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.”