Lance J. Kalik, Co-Managing Partner of the Firm and Co-Chair of its Insurance and Reinsurance Group, practices in Riker Danzig's Litigation and Insurance groups. Lance’s insurance practice is focused on representing insurers in complex coverage litigation and bad faith disputes. He also has experience handling a wide variety of cases on behalf of insureds, including professional liability, environmental, construction defect, personal injury, and business dissolution litigation. His litigation practice often involves large scale, multi-party litigation, including software development disputes, consumer fraud actions, agency termination disputes, class actions, and RICO claims.
Lance has argued extensively in State and federal courts, on both the trial and appellate levels, and the list below is representative of the cases he has handled that have resulted in published decisions. He also has considerable experience in arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Lance has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Malpractice Insurance, and has previously served on the Supreme Court’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and District 13 Ethics Committee.
Since 2017, Chambers & Partners has included Lance in its Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Insurance Litigation. He is noted as a respected insurance litigator who is described by sources as a “top-notch coverage lawyer.” In 2015, Lance received the Anti-Defamation League’s Sidney Wilf Distinguished Leadership Award. He was awarded the 2014 Client Choice Award by Lexology, and was the only recipient of the award for Insurance and Reinsurance in New Jersey. In 2006, the New Jersey Law Journal named Lance one of the state’s “40 Under 40” worth watching for their impressive achievements.
Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, has honored Lance on its Best Lawyers list in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law since 2007. Thomson Reuters has included Lance on its “Super Lawyers” list for General Litigation since 2006. In addition, Lance was recognized on the "Super Lawyers Top 100" List in 2019, a list of those lawyers rated the most highly following Thomson Reuters' independent research and evaluation. See Awards and Honors Methodology.
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