Livingston, NJ
T: 973.863.7747
F: 973.994.3375
Practice Areas

Professional Liability Defense

Employment Litigation Defense

Public Entity and Civil Rights Defense

Commercial Litigation

Product Liability and Toxic Tort Defense

Personal Injury Defense

Meredith Kaplan Stoma, Partner

Meredith has substantial and wide-ranging experience in defending all types of professionals – including attorneys, accountants, architects, engineers, insurance producers and real estate agents and brokers – in professional malpractice actions through all phases of litigation in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. She also has extensive experience defending individuals and corporations in complex commercial, employment and personal injury matters.

Meredith is also an accomplished appellate advocate. She has successfully argued several matters before the Supreme Court and Appellate Division of New Jersey.

In addition, Meredith is actively involved in her community. She has been a trustee of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey since 2006 and recently served a two year term as co-chairperson of the Foundation. She also previously chaired the Foundation’s Grant Committee and was a member of the Nominating Committee.

Meredith is currently chairperson for the International Association of Defense Counsel, Professional Liability Committee.

Meredith is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and one of the firm’s Managing Partners.

Work Experience

Partner, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn LLP, 1999-Present

Associate, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 1994-1999

Associate, Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel (successor in interest to Katzenbach, Gildea & Rudner), 1992-1994

Law Clerk, Honorable James J. Coleman, Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division (prior to his elevation to the New Jersey Supreme Court), 1991-1992

Bar Admissions

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 Southern District of New York

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


JD, cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law, 1991

BS (Major in Mechanical Engineering and Minor in Engineering Management), Tufts University, 1988

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