Ruth D. Kirshner

Practice Group Attorney

Ruth D. Kirshner focuses her practice on representing corporate clients and public entities in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including premises liability, products liability, mortgage foreclosure,  and personal injury matters. She also defends clients against claims of construction defect, construction accident, and in construction litigation. She counsels clients with the goal of limiting a company’s potential litigation exposure and, when necessary, handles all facets of litigation from investigation through discovery and case resolution. Ruth also has advocated for clients in trials, mediation, arbitrations, and appeals in New Jersey and New York federal and state courts.

Concentrations

  • Dispute resolution
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Insurance
  • Business strategy advice
  • Construction contracts, law, and litigation
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of a lender to an environmentally-sensitive property in litigation with the general contractor and design engineer of an environmental remediation project, involving claims of defective design, defective construction and contractor payment and lien claims.
  • Representation of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York in litigations arising from public construction projects.
  • Counsel to school board defending claims of wrongful termination by contractor and delay claims by co-prime contractors.
  • Counsel to developers of a luxury townhome community defending claims of construction defects.
  • Counsel to general contract in AAA arbitration against school board for delay damages resulting from another contractor’s delays during school construction project
  • Frooks v. Town of Cortlandt, 997 F.Supp. 438 (S.D.N.Y. 1998)
  • Hollus v. Amtrak Northeast Corridor, 937 F.Supp. 1110 (D.N.J. 1996)
  • Summer Intern, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, 1989

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Journal of Law and Technology
    • Member, Criminal Law Clinic
  • B.A., cum laude, Brandeis University, 1988
Clerkships
  • Hon. Richard F. Plechner, Hon. David J. Schroth, and Hon. H. Jonathan Fox, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1991-1992
Admissions
  • New Jersey