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H. Richard Chattman



Richard Chattman plans and implements both offensive and defensive litigation strategies and brings a powerful analytical ability to the complex matters he handles. He has nearly 30 years of litigation experience and handles complex litigation in many forums, especially federal courts. Richard has been providing advice and analysis regarding all types of insurance coverage issues for twenty-five years and conducts policy-training seminars for firm clients. He also lectures on expert admissibility issues.

Richard clerked for the Honorable Sidney M. Schreiber, Justice of New Jersey Supreme Court from 1975-1976. He was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District Five Ethics Committee from 1985-1989. While in law school, Richard served as articles editor of the Rutgers Law Review and authored “The Proposed National Court of Appeals: A Critical Analysis,” 27 Rutgers Law Review 904 (1974).


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Everything Old is New Again: Protocol for Fire Investigation and Litigation in the New Millennium"


  • Author, "Revisiting Pickett v. Lloyds: A Survey, Assessment, and Practice Pointers Regarding New Jersey First-Party Insurance Bad Faith Law"
    New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, 08.2012
  • Author, "Home Improvement Disputes Under the Consumer Fraud Act: Background, Recent Case Law, and Practice Pointers"
    New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, 01.2011
  • Author, "Measuring Business Interruption Loss in Wide-Impact Catastrophes: Insurance Against Catastrophes or Only Against Insured Damage from Catastrophes?"
    Volume 19, No. 4 of ABA Coverage Journal, 07.2009
  • Author, "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Kumho Tire Treads Past Daubert – Will the Gatekeeper Accept the World Wide Web?"
    American Bar Association , 01.2000


AV Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (formerly published "Top Rated")

  • Appellate Law (published in American Lawyer Media), 2015
  • Insurance Law (published in American Lawyer Media), 2014

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  • Honorable Sidney M. Schreiber, Justice of New Jersey Supreme Court


Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 1975)

Tufts University (magna cum laude, 1972)


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