Christopher Abatemarco

Of Counsel

Christopher Abatemarco practices primarily in the areas of insurance defense, premises liability litigation, mass tort litigation, and Healthcare/ERISA. Since joining the firm in 2005, he has been actively involved in the litigation process, representing the interests of major statewide property and liability insurance companies as well as the interests of their insureds.

Mr. Abatemarco practices in both the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. He handles numerous aspects of litigation, including initial case assessment and investigation as well as all aspects of discovery, motion practice, trial preparation, and trial practice.

Mr. Abatemarco is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New Jersey and New York, the Federal Courts of New Jersey, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.  He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar, American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the New Jersey Defense Association. 

As a member of the Defense Research Institute, Mr. Abatemarco authored, "Commercial Landlord and Tenant Liability for Third-Party Injuries," published in the March 14, 2014 issue of For The Defense.  Additionally, as a member of the New Jersey Defense Association, Mr. Abatemarco co-authored, "Expanding The Scope Of Potential Liability for Commercial Tenants and Commercial Condominium Owners," published in the New Jersey Defense Association Summer Newsletter.  Mr. Abatemarco also presented at the New Jersey Defense Association Premise Liability Seminar on the topic of expansion of the scope of commercial landlord liability. 

Mr. Abatemarco has been recognized as New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2010 through 2014.  

Prior to joining Connell Foley, Mr. Abatemarco served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Longhi, Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Middlesex County. Mr. Abatemarco also interned with the Honorable Philip B. Cummis, Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division, Essex County. Mr. Abatemarco graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University. Mr. Abatemarco graduated from Rutgers University School of Law−Newark, where he was a member of the Rutgers Law Record.

Honors and Awards:

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010-2017)


  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) 
  • New Jersey Defense Association 
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association




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  • Rutgers University School of  Law (J.D., 2004)
  • St. John's University (B.S.,  magna cum laude, 2001)
  • State of New Jersey 
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court