Howard Mankoff

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Over more than 20 years, Howard has built a successful legal practice which focuses on professional liability defense, employment litigation and public entity liability defense. A respected trial lawyer, Howard has handled hundreds of professional malpractice claims and has tried almost 100 of them to verdict, a majority of which sided with the defense. In a precedent-setting decision before the Third Circuit, Howard successfully argued that a municipality can exclude houses of worship in order to facilitate economic redevelopment. He also has extensive experience defending cases brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

In 1978 Howard received his undergraduate degree from American University, with honors. He then received his law degree from Rutgers University in 1981.

Classes/Seminars Taught

What Insurance Claims Professionals Need in Order to Make the Process More Effective, December 2011

Risk Management Seminar, CNA, 2003

School Bully Laws

Trends in Directors and Officers Litigation

Counsel Fee Exposure in Employment Litigation

Electronic Discovery Issues

Mock Trial of Employment Suit

Published Works

 “Land Use Litigation – Trends, Exposures and Moral Hazards,” Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2016

"Electronic Discovery: The Final Frontier," Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2005

"Revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Create New Problems for Defendants," Defense Digest, Fall 1994

Legal Teaching Position

Guest lecturer at Hofstra University Law School, 2012

Admissions
New Jersey
1981
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
1985
Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D., 1981)
American University (B.A., cum laude, 1978)
Honors & awards

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New Jersey Super Lawyer
2006, 2008

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Associations & memberships
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Professional Liability Underwriters Society
Richard J. Hughes Inn of Court
Year joined
1992