Attorneys

Photo of Timothy E. Cary

Timothy E. Cary

Tim Cary joined Stutman Law in 2008 and runs the firm's California operations. Mr. Cary was born and educated in England, receiving a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Leicester. Upon admission to the California Bar he joined the State Attorney General’s office. As a prosecutor he tried a variety of criminal cases, defended the state in over 100 appeals, and argued before the California Supreme Court.…

Read More

Tim Cary joined Stutman Law in 2008 and runs the firm’s California operations. Mr. Cary was born and educated in England, receiving a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Leicester. Upon admission to the California Bar he joined the State Attorney General’s office. As a prosecutor he tried a variety of criminal cases, defended the state in over 100 appeals, and argued before the California Supreme Court. He moved on to successfully defend the State in numerous tort and civil rights actions. In private practice Mr. Cary practiced in the area of complex civil litigation specializing in construction defect, personal injury and product liability, including the securing of a jury verdict of over $2.7 million against the State of California in a dangerous condition of public property case.

Mr. Cary now focuses his practice on major property subrogation matters, including the early investigation of large losses in California. He has also had several successful inverse condemnation court rulings and is one of the leading experts on using inverse condemnation as a subrogation cause of action.

Photo of Michele DeWitt

Michele DeWitt

Michele DeWitt joined Stutman Law in 2017 and practices in the Texas Regional Office. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. DeWitt successfully handled complex commercial litigation cases that generated headlines in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes. Ms. DeWitt has significant litigation experience in a broad array of cases, including products liability, premises liability, personal injury actions, breaches of contract, toxic torts, and insurance coverage disputes.…

Read More

Michele DeWitt joined Stutman Law in 2017 and practices in the Texas Regional Office. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. DeWitt successfully handled complex commercial litigation cases that generated headlines in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes. Ms. DeWitt has significant litigation experience in a broad array of cases, including products liability, premises liability, personal injury actions, breaches of contract, toxic torts, and insurance coverage disputes.

Ms. DeWitt earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the nationally recognized trial advocacy program at Baylor Law School.

Ms. DeWitt is actively involved in Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to ensuring the future success of children through education in entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Photo of David P. Eastlack

David P. Eastlack

David P. Eastlack joined Stutman Law when it opened in 1995. Since then, he has been actively involved in the firm’s property subrogation practice. He has litigated hundreds of major property subrogation cases. As Chair of the firm’s New Loss Department for the last ten years, Mr. Eastlack has investigated thousands of residential and commercial fire and other property damage claims throughout the country. …

Read More

David P. Eastlack joined Stutman Law when it opened in 1995. Since then, he has been actively involved in the firm’s property subrogation practice. He has litigated hundreds of major property subrogation cases. As Chair of the firm’s New Loss Department for the last ten years, Mr. Eastlack has investigated thousands of residential and commercial fire and other property damage claims throughout the country.  Mr. Eastlack has substantial experience leading investigations into complex commercial and industrial losses involving tens of millions of dollars in damages, and has obtained numerous recoveries in excess of $1 million in many different jurisdictions including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and Colorado.

While attending Temple Law School’s Evening Program, Mr. Eastlack was employed for more than five years as a paralegal at the law firm of Hecker Brown Sherry and Johnson. While at that firm, he assisted a firm partner in all aspects of insurance–related litigation. His experience includes a strong emphasis on property subrogation matters and the preparation of insurance coverage opinions for property, environmental and general liability claims.

Mr. Eastlack is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Eastlack is also a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and the National Association of Fire Investigators.

Mr. Eastlack graduated with honors from the University of Delaware in 1988. He graduated from the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Training in 1989 and, in 1994, with Honors from Temple University School of Law.

Photo of Rick A. Eckerson

Rick A. Eckerson

Rick A. Eckerson is the Managing Attorney for The Texas Regional Office of Stutman Law. Mr. Eckerson has been practicing law in the State of Texas for 21 years including 9 years as a solo trial lawyer primarily handling products liability and catstrophic personal injury cases in various state and federal courts. Mr. Eckerson has also practiced before the U.S.…

Read More

Rick A. Eckerson is the Managing Attorney for The Texas Regional Office of Stutman Law. Mr. Eckerson has been practicing law in the State of Texas for 21 years including 9 years as a solo trial lawyer primarily handling products liability and catstrophic personal injury cases in various state and federal courts. Mr. Eckerson has also practiced before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Federal Court of Claims. Mr. Eckerson has successfully handled numerous six and seven figure cases. Mr. Eckerson currently handles all types of subrogation claims arising out of major commercial losses including large property losses. Mr. Eckerson is also currently – and has been for the past 12 years – U.S. counsel for the Alberta Workers Compensation Board in Alberta Canada. As U.S. counsel, Mr. Eckerson handles third party tort claims all over the United States for the AWCB and its injured workers.

