Raymond J. Michaud

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Raymond is a member of the firm's Architectural, Engineering & Construction Defect Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in complex construction defect matters, which include the defense of contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors and other professionals. Raymond also defends claims of bodily injury, property damage, delay damages and other claims related to the construction industry.

Raymond is also experienced in complex multiparty litigation and has successfully represented clients in matters involving wrongful death, school construction defects, condominium construction defects, reserve studies, public entity construction projects, geotechnical engineering, including wall and slope collapse, roof failures and collapse and inaccurate surveying claims.

In addition to earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University and his juris doctor from Widener University School of Law, Raymond also holds an MBA from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. As a result, he is well-versed in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and has been able to apply these skills where accounting issues are relevant to the litigation.

Upon graduating from Rutgers University in 1990, Raymond entered active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force. Raymond is currently a Major and is continuing his military career in the Air Force Reserves.

Significant Representative Matters

Summary judgment granted for defendant is surveying malpractice matter. Reaffirmed on appeal to Appellate Court. Defendant found not to be liable for the plaintiff's $850K claim for surveying damages.

Successfully extracted design professional defendant from a wrongful death matter by summary judgment motion. Client was alleged to have provided improper design and site supervision.

Successfully extracted general contractor defendant from litigation by summary judgment motion where a worker fell from a roof.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Risk Strategy, Joint Meeting of the NJSPLS North Jersey Chapter and the Engineers and Surveyors Association of Bergen Passaic, May 2015

Published Works
"Putting the Teeth Back in the Affidavit of Merit Statute," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
Admissions
New Jersey
2002
Education
Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Rockhurst University (M.B.A., 1994)
Rutgers University, New Brunswick (B.A., 1990)
Associations & memberships
American Bar Association
Burlington County Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
United States Air Force (Reserves)
Year joined
2003