Effective Representation

Liability Defense

It’s important to get the best defense possible without sacrificing result.

That’s why we at Stahl & DeLaurentis think it is smart to have us on your side in cases as diverse as slip-and-fall, product defect, construction defect/damage, construction accident or motorist claims.

Subject to the wishes of the client after consultation, every new assignment is evaluated for the most effective means of resolving the case with particular attention given towards motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.

If early dismissal is not an option, we provide our evaluation. If a decision is made to defend, we pride ourselves on developing a comprehensive defense both as to liability and damages. In personal injury matters, we delve into both pre and post-accident medical care and the physical condition-limitations of the plaintiff. We utilize top rated experts to perform medical evaluations and evaluation of diagnostic studies. After the facts are developed, we stand by our evaluation and will not attempt to pressure the client into settling a case.

We are always ready to take cases to trial, with an excellent track record of success. Our attorneys have mounted extremely effective defenses in the most complex insurance litigation, as well as efficiently handling routine insurance coverage disputes.

Types of clients:

  • General Contractors
  • Sub-Contractors
  • Architects
  • Motorists
  • Manufacturers
  • Corporations


Types of cases:

First-Party and Third-Party Insurance and Tort Defense

  • Automobile, including UM/UIM and PIP
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Defect/Work Site Injury/Tender of Defense Issues
  • Construction Defects
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Hull and Machinery, Cargo and PSI Coverage including Insurer Defense
  • Employer Liability
  • Municipal Liability
  • Insurance Agent and Broker Malpractice
  • Bad Faith, Consumer Protection and Unfair Practices Claims

In additional to advocacy on behalf of clients in tort and insurance matters, many of our attorneys also serve as arbitrators in underinsured motorist (UIM) and other Superior Court matters.

Experienced counsel also provided in:

  • Risk Management
  • Special relationships or training