Mr. Eckerson graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1995. He immediately made his way to Texas where he took a position as a new associate with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (now Norton Rose & Fulbright) in Houston. Mr. Eckerson has spent the past 21 years building personal and professional relationships throughout the State of Texas and learning to continuously think outside the box and work smarter for his clients.

Photo of Rosemary Eikamp

Rosemary Eikamp

Rosemary Eikamp joined Stutman Law in September 2011 and is located in the firm’s New Jersey regional office. Ms. Eikamp received her Juris Doctor degree in 1999 from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, NJ, where she served as a student advisor to the International Moot Court and President of a student organization.  Ms.…

Read More

Rosemary Eikamp joined Stutman Law in September 2011 and is located in the firm’s New Jersey regional office. Ms. Eikamp received her Juris Doctor degree in 1999 from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, NJ, where she served as a student advisor to the International Moot Court and President of a student organization.  Ms. Eikamp also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business from The George Washington University.

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Eikamp served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Marie E. Lihotz of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division in Burlington County where she conducted legal research, prepared tentative dispositions and edited judicial opinions for submission for publication. During her clerkship, Ms. Eikamp also served regularly as a mediator in Small Claims Court.  Ms. Eikamp also has experience in business transactions, trademarks and employment litigation.
Ms. Eikamp is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New Jersey.

Photo of Jared L. Elster

Jared L. Elster

Jared L. Elster joined Stutman Law in 2011, and is a member of the firm's Property Subrogation Department in the New Jersey regional office. Since joining Stutman Law, Mr. Elster has litigated property subrogation cases throughout the United States, and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Notably, Mr. Elster assisted in the litigation of a commercial building collapse claim in which Stutman Law recovered $2,000,000.00 on behalf of its client.…

Read More

Jared L. Elster joined Stutman Law in 2011, and is a member of the firm’s Property Subrogation Department in the New Jersey regional office. Since joining Stutman Law, Mr. Elster has litigated property subrogation cases throughout the United States, and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Notably, Mr. Elster assisted in the litigation of a commercial building collapse claim in which Stutman Law recovered $2,000,000.00 on behalf of its client. Mr. Elster also assisted in the litigation of a case against an alarm company, arising from an undetected burglary, where Stutman Law received a seven figure verdict at trial.

Mr. Elster earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. While at Rutgers Law, Mr. Elster worked for Justice Virginia Long on the New Jersey Supreme Court and for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. In 2008, Mr. Elster earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University.

Mr. Elster is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition, Mr. Elster has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Elster is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the American Bar Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice. Mr. Elster is also a certified mediator in the State of New Jersey.

Photo of Shane Fulton

Shane Fulton

Shane Fulton joined Stutman Law in 2014 and assists the firm in areas such as building fires, product defects, and construction defects. Prior to joining Stutman Law, Mr. Fulton’s legal practice included administrative agency appeals and employment law. Mr. Fulton earned a degree in English from Northeastern University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2010.…

Read More

Shane Fulton joined Stutman Law in 2014 and assists the firm in areas such as building fires, product defects, and construction defects. Prior to joining Stutman Law, Mr. Fulton’s legal practice included administrative agency appeals and employment law. Mr. Fulton earned a degree in English from Northeastern University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2010. Subsequently, he attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. While interning for the City of New Orleans Real Estate Administration, he drafted contracts for leases and air rights to the famous balconies on Bourbon Street. Mr. Fulton graduated from Tulane Law School magna cum laude in 2013.

Photo of Michael Gersie

Michael Gersie

Michael Gersie is an associate who joined Stutman Law in 2017, where he is a member of the Mass Tort and Property Subrogation Departments. Mr. Gersie works extensively in matters involving property subrogation and has successfully litigated claims throughout his career. Prior to joining Stutman law, Mr. Gersie was an associate with Sacks Weston Diamond, LLC.…

Read More

Michael Gersie is an associate who joined Stutman Law in 2017, where he is a member of the Mass Tort and Property Subrogation Departments. Mr. Gersie works extensively in matters involving property subrogation and has successfully litigated claims throughout his career. Prior to joining Stutman law, Mr. Gersie was an associate with Sacks Weston Diamond, LLC. His practice focused on subrogation and personal injury law.

