David M. LaPorta, Esq.


Professional / Legal Experience
Senior Trial Attorney – House Counsel for Hartford Insurance Company 2000 - 2006,
2011 – 2013
National Arbitration Forum 2006-2011
Senior Trial Attorney – Law Office of Allen R. Fodge 1996-2000
Trial Attorney – Callen, Regenstreich, Koster & Brady 1995-1996
Trial Attorney – Office of the Corporation Counsel – City of Newark 1994-1995
Law Clerk – Hon. Peter B. Cooper, J.S.C. 1993-1994

Substantial professional experience in personal injury claims, general tort law, jury and bench trials, municipal court, arbitration, mediation, discovery and motion practice, Title 59, and Product’s Liability Law.
Arbitration / ADR Experience
Forthright Solutions Arbitrator
Arbitrator – New Jersey Superior Court - Bergen, Essex, and Passaic County.
Certified Mediator – National Arbitration and Mediation
Education / Professional Training
New York Law School, Juris Doctor, 1993
Franklin & Marshall College, Bachelor of Arts, 1990
New York Law School Staff Reporter
Criminal Law Society
Trained in Lexis and Westlaw computer assisted legal research
Completed required or recommended continuing legal education courses

Professional Admissions / Associations / Achievements
Admitted to Practice in Pennsylvania in 1993
Admitted to Practice in New Jersey in 1994
Admitted to Practice in New Jersey Federal District Court in 1994
Member – New Jersey Defense Association
Member – Bergen County Bar Association
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 or 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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