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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.…

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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.

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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.…

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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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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. …

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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.

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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.…

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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.