Livingston, NJ
T: 973.863.7645
F: 973.994.3375
Practice Areas

Professional Liability Defense

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Defense

Personal Injury Defense


Employment Litigation Defense

Commercial Motor Vehicle Defense

Public Entity and Civil Rights Defense

Commercial Litigation


Product Liability and Toxic Tort Defense

Elliott Abrutyn, Partner

Elliott is one of the firm’s Managing Partners and Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Elliott handles all types of complex civil, commercial, insurance coverage and professional liability matters. He has amassed more than 50 years of experience resolving these cases – whether through motion, trial or alternative dispute resolution – while working at the firm. He also has an extensive appellate practice and has argued many precedent-setting cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division.

Not only does Elliott have a wealth of experience in litigating claims on behalf of his clients, but he also provides counseling and opinions to his insurer and corporate clients on various legal, business and regulatory issues relating to his practices areas. In addition, Elliott is often asked to speak at seminars and presentations for his diverse group of clients and the many professional organizations to which he belongs.

Work Experience

Partner, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn LLP, 1973-Present

Associate, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 1968-1973

Law Clerk, Honorable Ralph L. Fusco, Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, 1967-1968

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

US District Court for the District of New Jersey

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


LLM (Taxation), New York University School of Law, 1972

JD, Indiana University, 1967

BA, Rutgers University, 1964

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