Smith Stratton

 


Christine L. Nici
Partner

Direct: 609 734 6195
Email: cnici@smithstratton.com

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Christine L. Nici

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Reinsurance

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Christine L. Nici is a partner in the firm. Christine concentrates her practice in the litigation, mediation and arbitration of complex insurance claims. She also has extensive experience handling commercial litigation in both the state and federal courts. Recently, Christine successfully defended and resolved a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical products liability insurance coverage lawsuit. Christine’s professional experience also includes:

  • Defending liability insurers in numerous products liability, construction defect, environmental and toxic tort insurance coverage actions;
  • Litigating first party property insurance disputes;
  • Counseling insurance companies on diverse claims handling issues;
  • Representing a member in the dissolution of a limited liability company;
  • Representing reinsurers in connection with loss allocation in reinsurance billings and collection-related matters;
  • Representing an insurance company in a breach of contract action filed by a former consultant;
  • Representing reinsurers in connection with various third-party discovery disputes.

Christine began her practice at McElroy, Deutsch and Mulvaney (now McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP) in Morristown, New Jersey. While attending Seton Hall University School of Law, Christine was a Member and Associate Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review.

EDUCATION:

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1990
B.A., Gettysburg College, 1987

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Bar Association (Member, Litigation and Tort/Insurance Practice Sections)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Member, Civil Trial Bar and Insurance Law Sections)

PUBLICATIONS/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Editor, The Construction Defect Resource Guide, 2012 (Published by Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
  • New Jersey Appellate Division Pro Bono Civil Pilot Program
  • Speaker, Excess Surplus Lines Claims Association Mini Session on Current Issues and Trends
    in §524(g) Bankruptcy Proceedings, April 2006