JOSHUA GREELEY

Joshua is an Associate of the firm and was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 2010 and the New York State Bar in 2013, as well as the United States District Court, District of New Jersey and Southern District of New York.  Education: Rutgers University School of Law – Newark (J.D. 2010), Bucknell University (B.A. 2006).

Joshua practices in the areas of asbestos litigation, products liability, mass tort, and general liability in the State Courts of New York and New Jersey. Joshua has experience representing corporate clients in all phases of litigation, including taking and defending depositions, drafting motions, expert retention, trial preparation and appeals, and appearing in court.  Prior to joining the firm, Joshua worked on a variety of toxic tort and product liability matters in the commercial litigation department of a large national law firm. Joshua also previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Francis J. Vernoia in Monmouth County Courthouse, Superior Court of New Jersey.

Contact Joshua directly at: jgreeley@pdltlaw.com

MATTHEW G. BRODERSON

Matthew is an Associate of the firm and was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 2000, the Pennsylvania State Bar in 2000 and the New York State Bar in 2008. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey. Education: Rutgers Camden School of Law (J.D., 2000); The Pennsylvania State University (B.S. in Finance, 1997).

Matthew’s practice is focused in the areas of asbestos litigation, products liability, premises liability, mass tort and general liability in State and Federal Courts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Matthew has experience representing corporate clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, in all phases of litigation, including taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing motions, retaining experts, trial preparation, overseeing national discovery and negotiating settlements. Prior to joining the firm, Matthew gained experience handling a wide variety of toxic tort matters, including asbestos, benzene and silica litigation, as well as commercial, real estate and construction litigation files for some of the largest firms in New Jersey.

Contact Matthew directly at: mbroderson@pdltlaw.com

STUART BERGER

Stuart is an Associate of the firm and was admitted to the New York Bar on January 25, 2006, New Jersey Bar on May 18,2006, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on June 1, 2006, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on July 11, 2008, the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on January 6, 2012, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on May 15,2018, and United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on May 29, 2018. Education: Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 2005), University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 2002).

Stuart has experience providing litigation and counsel to a wide variety of individuals and business entities. Prior to joining the firm, Stuart has more than 14 years of litigation experience including representing clients in all phases of litigation in a wide variety of matters from inception to conclusion of the suit as well as on appeals. He has handled matters spanning the spectrum of representing individuals and business entities in their pursuit of and/or defense from personal injury, defamation, collection actions, business disputes, as well as representing insurance carriers in insurance coverage disputes. Stuart also served as law clerk to the Honorable John A. Petersen, Jr. J.S.C.(ret.).

Among his litigation accomplishments, Stuart was on the successful appellate brief in Northfield Insurance Company v. Mt. Hawley Insurance Company, 454 N.J.Super. 135, 184 A.3d 517 (App.Div.2018), wherein the court held that an insurer could not, as a matter of law, be estopped from denying coverage where there was no clear evidence that a defunct insured’s position changed to its detriment, even if the insurer assumed the defense without the defunct insured’s consent, and the court also rejected argument that Merchants Indemnity Corp. v. Eggleston, 37 N.J. 114 (1962) permits avoidance of estoppel only if the insurer uses certain magic words in communicating with its insured. Stuart was also on the successful appellate brief in Lugo v. Marieco, LLC, 2012 WL 6115703 (A-1949-11T3)(App.Div. December 11, 2012), wherein the Appellate Division affirmed the denial of a used car dealer's application for counsel fees pursuant to R. 4:42-9(a)(6) because the car dealer's ambiguous business practice of "title jumping" was the cause which engendered the litigation.

Contact Stuart directly at: sberger@pdltlaw.com

ROSANNE PALUMBO

Rosanne is an associate of the firm and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001 and the New Jersey State Bar in 2006. She is also admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District Court of New Jersey. She received her BS from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 1995 and her JD and Certification in Environmental Law from Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law in 2000. Rosanne was General Counsel for a finance company for 12 years, where she focused her efforts on contract negotiations, litigation and settlements for her corporate client. She has experience defending and prosecuting personal injury and toxic torts matters in NY and NJ, including drafting coverage opinions, arguing motions, engaging in settlement negotiations, and conducting depositions and trials.

Contact Rosanne directly at: rpalumbo@pdltlaw.com

ROBERT SLOMICZ

Robert is an Associate of the firm and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2014 and the Pennsylvania Bar in 2015, as well as the District of New Jersey in 2017. Robert is a 2014 graduate of Rutgers University – Camden School of Law and obtained his B.A. in English, Music, and Spanish from Rutgers University in New Brunswick in 2011. Robert practices in the areas of asbestos litigation, products liability, mass tort, and general liability. He has experience representing private and corporate clients in all phases of litigation, including taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing motions, negotiating settlements, and trial. Robert is a keen chess player and fluent in Polish and Spanish.

Contact Robert directly at: rslomicz@pdltlaw.com

Jeannine Carandola

Jeannine Carandola is a senior litigation paralegal with over 25 years of defense legal work experience. She has extensive knowledge of the current legal practices and terminology as well as experience of providing support to lawyers and legal executives. For the past 17 years, she has worked on New York Asbestos Litigation and is the paralegal who handles and prepares all answers for our New York matters and then ensures that they are processed and filed with the appropriate New York City Courts. In addition, she is in charge of handling all New York Settlement Deals from inception to resolution. Her extensive experience in researching and organizing large amounts of legal documents keeps our legal team in-the-know of important details.

Contact Jeannine directly at: jcarandola@pdltlaw.com

Angelica Geary

Angelica is a litigation paralegal with over 12 years of legal experience in New York and New Jersey. She handles all aspects of the New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Docket and is also part of the New York Asbestos Litigation Team. Angelica joined the firm in November 2017 and is a valuable addition to our team of talented employees. She demonstrates strong organizational skills, is detail oriented and exemplifies a proven track record to multi-task and prioritize all projects.

Prior to coming to the firm, Angelica worked in New Jersey with a major insurance carrier in their litigation department as well as a paralegal in New York specializing in personal injury and nursing home abuse matters.

Contact Angelica directly at: ageary@pdltlaw.com

Madison Hiel

Madison Hiel is a paralegal of the firm who handles all New York venued matters. She received her BA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and her Paralegal Certificate in 2017 from Raritan Valley Community College. Madison is an energetic accomplished professional with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and remain detail oriented. She has strong written and communication skills necessary to provide comprehensive support in a fast-paced legal setting from a matter’s inception through trial. She provides a wide range of support for our clients and attorneys and paralegals both at the Firm and to other professionals associated with both plaintiff and defense counsel.

Contact Madison directly at: mhiel@pdltlaw.com

Robert Bell

Rob earned his Bachelor Degree in both Philosophy and Evolutionary Anthropology from Rutgers College in 2009. Rob earned a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in 2018. Prior to law school, he worked as an IT recruiter and recruited software developers for banks, hedge funds, and other financial institutions. Rob’s legal experience is varied and includes extensive knowledge of Criminal Law and Procedure and New Jersey law. In his spare time, Rob enjoys bodyweight/calisthenic lifting, reading, football, and firearms. He is currently writing a paper on the use of K-9 units in law enforcement and hopes to have the paper published.

Contact Rob directly at: rbell@pdltlaw.com