A native of the South Jersey area, Mr. Gersie graduated from Rutgers University, earning his B.A. with distinction in Political Science and Economics. He attended Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law as a merit-based scholarship recipient. During law school, Mr. Gersie received CALI awards for the highest grade in multiple classes. Mr. Gersie is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania state courts, the United States District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the New Jersey state courts.

Photo of Daniel Hogan

Daniel Hogan

Since joining Stutman Law in 2002, Daniel Hogan has successfully litigated many six and seven figure property subrogation cases at both the trial and appellate levels.  He has extensive experience investigating and litigating claims involving building fires, collapses, construction defects, product defects and catastrophic flooding events.  Mr. Hogan has also successfully litigated numerous mass tort actions, including mass torts associated with California’s 2007 wildfires and the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion. …

Read More

Since joining Stutman Law in 2002, Daniel Hogan has successfully litigated many six and seven figure property subrogation cases at both the trial and appellate levels.  He has extensive experience investigating and litigating claims involving building fires, collapses, construction defects, product defects and catastrophic flooding events.  Mr. Hogan has also successfully litigated numerous mass tort actions, including mass torts associated with California’s 2007 wildfires and the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion.  Mr. Hogan handles many of the firm’s appellate issues and has argued before the appellate courts in both Pennsylvania and Virginia.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Hogan regularly presents seminars for industry groups such as The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) and the National Property Subrogation ExecuSummit.  He has presented on a wide range of topics including spontaneous combustion fires, loss control, defect trends, sprinkler system failures and commercial kitchen fires.

Prior to joining Stutman Law, Mr. Hogan spent several years as a prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.  In that role, Mr. Hogan obtained extensive trial and appellate experience, successfully litigating thousands of felony criminal cases ranging from attempted murder to racketeering.

Mr. Hogan graduated with honors in 1996 from Philadelphia University, formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. In 1999, he graduated cum laude from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Mr. Hogan is admitted to practice law in both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Photo of Michael J. Hopkins

Michael J. Hopkins

Prior to joining Stutman Law in 2008, Michael J. Hopkins litigated catastrophic injury and death cases for six years with Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., a civil litigation firm that practices primarily in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. During that time period, Mr. Hopkins was instrumental in securing numerous seven and eight figure recoveries on behalf of his clients.…

Read More

Prior to joining Stutman Law in 2008, Michael J. Hopkins litigated catastrophic injury and death cases for six years with Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., a civil litigation firm that practices primarily in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. During that time period, Mr. Hopkins was instrumental in securing numerous seven and eight figure recoveries on behalf of his clients. His litigation experience was concentrated in construction accidents, electrical accidents, product liability and liquor liability.

Since joining Stutman Law, Mr. Hopkins has litigated and assisted in litigating numerous complex property subrogation matters.  Such matters include the Riverwalk Apartment Complex Fire in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania which resulted in a multimillion dollar recovery on behalf of the Firm’s clients. Over the course of the past several years, Mr. Hopkins has also litigated numerous spontaneous combustion and electrical accident cases which have resulted in excess of $1,000,000 in recoveries respectively.  Moreover, since joining the Firm, Mr. Hopkins has handled or assisted in handling cases which have resulted in more than $10,000,000 in recoveries for the Firm’s clients.

Mr. Hopkins graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1998. Upon graduation, he attended Villanova University School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 2001. While practicing law full-time, Mr. Hopkins earned a LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in 2005.

Mr. Hopkins is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the State of New Jersey, United States District Court for the State of Colorado,  United States Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Hopkins is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). Mr. Hopkins has presented at various conferences on topics such as trial preparation and proving damages in subrogation cases.

