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Michael F. Chazkel, Of Counsel
Location: Springfield, New Jersey
Phone: 973-315-9080
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Fax: 973-315-9081
Michael concentrates his practice in the area of complex insurance coverage, environmental and commercial litigation as well as criminal arson and insurance fraud matters. His insurance litigation experience covers all lines of insurance, for both residential and commercial property owners, and includes coverage disputes against insurance carriers as well as brokers and agents for professional negligence. He also is involved in insurance portfolio reviews for individuals and businesses for catastrophic loss preparedness and related coverage adequacy issues.

Certified Legal Specialties 

Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of NJ, 1983

Bar Admissions 

New Jersey, 1971
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1971
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1998
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
New York, 1980
U.S. Tax Court

Education 

Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
J.D
Long Island University
B.S. – 1967

Classes/Seminars 

Resolving Property Insurance Claims, ICLE, 1980 – Present
First Party Insurance Coverage Issues, Professional Insurance Agents Association, October 12, 2006 – Present

Published Works 

Handling Contested Insurance Claims Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1981
Your Rights as a Policyholder Could Be Going Up In Smoke, Insurance Law Alert, November 2006, 2006
Proving Bad Faith of an Insurer, Burning Issues, January 2003, 2003
Hot Topics, Burning Issues, January 2003, 2003

Languages 

Italian
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Representative Cases 

CPS Chemical Co., Inc. v. Continental Ins. Co., 536 A.2d 311 (N.J.Super.A.D. 1988)
Industrial Development Associates v. Commercial Union Surplus Lines Ins. Co.,536 A.2d 787 (N.J.Super.A.D. 1988)
495 Corp. v. New Jersey Ins. Underwriting Ass’n, 430 A.2d 203 (N.J. 1981)
Culver v. Insurance Co. of North America, 535 A.2d 15 (N.J.Super.A.D. 1987)
Italian Fisherman, Inc. v. Commercial Union Assur. Co., 521 A.2d 912 (N.J.Super.A.D. 1987)

Professional Associations and Memberships 

Institute for Cont. Legal Education (ICLE), Lecturer
NJ Assoc. of Public Insurance Adjusters, Executive Dir. & General Counsel, 1976 – Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Committee on Insurance
American Bar Association, Committee on Tort and Insurance Law
Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey
Association of Trial Lawyers of America Committee on Insurance International Association of Arson Investigators
National Fire Protection Association
National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters

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