Jared P. DuVoisin is a partner at Tompkins, McGuire and practices in the Firm's litigation practice group, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, products liability defense, professional malpractice defense and the defense of catastrophic personal injury claims. Jared's practice encompasses the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey.
Representative matters include:
- Chuss v. Berger, 2014 WL 902527 (Law Div. 2014). Represented a New York tavern in a dram shop action brought in New Jersey. The plaintiff alleged he drank at several New Jersey establishments before driving with a friend to our client’s bar in Staten Island. After leaving, the plaintiff fell out of a moving vehicle and sustained catastrophic injuries. In pursuing their cross-claims, the other bar-defendants claimed it was sufficiently foreseeable that New Jersey residents would avail themselves of the later New York bar closing time to establish specific jurisdiction for any accidents arising out of intoxication. Secured dismissal of all claims and cross-claims, convincing the trial court (despite unfavorable case law precedent) that it lacked personal jurisdiction over our New York client.
- Van Winkel v. Lefrak Newport Realty Corp., 2010 WL 3516928 (App. Div. 2010). Won summary judgment for employer and general contractor, subsequently affirmed by Appellate Division, in a multi-employer OSHA construction injury case. Succeeded in convincing both the trial court and Appellate Division that the general contractor owed no duty to the plaintiff-subcontractor, notwithstanding adversary counsel's citation to the general contractor's “non-delegable duty.”
- Quick v. Equity Residential Management Corp, 2010 WL 3516904 (App. Div. 2010). Convinced Appellate Division to affirm jury verdict in favor of landscape contractor in a case involving substantial personal injuries.
- Kaur v. Standex Intern. Corp, 2009 WL 2016073 (D.N.J. 2009). Achieved summary dismissal of warnings and manufacturing defect claims against major industrial products manufacturer. Remaining claims were later favorably settled.
- Accident Fund Ins. Co. v. PML Holdings Group, LLC, 2009 WL 4724804 (App. Div. 2009). Won reversal in Appellate Division of summary judgment finding coverage for a workers' compensation insured on a multi-state policy, arguing the intent and expectations of the parties should trump boiler plate policy language, where underlying claim exceeded $3 million.
- Pyramid Construction Corp. v. Essex Ins. Co., 2008 WL 588543 (App. Div.), cert denied, 195 N.J. 524 (2008). Secured coverage for insured under CGL policy, while convincing Appellate Division to invalidate ambiguous policy exclusion, where underlying case settled for approximately $10 million
- Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
- The Pennsylvania State University (B.A.)
- New Jersey, 2004
- New York, 2005
- Essex County Bar Association
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald W. Merkelbach, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Law Division — Civil Part. Drafted all opinions and managed docket of Superior Court trial judge sitting on the busiest civil court in New Jersey.