Photo of Nathan R. Hurd

Nathan R. Hurd

Nathan R. Hurd joined Stutman Law in 2016 where he devotes his practice to property subrogation litigation. Prior to joining the firm Mr. Hurd practiced plaintiff personal injury at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. where he handled cases involving products liability, pharmaceutical mass torts, government claims, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, traumatic spine injury, and commercial vehicle accidents, among others.…

Read More

Nathan R. Hurd joined Stutman Law in 2016 where he devotes his practice to property subrogation litigation. Prior to joining the firm Mr. Hurd practiced plaintiff personal injury at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. where he handled cases involving products liability, pharmaceutical mass torts, government claims, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, traumatic spine injury, and commercial vehicle accidents, among others. Mr. Hurd has assisted in the recovery of multiple six and seven figure recoveries for his firm’s clients.

Mr. Hurd graduated from Chapman University School of Law in 2011 on an academic scholarship. While in law school, he received multiple CALI Awards for receiving the top grade in Mediation, Client Interviewing and Counseling, and Bankruptcy. During law school, he worked for the California Board of Equalization and litigated tax appeals as part of the Board of Equalization’s Tax Appeals Assistance Program, which offers legal assistance to low-income tax payers. He also worked for the Department of Justice in the Office of the U.S. Trustee where he helped oversee the administration of bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Hurd is a member of the California bar and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court‚ Central District of California. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Riverside County Bar Association, San Bernardino County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the American Bar Association.

Photo of Melisa E. Iozzi

Melisa E. Iozzi

Melisa E. Iozzi is an associate in Stutman Law’s New Loss Department.  Ms. Iozzi focuses on early management of losses and works closely with fire experts and engineers, among others, to ensure that evidence is preserved and the proper parties are notified of, and become involved with, the losses.  Ms. Iozzi’s dedication to her cases has resulted in expedited settlements, thereby avoiding the time and costs associated with formal litigation and resulting in larger recoveries for her clients.…

Read More

Melisa E. Iozzi is an associate in Stutman Law’s New Loss Department.  Ms. Iozzi focuses on early management of losses and works closely with fire experts and engineers, among others, to ensure that evidence is preserved and the proper parties are notified of, and become involved with, the losses.  Ms. Iozzi’s dedication to her cases has resulted in expedited settlements, thereby avoiding the time and costs associated with formal litigation and resulting in larger recoveries for her clients.

Ms. Iozzi completed her undergraduate education at Delaware Valley College in 2005, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Accounting and English.  She then attended Widener University School of Law, where she was a recipient of the Widener Scholastic Scholarship and graduated cum laude in 2008.  While at Widener, Ms. Iozzi was a member of the Pennsylvania Family Law Civil Clinic where she provided free legal services to underprivileged families.

After graduating from law school, and prior to joining Stutman Law, Ms. Iozzi represented plaintiffs in all aspects of personal injury litigation, including vehicular accidents, premise liability claims and workers’ compensation claims.

Ms. Iozzi is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Photo of Brittany W. Karoly

Brittany W. Karoly

Brittany W. Karoly joined Stutman Law in 2010 as a member of the firm’s Property Subrogation Department.  Since joining the firm, Ms. Karoly has assisted in obtaining significant recoveries for the firm’s clients.  Ms. Karoly’s practice includes complex litigation in numerous jurisdictions, and her work has resulted in significant subrogation settlements and verdicts against utility companies, product manufacturers and service providers, among others. …

Read More

Brittany W. Karoly joined Stutman Law in 2010 as a member of the firm’s Property Subrogation Department.  Since joining the firm, Ms. Karoly has assisted in obtaining significant recoveries for the firm’s clients.  Ms. Karoly’s practice includes complex litigation in numerous jurisdictions, and her work has resulted in significant subrogation settlements and verdicts against utility companies, product manufacturers and service providers, among others.  Ms. Karoly has also supported Stutman Law’s involvement in various mass tort and class action litigations across the country.

Prior to joining Stutman Law, Ms. Karoly practiced law in New Albany, Indiana. Her practice there included all aspects of business and corporate litigation, construction litigation and insurance defense.

