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Carroll McNulty & Kull LLC
120 Mountain View Boulevard
Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920-3444Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 908-848-6300
Fax: 908-848-6310
www.cmk.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 650, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Established: 1997

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Reinsurance
  • Aviation and Interstate Transportation
  • Commercial Transactions and Business Counseling
  • Construction and Surety
  • Commercial Disputes
  • International Trade
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About Us
Since our founding in 1997, we have worked to build a law firm that remains true to our guiding principles - elevate our clients above all other considerations through a diligent, effective and personal pursuit of their best interests. Governed by this singular purpose, we have created a law firm unlike any other, one whose clients are the first priority and whose partnership is built on friendship, trust and a common philosophy and work ethic.

While much about Carroll McNulty & Kull is unique, we take the practice of law very seriously and we retain the traditional values that go hand-in-hand with that approach - respect for the law, pride in an excellent work product, and above all else, commitment to the client. We have a foundation of exceptional legal talent and experience. In our culture, integrity, diligence and ingenuity are expected. We demand nothing less of ourselves than professional excellence.

We measure our success in terms of the trust and confidence that our clients place in us, and by that measure we have been quite successful. We represent clients of all sizes - from Fortune 100 manufacturers, construction companies, and insurance companies, to family owned, closely held corporations and individuals. No matter who we represent, our approach to client service is consistent - we provide excellent legal services, we are prompt and responsive, and we work extremely hard to get the results that our clients seek.

Our Promise To You

When you work with us, we will get to know you, learn your business, and listen to you carefully so that we fully understand your circumstances and your needs. We will always be objective and provide you with an accurate evaluation of your situation. At the outset, we will tell you, to the best of our ability, what your realistic goals and expectations should be, and what our services will cost.
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Additional Locations
New York, New York
570 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10022
Telephone: 212-252-0004
Fax: 212-252-0444
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Two Liberty Place
50 South 16th Street, Suite 2600
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Telephone: 267-479-6700
Fax: 267-479-6710
Chicago, Illinois
100 North Riverside Plaza
21st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone: 312-800-5000
Fax: 312-800-5100
Austin, Texas
12600 Hill Country Boulevard, Suite R-275
Austin, Texas 78738
Telephone: 512-687-1718
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AmTrust North AmericaChubb & Son, Inc.
Continental Casualty CompanyCrum & Forster Insurance
Everest National Insurance CompanyGranite State Insurance Company
Hanover Insurance GroupLancer Indemnity Company
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.New Hampshire Insurance Company
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance CompanyOneBeacon America Insurance Company
Prime Insurance Syndicate, Inc.Princeton Insurance Company
ProSight Specialty InsuranceResolute Management, Inc.
RiverStone Claims Management, LLCScottsdale Insurance Company
Selective Insurance Company of AmericaWestern World Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Founding Members
Christopher R. Carroll
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:ccarroll@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Surety
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New York, 1992
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1997
Additional Biographical Details:
Editorial Advisory Board of Insurance Law and Litigation
Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "The Breadth of Section 514 of ERISA and the Preemptibility of State Antisubrogation Laws, " 5 St. John's Journal of Comm. 29 1990
Education:
  • St. Joseph's College, B.A., 1988
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1991
Born:1966
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Joseph P. McNulty
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:jmcnulty@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Surety
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1991
Memberships:
  • American, New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations
Education:
  • Lafayette College, B.A., 1981
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1984
Born:1959
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Gary S. Kull
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:gkull@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2011
Memberships:
  • National Coordinating Counsel
Education:
  • Lehigh University, B.A., 1983
  • University of Baltimore, J.D. (cum laude), 1987
Born:1959
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Members
Shaun I. Blick
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:sblick@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Transactional Law
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2006
Education:
  • Temple University, B.A. (cum laude), 1999
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1977
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Benjamin A. Blume
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:bblume@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Reinsurance
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Knox College, B.A., 1985
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1989
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Sean T. Burns
New York, NY
E-Mail:sburns@cmk.com
Web Site:www.cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2010
Education:
  • Manhattan College, B.A., 1995
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1998
Born:1973
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Margaret F. Catalano
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:mcatalano@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Surety
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985
Education:
  • Fairfield University, B.A. (cum laude), 1981
  • Seton Hall University, J.D. (cum laude), 1985
Born:1959
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Martha E. Conlin
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:mconlin@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1996
Education:
  • Saint Mary's College, B.A., 1993
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1996
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Robert Coppersmith
New York, NY
E-Mail:rcoppersmith@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Education:
  • Oberlin College, B.A., 1973
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1978
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Carlos del Carpio
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:cdelcarpio@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1988
Education:
  • Lewis University, B.A., 1982
  • Northwestern School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, M.B.A., 2009
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Denise Marra DePekary
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:ddepekary@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Surety
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1994
Education:
  • Lafayette College, B.A., 1990
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 1993
Born:1968
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Barbara Finger
New York, NY
E-Mail:bfinger@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care
Admitted
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1982
Education:
  • Union College at Schenectady, B.S., 1975
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1979
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Richard L. Furman
New York, NY
E-Mail:rfurman@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Aviation
Admitted
  • New York, 1970
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1971
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Education:
