Laura G. Degnan, Esq.
CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL ATTORNEY
D & Y ASSOCIATES, L.L.C.
Independent Litigation Consultant Present Position
Analyze, assess and evaluate legal issues
LAW OFFICES OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ Howell, N.J.
Litigation Attorney 2012 – 2014
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis; Childbirth Injuries; Negligent Prenatal Care; Negligence During Childbirth; Medication Errors; Surgical Errors; Allied Health Malpractice; High Value General Liability Claims
CONSULTING ELEMENTS, P.L.C. Sydney, NSW, Australia
In-House Counsel Closely Held Corporation 2002-2011
Contract preparation for client and subcontractor engagement; Contract/Document review for clients, including commercial agreements, corporate and law department management/operation
LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES PETER HOPKINS III Shrewsbury, N.J.
Senior Trial Attorney for CNA Insurance Companies 1996-2002
Significant First Chair Trial Experience
Manager Subrogation Department; Construction Site Litigation: Machinery Accidents/Malfunction; Explosions; Chemical Leaks; On Site Negligence; Wrongful Death; Fire Loss; Floods; Products Liability Litigation: Privity of Contract; Failure to Warn; Implied Warranty of Fitness for Use; Uniform Commercial Code. Catastrophic Injuries: Electrocutions; Club Foot; Paralysis; Back Injuries; Scars and Disfigurement; Burns; Wrongful Death; Traumatic Brain Injuries; Property Damage Claims: Fire Loss; Flood Loss; Design Defects; Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Faults; General Liability Claims: Truck Accidents, Car Accidents including Verbal Threshold Trials; Premises Liability; Failure to Maintain; Defective Repair; Premises Liability; Binding and Non-Binding Contractual Arbitration; Mediation; Contractual Indemnification; Uninsured Motorist Arbitration/Coverage Issues; Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund; Municipal and Governmental Litigation: Eminent Domain; Title 59 Claims
Represented Ford Motor Companies, Bausch & Lomb, Seaborne Marine, Inc., CNN, Sun Yung Moon, Municipalities, including Neptune, Keansburg, Asbury Park; Charitable institutions: Salvation Army; St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Deal, N.J.; Sri Venkateswara Temple (Balaji Mandir), Bridgewater. NJ.; Engineering Firms; Technology Companies; Movie Cinemas; Freehold Mall; Retail Establishments; Restaurants; Pool Manufacturers; Entertainment Industries.
THOMSON PUBLICATIONS/RIA Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Tax Research Editor
Summarized Tax Law for Legal Tax Publications; Authored articles on Federal Tax Law
LAWRENCE, LESLIE & KAIN, PC Asbury Park, N.J
Litigation Associate/Trial Attorney
Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Insurance Litigation (Plaintiff’s), Criminal Defense; Trial Preparation and Jury Trials
OFFICE OF THE MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR Freehold, NJ
Criminal Prosecution; Death Penalty Cases; Appellate Matters
THE HONORABLE JOHN A. RICCIARDI, J.S.C Freehold, NJ
Judicial Law Clerkship
VILLANOVA LAW SCHOOL Villanova, PA
Juris Doctorate Degree
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor of Arts w/ Major in Philosophy
Palmucci v. Brunswick Corp. d/b/a Mercruiser & Sanborn Marine Center, 311 NJ Super 607
oSubject Matter: Mere breach of warranty did not violate Consumer Fraud Act.
State v. Michael Blacknall, 149 NJ 419
oSubject Matter: Double Jeopardy bar to 1st degree crime.
State v. Williams, 132 NJ 302: N.J.S.A. 39:4-126
oSubject Matter: Signal not required for lane change unless other traffic is affected.
New Jersey Bar Pennsylvania Bar Washington, D.C. Bar
GRADUATE EDUCATIONAL CREDITS
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2011
Contract Law 501 Masters in Business Administration Program
Chinese Business Law 501 Masters in Business Administration Program
West Long Branch, New Jersey 1999
Macro Economics 501 Masters in Business Administration Program
David Hardaker, Esq. Law Offices of Stephen E. Gertler, 1350 Campus Parkway #3, Wall Township, NJ 07753; 732-***-****, firstname.lastname@example.org, Trial Specialist, Professional Colleague
Robert C. Neff, Esq. 200 Drive, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932-0668, 973-***-****; Wilson, Ecker & Dicker, Of Counsel, email@example.com, Current Mayor of Little Silver, N.J.
Patricia M. Reilly, Esq. 732-***-****; Wolff, Helies, Duggan, Spaeth & Lucas, 2517 Highway 35Manasquan, NJ 08736, Trial Specialist and Professional Colleague.
Mark P. Stalford, Esq. 132 Jerseyville Avenue Freehold, NJ 07728 732-***-**** Former Supervisor Appellate Division, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
Howard Wexler, Esq. Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., 125 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004 212-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org, Professional Colleague