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Fax: 862-701-2819

James P. Lisovicz

James P. Lisovicz is a shareholder of the Firm.

Jim has 40 years of civil trial experience and has taken over 75 verdicts in premises liability, construction and construction defect, products liability, and insurance coverage matters. Jim‘s insurance practice is focused on general liability, commercial/auto, workers' compensation and employment.

Prior to founding Kinney Lisovicz Reilly & Wolff, Jim was a founding partner of Coughlin Duffy and was the Practice Group Leader for that firm's Defense Litigation Group for 12 years. Mr. Lisovicz was a Partner with McElroy, Deutsch &Mulvaney, LLP from November 1995 through March 2004 and served as the Practice Group Leader of that firm's Defense Practice Group until his departure. Prior thereto he was an Associate and then Partner with Sellar Richardson from 1982 through 1994.

Published Federal Court Cases

  • Assurance Co. of Am., Inc. v. Jay-Mar, Inc., 38 F. Supp. 2d 349 (D.N.J. 1999).

Published State Court Cases

  • Torres v. Pabon, 225 N.J. 167, 185 (2016)
  • Tarabokia v. Structure Tone, 429 N.J. Super. 103 (App. Div. 2012)
  • Jeffrey M. Brown Associates, Inc. v. Interstate Fire & Cas. Co., 414 N.J. Super. 160 (App. Div. 2010)
  • W9/PHC Real Estate LP v. Farm Family Cas. Ins. Co., 407 N.J. Super. 177 (App. Div. 2009)
  • Bender v. Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc., 399 N.J. Super. 584 (App. Div. 2008)
  • Matera v. M.G.C.C. Group, Inc., 402 N.J. Super. 30 (App. Div. 2008)
  • Flick v. PMA Ins. Co., 394 N.J. Super. 605 (App. Div. 2007)
  • Estate of Hainthaler v. Zurich Commercial Ins., 387 N.J. Super. 318 (App. Div. 2006)
  • Carreon v. Hospitality Linen Services of New Jersey, 386 N.J. Super. 504 (App. Div. 2006)
  • Corsie v. Campanalonga, 317 N.J. Super. 177 (App. Div. 1998), rev’d in part, 160 N.J. 473 (1999)
  • Gore v. Hepworth, 316 N.J. Super. 234 (App. Div. 1998)
  • Cook-Sauvageau v. PMA Group, 295 N.J. Super. 620 (App. Div. 1996)
  • Mastice v. Interstate Indus. Corp., 270 N.J. Super. 350 (App. Div. 1994)
  • Hall v. Heavey, 195 N.J. Super. 590 (App. Div. 1984)


  • New Jersey Appellate Division Holds That There Is No Bright Line Rule Prohibiting The Enforcement Of An Indemnification Provision When The Indemnitee Is Alleged Or Has Been Shown To Be Negligent February 14, 2013
  • Appellate Division Holds Corporate Officers and Employees Potentially Liable Under Consumer Fraud Act Based on Regulatory Violation June 30, 2010
  • Appellate Division Again Rules That Statutory Prohibition of UM/UIM Step-Down Clause Applies Prospectively December 9, 2009
  • Appellate Division Affirms Prospective Application of "Step Down" Legislation November 18, 2009


  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability – Defense


  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 1982)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (B.S.I.E. 1979)

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey (1982)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1982)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2009)

Awards and Honors

  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell.
  • James P. Lisovicz has been selected to the list of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
  • Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense (2007– 2022)


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Member, New Jersey Defense Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, American Judicature Society

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