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McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP


McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP - Morristown
  • Three Gateway Center
  • 100 Mulberry Street
  • Newark
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07102-4079
  • Chief Financial & Operating Officer: John A Dunlea
  • Managing Partner: Edward B Deutsch, Esq
  • Number of partners: 112
  • Number of lawyers: 299
  • Languages: Chinese, English, Filipino, French, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Italian

Firm Overview:
Established in 1983, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP (MDM&C) is a diverse practice with lawyers who place the client first. MDM&C has approximately 300 lawyers in ten offices in seven states, and offers a full range of legal services including municipal and local government, litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and restructuring, healthcare, real estate, insurance, environmental, fidelity and surety, construction, corporate transactions, white-collar crime and corporate compliance. MDM&C’s philosophy provides clients with the critical edge they need to achieve their legal and business objectives. Clients who seek the assistance of MDM&C will discover lawyers dedicated to providing superior service and personal attention to clients’ needs. The firm has developed a national reputation and regional expertise without abandoning the focus on efficiency and client satisfaction that is oftentimes the hallmark of the best small firms.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Litigation: MDM&C’s Litigation Practice includes both trial and appellate work in the following areas: commercial disputes and business torts, insurance defense, insurance coverage, environmental, fidelity and surety, product liability and toxic tort, malpractice, errors and omissions, directors and officers, construction, private and public contract disputes, healthcare, workers’ compensation, labor and employment, trade regulation, antitrust, intellectual property, franchise, real estate, banking, pension, probate, and whitecollar criminal defense. Although the firm is pleased to be recognized nationally for its efforts in complex litigation, it is also equipped to handle smaller litigated matters with equal efficiency and zeal.
Contact: Edward B Deutsch

Labor & Employment: MDM&C is the preeminent labor and employment firm in New Jersey and experienced in all aspects of labor and employment law. Attorneys at the firm have handled labor and employment matters on behalf of public entities in state and federal courts as well as before the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey Merit System Board, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and Division of Wage and Hour.
Contact: Francis X Dee

Insurance: Attorneys in MDM&C’s Litigation and Insurance Services Group have represented clients in all facets of insurance law. The firm’s expertise includes managing all manner of claims, from single-policy, single-claimant matters to multi-billion dollar, multi-jurisdictional coverage disputes involving many scores of parties. MDM&C litigators are highly experienced in the defense of insureds and selfinsureds in cases involving high exposure claims in the following areas: construction defects; mass torts; personal injury; premises liability; product liability; and professional liability. In the context of insurance coverage litigation, the attorneys have been national or regional counsel for several of the world’s largest carriers in nearly every type of coverage dispute.
Contact: Michael J Marone, John T Coyne

Fidelity & Surety: The firm has developed a national reputation in construction law and litigation. The heart of this practice remains the resolution of construction claims, but it also involves a wide array of related issues such as bidding disputes, arbitrations, mediations, regulatory matters, contract negotiation and formulation, liens, environmental problems, construction defect and accident litigation, as well as surety bonding questions in both the public and private sectors. In addition to representing elite heavy construction contractors, the firm enjoys similar recognition and is equally experienced in the field of surety bond claims and litigation.
Contact: James M Mulvaney, Wendy Kennedy Venoit

Corporate: The firm’s corporate lawyers counsel its business clients in all the traditional areas of corporate practice. The firm’s business clients cover the entire spectrum of industry, ranging from entrepreneurial start-up businesses to large publicly-held and privately-held companies and banks. The firm regularly provides strategic advice and practical solutions on the planning, organization, recapitalization, and restructuring of new or existing businesses, guiding its clients through the applicable legal landscape, assuring compliance with laws and regulations, and assuming responsibility for managing all issues in connection with the undertaking – all with the aim of best meeting clients’ business objectives.
Contact: Joseph P LaSala

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The attorneys in MDM&C’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Group are experienced in advising and representing the full spectrum of parties affected by insolvency, bankruptcy and financially troubled businesses. With experience spanning numerous industries and areas of practice, MDM&C offers a depth of knowledge and resources to address the impact of financial distress.
Contact: Gary D Bressler, Barry D Kleban, Eric R Perkins

Healthcare: MDM&C’s Healthcare Law Practice carries a statewide and national reputation in the healthcare field. The practice is comprehensive and ranges from counseling clients on the day-to-day issues that arise in their practices to representing large healthcare systems and business corporations in complex corporate, transactional, and litigation matters.
Contact: James A Robertson


  • 5600 South Quebec Street,
  • Suite C100,
  • Greenwood Village,
  • Colorado
  • USA
  • Co 80111
  • Tel 303 293 8800
  • Fax 303 839 0036
  • One State Street,
  • 14th Floor,
  • 400 Columbus Boulevard,
  • Hartford,
  • Connecticut
  • USA
  • CT 06103-3102
  • Tel +1 860 522 5175
  • Fax +1 860 522 2796
  • Email : info@mdmc-law.com
  • 30 Jelliff Lane,
  • Southport,
  • Connecticut
  • USA
  • CT 06890
  • Tel 203 319 4000
  • Fax 203 259 0251
  • 300 Delaware Avenue,
  • Suite 770,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801
  • Tel 302 300 4515
  • Fax 302 654 4031
  • One Financial Center,
  • 15th Floor,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02111
  • Tel 617 748 5500
  • Fax 617 748 5555
  • Three Gateway Center,
  • 100 Mulberry Street,
  • Newark,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07102-4079
  • Tel +1 973 622 7711
  • Fax +1 973 622 5314
  • Email : info@mdmc-law.com
  • 40 West Ridgewood Avenue,
  • Ridgewood,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07450
  • Tel +1 201 445 6722
  • Fax +1 201 445 5376
  • Email : info@mdmc-law.com
  • 88 Pine Street,
  • 24th Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10005
  • Tel +1 212 483 9490
  • Fax +1 212 483 9129
  • Email : info@mdmc-law.com
  • 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1500,
  • Philadelphia,
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 19103-1815
  • Tel +1 215 557 2900
  • Fax 215 557 2990

Litigation - New Jersey

What the team is known for Highly regarded litigation group able to advise across a wide range of disputes. Particularly accomplished in insurance coverage cases and fields a strong bench of litigators experienced in acting for high-profile insurance companies. Also maintains a broad-based commercial litigation practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They do terrific work for us and we get an incredible product for what we pay."

"They are a substantial force in the state when it comes to insurance defense."   

Notable practitioners 

Joseph LaSala comes highly recommended for his commercial litigation practice. His advocacy skills are particularly applauded, with sources noting that he is "a top-notch trial lawyer." He is also recognized for his experience in product liability work.

Michael Marone is a seasoned insurance coverage lawyer whose practice covers diverse areas such as personal injury and construction disputes. Clients note that "he gets fantastic results time and time again. He knows the lawyers, the judges and the law; he is the whole package."

Walter Timpone focuses on white-collar criminal defense work. He is "a really good lawyer who has tried many cases and remains very calm under pressure." He is also noted for his trial strength.

James Mulvaney is cofounder of the firm and is commended as "an excellent lawyer who is appropriately aggressive when needed; he is professional, courteous and a good adversary." He maintains a broad commercial litigation practice.