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1967
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1970
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Kristin V. Gallagher
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:kgallagher@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Surety
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1995
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2010
Education:
  • Fairfield University, B.A., 1992
  • Seton Hall University, J.D., 1995
Born:1970
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Max W. Gershweir
New York, NY
E-Mail:mgershweir@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York, 2013
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2013
Education:
  • Middlebury College, B.A. (cum laude), 1990
  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1993
Born:1968
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John P. Gilfillan
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:jgilfillan@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • General Defense
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1991
Education:
  • Providence College, B.A., 1985
  • Seton Hall University, J.D., 1989
Born:1963
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Mark F. Hamilton
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:mhamilton@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1992
  • Rutgers University-Newark, J.D., 2008
Born:1968
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James J. Hickey
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:jhickey@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Reinsurance
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 2000
Education:
  • University of Dubuque, B.A., 1984
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1988
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Katrine L. Hyde
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:khyde@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
Education:
  • Stern College for Women
  • Sy Syms School of Business, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2005
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2008
Born:1983
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James F. Kane
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:jkane@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Defect
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • California, 1982
  • New Jersey, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1982
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1996
Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, 1993
Education:
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1974
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, M.B.A., 1977
  • Montclair State University, M.A., 2000
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1982
Born:1952
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Daisy Khambatta
Austin, TX
E-Mail:dkhambatta@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2001
  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 1996
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2000
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Elaine Whiteman Klinger
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:eklinger@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate
  • Employment
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Education:
  • American University, B.A. Political Science, 1988
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1991
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David M. Kupfer
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:dkupfer@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2005
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1978
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1981
Born:1957
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John D. LaBarbera
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:jlabarbera@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Reinsurance
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2007
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A., 1991
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2001
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Matthew J. Lodge
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:mlodge@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Insurance Defense
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1993
Education:
  • Kenyon College, B.A., 1988
  • Boston University, J.D., 1993
Born:1965
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Ralph J. Luongo
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:rluongo@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2000
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1980
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1983
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Christopher H. Mansuy
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:cmansuy@cmk.com
Years of Experience:42
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Law
  • International Law
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • New York, 1975
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2002
Education:
  • Penn State University, B.A., 1968
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1974
Military:
United States Naval Reserve
Born:1946
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Bradley J. Mortensen
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:bmortensen@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Determination
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1982
  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Third Circuits, 2013
Education:
  • Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1976
  • St. Johns University School of Law, J.D., 1981
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Susan D. Noble
New York, NY
E-Mail:snoble@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • Suffolk Community College, A.A.S./RN, 1979
  • St. Joseph's College, B.S., 1988
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1988
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Ann Odelson
New York, NY
E-Mail:aodelson@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2003
Education:
  • The Catholic University of America, B.A., 1992
  • City University of New York, J.D., 1997
Born:1970
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John A. Orzel
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:jorzel@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Fourth Circuits
Memberships:
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • Heidelberg College, B.A., 1984
  • Duquesne University, J.D., 1988
  • Tulane University, LL.M. (with distinction), 1989
Born:1962
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Michael Osterman
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:mosterman@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1985
Education:
  • Lehigh University, B.S. (with high honors), 1982
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1985
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Erik J. Pedersen
New York, NY
E-Mail:epedersen@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Surety
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2006
Education:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 1994
  • Seton Hall University, J.D., 1997
Born:1970
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Pasquale A. Pontoriero
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:ppontoriero@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005
Education:
  • Drew University, B.A., 2002
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1980
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Christina R. Salem
New York, NY
E-Mail:csalem@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2003
  • New York, 2004
Education:
  • The George Washington University, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 2000
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2003
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Michael R. Schneider
New York, NY
E-Mail:mschneider@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2004
Education:
  • New York University, B.S., 1995
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1998
Born:1973
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Robert Seigal
New York, NY
E-Mail:rseigal@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2005
Education:
  • Binghamton University, B.A. (with honors), 2001
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 2004