Ms. Karoly graduated cum laude from Bellarmine University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration.  Ms. Karoly then attended the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, where she was a published member of the Brandeis Law Journal before graduating cum laude in 2007.  Ms. Karoly is licensed to practice law in all state courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana and Kentucky, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Photo of Hal J. Kleinman

Hal J. Kleinman

Hal J. Kleinman is an experienced litigator who joined Stutman Law in 2016, where he is a member of the mass tort subrogation department. For the past twenty two years, Mr. Kleinman’s practice focused on the area of mass torts and class actions representing of victims of dangerous and defective products including pharmaceutical products, medical devices, motor vehicles, tobacco products, as well as victims of food poisoning.…

Read More

Hal J. Kleinman is an experienced litigator who joined Stutman Law in 2016, where he is a member of the mass tort subrogation department. For the past twenty two years, Mr. Kleinman’s practice focused on the area of mass torts and class actions representing of victims of dangerous and defective products including pharmaceutical products, medical devices, motor vehicles, tobacco products, as well as victims of food poisoning. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kleinman practiced law in Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore where his practice concentrated in the area of Complex Litigation, Mass Torts and Class Actions. Mr. Kleinman was appointed to the Class Counsel Management Committee in Cress, et al. v. Sara Lee Corporation, Case No. 98 L 15072 (Cir. Ct., Cook County, Ill.) that resulted in a Nationwide Class Action Settlement. For his work in this matter, Mr. Kleinman was asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School’s Class Action Controversies Seminar and to discuss the Sara Lee litigation.

Mr. Kleinman has represented thousands of clients in various mass tort Multidistrict Litigations including, MDL-926, In re Silicone Gel Breast Implants Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1014 In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1203, In re Diet Drugs (Phen-Fen/Dexfenfluramine) Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1348, In re Rezelin Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1355, In re Propulsid Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1431, In re Baycol Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1477,In re Serzone Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1481, In re Meridia Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1507, In re Prempro Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1596, In re Zyprexa Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1598, In re Ephedra Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1629, In re Neurontin Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation; MDL-1657, In re Vioxx Marketing, Sales Practices and Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1708, In re Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1724, In re Viagra Prod. Liab. Lit.; and MDL-1726, In re Medtronic, Inc., Implantable Defibrillators Prod. Liab. Lit.

Mr. Kleinman graduated from Ithaca College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry where he studied classical opera and earned his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in 1994. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the states of Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maryland; as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, District of Nebraska, District of Maryland; the Seventh and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals; and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Kleinman has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in numerous state and federal courts around the country.

Photo of Kristy Krasowski

Kristy Krasowski

Kristy Krasowski joined Stutman Law in 2016 and is a member of the firm’s Property Subrogation Department in the New Jersey regional office. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Krasowski gained extensive litigation experience defending health care providers and institutions in medical malpractice cases. Ms. Krasowski graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2008 where she focused her studies on health care by completing a certificate program in Health Law with Honors.…

Read More

Kristy Krasowski joined Stutman Law in 2016 and is a member of the firm’s Property Subrogation Department in the New Jersey regional office. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Krasowski gained extensive litigation experience defending health care providers and institutions in medical malpractice cases. Ms. Krasowski graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2008 where she focused her studies on health care by completing a certificate program in Health Law with Honors. She also earned Pro Bono distinction for her work with the Veterans Law Clinic.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Krasowski earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from The Graduate School at Rutgers University – Camden and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rutgers University- Camden, College of Arts & Sciences.

Ms. Krasowski is licensed to practice law before the courts of the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court District of New Jersey.

Photo of Thomas A. Marsh Jr.

Thomas A. Marsh Jr.

Thomas A. Marsh, Jr. joined Stutman Law in 2009 and practices in the firm’s Property Subrogation Department.  Mr. Marsh has extensive experience in all aspects of subrogation pursuit, from the initial claim investigation through litigation.  Since joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Marsh has assisted in obtaining millions of dollars in recoveries from major product manufacturers and distributors, utility companies, construction entities and others. …

Read More

Thomas A. Marsh, Jr. joined Stutman Law in 2009 and practices in the firm’s Property Subrogation Department.  Mr. Marsh has extensive experience in all aspects of subrogation pursuit, from the initial claim investigation through litigation.  Since joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Marsh has assisted in obtaining millions of dollars in recoveries from major product manufacturers and distributors, utility companies, construction entities and others.  Mr. Marsh has also aggressively pursued a number of foreign and domestic product manufacturers related to property losses caused by water damage.  In addition to his considerable litigation practice, Mr. Marsh’s continued involvement with the firm’s Small and Large Loss teams has led to significant recoveries for the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining Stutman Law, Mr. Marsh was a judicial clerk in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County where he assisted in the handling of a variety of criminal law cases.  Mr. Marsh graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  Mr. Marsh went on to attend law school at the Syracuse University College of Law where he graduated cum laude in 2007.  While in law school, Mr. Marsh was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, the Justinian Honorary Society and was a coordinator in the student mentor program.

