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Robert A. Stutman

Robert A. Stutman has been involved in the practice of subrogation law for 30 years. In February of 1995, Mr. Stutman formed 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 30 years. In February of 1995, Mr. Stutman formed 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 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.

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Jonathan B. Acklen

Jon Acklen is a trial lawyer with extensive litigation experience. Prior to joining Stutman Law, Jon represented injured victims in personal injury matters where he obtained significant recoveries on behalf of his clients. Jon has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict. Jon has appeared before State, Federal, and Appellate Courts and has authored briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court.…Read More

Jon Acklen is a trial lawyer with extensive litigation experience. Prior to joining Stutman Law, Jon represented injured victims in personal injury matters where he obtained significant recoveries on behalf of his clients. Jon has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict. Jon has appeared before State, Federal, and Appellate Courts and has authored briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court.

Jon completed the rigorous National Institute for Trial Advocacy Skills Program in 2011. Jon has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star multiple years and has been named one of National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 under 40. Jon has presented multiple CLE Seminars and authored publications providing instruction and guidance to fellow attorneys on many topics, including trial advocacy. Jon has served as member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Chair of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice Future Leaders, a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, and is a past president of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Easton, PA.

Jon graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2004. While there, he earned the Harry R. Kozart Memorial Prize in the study of Product Liability. Jon graduated with honors from Dickinson College in 2001 with a double major in Political Science and Religion.

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Bonnie Bennett

Bonnie Bennett joined the California office in 2018. Prior to joining Stutman Law she defended general contractors and developers. Ms. Bennett is also experienced in insurance defense and premises liability. Ms. Bennett obtained her Bachelors of Art degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She attended Chapman University Fowler School of Law in Orange, CA.…Read More

Bonnie Bennett joined the California office in 2018. Prior to joining Stutman Law she defended general contractors and developers. Ms. Bennett is also experienced in insurance defense and premises liability.

Ms. Bennett obtained her Bachelors of Art degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She attended Chapman University Fowler School of Law in Orange, CA.

 

 

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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.

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Bradley Dowlin

Brad Dowlin joined the Workers’ Compensation Subrogation practice group at Stutman Law in 2018 with significant experience representing insurance carriers and injured workers nationwide in complex civil litigation, including products liability cases, construction accidents, premises liability, and general negligence cases. Brad is well-versed in the state-specific workers’ compensation subrogation laws, and he has experience with all aspects of litigation from investigation to resolution.…Read More

Brad Dowlin joined the Workers’ Compensation Subrogation practice group at Stutman Law in 2018 with significant experience representing insurance carriers and injured workers nationwide in complex civil litigation, including products liability cases, construction accidents, premises liability, and general negligence cases. Brad is well-versed in the state-specific workers’ compensation subrogation laws, and he has experience with all aspects of litigation from investigation to resolution. He has negotiated six-figure settlements in cases involving plane crashes, defective machinery, forklift accidents, and trench collapses, and he successfully defended a challenge to the validity of Arbitration Forums, Inc.’s special arbitration forum in the state of Wisconsin.

Brad earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2012, and he holds a B.A. in Communications from Penn State University (2009). While at Georgetown, Brad worked at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the Office of Engineering and Technology, where he helped promulgate regulations pertaining to implantable medical devices. He graduated from Radnor High School in 2005, where he earned the Union League of Philadelphia Good Citizenship Award. Currently, Brad resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, with his wife and their dog. The Dowlins are expecting their first child in September 2018.

Brad is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2012), the State of New Jersey (2014), and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2013).

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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.

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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, where she served as a student advisor to the International Moot Court and President of a student organization.  Ms. Eikamp has an MBA in International Business/Finance and an undergraduate degree in French/Spanish. …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, where she served as a student advisor to the International Moot Court and President of a student organization.  Ms. Eikamp has an MBA in International Business/Finance and an undergraduate degree in French/Spanish.  Prior to law school, Ms. Eikamp was employed as a product manager for engineering design companies.

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 served regularly as a mediator in Special Civil Court.  Ms. Eikamp’s experience includes business transactions, trademarks and employment litigation.

Ms. Eikamp is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New Jersey and in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan.

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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.

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Jordan Friter

Jordan Friter joined Stutman Law in 2019 and is a member of the firm's Workers' Compensation Subrogation Group. Jordan devotes his practice to representing insurance carriers and injured workers throughout the country in all types of complex civil litigation including construction accidents, product liability cases and premises liability cases. Prior to joining Stutman Law, he represented catastrophically injured victims in both personal injury and Workers' Compensation matters where he obtained a multitude of significant recoveries for his clients.…Read More

Jordan Friter joined Stutman Law in 2019 and is a member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Group. Jordan devotes his practice to representing insurance carriers and injured workers throughout the country in all types of complex civil litigation including construction accidents, product liability cases and premises liability cases. Prior to joining Stutman Law, he represented catastrophically injured victims in both personal injury and Workers’ Compensation matters where he obtained a multitude of significant recoveries for his clients. Jordan possesses a wealth of experience in every aspect of the litigation process from investigating the initial claim to the resolution of the case. Before entering private practice, Jordan zealously advocated for crime victims as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he prosecuted a wide variety of matters including sexual assaults, homicides, theft and narcotics cases, and spent several years as the Captain of the Office’s Sex Crimes Unit.

