Phillip A. LaPorta, Esq.


Professional / Legal Experience
Law Office of Seigel & Associates, Ridgewood, NJ - 2003-2008
Law Office of Alan R. Fodge, Elmwood Park, NJ - 1996-2003
Municipal Prosecutor City of Newark Corporation Counsel - 1995-1996
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Hackensack, NJ - 1993-1994

Substantial professional experience in personal injury litigation as both plaintiff and attorney.  Experience includes jury trials, arbitrations, discovery and motion practice in, municipal court, general tort claims, personal injury, and medical malpractice claims.

Arbitration / ADR Experience
Forthright Arbitrator
Arbitrator - National Arbitration Forum 
Arbitrator - New Jersey Superior Court
Arbitrator - Insurance Industry Arbitrations (UM/UIM)

Education / Professional Training
Texas Southern University, Juris Doctor, 1992
East Stroudsburg University, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1989
                                                     Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, 1989

Completed required or recommended continuing legal education courses.

Professional Admissions / Associations / Achievements
Admitted to Practice in New Jersey, 1993
Member Passaic County Bar Association

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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