Livingston, NJ
T: 973.863.7639
F: 973.994.3375
Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Motor Vehicle Defense

Employment Litigation Defense

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Defense

Personal Injury Defense

Product Liability and Toxic Tort Defense

Professional Liability Defense

Robert J. Aste, Partner

Bob assists his clients in resolving significant exposures involving civil rights violations, employer liability, insurance coverage, premises liability, product liability, professional liability and public entity liability. He has considerable experience in litigating these types of matters in New Jersey courts.

He is committed to collaborating with his clients to analyze exposures and deliver legal services tailored to the exposures. He understands that careful trial preparation encourages settlement, and when necessary, effective trial and appellate presentations.

Bob also provides a wealth of knowledge in providing advice and opinions to insurers on coverage issues involving automobile, commercial general, employment practices and professional liability insurance. He also has particular experience in handling coverage issues involving additional insureds, contractual indemnity and uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance.

Work Experience

Partner, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn LLP, 1986-Present

Associate, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 1979-1986

Law Clerk, Jung Wilson & Voorhees, 1977-1979

Sergeant, United States Army, 1969-1970 (Recipient of two Bronze Stars, Army Commendation Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal)

Legal Publishing Liaison, Prentice Hall Legal Publishing, 1966-1969

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

US District Court for the District of New Jersey

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


JD, Rutgers University School of Law, 1979

BA, magna cum laude, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1976

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