Monica R. Kostrzewa
Partner - New Brunswick
Monica Kostrzewa joined the firm’s Environmental and Toxic Tort department in 2008. She is a member of the bar in New Jersey and New York and focuses her practice on New York mass tort and product liability actions. She oversees the day to day handling of all New York asbestos litigation cases throughout the state. She has extensive deposition experience and is proficient in developing deposition strategies. Monica is a member of the New York trial team, where she has served as second chair in many trials in New York state, assisting our lead trial attorney in all phases of trial, from jury selection through resolution. She has been involved in all stages of litigation, including motion practice, investigations, coordination of discovery, preparation for trial, jury trials and appeals. She uses her experience to analyze the merits of Plaintiffs’ cases and possible client defenses to provide settlement and trial recommendations to our clients. She has significant court experience and is well versed in New York practice. Since 2016, Monica has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for work in products liability defense.
Prior to joining Hoagland Longo, Monica served as the judicial law clerk to the Hon. Anthony F. Picheca, Jr. J.S.C. in the Law Division, Somerset County, during the 2007-2008 term. In this position, she gained an important understanding of civil procedure and litigation as a whole. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Rutgers University in 2004. She received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, U.S.M.J in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and participated in the school’s Juvenile Justice Clinic.
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