Sergio D. Simoes

Of Counsel

973-631-6032
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Sergio D. Simoes is Of Counsel in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance Services Groups. 

Sergio concentrates his practice on complex civil business litigation and dispute resolution for corporations, small businesses and individuals.  He has served as outside business counsel to clients engaged in commercial real estate investment and management.  He has significant experience representing insurers in commercial coverage matters arising out of construction defects and negligence claims.  He has argued appeals before the New Jersey Appellate Division and has defended cases throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining the firm, Sergio was an associate and later a partner at the law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., in Westfield, New Jersey for fourteen years, specializing in general litigation and product liability defense. 

Sergio received his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School in 2006 and graduated with highest honors from Seton Hall University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Fluent in Portuguese, in 2004, Sergio earned a Certificate in European Union Law at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Sergio served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas N. Lyons, New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division.  He also served as an intern to the Honorable Kenneth C. MacKenzie, New Jersey Superior Court, Morris County, Chancery Division, General Equity Part.

He is admitted to the bars of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

He has served as an alternate member of the Planning Board of his hometown of Garwood, New Jersey.

Experience

Rivermount Development, LLC v. Livingston, et al., Docket No. A-3736-16T2 (App. Div., August 14, 2019)

BJ America Electric v. BMW North America, LLC, et al., Docket No. A-2517-17T1 (App. Div., May 8, 2019)

Rock Oil, LLC v. Shaker, et al., Docket No. A-2392-T2 (App. Div., July 5, 2016)

In re Borough of Spring Lake Coastal Jurisdictional Determination, Docket No. A-6034-12T3 (App. Div., Feb 4, 2015)

Casey Pellicer v. St. Barnabas Hospital, et al., 200 N.J. 22 (2009)

Publications and Presentations

2019, 2020 USA Regional Employment Law and Practice in New Jersey, Chambers and Partners

New Jersey’s Complex Business Litigation Program Offers Significant Benefits, New Jersey Law Journal, May 25, 2015

Awards and Honors

Super Lawyers©, Rising Star – Civil Litigation Defense (2010-2013) (This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)