Valerie A. Vladyka Counsel

Recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of New Jersey’s “Rising Star, Super Lawyers” * for Insurance Coverage.  Valerie A. Vladyka is a member of the Firm’s Insurance Defense, Appellate, and Insurance Coverage Practice Groups.  Among her various areas of concentration, she handles insurance coverage disputes arising under various types of insurance policies for several prominent insurance carriers.  Ms. Vladyka’s experience and knowledge of insurance coverage has provided insight and guidance in the defense of clients involving claims of additional insured status and contractual indemnification.  It has also enabled her to counsel the Firm’s clients in the negotiation of sub-contract agreements and commercial leases related to provisions for insurance coverage and indemnification.

As part of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group, Ms. Vladyka has handled numerous appeals for clients on a wide range of cases in the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of New Jersey, and Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Her appellate judicial clerkship and extensive experience in appellate advocacy have resulted in several published appellate decisions.

Ms. Vladyka’s diverse professional, business, and civic affiliations also include her active involvement in the Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court where she serves as a Master and mentors newly admitted attorneys.

Early in her career, she served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable James J. Petrella, P.J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Areas of Concentration

Insurance defense and coverage litigation, federal and state matters involving construction defects, general negligence, toxic torts, insurance coverage disputes and defense of claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Representative Matters

  • Represents clients in various federal and state matters involving construction defects, general negligence, toxic torts, and insurance coverage disputes
  • Represents a national home warranty company for all claims in New Jersey
  • Represents clients in defense of claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Nicosia v. Wakefern Food Corp., 136 N.J. 401 (1994) (representation of an employee in wrongful termination suit based upon purported disclaimer in employee handbook)
  • A&S Fuel Oil Co., Inc. v. Royal Indemnity Co., Inc., 279 N.J. Super. 367 (App. Div. 1995), certif. denied 141 N.J. 98 (1995) (successfully defended pollution claims under Absolute Pollution Exclusion in commercial automobile policy)
  • Marino v. Indus. Crating Co, 358 F.3d 241 (3rd Cir. 2004) (defense of contractor under borrowed servant doctrine)

* The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are issued by 
Thomson Reuters.  A description of the selection methodology 
can be found at Super Lawyers Selection Process. No aspect of 
this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.