Glenn Bergenfield

Law Office of Glenn Bergenfield, P.C.
201 South Main Street, Building B
Lambertville, NJ 8530
(609) 951-0088
www.legalmalpractice-nj.com


MY PRACTICE IS CONCENTRATED IN FOUR AREAS OF LAW:

  LEGAL MALPRACTICE  Lawsuits against lawyers by clients    FIRST PARTY INSURANCE CLAIMS  Lawsuits against insurance companies for refusing to pay property insurance claims and insurance agents who do not get you proper coverage    UNINSURED/UNDER-INSURED PROPERTY LOSS CLAIMS  Lawsuits by property owners against third parties responsible for causing damage to property, and prosecution of claims against insurance agents and brokers where their negligence has caused a coverage dispute or denial of a property claim    CONSUMER FRAUD/CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CASES  Lawsuits against builders and real estate agents and sellers for not disclosing problems with property  These cases are all sub-specialties with their own rules. They are hard-fought and often do not settle and go to trial. I have been handling these types of cases for many years and am certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. As a result, many of my cases are referred to me by other lawyers who do not handle these cases on a regular basis.    IF YOU HAVE A CASE INVOLVING ONE OF THESE AREAS, PLEASE CONTACT MY OFFICE FOR A CONSULTATION.  

Year Joined Organization:

  1983  

Areas of Practice:

  Bad Faith Insurance  Civil Rights  Election Campaign & Political Law  Ethics & Professional Responsibility  Insurance Law  90% Legal Malpractice  Litigation & Appeals  Medical Malpractice  Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff  Personal Injury -- Plaintiff  

Litigation Percentage:

  100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation  

Certification/Specialties:

  Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification, 1994  

Bar Admissions:

  California, 1978  New Jersey, 1981  U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981  

Education:

  University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, 1978  J.D.  Law Review: Oregon Law Review, Articles Editor, 1977 - 1978  Sarah Lawrence College, 1974  B.A.  

Published Works:

  Judge, Not Jury, to Weigh Damages in Malpractice Case Arising from Divorce, New Jersey Law Journal, July 22, 2002  His Turn as Litigant, New Jersey Law Journal, July 30, 2001  Paying the Price for Giving Free Advice, New Jersey Law Journal, April 6, 1998  Verdict Against Lampf, Lipkind in SIG Aft, New Jersey Law Journal, April 12, 1993  Self-Insurance Has Its Risks, New Jersey Law Journal, April 26, 1993  Lampf, Lipkind Facing Receivership, New Jersey Law Journal, June 21, 1993  Where Are the Ethics Cops?, New Jersey Law Journal, February 5, 1996  Judge Appoints Monitor to Supervise Embattled Lawyer's Trust Account, New Jersey Law Journal, May 20, 1996  Suing the State for Malpractice, New Jersey Law Journal, October 28, 1996  Judge Dubious on Malpractice Suit Against State Agency, New Jersey Law Journal, May 5, 1997  Court Tosses Malpractice Suit Against Civil Rights Agency, New Jersey Law Journal, July 14, 1997  A Not-So-Privileged Attorney-Client Communication, New Jersey Law Journal, July 11, 1994  Rewritten Medical Records Prompt RICO Claim, New Jersey Law Journal, August 26, 1994  Circle Chevrolet Rattles Attorneys, New Jersey Lawyer, February 26, 1996  Thomm's Owner Gains $1.2 Million Settlement, The Star-Ledger, March 11, 1994  Anti-Bias Agency's Status is Suffering, The Star-Ledger, December 8, 1996  White Managers, The Star-Ledger  Jury Hits Law Firm for $542,260 for Conflict of Interest, The Legal View, August, 1993  "Circle Chevrolet; Pitfalls of Legal Malpractice", New Jersey Law Journal Supplement, July 1, 1996  Comment: "Trying Non-English Conversant Defendents: The Use of an Interpreter", 57 Oregon Law Review 549, 1978  Casenote: "State v. Lakeside: The Fifth Amendment and the Unwanted Jury Instruction", 57 Oregon Law Review 613, 1978  

Representative Cases:

  Blatterfein v. Larken Associates, 732 A.2d 555 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1999)  Danzeisen v. Selective Ins. Co. of America, 689 A.2d 798 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1997)  Profit Sharing Trust for Marprowear Corp. v. Lampf, Lipkind, Prupis, Petigrow & Labue, P.A., 630 A.2d 1191 (N.J. Super. L. 1993)  Industrial Development Associates, Inc. v. Commercial Union Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 602 A.2d 733 (N.J. 1992)  Industrial Development Associates v. F.T.P., Inc., 591 A.2d 682 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1991)  Culver v. Insurance Co. of North America, 559 A.2d 400 (N.J. 1989)  Culver v. Insurance Co. of North America, 535 A.2d 15 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1987)  Ellmex Construction Co., Inc. v. Republic Insurance Co., 494 A.2d 339 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1985)  Andrews v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc., 191 F.R.D. 59 (D.N.J. 2000)  Reaves v. State, Dept. of Law & Public Safety, Div. on Civil Rights, 696 A.2d 82 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1997)  Connell Foley v. Israel Travel Advisory Service, 872 A.2d 1100 (N.J.Super. A.D. 2005)  Ponden v. Ponden, 374 A.1d (N.J.Super. A.D. 2005)  Representative Clients:  Merrill Lynch Realty  Polysar Chemicals, Incorporated  

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  Lecturer, "Ethics for First Year Lawyers", I.C.L.E., 1996  Lecturer, "Emerging First Party Insurance Issues", I.C.L.E., 1996  Lecturer, " Legal Malpractice", I.C.L.E., 1996  Panelist, On-Line Counsel Connect Seminar, 1996  Instructor, "Skills and Methods Course," New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation, ICLE Seminar, 1999  Instructor: "Skills and Methods Course," New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation, ICLE Seminar, 2002  Panelist: "Emerging First-Party Insurance Issues", New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2002  Law School Instructor, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing, Contracts, University of Arkansas, School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas  

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  Mercer County Bar Association  Member  Association of Trial Lawyers of America  Member  

Past Employment Positions:

  State of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey, Deputy Attorney General, 1981 - 1983  Commission on Wage and Price Stability, Assistant General Counsel, Washington DC, 1980 - 1981  Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC, Litigation Staff Attorney, 1979 - 1980  University of Arkansas, School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Law School Instructor, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing, Contracts