Robert E. Bennett


  • Selected by SuperLawyers as one of New Jersey's Outstanding Lawyers

Admitted to bar 1983, New Jersey State Courts and Federal District Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Bennett is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability;

Education: Seton Hall University (B.A. 1976); Rutgers University (M.A., 1983); Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1983). 
Member: American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, New Jersey Federal District Court Arbitrator.

Practice Areas: Representation of architects, engineers and land surveyors in defense of professional liability claims; drafting and negotiation of professional service agreements; early intervention and resolution of pre-litigation claims; counsel to owners and contractors in construction contract formation and in defense of negligence and breach of contract claims. 


Extensive experience in representing design professionals in every aspect of contract preparation, administration, and in defense of claims asserted in both judicial and non-judicial forums

Counsel to contractors to owners, contractors and construction managers in complex litigation.

Substantial experience in environmental claims emanating from allegations of negligent design and/or defective construction, with specific emphasis on toxic mold litigation.

Approximately 30 years handling insurance defense and coverage related matters

Drafting of contracts for design professionals, contractors and owners

Successful in representing clients in multimillion dollar construction litigations and arbitrations.


Speaking Engagements / Publications

  • Frequent speaker on the issue of pre-claim prevention and intervention and the formulation of proactive defense strategies for design professionals.


Representative Engagements


  • Eger v. E.I. Du Pont DeNemours Co.,ยท 110 N.J. 133 (1988)
  • Figueroa v. Hartford Ins. Co., 241 N.J.Super. 578 (1990)
  • Weinstein v. Mutual Ben. Life in Rehabilitation, 313 N.J.Super. 609, (1998)
  • Magazzu v. Volmar Services, Inc., 2009 Westlaw 5194396


Bennett Website2

Contact Information

Telephone: (732) 910-6066
Facsimile: (201) 343-0885

Office Address:
946 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601


Seton Hall University (B.A. 1976)

Rutgers University (M.A., 1983)

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1983).

Memberships / Awards

American Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

American Arbitration Association

New Jersey Federal District Court Arbitrator

Practice Areas

Professional Liability Defense, Commercial Contracts, Construction Defect Defense


Supreme Court of New Jersey

Federal District Court of New Jersey

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