Glenn Bergenfield

Law Office of Glenn Bergenfield, P.C.
1 Cherry St.
Lambertville, NJ 08530
(609) 951-0088
www.legalmalpractice-nj.com


MY PRACTICE IS CONCENTRATED IN FOUR AREAS OF LAW:

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.

Year Joined Organization:

1983

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

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certification/Specialties:

Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification, 1994

Bar Admissions:

California, 1978
New Jersey, 1981
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981

Education:

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.

Published Works:

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

Representative Cases:

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

Classes/Seminars Taught:

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