Mr. Marsh is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Photo of Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O’Brien litigates claims involving building fires, collapses, construction defects, product defects and catastrophic flood events throughout the United States.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O’Brien represented individuals involving defective medical devices, pharmaceutical products, over-the-counter products, and other dangerous and defective products at a national products liability law firm.  In addition, Mr. O’Brien previously practiced in Florida for a prestigious regional law firm where he litigated dozens of wrongful death cases on both sides of the aisle before returning to his native Philadelphia with his wife, Carolina.…

Read More

Kevin O’Brien litigates claims involving building fires, collapses, construction defects, product defects and catastrophic flood events throughout the United States.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O’Brien represented individuals involving defective medical devices, pharmaceutical products, over-the-counter products, and other dangerous and defective products at a national products liability law firm.  In addition, Mr. O’Brien previously practiced in Florida for a prestigious regional law firm where he litigated dozens of wrongful death cases on both sides of the aisle before returning to his native Philadelphia with his wife, Carolina.

Mr. O’Brien is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.

Mr. O’Brien is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida.  He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and the District of Colorado.

Photo of Evan M. Padilla

Evan M. Padilla

Evan M. Padilla is a trial lawyer with significant experience in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on product liability. His practice is dedicated to workers' compensation subrogation and he has represented individuals and carriers in complex product liability, construction, and premises liability cases throughout the country. Evan has extensive experience investigating workplace injuries, identifying responsible parties, and evaluating recovery opportunities for carriers and making sure their liens are protected to the fullest extent possible.…

Read More

Evan M. Padilla is a trial lawyer with significant experience in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on product liability. His practice is dedicated to workers’ compensation subrogation and he has represented individuals and carriers in complex product liability, construction, and premises liability cases throughout the country. Evan has extensive experience investigating workplace injuries, identifying responsible parties, and evaluating recovery opportunities for carriers and making sure their liens are protected to the fullest extent possible. In addition to his subrogation practice, Evan has significant experience as plaintiffs attorney, having represented plaintiffs in a variety of matters throughout the country. Recently, he was one of several co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the In re: Market Street Building Collapse trial, where nineteen plaintiffs were awarded $227 million, the largest personal injury settlement in Pennsylvania history.

Evan graduated from Boston College in 2007 with a degree in history and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law in 2012, where he was an editor on the Villanova University Environmental Law Journal. While at Villanova he served as a clerk for the Honorable Timothy R. Rice, a magistrate judge at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Photo of Thomas Paolini

Thomas Paolini

Thomas Paolini is the Managing Attorney of the New Jersey Regional Office of Stutman Law. Mr. Paolini concentrates his practice on litigating large property subrogation cases nationwide. He is an accomplished trial attorney who recently obtained a $710,000 trial verdict (after interest was added) against Broan-Nutone. In another recent case, a unanimous jury in Georgia awarded Mr.…

Read More

Thomas Paolini is the Managing Attorney of the New Jersey Regional Office of Stutman Law. Mr. Paolini concentrates his practice on litigating large property subrogation cases nationwide. He is an accomplished trial attorney who recently obtained a $710,000 trial verdict (after interest was added) against Broan-Nutone. In another recent case, a unanimous jury in Georgia awarded Mr. Paolini’s client a seven figure verdict against an alarm company which was found to be grossly negligent.  He also recently served as the lead attorney on a complex commercial building collapse litigation that resulted in a two million dollar settlement for his clients.

Mr. Paolini is an active member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). He presently serves on the NASP Board of Directors.  He previously co-chaired the NASP Subrogation Litigation Skills and Management Conference that was held in Amelia Island, Florida in 2014. Mr. Paolini has also presented on various subrogation topics across the country, and has co-authored multiple articles that have appeared in Subrogator magazine.

Mr. Paolini is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, and has been admitted to the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Michigan and the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.

