Smith Stratton

 


Thomas E. Schorr
Partner

Direct: 609 734 6180
Email: tschorr@smithstratton.com

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William E. McGrath, Jr.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trade Regulation
  • Workouts
  • Bankruptcy

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
New York, New York Appellate Division, First Department and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Thomas E. Schorr has been a partner in ­the Firm since 1996. He began his practice at Rogers & Wells in New York City. Tom concentrates his practice in insurance coverage litigation and complex commercial litigation. Tom’s more significant recent professional experience includes:

  • Serving as lead trial counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in a three week environmental insurance coverage trial;
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to the plaintiff in a two week copyright and trade dress jury trial resulting in a multi-million dollar plaintiff’s verdict;
  • Serving as lead counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in numerous different environmental and asbestos coverage actions pending throughout the country in which each of the separate policyholders sought to recover alleged damages in excess of $100,000,000;
  • Serving as lead counsel to a seller charged with alleged failure to comply with its disclosure obligations pursuant to a stock purchase agreement in an arbitration in which the seller prevailed on all claims;
  • Serving as lead counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in connection with a state’s investigation of alleged improper rate setting;
  • Serving as lead counsel to a major property casualty insurer in numerous separate actions concerning coverage for construction defect claims; and
  • Serving as lead counsel to a plasma collection center in nationwide product liability actions over the course of five years resulting in the dismissal of all claims without any payment by the center. 

EDUCATION:

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1987
B.A., with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia, 1984

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association