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1430 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10018Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 212-869-3200
Fax: 212-869-4242
E-Mail: attorneys@molodspitz.com
www.molodspitz.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel

Practice Areas
  • General Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Negligence
  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • First Party Matters
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Subrogation
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About Us
Molod Spitz & DeSantis, P.C. offers a full range of legal services to the risk industry including defense of individuals, corporations, and insureds in many areas of third party litigation. We assume an aggressive defense posture, pursuing discovery early in order to define the parameters of every case on which we serve. To contain the economic impact of litigation, we balance the cost of defense against all possible outcomes, and constantly update our clients.

The lawyers on the Molod Spitz & DeSantis staff are experienced litigators who have handled trials of cases with significant exposure in all types of civil litigation including automobile accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, lead paint litigation, security claims, product liability, fire related cases, first party coverage questions, first party claims, and error and omission in the brokerage, agent and legal areas, medical malpractice and workplace claims such as harassment and discrimination.

Our clients include prominent insurance companies, self-insureds, major consumer product companies and retail chains, trucking and leasing companies, and numerous uninsured defendants.
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Additional Locations
Jersey City, New Jersey
35 Journal Square, Suite 1005
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Telephone: 201-795-5400
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Church Mutual Insurance CompanyClermont Specialty Managers, Ltd.
Colony Insurance CompanyFederated Mutual Insurance Company
Global Indemnity Group, Inc.GuideOne Insurance
Nationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyNavigators Management Company
Park Insurance CompanyPhiladelphia Insurance Companies
TransGuard Insurance Company of America, Inc.United Educators Insurance
Non-Insurance Clients
Mendon Leasing CorporationNew York Institute of Technology
Target CorporationVeolia Transportation, Inc.
Yeshiva University
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Personnel Information
Partners
Frederick M. Molod
New York, NY
E-Mail:fmolod@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1951
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1952
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
Memberships:
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
  • The Harmonie Group
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Brooklyn Law School, LL.B., 1951
  • Brooklyn Law School, LL.M., 1952
Born:1930
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Alice Spitz
New York, NY
E-Mail:aspitz@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2011
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
  • New York County Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Insurance Women
  • The Harmonie Group
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1978
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1981
Born:1956
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Salvatore J. DeSantis
New York, NY and Jersey City, NJ
E-Mail:sdesantis@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1986
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice and Compensation Law Sections)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Education:
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, 1982
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Born:1960
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David B. Owens
Nerw York, NY and Jersey City, NJ
E-Mail:dowens@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1987
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Education:
  • Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1984
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1987
Born:1962
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Julie E. Molod
New York, NY and Jersey City, NJ
E-Mail:jmolod@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
Education:
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1991
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1994
Born:1970
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Teresa Gruber
New York, NY
E-Mail:tgruber@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1997
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2001
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 1993
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Born:1971
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Associates
Andrew B. Small
New York, NY
E-Mail:asmall@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1986
  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • Tufts University, B.S., 1981
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1986
Honors:
Thomas More Scholar
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Bari Klein
New York, NY
E-Mail:bklein@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2013
Education:
  • American University, B.A., 1995
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 2001
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Christopher M. Coleman
New York, NY
E-Mail:ccoleman@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • Maryland, 1998
  • District of Columbia, 2001
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2008
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1994
  • New England School of Law, J.D., 1998
Born:1971
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Robert A. Von Hagen
New York, NY
E-Mail:rvonhagen@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2012
  • Florida
Education:
  • Loyola University, B.A., 2006
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2011
Born:1984
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Ross Weaver
New York, NY
E-Mail:rweaver@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1984
Education:
  • Alfred University, B.A., 1970
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1973
Born:1948
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Of Counsel
Marcy Sonneborn
New York, NY
E-Mail:msonneborn@molodspitz.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1973
  • New York Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1978
Born:1952
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)