Attorney Profiles

 

Stephen J. Foley, Jr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Born in Newark, New Jersey; admitted to the New Jersey Bar, 1985.

Education: Rutgers University (B.A., 1981); Seton Hall University (J.D. 1985) (Surveys Editor, Seton Hall Law Review).

Memberships and Affiliations: New Jersey Bar Association; Monmouth Bar Association; New Jersey Defense Association (President, 1996-97; and Board of Directors, 1992-present.); lecturer for New Jersey Defense Association on insurance and trial topics; Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges, 2000-2008; Volunteer fireman, Deal Fire Company (Chief-1997). Attorney for the Joint Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Borough of Deal, 2002-2004. Attorney for the Loch Arbour Planning Board, 2003-2008; Loch Arbour Village Attorney, 2009-2012.  ADK 46'er (Feb. 2015).

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney (1995 – present).

Arbitrator – Superior Court of New JerseyMonmouth County.

Practice Areas: Motor vehicle negligence; premises liability; construction accidents; product defects; employment discrimination; public entity liability; insurance coverage disputes.

Background and Experience: While attending law school at night and raising two young daughters, Mr. Foley worked for three years as a law clerk for the firm of Campbell, Foley, Lee, Murphy & Cernigliaro. Then, as now, Campbell, Foley is considered one of the pre-eminent defense firms in Central Jersey. Learning trial and appellate practice from a group of seasoned litigators helped him to become an editor for the Seton Hall Law Review and graduate third in his law school class.

Within a year of his admission to the bar, Mr. Foley tried his first case before a jury, an automobile negligence action which resulted in a defense verdict. Since that time, he has tried twelve to fifteen cases each year, appeared regularly before the Appellate Division and has served as amicus counsel on a number of matters before the New Jersey Supreme Court including Perreira v. Rediger, 169 N.J. 942 (2001); LaManna v. Proformance Ins. Co., 184 N.J. 214 (2005); Hisenaj v. Kuehner, 194 N.J. 942 (2008); and Fleuhr v. City of Cape May, 159 N.J. 532 (1999). Notable among the appellate cases in which he has been involved are the published decisions of the Court in Portnoff v. New Jersey Manufacturers, 392 N.J. Super. 377 (App. Div. 2007); and Malouf v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 275 N.J. Super. 23 (App. Div. 1994). The issue addressed by the Court in Malouf involved the scope of the “non-owned” vehicle coverage in an automobile insurance policy. Over the years, Mr. Foley has developed an expertise in handling such coverage issues as well as those involving uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages, step-down clauses in business auto and commercial fleet policies, intentional act exclusions, and all aspects of commercial general liability insurance policies. 






Mario J. Delano

 
 
 
 

Born in Brooklyn, New York; admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars, 1992; and the United States District Court for District of New Jersey, 1992.

Education: Pace University, Pleasantville Campus (B.B.A., 1985); Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D., 1992).

Memberships: Monmouth Bar Association; New Jersey Defense Association (Board of Directors 2007-2010, and 2011-present);Lecturer for New Jersey Defense Association, Insurance Fraud Management Conference and New Jersey Special Investigator Association on insurance and trial topics; Attorney for the Ocean Grove Sewerage Authority 2006 to present; Defense Research Institute, Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean (President, 2007-2008 and Executive Board 1999-2011); Chairman, Ocean Township Festival, 2003-present; Member of Ocean Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, 2005-2011; Monmouth Council Boy Scouts, Cubmaster Pack 36, 2005-2009 and Troop 76 Committee 2006-2013. 
 
New Jersey Defense Association 2017 Professionalism Award recipient.

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.





Patricia Bray Adams

Born in Neptune, New Jersey; admitted to New Jersey Bar, 1995; and the United States District of New Jersey, 1995.

Education: Rider University (B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1992); Widener University (J.D. 1995); Member 1994-1995 and Associate Editor 1995, Widener Law Symposium Journal. Law Secretary to Honorable Lawrence M. Lawson, A.J.S.C., Freehold, New Jersey 1995-1996.

Memberships: New Jersey Defense Association; Monmouth Bar Association Civil Practice Committee Co-Chair (2011-present).  Monmouth Bar Association (Arbitration Committee 2005-present; co-chair 2006-2011).
 
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.
 
 




Susan Fox Brennan


Born in Millburn, New Jersey; admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1994.
 
Education: Providence College (B.A., 1990; Seton Hall Law School (J.D. 1994); Law Clerk to the Honorable C. Judson Hamlin, retired (1995-1996).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


  

Kevin J. O'Keefe


Born in North Arlington, New Jersey, admitted to the State Bars of Kansas (2008, inactive), Ohio (2011, inactive) and New Jersey Bar (2013).
 
Education: Rutgers University Livingston College (B.A. 2005); Washburn University School of Law (J.D. 2008); Law Clerk of the 3rd Judicial District of Kansas (2006-2008).

Assistant County Attorney Ford County, Kansas 2009-2011.  Trained in Advocacy Skill at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  Member of the New Jersey Defense Association.




Stephen Czeslowski


Born in Kearny, New Jersey, admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1999 and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and New York Bar in 2000.
 
Education: Kean College of New Jersey, Union, New Jersey (B.S. - Finance, B.A. Economics 1988); Seton Hall School of Law - Newark, New Jersey (J.D. 1999).

  


Courtney E. Dowd


Born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey; admitted to the New Jersey Bar (2008) and the United States District Court for District of New Jersey (2016). Member of the New Jersey Defense Association.

Education: Niagara University, Lewiston, N.Y. (B.A. 2005); Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2008).

Jersey Shore Running Club member.

Honors:  While in law school, Ms. Dowd was a recipient of the Thomas Lawton Memorial Scholarship, Public Service Recognition certificate, and Division III women’s assistant lacrosse coach for the Roger Williams University women’s lacrosse team.  While at Niagara University, she was a member of the University Honors program, Division I women’s lacrosse team and the MAAC All-Academic Team.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Dowd was an associate defending premises liability, auto, toxic tort and employment matters.





Helen Cummings


Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey; admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Court for District of New Jersey, 1994.

Education: University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. (B.A., 1990); University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1993).

Memberships: Monmouth Bar Association; New Jersey Defense Association.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Cummings continues to concentrate in defense litigation.

Ms. Cummings previously served as Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Online Learning at Seton Hall Law School where she oversaw the Law School’s Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Science in Jurisprudence (MSJ) degree programs, helped create and manage the Law School’s Division of Online Learning and also administered the Juris Doctor concentrations in Health Law and Intellectual Property Law. In addition, Ms. Cummings served as an adjunct professor teaching legal research and writing to MSJ students.

Prior to her tenure at Seton Hall Law School, Ms. Cummings was a Partner in a Newark, New Jersey law firm, where her primary areas of practice included litigation, commercial transactions and corporate law. Her litigation practice experience includes serving as counsel in cases involving highly complex or specialized issues.

Ms. Cummings’ pro bono service includes serving with the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice after September 11, 2001 when she represented families of 9/11 victims and assisted with the preparation of legal documents needed by the families in order to obtain death certificates for victims.





 
 
 
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