Robert RitaccoRobert J. Ritacco is a Partner with the firm. He is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and has tried a multitude of cases on behalf of insurers and their insureds. He has argued before the New Jersey Appellate and Law Divisions, Municipal Courts throughout the State New Jersey and in Administrative Proceedings. Mr. Ritacco focuses his area of practice on the defense of insureds in automobile, homeowners and general liability claims. He, likewise, is often called upon to represent insurers in coverage matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Ritacco also performs transactional work inclusive of commercial and residential real estate closings, business transactions and contract drafting and review.

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial AttorneyMr. Ritacco is a member of the Ocean County, New Jersey and New York State Bar Associations. He is a member of the New Jersey Defense Association and Ocean County Civil Practice Committee. He currently serves as a mediator for the Ocean County Superior Court, Special Civil Part. He is a member of the New Jersey Defense Association, Defense Research Institute and Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He is the former Chairman of the District IIIA Ethics Committee, and remains a member of that Committee with a 2014-2018 appointment. He also previously served on the Community Medical Center Foundation Young Professional Advisory Council.

Mr. Ritacco attended Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey where he was awarded the Centennial and Presidential Awards, both merit scholarships, and was a member of the Seton Hall Law School’s Journal of Sport Law. In the summer of 2000, he interned in the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey for the Hon. John J. Hughes, U.S.M.J. and received his Juris Doctor in May of 2002.

Areas of Practice
Insurance Defense
Civil Litigation
General Negligence
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Construction Litigation
Real Estate

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey, 2002
New York, 2003
Federal District Court Of New Jersey, 2002

Education:
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, May, 2002
Juris Doctor
Honors: Centennial Award
Honors: President’s Award
Law Journal: Seton Hall University School of Law Journal of Sport Law, Member, 2002

Farleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey, 1997
Certificate of Completion – Paralegal Studies

William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, 1996
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Sociology
Minor: Criminal Justice

Published Works:
Economic Duress and Anti-Competitive Practices — Coercive Tactics Utilized by the National Football League to Prevent Franchise Relocation, Seton Hall University School of Law Journal of Sport Law, 2002

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