Jordan earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2008 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Penn State University in 2005. Jordan is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

 

 

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Kenneth B. Grear

Kenneth Grear joined Stutman Law in 2019. Ken has over 20 years of complex civil litigation experience most of which has been devoted to successfully representing subrogating carriers asserting large complex commercial property loss claims throughout the continental US. Ken has successfully litigated many six and seven figure property subrogation cases at both the trial and appellate levels in State and Federal Courts.…Read More

Kenneth Grear joined Stutman Law in 2019. Ken has over 20 years of complex civil litigation experience most of which has been devoted to successfully representing subrogating carriers asserting large complex commercial property loss claims throughout the continental US. Ken has successfully litigated many six and seven figure property subrogation cases at both the trial and appellate levels in State and Federal Courts. Ken has extensive discovery/investigation and jury trial experience litigating claims involving building fires, collapses, construction defects, product defects, catastrophic flooding events as well as fidelity claims. Ken also has extensive and successful appellate experience in state and federal courts including the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Further, Ken has significant experience in the construction industry after having worked for a large commercial general contractor who was responsible for oversight of large healthcare and aerospace renovation projects. As a result of Ken’s extensive experience and successful outcomes with complex litigation while representing subrogating carriers, Ken was chosen as a “Rising Star” attorney by his peers on two separate occasions. Ken is admitted to practice law in both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Ken has also been admitted Pro Hac Vice in over twenty additional states in various large loss property subrogation matters.

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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.

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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, commercial kitchen fire suppression 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 $25,000,000 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.

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Melisa E. Iozzi

Melisa E. Iozzi joined Stutman Law in 2013 and is a member of the New Loss Department.  Ms. Iozzi has extensive experience handling all aspects of residential and commercial property subrogation claims.  Ms. Iozzi leads the investigation from the day of the loss through multiparty scene inspections and complex laboratory examinations.  Ms. Iozzi focuses on early claim resolution and recovers millions of dollars for her clients every year through pre-suit settlements and arbitration awards.   …Read More

Melisa E. Iozzi joined Stutman Law in 2013 and is a member of the New Loss Department.  Ms. Iozzi has extensive experience handling all aspects of residential and commercial property subrogation claims.  Ms. Iozzi leads the investigation from the day of the loss through multiparty scene inspections and complex laboratory examinations.  Ms. Iozzi focuses on early claim resolution and recovers millions of dollars for her clients every year through pre-suit settlements and arbitration awards.   
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 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.
Ms. Iozzi is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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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.

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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.
Since joining Stutman Law, Mr. Kleinman was lead Counsel and successfully settled the Mass Tort CSAA Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, f/k/a ACA Insurance Company, a/s/o Janet and Wayne Doughty v. Homewerks Worldwide, LLC; Case No. 16 L 67 Consolidated with 16 AR 481 and 16 L 711, filed in the Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois.  The Mass Tort alleged that the Defendant’s water supply lines were defective due to the use of defective brass that was unreasonably dangerous because the brass alloy contained excessive amounts of zinc which lead to brass parts breaking through stress corrosion cracking (SCC) or dezincification.  In addition, Mr. Kleinman and Mr. Tim Carey were lead Counsel in obtaining a positive decision before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., et al. v. EZ-Flo International, Inc., Case No. 17-56523. On December 14, 2017, the Court entered an Order affirming the lower court decision holding that a subrogation mass tort does not qualify as a “mass action” pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d)(2) where there are not 100 or more named Plaintiffs.  This ruling clarified the issue in light of the United States Supreme Court decision in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., 134 S. Ct. 736 (2014).
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, Ninth 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.

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Alexander MacMullan

Alex MacMullan joined the mass tort subrogation department in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. MacMullan gained extensive litigation experience defending pharmaceutical drug and device manufacturers, automotive manufacturers and insurance carriers in product liability and personal injury matters. He also represented catastrophically injured plaintiffs in the May 2015 Amtrak Train 188 derailment MDL and settlement program.…Read More

Alex MacMullan joined the mass tort subrogation department in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. MacMullan gained extensive litigation experience defending pharmaceutical drug and device manufacturers, automotive manufacturers and insurance carriers in product liability and personal injury matters. He also represented catastrophically injured plaintiffs in the May 2015 Amtrak Train 188 derailment MDL and settlement program. Mr. MacMullan received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and his law degree from Tulane University Law School in 2013. At Tulane Law he participated in the Entertainment Law Legal Advice Program (“ELLA”) providing pro bono legal services to New Orleans area artists and musicians.

Mr. MacMullan sits on the board of a national non-profit organization that focuses on combatting issues facing homeless and other at-risk youth populations across the country. He also volunteers as a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in the Philadelphia region.

