.2d 339 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1985) Andrews v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc., 191 F.R.D. 59 (D.N.J. 2000) Reaves v. State, Dept. of Law & Public Safety, Div. on Civil Rights, 696 A.2d 82 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1997) Connell Foley v. Israel Travel Advisory Service, 872 A.2d 1100 (N.J.Super. A.D. 2005) Ponden v. Ponden, 374 A.1d (N.J.Super. A.D. 2005) Representative Clients: Merrill Lynch Realty Polysar Chemicals, Incorporated
Lecturer, "Ethics for First Year Lawyers", I.C.L.E., 1996 Lecturer, "Emerging First Party Insurance Issues", I.C.L.E., 1996 Lecturer, " Legal Malpractice", I.C.L.E., 1996 Panelist, On-Line Counsel Connect Seminar, 1996 Instructor, "Skills and Methods Course," New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation, ICLE Seminar, 1999 Instructor: "Skills and Methods Course," New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation, ICLE Seminar, 2002 Panelist: "Emerging First-Party Insurance Issues", New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2002 Law School Instructor, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing, Contracts, University of Arkansas, School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Mercer County Bar Association Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member
Past Employment Positions:
State of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey, Deputy Attorney General, 1981 - 1983 Commission on Wage and Price Stability, Assistant General Counsel, Washington DC, 1980 - 1981 Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC, Litigation Staff Attorney, 1979 - 1980 University of Arkansas, School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Law School Instructor, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing, Contracts