Pomeroy, Heller & Ley, LLC

New Jersey Litigation Attorneys Experience, expertise, and efficiency

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Firm Overview

Our Springfield, New Jersey firm's three partners-Daniel J. Pomeroy, Karen E. Heller, and John M. Ley-have accumulated decades of combined experience to help our clients-insurance companies, corporations, and individuals throughout the state -with complex litigation issues.

Client satisfaction is our primary goal

Our partners, associates, and staff work as a team to provide our clients with the highest levels of service possible. When you engage with Pomeroy, Heller & Ley, you receive professional and courteous service from every member of the firm. Client satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

Focus yields results

Our firm concentrates on the practice of several specific areas of the law:

-Insurance defense
-Insurance litigation
-Appellate practice
-Personal injury
-Expert opinions
-Mediation

This focus allows us to build on our experience and provide the highest quality legal counsel to our clients, achieving excellent outcomes. We work hard on our clients' behalf and have earned a top rating among insurance companies for our efficiency and results.

We have tried hundreds of cases in the courtroom with more than a 90 percent success rate. Our record as appellate attorneys is similarly impressive.

Further, Dan Pomeroy is the co-author of New Jersey Auto Insurance Law (Gann Law Books), a standard textbook in its 14th printing and the third most cited authoritative source in New Jersey law.
Main Office

Main Office
150 Morris Avenue
Springfield  NJ  07081

Phone
  • 973-467-9600
Business
Appellate Practice Dedicated to client satisfaction
Handling appeals for our clients is a vital component of our practice at the law offices of Pomeroy, Heller & Ley, LLC in Springfield, New Jersey. Successful appellate practice requires intimate knowledge of the law, excellent oral and written communications skills, and a thorough understanding of the complex procedures throughout New Jersey's appellate system.

Our appellate services include-

-Preparations of motions for summary judgment
-Crafting of appellate briefs
-Trial memoranda of law
-Motions in limine, dealing with the admissibility of evidence
-Requests to charge and post-trial motions
-Oral argument of appeals at all levels

When involved early in the process, we can shape the issues for appellate review. We write appellate briefs based on our meticulous analysis of trial records. Attorneys at Pomeroy, Heller & Ley, LLC have argued approximately 100 appeals, including several before the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Our successes include Kieffer v. High Point Ins. Co., 422 N.J. Super. 38 (App. Div. 2011); Vassiliu v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 178 N.J. 286 (2004); In re Estate of F.W., 398 N.J. Super. 344 (2008); Seabridge v. Discount Auto, Inc., 393 N.J. Super. 327 (App. Div. 2007); Pinto v. New Jersey Manufacturers Ins. Co., 183 N.J. 405 (2005) (as amicus curiae on behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association); Dickson v. Selective Ins. Group, Inc., 363 N.J. Super. 344 (App. Div. 2003), certif. denied, 178 N.J. 453 (2004).

We can help you turn your case around, or simply help you protect a favorable result.

Karen Heller

Karen E. Heller joined Mortenson and Pomeroy in 1996 and in 2012 co-founded Pomeroy, Heller & Ley. She is an accomplished brief writer and is responsible for preparing many of the firm's written submissions in connection with appeals, trials, and substantive pre-trial motions in a variety of civil matters, including automobile and homeowners defense, insurance coverage matters, and medical malpractice cases. She also has significant expertise in insurance coverage. Together with Dan Pomeroy, she has represented insurance companies in some of the most important insurance coverage cases in New Jersey, including Kozusko v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., 422 N.J. Super. 38 (App. Div. 2011); Seabridge v. Discount Auto, Inc., 393 N.J. Super. 327 (App. Div. 2007); Pinto v. New Jersey Manufacturers Ins. Co., 183 N.J. 405 (2005) (as amicus curiae on behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association); Dickson v. Selective Ins. Group, Inc., 363 N.J. Super. 344 (App. Div. 2003), certif. denied, 178 N.J. 453 (2004); and Vassiliu v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 178 N.J. 286 (2004). She has achieved similar success on behalf of insurance carriers in numerous unpublished decisions, and was responsible for the appellate brief on behalf of counsel for plaintiffs in In re Estate of F.W., 398 N.J. Super. 344 (2008).

Ms. Heller is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and received her law degree in 1986 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During law school, Ms. Heller gained valuable appellate experience as a law clerk for the in-house legal office of a major insurance company that was responsible for all appeals in the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, as well as Court of Appeals matters. Following graduation, she spent several years at a mid-size Manhattan litigation law firm, where she concentrated on insurance coverage matters and appellate practice. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Admitted to practice
-New Jersey, 1986
-New York, 1987
-U.S. District Court, District of
-New Jersey, 1986
-U.S. District Court, Eastern
-District of New York, 1987
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987

Education
-Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1986
-State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1983
Education
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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