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MMA Attorneys Named as 2018 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn is pleased to announce the selection of six of its attorneys to the 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Elliott AbrutynJoseph DeDonatoLeonard C. LeichtMeredith Kaplan Stoma and Shaji M. Eapen were selected as Super Lawyers.

In addition, Joshua A. Heines was selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Thomson Reuters issues the Supers Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. A description of the selection methodology is located here. No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

MMA Attorneys Named as 2017 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn is pleased to announce the selection of six of its attorneys to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Elliott AbrutynJoseph DeDonatoLeonard C. LeichtMeredith Kaplan Stoma and Shaji M. Eapen were selected as Super Lawyers.

In addition, Joshua A. Heines was selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Thomson Reuters issues the Supers Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. A description of the selection methodology is located here. No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

MMA Attorneys Named as 2016 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn is pleased to announce the selection of seven of its attorneys to the 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Elliott AbrutynJoseph DeDonatoLeonard C. LeichtMeredith Kaplan Stoma and Shaji M. Eapen were selected as Super Lawyers.

In addition, Thomas G. Rantas and Jeffrey B. Pechow were selected as Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Thomson Reuters issues the Supers Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. A description of the selection methodology is located here. No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

MMA Attorneys Selected as 2015 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Star

Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn is pleased to announce the selection of six of its attorneys to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Elliott Abrutyn, Joseph DeDonato, Leonard C. Leicht, Meredith Kaplan Stoma and Shaji M. Eapen were selected as Super Lawyers.

Meredith was also recognized as a Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyer.

In addition, Thomas G. Rantas was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Thomson Reuters issues the Supers Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. A description of the selection methodology is located here. No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

MMA Achieves Summary Judgment on Behalf of Insurer Client in Declaratory Judgment Action

Elliott Abrutyn and Thomas G. Rantas won summary judgment for their insurer client, Essex Insurance Company, in the matter of Reeves v. Peak Development Corp. In its written decision, the Trial Court dismissed the claims asserted against Essex because there was no evidence that the parties seeking coverage were named as additional insureds. In addition, the Trial Court found that there was no evidence of apparent authority to bind Essex to the actions of a retail broker that allegedly made representations regarding the provision of additional insured coverage.

MMA Attorneys Named as 2014 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn is pleased to announce the selection of six of its attorneys to the 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Elliott AbrutynJoseph DeDonatoLeonard C. Leicht and Meredith Kaplan Stoma were selected as Super Lawyers.

Meredith and Len also obtained top-tier rankings. Meredith was recognized as a Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyer and Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer and Len was selected as a Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer.

In addition, Shaji M. Eapen and Thomas G. Rantas were selected as Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Thomson Reuters issues the Supers Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. A description of the selection methodology is located here. No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes MMA Attorneys

MMA is pleased to announce that three MMA attorneys were recognized in the 2014 New Jersey edition of Best Lawyers in America®.

MMA would like to congratulate the following firm attorneys that were listed in the Best Lawyers 2014 New Jersey edition: Elliott Abrutyn, Personal Injury Defense; Leonard C. Leicht, Personal Injury Defense and Transportation Law and Henry G. Morgan, Insurance Law.

Woodward/White, Inc. issues the Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America® lists. Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America® rankings are based entirely on peer-review and designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within specific geographical areas and legal practices. The selection methodology is located here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

MMA Obtains Summary Judgment on Behalf of Insurer Client in Construction Defect Action

Elliott Abrutyn and Thomas G. Rantas successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of their insurer client, Evanston Insurance Company, in the matter of Cypress Point Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Adria Towers, LLC. In Cypress Point, the Cypress Point Condominium Association, Inc. sought to compel Evanston to indemnify the developer for the Association’s claims. Trial Court of Hudson County rejected the Association’s claims based on the application of Weedo v. Stone-e-Brick and its progeny and dismissed all claims against Evanston.

MMA Successfully Defends Insurer Client On Appeal Before New Jersey Supreme Court

Elliott Abrutyn successfully defended an appeal before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on behalf of his client, OneBeacon Insurance Company, in the matter of Potomac Ins. Co. v. Pennsylvania Mfrs. Ass’n Ins. Co., 425 N.J. Super. 305 (App. Div. 2012), aff’d, 215 N.J. 409 (2013). In Potomac, the Supreme Court held that a release between and insured and insurer will not prevent a co-insurer from recovering defense costs directly from the settling insurer.

James L. Melhuish assisted Elliott in the preparation of the briefs submitted to the Supreme Court.

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MMA included in List of New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2013

MMA is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of the New York area’s top rated law firms by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®. LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® compiled a list of Tri-State area law firms of 10 or more attorneys where at least one out of three of the firm’s lawyers achieved the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating℠.

This rating indicates the rated lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to have demonstrated the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who provide reviews of lawyers about whom they have professional knowledge. The Firm greatly appreciates its selection for this recognition.