Benjamin D. Morgan

Benjamin focuses his practice on helping businesses solve business problems, whether by evaluating potential risks and resolving issues through pre-suit negotiations or by strategically navigating the courts to adjudicate his client’s rights in state or federal litigation.  Benjamin’s experience provides his clients with a diverse arsenal of strategies to handle situations that affect every business on a day-to-day level, such as business tort and consumer fraud claims, insurance coverage issues, professional negligence actions, non-compete and restrictive covenant concerns or trade secret protections.

Having an MBA with a focus in finance and law, Benjamin understands each company’s unique problems from a business perspective and helps guide his clients to find business solutions that make practical sense for their unique company.  Having worked at both the appellate and Supreme Court levels, as well as having served as the President of the Gloucester County Bar Association, Benjamin can capitalize on his years of experience to steer his client’s litigation in the courts to effectively advocate for his client’s position.  As a result, clients, both nationwide and locally known, routinely rely on Benjamin’s business and legal acumen to resolve their disputes, whether it be with their own employees and business partners or with their direct competitors, contractors or suppliers.  No matter the size or the issue, Benjamin’s focus is solely to provide his clients with business solutions and peace of mind so they can focus on what they do best.

Representative Experience

Examples of litigation matters Mr. Morgan has handled on behalf of clients include:

  • Defending national builders in transition claims with homeowners and condominium associations
  • Protecting engineers from professional negligence claims for municipal construction
  • Litigating contract dispute for major oil refinery
  • Construction suits for defective products, delay claims, deposit disputes, breaches of contractual obligations
  • Construction Board of Appeals matter on behalf of planners for unpaid invoices.
  • Patent infringement suits for competing sporting products
  • Licensing disputes for trademarks and other intellectual property
  • Insurance coverage matters regarding defense and indemnification issues and property damage coverage
  • Restrictive covenant matters for employers seeking to restrain employee from opening competing business
  • Consumer fraud actions relating to the sale of property, contractor work and other sales of merchandise
  • First Amendment rights suits regarding defamation defenses for newspapers
  • Contractual dispute pertaining to book agreement between co-authors
  • Collections on promissory notes, general contracts and lease payments

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Gloucester County Bar Association, President (2014), Young Lawyer Chair (2012), Trustee (2006-Present)
  • Gloucester County Bar Foundation, Secretary (2012-Present), Trustee (2006-Present)
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Finance Committee (2008-Present)
  • New Jersey State Bar Special Committee for Appellate Practice (2013-Present)
  • New Jersey State Bar Standing Amicus Committee (2016-Present)
  • Gloucester County Mock Trial Judge (2010-Present)
  • Harrison Township Soccer Coach (2015-Present)

Articles

  • Yearly presenter at National Business Institute’s Seminars on Insurance Coverage Topics
  • “Minimizing Exposure Under The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act”, Presentation to the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association on October 30, 2013
  • Speaker on Insurance Issues at Seminar “Weathering the Storm: Land Use Approval Process for Rebuilding Waterfront Homes and Business”, January 30, 2013.
  • Exploring the Nooks and Crannies of the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine, Published in the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, New Jersey State Bar Association, April 2014. By: Thomas Muccifori and Benjamin Morgan
  • Defense is a Duty and a Right: Why Courts Are Now Rejecting Insurer’s Reimbursement for Defending Non-Covered Claims (Published in the ABA Coverage Journal, Volume 22, Number 4, July/August 2012) By: Benjamin D. Morgan
  • Duty to Defend on Collision Course with Duty to Reimburse, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, August 2012, No. 277, p. 9-14. By: Ellis I. Medoway and Benjamin D. Morgan
  • Can You Keep A Secret? New Jersey May Finally Enact Legislation Protecting Trade Secrets, Published in the December 2011 edition of Mercer Business. By: Thomas Muccifori and Benjamin Morgan.
  • Don’t Let the Ground Disappear from Under Your Feet: Understanding the Earth Movement Exclusion (Published in the ABA Coverage Journal, Volume 21, Number 4, July/August 2011. © 2011 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.) by: Ellis I. Medoway and Benjamin D. Morgan
  • Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage Litigation
    ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp.551-589 (Winter 2009) by: Ellis I. Medoway and Benjamin D. Morgan.
  • Recent State High Court Decisions Demonstrate Majority Trend Towards Finding Coverage for “Faulty Workmanship” Claims
    ABA Construct Journal, Vol. 17, No.3, pp.1, 17-22 (Spring 2008)
    by: Ellis I. Medoway, William L. Ryan and Benjamin D. Morgan
  • NJ Court Declines to Extend Newsperson’s Shield Law To Internet Writer Devoid of Journalism Credentials, Client Advisory (April 30, 2010) by: John C. Connell and Benjamin D. Morgan
  • New Jersey Poised to Finally Enact Legislation to Protect Trade Secrets, Mercer Business Magazine (December 2011) by: Thomas Muccifori and Benjamin D. Morgan
  • Duty to Defend on Collision Course with Duty to Reimburse (Published in the August edition of NEW JERSEY LAWYER, a magazine of the New Jersey State Bar Association) By Ellis I. Medoway and Benjamin D. Morgan
  • Don’t Let the Ground Disappear from Under Your Feet: Understanding the Earth Movement Exclusion (Published in the ABA Coverage Journal, Volume 21, Number 4, July/August 2011. © 2011 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.) By: Ellis I. Medoway and Benjamin D. Morgan
  • Defense is a Duty and a Right: Why Courts Are Now Rejecting Insurer’s Reimbursement for Defending Non-Covered Claims (Published in the ABA Coverage Journal, Volume 22, Number 4, July/August 2012) By: Benjamin D. Morgan

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