Born:1978
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Heather E. Simpson
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:hsimpson@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Fourth Circuits
Education:
  • University of Richmond, B.A. (cum laude), 2002
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (with honors), 2005
Born:1980
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Douglas J. Steinke
New York, NY
E-Mail:dsteinke@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Reinsurance
Admitted
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Education:
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1998
  • Columbia University, M.S., 1999
  • St. Johns University School of Law, J.D., 2005
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Michael J. Tricarico
New York, NY
E-Mail:mtricarico@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1991
  • New York, 1992
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Second Circuits, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2013
Education:
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1988
  • St. Johns University School of Law, J.D., 1991
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April T. Villaverde
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:avillaverde@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • New York, 2007
Education:
  • Rutgers University, Douglass College, B.A., 2001
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D., 2006
Born:1979
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Matthew T. Walsh
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:mwalsh@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1990
  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Education:
  • University of Illinois, B.S., 1985
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1990
Born:1963
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Frank J. Wenick
New York, NY
E-Mail:fwenick@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., 1976
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1979
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Joanna L. Young
New York, NY
E-Mail:jyoung@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New York, 2002
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2002
Education:
  • City College of the City University of New York, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1994
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1971
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Of Counsel
James J. Ross
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:jross@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Professional Liability
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Education:
  • Brown University, A.B., 1970
  • Seton Hall University, J.D., 1977
Born:1948
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Associates
David P. Abatemarco
New York, NY
E-Mail:dabatemarco@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1992
  • Connecticut
Education:
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1988
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 1991
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Carmen O. Barroso
New York, NY
E-Mail:cbarroso@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Education:
  • Northeastern University, B.S. (magna cum laude, with honors), 1998
  • St. Johns University School of Law, J.D., 2001
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Daniel T. Beatty
New York, NY
E-Mail:dbeatty@cmk.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2015
Education:
  • American University, B.A., 2007
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2010
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Sofya P. Borchard
New York, NY
E-Mail:sborchard@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2007
Education:
  • Syracuse University, B.A. (cum laude), 2002
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 2005
Born:1979
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Kathryn A. Callahan
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:kcallahan@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2013
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., 2010
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D. (cum laude), 2013
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Michael E. Camastra
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:mcamastra@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2016
  • Pennsylvania, 2016
Education:
  • The College of New Jersey, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2013
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2016
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Bevin A. Carroll
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:bcarroll@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2012
Education:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. Political Science, 2008
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2012
Born:1986
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Theresa M. Carroll
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:tcarroll@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Missouri, 2011
  • Illinois, 2012
  • Pennsylvania, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Eighth Circuits, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2012
Education:
  • Duke University, B.A. Political Science, 2007
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2011
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Carol Lee Chevalier
New York, NY
E-Mail:cchevalier@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1990
Education:
  • Barnard College, B.A., 1985
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1988
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Teresa M. Cinnamond
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:tcinnamond@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1994
  • New Jersey, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005
Education:
  • University of Richmond, B.A. (cum laude), 1990
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1993
Born:1968
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Anand Dash
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:adash@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • Pennsylvania, 2007
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2012
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 2002
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2006
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Catherine De Angelis
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:cdeangelis@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2002
  • New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2011
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • Seton Hall University, B.A., 1997
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 2002
Born:1975
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Eileen H. de Callies
New York, NY
E-Mail:edecallies@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2002
Education:
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1991
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1994
Born:1969
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Jillian G. Dennehy
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:jdennehy@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2010
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2006
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2009
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. William L'E. Wertheimer, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County
Born:1984
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Rebecca Du Boff
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:rduboff@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2008
Education:
  • Union College, B.A. (cum laude), 2002
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 2006
Born:1980
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Frank M. Falcone
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:ffalcone@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2001
Education:
  • Lehigh University, B.A. (cum laude), 2007
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1984
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Melissa E. Farber
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:mfarber@cmk.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2016
  • New York, 2016
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 2012
