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Jay Lavroff

jlavroff@lindabury.com
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908.233.6800

53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, New Jersey 07090

26 Broadway 26th Floor
New York, New York 10004

41 University Dr #400
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940

Jay Lavroff concentrates his practice in litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of insurance coverage, construction and professional liability claims, and contract disputes. Insurance coverage issues that Jay has litigated range from interpretation of provisions in motor vehicle policies to the availability of coverage for the remediation of contamination of soil, air and water, costing hundreds of millions of dollars. In addition to trial work in the state and federal courts, Jay has also successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division, and the First Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court. Jay represents personal and commercial lines insurance carriers, with respect to both property and liability coverages at the primary and excess levels.

Jay is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in New Jersey and regularly appears pro hac vice before courts in New York and other states. He is currently a Special Ethics Master of the New Jersey Supreme Court and a former Chairman of the District XII Ethics Committee. Jay is a former president of the Union County Bar Association, and has chaired or been a member of various committees of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Union County Association. Jay also serves as an arbitrator in the Union County compulsory arbitration program and is the former chairman of the Plainfield Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Education

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1985

B.A., Boston College, 1982
cum laude

Admissions New Jersey, 1985
New York, 2017
United States District Court District of New Jersey, 1985
United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2000
United States District Court Southern District of New York, 2019
United States District Court Eastern District of New York, 2019
Supreme Court of the United States , 2006
Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law (2012-2021)
    Lawyer of the Year, Insurance Law (2021);
    (These awards are conferred by Best Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.bestlawyers.com/methodology.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Super Lawyers©, Insurance Law (2005-2020);
    (This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Martindale-Hubbell (AV)
    (This award is conferred by Martindale-Hubbell. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.martindale.com/ratings-and-reviews/.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year, Union County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Commission on Professionalism in the Law (2018)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Special Ethics Master