Mr. Paolini graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 1997. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a Minor in Marketing from Rutgers University in 1993. After graduating from law school, Mr. Paolini served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Photo of Dirk Pastorick

Dirk Pastorick

Dirk Pastorick is an experienced litigator who joined Stutman Law in 2018. He has taken over as the head of Stutman Law’s Mass Tort Department.  Mr. Pastorick has extensive experience litigating high-value property subrogation matters and mass tort subrogation claims.  He coordinates forensic site inspections and destructive testing throughout the United States. Mr. Pastorick has also represented and advised clients in complex coverage disputes and the defense of third-party claims involving specialty and significant exposure liability matters. …

Read More

Dirk Pastorick is an experienced litigator who joined Stutman Law in 2018. He has taken over as the head of Stutman Law’s Mass Tort Department.  Mr. Pastorick has extensive experience litigating high-value property subrogation matters and mass tort subrogation claims.  He coordinates forensic site inspections and destructive testing throughout the United States. Mr. Pastorick has also represented and advised clients in complex coverage disputes and the defense of third-party claims involving specialty and significant exposure liability matters.  He has considerable experience litigating matters involving product liability, employment liability, premises liability, fraternity/sorority liability, liquor liability, professional liability, construction defect, environmental, and bad faith claims under primary, excess, specialty and other coverages.

Mr. Pastorick has handled high-exposure, complex civil cases as well as precedent setting cases involving large-value claims and novel legal theories on a national level for insurers and insureds throughout the United States and in London.

Mr. Pastorick graduated with honors from Trinity College in 1990 with a degree in Economics, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1995.  He is admitted to practice before all courts in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Illinois; as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, District of New Jersey; and the Third Circuit Courts of Appeals.  Mr. Pastorick has also been admitted to practice pro hoc vice in numerous state and federal courts around the country.

Photo of John M. Popilock

John M. Popilock

John M. Popilock is a trial lawyer with significant experience in complex civil litigation, and is the chair of the Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Group at Stutman Law. For the past twenty years, Mr. Popilock has concentrated on multi-party construction accident and product liability matters, representing workers’ compensation insurers and individuals in catastrophic workplace injury lawsuits.…

Read More

John M. Popilock is a trial lawyer with significant experience in complex civil litigation, and is the chair of the Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Group at Stutman Law. For the past twenty years, Mr. Popilock has concentrated on multi-party construction accident and product liability matters, representing workers’ compensation insurers and individuals in catastrophic workplace injury lawsuits. Mr. Popilock has aggressively investigated thousands of workplace accidents, exposing dangerous equipment and unsafe construction practices, and recovering millions of subrogation dollars for the insurers of workers required to work in these environments. He is recognized as a skilled advocate for his clients, having prosecuted more than twenty-five complex cases to verdict as lead counsel in more than a dozen state and federal courts across the country.

Mr. Popilock is regularly asked to speak with workers’ compensation insurers, risk management professionals, and other professional groups around the country (including the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), and the National Workers’ Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit) concerning the unique issues involving workers’ compensation subrogation. In addition, he frequently lectures lawyers, judges and government agencies on the investigation of workplace machine and construction accidents, and the trial techniques to successfully prosecute these complicated cases. Mr. Popilock has also contributed numerous articles discussing subrogation and trial techniques to national insurance industry periodicals.

Mr. Popilock graduated with honors from Temple University in 1991 with a dual degree in Political Science and Philosophy, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1994. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Popilock has also been admitted to practice pro hoc vice in numerous state and federal courts around the country.

Photo of Kevin P. Smith

Kevin P. Smith

Kevin P. Smith’s practice is concentrated in the area of property casualty and insurance litigation since graduation from law school in 1985. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Smith’s experience includes subrogation actions arising from building fires, flooding and water damage, warehouse losses and construction accidents.…

Read More

Kevin P. Smith’s practice is concentrated in the area of property casualty and insurance litigation since graduation from law school in 1985. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Smith’s experience includes subrogation actions arising from building fires, flooding and water damage, warehouse losses and construction accidents. He has also successfully litigated many ocean marine and inland marine cargo damage subrogation claims.

Mr. Smith has obtained numerous favorable trial verdicts for subrogated insurers in several different states, including many seven figure verdicts.  He has also obtained numerous seven figure recoveries through mediations and arbitrations.  Mr. Smith has extensive experience in managing the investigation of very large losses involving multiple parties and experts.  He has developed specialized knowledge in the area of product liability cases involving plastic plumbing components, metal halide lights, highly combustible plastic materials and solar electric arrays, in addition to boiler and machinery losses.

Mr. Smith has presented numerous seminars on subrogation topics at the annual conferences of The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) and National Property Subrogation ExecuSummit. His seminar topics have included fire spread claims, subrogation damages, pyrolysis as a source of ignition and prosecuting claims with insureds. Articles on subrogation topics written by Mr. Smith have been published in Claims Magazine and The Subrogator.