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D. (Dean's List), 2016
Born:1990
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Christopher M. Henning
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:chenning@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2005
Education:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2001
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2004
Born:1979
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Mariya Joldzic
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:mjoldzic@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
Education:
  • The College of New Jersey, B.A., 2005
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2008
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Allison M. Kane
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:akane@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2011
  • New York, 2012
Education:
  • The Catholic University of America, B.A. (magna cum laude, Dean's List), 2007
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2011
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Nicole J. Kelly
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:nkelly@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Reinsurance
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2008
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 2005
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2008
Born:1983
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Michael S. Kerr
Basking Ridge, NJ
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2008
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 2002
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2008
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Kersten Kortbawi
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:kkortbawi@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2013
  • New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2013
Education:
  • New York University, B.S. (cum laude), 2010
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D. (cum laude), 2013
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. Jane B. Cantor, J.S.C. and Hon. Vincent LeBlon, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County
Born:1981
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Drew C. Long
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:dlong@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • Pennsylvania, 2006
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2007
Education:
  • Trinity College, B.A. (with honors in political science), 2001
  • Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1979
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Anthony Longo
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:alongo@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2006
Education:
  • The Catholic University of America, B.A. (cum laude), 2003
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1980
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Tara E. McCormack
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:tmccormack@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2016
  • New York, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2016
Education:
  • Arizona State University, B.A., 2007
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D., 2015
Born:1984
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Brian McDonough
New York, NY
E-Mail:bmcdonough@cmk.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2016
  • New York, 2016
Education:
  • Dickinson College, B.A., 2013
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2016
Born:1990
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Catherine A. Mirabel
New York, NY
E-Mail:cmirabel@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Education:
  • The Hartt College of Music, Bach. Of Mus. (magna cum laude), 1982
  • St. Johns University School of Law, J.D., 1982
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Jacob J. Palefski
New York, NY
E-Mail:jpalefski@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New York, 2007
  • Massachusetts
Education:
  • Yeshiva University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2003
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1981
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Daniel Pickett
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:dpickett@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Education:
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (cum laude), 1999
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2005
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Elizabeth H. Rohan
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:erohan@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2009
Education:
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. (cum laude), 1985
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1995
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Nitin Sain
New York, NY
E-Mail:nsain@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 2009
Education:
  • Binghamton University, B.A. (cum laude), 2005
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 2008
Born:1984
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Leonard Sarmiento
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:lsarmiento@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2012
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2015
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A., History, 2009
  • New York Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2012
Born:1987
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Alexa J. Nasta Schmid
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:aschmid@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2010
Education:
  • University of Rochester, B.A., 2001
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 2004
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Melissa Sereda
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:msereda@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2016
Education:
  • DePaul University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2008
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2011
Born:1986
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Hilary Simon
New York, NY
E-Mail:hsimon@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Construction
  • Surety
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 2013
Education:
  • Bucknell University, B.A., 2009
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2012
Born:1987
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Francis X. Simpson
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:fsimpson@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2015
Education:
  • Rutgers University, B.A. Political Science (summa cum laude), 2009
  • Villanova Law School, J.D., 2012
Born:1986
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Dana L. Steinberg
New York, NY
E-Mail:dsteinberg@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2009
Education:
  • Williams College, B.A., 2002
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2007
  • Tulane University Graduate School, M.A., 2007
Born:1980
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Elizabeth J. Streelman
New York, NY
E-Mail:estreelman@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Family Law
Admitted
  • New York, 2010
Education:
  • Binghamton State University, B.A., 2006
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Born:1984
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Elizabeth A. Sutton
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:esutton@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 2007
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2012
Education:
  • Widener University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2004
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2007
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Charles J. Vaccaro
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:cvaccaro@cmk.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2015
  • New York
Education:
  • Rowan University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2011
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2015
Born:1990
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Joshua S. Wirtshafter
Basking Ridge, NJ
E-Mail:jwirtshafter@cmk.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Education:
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2011
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2014
Born:1988
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