Education: Rutgers University (B.A.), Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
Admissions: New Jersey, Federal District of New Jersey, United States Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations: New Jersey State Bar member and previously on Executive, Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division, National Association of Women Lawyers , Member, New Jersey Defense Association , Member, Somerset County Bar Association, Member, Litigation Counsel of America, Member, New Jersey School Board’s Association, Associate Membership Program of School Law Attorneys, Long Hill Township Board Member President and Vice President 2010-2017, 2017 Watchung Regional High School Board Member, Member, Morris Area League of Women Voters
SUMMARY OF PRACTICE
Rita has over twenty years of litigation experience and has tried dozens of jury cases to verdict. Her areas of expertise include Insurance Coverage and Defense, nursing home malpractice, Employment Law and School Law. Rita’s Insurance Coverage and Defense practice primarily includes the defense of insureds in auto, premises liability, employment and professional malpractice matters. Rita participates in the firm’s mentorship program which, in part, provides second chair experience in insurance defense matters to less experienced trial attorneys at the firm. Rita is frequently retained by public and private entities to conduct employment investigations. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in School Law and has arbitrated to final decision and tried cases to jury verdict in a variety of cases involving cutting edge issues.
Practice Areas: Insurance defense, Automobile liability, Nursing home liability, Employment law, Affirmative action investigations, School law
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