From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Smith was co-editor of the Practice and Procedure Newsletter published nationally by the Maritime Law Association and the American Bar Association. Before joining Stutman Law, Mr. Smith was a member of the Philadelphia firm of Clark, Ladner, Fortenbaugh and Young.

Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, P.A. in 1982. In 1985, he earned his law degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Mr. Smith is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania; the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the Western District of New York; and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Smith has been active in local government, serving as Vice Chairman of a municipal zoning board for a number of years.

Photo of Robert A. Stutman

Robert A. Stutman

Robert A. Stutman has been involved in the practice of subrogation law for 28 years. In February of 1995, Mr. Stutman formed the Stutman Law. Since its inception, the firm has focused its practice on exclusively subrogation cases. Mr. Stutman has litigated thousands of property subrogation cases with values up to $300 million. He has also been a leader in the industry in bringing subrogation mass tort litigations on behalf of carriers.…

Read More

Robert A. Stutman has been involved in the practice of subrogation law for 28 years. In February of 1995, Mr. Stutman formed the Stutman Law. Since its inception, the firm has focused its practice on exclusively subrogation cases. Mr. Stutman has litigated thousands of property subrogation cases with values up to $300 million. He has also been a leader in the industry in bringing subrogation mass tort litigations on behalf of carriers. He has also actively intervened into class actions that jeopardized carriers’ rights.

Mr. Stutman is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and previously served on its Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Loss Executives Association (LEA). Mr. Stutman is a past-Chair of the American Bar Associations Trial Techniques Committee. He has been extensively involved in the ABA, PLRB, LEA and NASP as a lecturer and author.

Mr. Stutman is a Fellow of the Temple University Academy of Advocacy and is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Mr. Stutman is actively involved in the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP). He has brought suit against the U.S. Government and major institutions on behalf of indigent clients. Mr. Stutman has helped raise funds and is the U.S. liaison for Heartbeat, an organization based in South Africa that helps over 35,000 orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. Additionally, Mr. Stutman is actively involved in the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, an organization that promotes healing and justice for child abuse victims in Philadelphia.

Photo of Alexandra Torriero

Alexandra Torriero

Alexandra Torriero joined Stutman Law in 2016 and is a member of the firm’s Property Subrogation Department. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Torriero gained extensive experience defending insurance carriers in all aspects of first party lawsuits, including bad faith and extra-contractual litigation. Ms. Torriero earned a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration from High Point University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2008.…

Read More

Alexandra Torriero joined Stutman Law in 2016 and is a member of the firm’s Property Subrogation Department. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Torriero gained extensive experience defending insurance carriers in all aspects of first party lawsuits, including bad faith and extra-contractual litigation. Ms. Torriero earned a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration from High Point University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2008. Thereafter, Ms. Torriero attended Penn State Dickinson School of Law, where she graduated cum laude in 2011. While attending Penn State, Ms. Torriero was a member of Penn State Dickinson’s Woolsack Honor Society, a comments editor for the Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation, and a Civil Procedure tutor.

Ms. Torriero is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Photo of Thomas J. Underwood Jr.

Thomas J. Underwood Jr.

Thomas Underwood joined Stutman Law in 1999. Since he joined the firm, Mr. Underwood has worked extensively on property subrogation cases and has obtained six and seven figure recoveries for his clients in jurisdictions throughout the United States.  Most recently, Mr. Underwood obtained a unanimous jury verdict against Broan-Nutone in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. …

Read More

Thomas Underwood joined Stutman Law in 1999. Since he joined the firm, Mr. Underwood has worked extensively on property subrogation cases and has obtained six and seven figure recoveries for his clients in jurisdictions throughout the United States.  Most recently, Mr. Underwood obtained a unanimous jury verdict against Broan-Nutone in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.  In that case, the jury found that a fire at a daycare center was caused by a defective Broan exhaust fan.

Mr. Underwood graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He was a Dean’s Scholar at Rutgers University School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor degree with honors in 1997. Thereafter, Mr. Underwood served as law clerk to the Honorable E. Benn Micheletti in the Superior Court of New Jersey- Law Division.

Mr. Underwood is an active member of NASP and has presented on subrogation topics across the country including a program at the 2014 NASP Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Underwood is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey and the Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Page 1 Page 2