Pauline F. Tutelo

Special Counsel

    As a member of the firm's Professional Liability Department, Pauline focuses her practice on the defense of design and construction professionals, as well as builders and general contractors in lawsuits asserting claims regarding building and design-related deficiencies. These large and complex construction defect suits generally involve multiple parties and include issues of code violations, negligence, breach of contract and fraud, as well as insurance coverage claims under GL policies.  Pauline has expanded her practice into the areas of employment litigation and public entity liability defense, including litigation related to municipalities and the exclusion of houses of worship in order to facilitate economic redevelopment (RLUIPA). 

    Pauline brought significant litigation experience when she joined the firm in 2009. Pauline was a construction litigation attorney representing builders and contractors, both independently and through their insurance carriers, in complex construction defect suits. Prior to entering the construction litigation arena, Pauline practiced personal injury and workers' compensation law representing large supermarket chains in the tri-state area.  

    In 1992 Pauline received her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, graduating cum laude. She then went on to earn her juris doctor in 1996 from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. Pauline is admitted to the New Jersey and New York bars. Following law school, she served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Mark A. Baber, J.S.C., in the Chancery Division, Family Part, Hudson County, New Jersey. 




    Published Works

    "Construction Defect Litigation Begins With Authority To Sue," The Legal Intelligencer, August 6, 2013

    New Jersey
    New York
    U.S. District Court of New Jersey
    Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
    Brandeis University (B.A., cum laude, 1992)
    Year joined