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Edward S. Wardell



Edward Wardell represents a wide variety of health care carriers, insurers and other businesses in complex healthcare, ERISA, professional liability and tort litigation before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is widely recognized as one of the leading litigation attorneys in the area for health care insurers and managed care entities.

Ed regularly represents health care carriers in actions brought to recover overpayments made to providers. Among other actions, he has obtained multi-million dollar recoveries for the unlawful operation of medical practices from invalid employer groups and from a variety of other medical providers. Ed has served as counsel to Aetna, Inc., Aetna Health, Inc., Health Net, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, and other members of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

In addition, some of Ed’s notable accomplishments include being named Fortune magazine "Go To" Counsel and selected by the New Jersey Association of Health Plans to file its Amicus Brief in Joseph Garcia, et al. v. Health Net of New Jersey, Inc. v. Wayne Surgical Center, et al.


Representative Experience

  • MHA, LLC v. Aetna Health Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25743 (D.N.J. Feb. 25, 2013)
  • Montvale Surgical Ctr., LLC v. Aetna Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72927 (D.N.J. May 22, 2013)
  • Montvale Surgical Ctr., LLC v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.J., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135118 (D.N.J. Sept. 20, 2013)
  • Aetna Health Inc. v. Health Goals Chiropractic Center, Inc., 2011 WL 1343047 (D.N.J. Apr. 7, 2011)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey v. Transitions Recovery Program, 2011 WL 2413173 (D.N.J. June 10, 2011)
  • County of Bergen Employee Benefit Plan v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, 412 N.J. Super. 126, 988 A.2d 1230 (Feb. 24, 2010)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, 403 N.J. Super. 518 (App. Div. 2008)
  • DeVito v. Aetna, Inc., 536 F.Supp.2d 523 (D.N.J. 2008)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey v. Ahmad, 2007 WL 2265037 (D.N.J. Aug. 6, 2007)
  • Werbler v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, 2006 WL 3511181 (D.N.J. Dec. 5, 2006)
  • Aetna Health Inc. v. Carabasi Chiropractic Center, Inc., 2006 WL 66460 (N.J. Super., App. Div. Jan. 13, 2006)
  • Briglia v. Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., 2005 WL 1140687 (D.N.J. May 13, 2005)
  • Levine v. United Healthcare, 402 F.3d 156 (3d Cir. 2005)
  • Pryzbowski v. U.S. Healthcare, Inc., 245 F.3d 266 (3d Cir. 2001)


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • New Jersey Bar Association

News & Insights


"New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers" as seen in Inside Jersey magazine (2012) 


Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., High Honors, 1979)

Glassboro State College (B.A., History, 1975)


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