Smith Stratton


The firm’s appellate practice group assists clients with appeals from final judgments; obtaining leave to appeal from interlocutory orders, sometimes on an emergent basis; post-trial motions; and trial monitoring for the purpose of identifying appellate issues, developing an appropriate record on appeal, and facilitating the evaluation of settlement.

Notable successes include: a 99% remittitur of a pain and suffering award in a workplace exposure case, sustained on appeal in Webb v. Troy Corp.; a unanimous reversal by the New Jersey Supreme Court of a plaintiff’s verdict in Gonzalez v. Safe and Sound Security Corp., 185 N.J. 100 (2005); vindication of the “owned property exclusion” by the New Jersey Supreme Court in State v. Signo Trading International, Inc., 130 N.J. 51 (1992); the reinstatement by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of a jury verdict voiding certain insurance policies in Rohm and Haas Co. v. Continental Casualty Co., 566 Pa. 464 (2001); and the affirmance of the dismissal of bad faith claims by the New Jersey Appellate Division in HGM Communications, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co.

For more information, please contact Tom Hastings at 609 987 6687.