Defense Digest, Vol. 29, No. 3, September 2023

On the Pulse…Our Roseland, New Jersey, Office

In February 1993, Roseland became the home of Marshall Dennehey’s North Jersey office. Its lone member, Howard Mankoff, was the original local managing attorney, and he is still with us today. Our initial home was in nearby Livingston, before relocating to our present office for the past 20 years. The Roseland office is located in the heart of North Jersey, in close proximity to two of the state’s largest cities, Newark and Paterson, and is a mere “hop, skip and a jump” to New York City (at least when traffic is light). In 2022, the office underwent a major construction project that included the creation of a beautiful new conference center, installation of state-of-the-art technology and communications systems, as well as new office furniture and decor. 

Over the past three decades, our office has experienced exponential growth and currently boasts 36 attorneys (24 shareholder/senior counsel, 4 special counsel, and 8 associate attorneys). An additional 3 attorneys joined us after the Labor Day holiday, when they concluded their judicial clerkships. Roseland is one of Marshall Dennehey’s largest offices. Our attorneys specialize in all four of the firm’s essential practice department: Casualty (16 attorneys), Health Care (8 attorneys), Professional Liability (6 attorneys), and Workers’ Compensation (6 attorneys). Many of our attorneys have decades of legal experience and are recognized leaders in their areas of specialization. Our office also benefits from the support of 10 accomplished and dedicated paralegals. 

Roseland’s Casualty Department is headed by Christopher Block, and includes Matt Schorr (who also serves as Assistant Director of the Casualty Department firmwide), Len Leicht (who received the honor of being named among the 2024 Best Lawyers in America for personal injury litigation), Mike Speer, Tim Jaeger, Alicia Calaf (member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee as well as the Executive Committee Advisory Counsel), Art Bromberg, Julie Dorfman, Josie Scanlan, Sara Mazzolla, Jonathan Williams, Gary Lesser, Paul Lanza (who was recognized as a 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star), Brian Byrne, Hellen Tuckett, and Sean Govlick. Paul and Josie have also been identified as 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. The Casualty Department handles a wide variety of cases. Its attorneys aggressively tackle their cases and routinely achieve successful results for their clients, both outside and in the courtroom. 

The Roseland Health Care Department is supervised by Bob Evers (named as a 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyer, included among the 2024 Best Lawyers in America, named 2024 Lawyer of the Year for medical malpractice law in our region). Other members of the Health Care Department include Justin Johnson and Julia Klubenspies (both of whom also were named as 2024 Best Lawyers in America for medical malpractice law in the Newark, New Jersey, region), Ryan Gannon and Heather LaBombardi (both of whom were named as 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars), Maura Brady, Dave Tomeo, and Eric Grogan. In the recent past, the Roseland Heath Care Department (in conjunction with our colleagues in the Mount Laurel office) was recognized as runner-up for the Best Litigation Group in New Jersey. 

The Professional Liability Department in Roseland is led by Will Waldron (who is the supervisor for the Northeast Professional Liability Group) and Sunny Sparano (who serves as Chair of the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation Practice Group for the firm), Howard Mankoff, Wendy Smith, Patricia McDonagh, and Pauline Tutelo. This group has an extremely diverse portfolio of case types and is comprised of some of the most talented and experienced attorneys in their industry. 

And last, but far from least, Roseland’s powerful and robust Workers’ Compensation Department is headed by Greg Bartley. Other group members include, Rachel Ramsay-Lowe (who currently serves a member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation section), Ida Fuda, William Murphy, Lela Eke, and David Levine. This group has grown in size during Greg’s tenure and successfully litigates a tremendous volume of cases. 

In Roseland, we draw upon a wealth of experience and a depth to service our clients that goes above and beyond their expectations. Many of our attorneys have successfully litigated cases through trials, arbitrations, mediations, and keen motion practice. In combination with our Marshall Dennehey colleagues in the Mount Laurel office, we have been named a finalist in The American Lawyer Regional Litigation Department of the Year award. Although we are very diverse in our backgrounds, educations, and experiences, we are a tight-knit group (attorneys, para-professionals, and staff) who trust and care for each other, and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. If you are ever in our area, we would love to have you stop by and see for yourselves. 

*Justin, a shareholder, is the managing attorney of our Roseland, New Jersey, office. He can be reached at 973.618.4185 or


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