New Jersey Office
Complex civil trial and appellate litigation.
Legal malpractice defense.
Product liability design defect and failure to warn defense
Construction defects; Commercial General Liability;
Third Party Liability and Uninsured and Underinsured
Motorist insurance coverage litigation.
Public entity and public employee defense.
Insurance coverage Special Arbitrations.
Rutgers College B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1976
Rutgers University School of Law J.D. 1979
1984-Present United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1979-Present Superior Court of New Jersey
1979-Present United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1976 Phi Beta Kappa
1976 Phi Alpha Theta
1970 Bronze Star, Bronze Star (2nd Award), Vietnam Service Medal
Speeches and Articles
Aste joined the Firm in 1979. He became a partner in 1986.
He focuses on the defense of professional and product liability claims,
complex construction and motor vehicle bodily injury and property damage claims,
public entity civil rights and tort liability claims, and commercial general liability
and motor vehicle insurance coverage disputes.
Mr. Aste litigates in the Superior Court of New Jersey trial and appellate courts,
before New Jersey administrative agencies, in the United States District Court
for the District of New Jersey, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Aste advises insurers with respect to commercial general liability additional
insurance and indemnity issues, professional liability insurance coverage, third party
liability, uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance issues, federal civil
rights issues, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
1979-Present Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn
1977-1979 Jung Wilson & Voorhees
1969-1970 United States Army
1966-1969 Prentice Hall Legal Publishing