Joseph_DeDonato
Livingston, NJ
T: 973.863.7641
F: 973.994.3375 New York, NY
T: 212.809.1111
F: 212.509.3422
JDeDonato@morganlawfirm.com
Practice Areas

Product Liability and Toxic Tort Defense

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Defense

Construction

Professional Liability Defense

Personal Injury Defense

Joseph De Donato, Partner

Joe represents clients in a diverse practice that includes defending product liability, insurance coverage, construction, medical and legal malpractice, aviation, architect and engineer malpractice, environmental, resort and theme park, toxic tort and general liability matters of substantial exposure. He has tried many of these cases to verdict in both New Jersey and New York. Based on his trial experience in New Jersey, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has designated him as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.

Joe has briefed and argued various significant cases in the state and federal appellate courts in New Jersey and New York. He has numerous precedential reported decisions as attorney of record.

Joe is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Work Experience

Partner, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 1989-Present

Associate, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 1982-1989

Law Clerk, Law Offices of Donald Conway, 1980-1982

Bar Admissions

Colorado

District of Columbia

New Jersey

New York

US District Court for the District of New Jersey

US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

US District Court for the Northern District of New York

US District Court for the Southern District of New York

US District Court for the Western District of New York

Federal Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the US District Court for the District of Columbia

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

US Supreme Court

Education

FAA Private Pilot Ground School, Watchung, NJ, 2005

JD, Seton Hall University School of Law, 1983

BA, Rutgers University, 1979

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