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Richard J. Halmo

Associate
425 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 302
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 618-4129
(973) 618-0685 - Fax
rjhalmo@mdwcg.com

As an experienced member of the Casualty Department, Rick focuses his practice primarily on auto negligence, premises liability, retail liability, dram shop/liquor liability, fire damage liability, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage and construction, among other areas. He regularly represents retail outlets, trucking companies, hotel chains, insurance companies, and restaurants. Rick has significant experience defending claims of negligence against motorists, and aggressively pursues all options in order to obtain a favorable result for his clients. He also has experience litigating contractual issues concerning insurance coverage, indemnification agreements and breach of contract claims.

Since graduating law school, Rick served as a Judicial Clerk in the Superior Court, Civil Division, of Middlesex County, thereafter has practiced law in a wide variety of legal fields in New York and New Jersey, including insurance defense, workers compensation and construction defects. Rick has also practiced in the Commercial Division of New York County.

During his time at Seton Hall Law School, where he was a member of the Executive Board of the Dispute Resolution Society, Rick was employed as a Research Assistant focusing on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He was also employed as an intern for the City of Hoboken, as a judicial clerk in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, of Essex County, and as an intern for the Warren County Prosecutor's Office.

Rick is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Secured Summary Judgment in an action where Defendant’s vehicle was struck by a bus in which Plaintiff was a passenger.

  • Secured dismissal of claims concerning an alleged aggravation of pre-existing condition after arguing that the Plaintiff’s expert reports failed to causally relate the accident to the claimed condition.

  • Successfully argued against claims of underinsured motorist coverage involving applicability of policy exclusion and terms of insured status of Plaintiff.

  • Secured numerous dismissals concerning claims against drivers struck by a Plaintiff’s vehicle.

  • Secured dismissal with prejudice without any monetary contribution from owner/operator of vehicle for accident in which Plaintiff was a passenger.

Published Works

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ (J.D., 2013)

    Honors: Best Oral Advocate, Fall 2011

    Positions: The Cross Examiner Newspaper, Editor-in-Chief

    Societies: Dispute Resolution Society, E-Board Member

  • New York University, College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY (B.A., 2009)

    Honors: cum laude

    Honors: Founders' Day Award Winner

    Honors: Dean's Honors Scholar every year

    Honors: Milstein Scholar

Law Alerts January 19, 2018
The plaintiff filed suit against a cemetery, owned by the parish of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and operated by the Diocese of Camden, after the plaintiff’s wheelchair wedged in a crack in the sidewalk and caused him to fall out of..., 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...
Law Alerts July 1, 2017
The plaintiff sued a condominium association and elevator maintenance company after a defective “electric eye” (used to detect people and objects in the doorway of the elevator) allegedly caused the plaintiff to be struck by the elevator..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2017 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...
Apr 11, 2019
We obtained summary judgment in favor of our insurance company client. The plaintiff sought UIM coverage from our client as a resident relative of the client’s named insured. The plaintiff was a named insured on another policy which provided...

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2013)
  • New York University (B.A., cum laude, 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • New York

Year Joined Organization: 2017

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