Russell J. Sacco, Jr., Esq.
Boonton, NJ 07005


Professional / Legal Experience
Attorney – Private Practice (Arbitrations and Mediations) 2006 - Present
Attorney – State Farm Insurance Companies, Bloomington, Illinois – 1995-2006
Lead Counsel in Litigation Section of Corporate Law Department
Attorney – State Farm Insurance Companies, Rutherford, New Jersey – 1992-1995
Senior Trial Attorney in northern NJ “house counsel” operation
Attorney – Sacco & DeFilippo, Attorneys at Law, Newark, NJ – 1985-1992
Partner – NJ Certified Civil Trial Attorneys - personal injury, insurance
Attorney – Minichino & Mautone, Attorneys at Law, Livingston, NJ – 1981-1985
Senior Trial Attorney - personal injury and insurance defense
Attorney – Robert C. Pollock, Jr., PC, Bedminster, NJ – 1977-1981
Trial Attorney – insurance defense

Substantial professional experience in personal injury and insurance defense trials and arbitrations Compliant with all educational, continuing legal education and training requirements

Arbitration / ADR Experience
Forthright Personal Injury Protection Dispute Resolution Professional
National Arbitration Forum Personal Injury Protection Dispute Resolution Professional
Arbitrator – American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator – Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist and Tort Third Party claims
Arbitrator – Superior Court of NJ – Essex, Morris and Sussex Counties
Special Master (PIP) – Superior Court of NJ – Essex County (1980s to clear docket backlog)

Education / Professional Training
University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976
Judicial Clerkship, Hon. Martin F. Laughlin, NH Superior Court (1975-1976)
University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, 1971

Completed required or recommended continuing legal education courses 

Professional Admissions / Associations / Achievements
Admitted to Practice – New Jersey 1976
Admitted to Practice – United States District Court, NJ 1976
Admitted to Practice – United States Supreme Court 1999

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney 1986-2003
Essex County Bar Association (NJ) – Trustee 1992-1994; Vice-chair, Civil Bench/Bar Committee 1988-1994; Co-chair,Arbitrator Selection Committee 1988-1992; Seminar Lecturer Arbitration Process 1988-1992
Seton Hall Law School, American Inns of Court – Master 2001-2005
Defense Research Institute – Panelist: Insurance Coverage & Practice Seminar December, 2004
Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Panelist: Bad Faith Cases: What Are They Worth? September, 2003

Maintains high legal ethical standards and complies with professional responsibility rules.

The above referenced Independent Arbitrator may have decided previous National Arbitration Forum and Forthright arbitration cases involving one or more of the parties in this assigned arbitration case. This is a summary resume of the Arbitrator’s qualifications. 

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