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Ariel C. Brownstein

Shareholder
15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5429
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 414-6075
(856) 414-6077 - Fax
acbrownstein@mdwcg.com

Ariel, a shareholder in the Casualty Department, focuses his practice on insurance fraud and Special Investigation Unit (SIU) litigation with particular emphasis on large loss fraud and medical provider fraud. His practice in the area of fraud investigation consists of assessing and analyzing fraud by both medical providers and falsified claims brought by his client's insureds. In doing so, Ariel has represented a significant number of insurance carriers on these issues and has assisted in multi-million dollar high-profile medical provider fraud investigations and law suits in various states.

Moreover, Ariel has litigated on behalf of many different clients in favor of protecting the interests of insurance carriers in court seeking to disclaim coverage for fraudulent claims. He has taken numerous comprehensive Examinations Under Oath on SIU-related issues throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In particular, he has assisted in several high-value and high-profile matters regarding carrier recovery of monies paid to fraudulent medical providers and fraudulent motor vehicle accidents. Furthermore, Ariel has litigated extensive insurance fraud and other personal injury protection related matters in the National Arbitration Forum (NAF)/Forthright and Superior Court for his clients.

During his career, Ariel has handled several high value cases on behalf of his clients. In one particular case, the amount sought by the Claimant was denied by the arbitrator due material misrepresentations made by the insured regarding his prior medical history and his injuries at the time of the subject loss during an Examination Under Oath, conducted by Ariel.  In another matter, Ariel successfully argued that a claimant was subject to a personal injury protection benefit limit selected by the named insured, a live-in boyfriend and the amount demanded, was denied.

Prior to joining the firm, Ariel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard Geiger in Cumberland County Superior Court. His responsibilities included researching criminal law precedence, reviewing memoranda and pre-trial motions, and mediating civil lawsuits.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • NJ PIP: Building Better Medical Reviews, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June, 2018

  • "Current Fraud Trends PIP - NJ", Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June, 2016

Published Works

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D., 2008)

  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE (B.S., 2005)

    Major: Marketing and Management 

Law Alerts April 1, 2018
The plaintiff brought a complaint against a mail order pharmacy alleging violations under the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act (NJIFPA), alleging that it paid in excess of $10 million to the defendant, an unlicensed mail order pharmacy in..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts January 19, 2018
The defendants filed a motion to dismiss, asserting the insurance carrier failed to seek administrative remedies, i.e., mandated arbitration in lieu of filing a complaint in federal court. The court found that while there was mandated arbitration in..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2015
Key Points: The increase in partnerships between chiropractors and acupuncturists throughout the country has led to increased PIP payouts and monetary effects on third-party litigation. An understanding of the common forms of acupuncture..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Defense Digest Article December 1, 2014
By Ariel C. Brownstein, Esq.* Key Points: Questions regarding the type and use of the vehicle involved in a loss are fundamental in determining PIP coverage. A private passenger vehicle is not conveyed to the public as transportation..., Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2014 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2013
By Nicholas D. Bowers, Esq. and Ariel C. Brownstein, Esq.* Key Points: Billing by acupuncturists in relation to New Jersey PIP claims has increased in recent years. An aggressive, proactive..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013
March 19, 2018
Eleven attorneys from the New Jersey offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2018 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, New Jersey Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have...
January 3, 2018
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that 14 associates and one special counsel have been elevated to shareholder, with 60 percent of the new shareholder class comprised of women. In Philadelphia, the new shareholders are: Lawrence J. Bartel, shareholder in the firm's...
March 15, 2017
Eleven attorneys from the New Jersey offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2017 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, New Jersey Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have...
March 11, 2016
Twelve attorneys from the New Jersey offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2016 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, New Jersey Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have...
Seminar Jun 2, 2016
Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a discussion and in-depth look at trending topics in Fraud and SIU. Don't miss the panel discussion on emerging trends in fraud with insight from members of the insurance industry. Guest Speaker:...
Conference Jun 13, 2018
Join the Marshall Dennehey attorneys for a complimentary seminar discussing trending topics in Fraud and SIU. Topics include: Major Case Update Workers’ Compensation Fraud – Don’t Forget the Data Rancosky | Bad Faith Update...

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • University of Delaware (B.S., 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Florida, 2012

Associations & Memberships

  • Camden County Bar Association
  • International Association of Special Investigative Units
  • New Jersey Special Investigations Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013-2018

    The 2018 Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson 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.


Year Joined Organization: 2009

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