Livingston, NJ
T: 973.863.7733
F: 973.994.3375
Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Defense

Personal Injury Defense

Product Liability and Toxic Tort Defense


Deborah J. Banfield, Partner

Debbie is an insurance defense specialist having more than 27 years of experience in all facets of insurance defense litigation, including automobile and motor carrier liability (including PIP and UM/UIM), construction defect, premises liability, product liability and subrogation. She is proficient in the early and accurate evaluation of claims and is able to prepare prudent yet aggressive litigation strategies.

From pre-litigation to suit inception to case resolution, clients can expect each case to be handled with mutual collaboration and transparency. Debbie is committed to providing her clients the personal attention and accessibility required to exceed their expectations.

Work Experience

Partner, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn LLP, 2004-Present

Associate, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 1991-2004

Associate, Ravich, Koster, Tobin, Oleckna, Retinman & Greensteen, 1991-1993

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

US District Court for the District of New Jersey


FAA Private Pilot Ground School, Watchung, NJ, 2005

JD, Capital University Law School, 1991

BA, Lycoming College, 1985

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