Mr. MacMullan is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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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 obtained 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 obtained 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 the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Marsh is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP).

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George J. Matz

George Matz joined Stutman Law in 2019 and focuses his practice on large commercial subrogation, property subrogation, and new loss investigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Matz gained extensive experience in all aspects of complex business and corporate litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, and subrogation matters. In addition, Mr. Matz provided general counsel services to a wide array of businesses and individual clients and is recognized for his substantial real-world experience in a variety of industries, including Property Management and Hospitality, Food & Beverage.…Read More

George Matz joined Stutman Law in 2019 and focuses his practice on large commercial subrogation, property subrogation, and new loss investigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Matz gained extensive experience in all aspects of complex business and corporate litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, and subrogation matters. In addition, Mr. Matz provided general counsel services to a wide array of businesses and individual clients and is recognized for his substantial real-world experience in a variety of industries, including Property Management and Hospitality, Food & Beverage. Mr. Matz is a trial attorney with experience trying trials before judges, juries, and arbitration panels.

Mr. Matz is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. He graduated cum laude from Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law. During law school, Mr. Matz served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was a Lead Editor of the Drexel Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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Kevin McBeth

Kevin McBeth joined Stutman Law in 2018. He focuses his practice on the investigation of large loss property subrogation matters. He advises clients regarding recovery potential in a timely manner by working closely with trusted consultants to effectively evaluate the viability of new claims. Mr. McBeth works diligently to maximize the recoveries he obtains for the firm’s clients.…Read More

Kevin McBeth joined Stutman Law in 2018. He focuses his practice on the investigation of large loss property subrogation matters. He advises clients regarding recovery potential in a timely manner by working closely with trusted consultants to effectively evaluate the viability of new claims. Mr. McBeth works diligently to maximize the recoveries he obtains for the firm’s clients. His efforts have resulted in the early resolution of many  challenging claims.
Since 2007, Mr. McBeth has litigated cases originating from fire losses, construction defects, weather-related property damage and product defects. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has argued in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McBeth was a prosecutor in the felony trial unit of the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted a variety of criminal matters, including homicide, assault and narcotics cases. He routinely lectures and offers training to clients and insurance industry groups concerning a broad range of topics.
Mr. McBeth graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2000, and he earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener School of Law in 2003. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

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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.

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Edmund Perry

Edmund Perry joined Stutman Law in 2019 and is a member of the firm's Property Subrogation Department. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Perry was a civil litigator with experience in all stages of litigation from case inception through trial. He has argued before both state and federal courts and has litigated matters throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.…Read More

Edmund Perry joined Stutman Law in 2019 and is a member of the firm’s Property Subrogation Department. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Perry was a civil litigator with experience in all stages of litigation from case inception through trial. He has argued before both state and federal courts and has litigated matters throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Perry’s practice areas include extra contractual liability, bad faith, premises liability, catastrophic personal injury, contracts, motor vehicle liability, insurance defense/coverage, municipal liability and general commercial/business litigation. Mr. Perry earned a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College in 1997. Thereafter, Mr. Perry attended Widener University School of Law in Delaware where he graduated magna cum laude in 2005. He attended law school in the evening while working full time in the highway construction industry.

Mr. Perry has represented a wide range of insurance companies in complex bad faith matters in the commercial and residential context. He has counseled his clients to a successful resolution of those bad faith matters including claims that have resulted from various catastrophic storms that impacted the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area.

Previously, Mr. Perry was recognized as a Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction that recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers in practice for 10 years or less.

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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. Mr.…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.

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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.

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Kellie L. Terhufen

Kellie L. Terhufen joined Stutman Law in 2019.  Most of Ms. Terhufen’s thirty-year career involves high exposure and complex insurance defense litigation, consisting of wrongful death, disfigurement, semi-truck accidents, sophisticated commercial construction accidents and product liability cases resulting in catastrophic injuries.  She also represented plaintiffs for nine of those years, and developed an Elder Abuse practice from the ground up, for a plaintiff’s firm. …

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Kellie L. Terhufen joined Stutman Law in 2019.  Most of Ms. Terhufen’s thirty-year career involves high exposure and complex insurance defense litigation, consisting of wrongful death, disfigurement, semi-truck accidents, sophisticated commercial construction accidents and product liability cases resulting in catastrophic injuries.  She also represented plaintiffs for nine of those years, and developed an Elder Abuse practice from the ground up, for a plaintiff’s firm.  She has also acted as a litigation consultant as part of her defense and plaintiff practice.  She received many defense jury verdicts as an insurance defense attorney, and enjoyed excellent mediation results as a plaintiff’s attorney.

Community service work is an important part of her life, and she counsels and assists struggling women of all ages seeking to redirect their lives.  She is an advocate for FACES, Family Assessment Counseling & Education Services, and provides resources to HIS House, a non-profit organization which works to provide shelter to in-tact homeless families,  and assists parents in job search efforts, with the goal of returning such families to independence.

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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.

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