Brian R. Ade - Rivkin Radler LLP

Brian R. Ade

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 201-287-2461

Brian R. Ade handles complex civil and commercial disputes.

Brian dedicates a substantial portion of his legal practice to cases involving construction defects, products liability, toxic tort and long-tail litigation, environmental contamination, professional liability, and insurance coverage. He has defended companies and individuals in connection with claims relating to hazardous chemicals and chemical waste, PCBs, dioxin, lead, silica, and asbestos. Brian’s clients also include manufacturers and distributors of diverse medical, consumer, commercial, and industrial products.

In connection with his insurance practice, Brian has handled a wide variety of coverage disputes arising under many different policy lines. He regularly counsels clients on coverage issues arising under automobile, comprehensive general liability, excess, umbrella, and other types of insurance policies.

In addition to providing advice and counselling, Brian also represents insurers in multimillion-dollar coverage litigations, and was involved in two landmark insurance cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Most recently, in the life sciences area, Brian analyzed coverage issues raised by claims related to metoclopramide hydrochloride.

Brian is an active member of the Insurance Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Product Liability Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). In March 2014, Brian was appointed by TIPS to serve as a senior member of the editorial board of the CGL Reporter.

Brian co-authored the New Jersey chapter to the 2014 edition of “Writing Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium,” published by the DRI Insurance Law Committee. In 2012, he served as the regional editor for DRI’s “Excess and Umbrella Compendium.”

Additional Information

Certifications — Brian has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.
Certified Civil Trial Attorney — Brian has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.
Western New England CollegeJ.D.

Client Comments

"Brian Ade of Rivkin Radler is very responsive to his client's needs. He is very prompt in returning calls/e-mails and in keeping his clients informed. He does not promise what he cannot deliver and he is professional in all respects. "

"I have worked with Brian on a variety of environmental and tort litigation matters over a period of nearly 20 years, and I believe that he is a very capable, knowledgeable, aggressive (appropriate to the situation), yet practical litigator. As an in-house litigation manager, I greatly appreciate that Brian is a result-oriented attorney who keeps his eye on the ball."

"I have known and retained Brian Ade for over 25 years. He is one of the finest lawyers that I have had the pleasure to work with during my 35 year career."

"Brian Ade has provided legal services to our Company for more than 10 years, principally in the area of environmental claims/coverage. I have always found him to be knowledgeable regarding the subject matter, timely and thorough in his reporting, and reasonable in his billing. Mr. Ade takes a pragmatic approach to litigated matters, and looks for opportunities to resolve cases quickly when and if that is in the best interests of the client. He is a pleasure to deal with, both professionally and personally."

-Jeffrey Bartolino
Assistant Vice President and Attorney
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company

"I have known Mr. Ade professionally for at least 20 years. He has represented our company well in numerous lawsuits and other matters during that time. He is a fine litigator and advocate. I would recommend him highly to anyone seeking legal counsel in New Jersey or the New York City metro area."

Office Location

Court Plaza South, First Floor - West Wing, Suite 158
21 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7021
United States


Practice Areas

Insurance Law (Asbestos, Coverage, Defense, Environmental, Professional Liability)