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Methfessel & Werbel
2025 Lincoln Highway, Suite 200
Edison, New Jersey 08818Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 732-248-4200
Fax: 732-248-2355
E-Mail: mailbox@methwerb.com
www.methwerb.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3012, Edison, NJ 08818-3012
Established: 1972

Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Carrier Defense
  • Casualty Defense
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Comprehensive General Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Coverage Issues
  • Defense Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Environmental Coverage
  • Environmental Liability
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • Excess and Umbrella
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Primary and Excess Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Liability
  • Public Entities
  • Toxic Torts
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • General Subrogation
  • Large Loss Subrogation Program
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About Us
The law firm of Methfessel & Werbel was established in 1972 for the purpose of providing service to the insurance and managed risk industry. We specialize solely in the defense of liability claims, the investigation and defense of first party insurance claims and the prosecution of subrogation claims on behalf of insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and self-insured entities. Our staff of 9 partners, 11 counsel, 31 associates and 45 support personnel is committed to providing the highest level of service possible. Our main offices are located in Edison, New Jersey, providing convenient access to courts throughout the state.

We also serve our clients with offices in New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We opened our New York and Pennsylvania offices at the urging of several clients who expressed a need for our innovative and aggressive approach to the economical handling and disposition of claims in the New York and Pennsylvania areas. Our offices have expanded rapidly as we meet the need for high value legal services in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania markets.

Our firm brings to trial a higher percentage of cases than other law firms in New Jersey. Our claim philosophy, coupled with the threat of trial, is extremely useful in securing lower settlements, while also delivering value through the legal process.

We measure every detail of the claim process, allowing us to manage the process and control costs in a better and more predictable manner than any of our competitors. Our singular focus on insurance and claims law allows us to tune our workflow to deliver the highest value in the industry, while offering the services of attorneys who are acknowledged experts in their respective fields.
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Additional Locations
New York, New York
450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1400
New York, New York 10123
Telephone: 212-947-1999
Fax: 212-947-3333
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1500 Market Street
12th Floor, East Tower
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Telephone: 215-665-5622
Fax: 215-665-5623
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Andover GroupARI Mutual Insurance Company
Chartis InsuranceChubb Group of Insurance Companies
Clarendon National Insurance CompanyThe Cumberland Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Everest National Insurance CompanyFarmers of Salem
Franklin Mutual Insurance CompanyGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Glatfelter Claims Management, Inc.Great American Insurance Company
Greater New York Mutual Insurance CompanyLiberty Mutual Insurance Company
Mercer Insurance CompanyMercury Insurance Company
Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance FundNew Jersey School Boards Association
Norfolk and Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance CompanyPlymouth Rock Assurance Corporation
Preferred Mutual Insurance CompanyThe Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance CompanySpecialty Risk Services, Inc. (SRS)
Tower Group CompaniesTravelers Insurance Companies
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Personnel Information
Partners
Joel N. Werbel
Edison, NJ
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
Education:
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1963
  • Rutgers University, LL.B., 1966
Born:1941
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John Methfessel, Jr.
Edison, NJ
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
Memberships:
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
Education:
  • University of Miami, B.B.A., 1983
  • Duke University, J.D., 1986
Born:1962
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Matthew A. Werbel
Edison, NJ
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1998
Education:
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1994
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1998
Born:1971
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William S. BloomMarc L. Dembling
Fredric P. GallinEric L. Harrison
Stephen R. KatzmanEdward L. Thornton
Of Counsel
Donald L. CrowleyJohn Methfessel, Sr.
Counsel
Paul J. Endler, Jr.I. Blakely Johnstone, III
Gerald KaplanJared P. Kingsley
John R. KnodelCharles T. McCook Jr.
Marc G. MuccioloRichard Nelke
Steven K. ParnessGina M. Stanziale
Lori Brown Sternback
Associates
Kegan S. AndeskieJanice V. Arellano
Christian R. BaillieKurt N. Campanile
Elizabeth C. ConnellyEdward D. Dembling
Michael EatroffJacqueline Cuozzo Falcone
James FoxenJennifer Hermann
Richard J. IsoldeMaurice Jefferson
Frank J. KeenanLeslie A. Koch
Allison M. KoenkeEmily H. Kornfeld
Vivian LekkasCaitlin W. Lundquist
Ashlee C. MurphDiaa J. Musleh
Raina PittsMatthew L. Rachmiel
William J. RadaChristen Rafuse
Nabila SaeedAmanda Sawyer
Jared S. SchureBoris Shapiro
Danielle N. SingerMark A. Speed
Levi E. Updyke

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Service Areas
Elizabeth, New Jersey19 miles
Freehold, New Jersey24 miles
Hackensack, New Jersey38 miles
Jersey City, New Jersey27 miles
Morristown, New Jersey31 miles
New Brunswick, New Jersey6 miles
Paterson, New Jersey32 miles
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)