Jeffrey Pechow

  • Insurance Defense, Workers' Compensation, Legal Malpractice
  • New Jersey, New York
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I dedicate my practice to defending workers’ compensation matters. I have extensive experience handling all types of workers’ compensation claims from inception through trial. I regularly appear in workers’ compensation court statewide and often deals with complex issues in workers’ compensation including third-party subrogation litigation, fraud and Section 40 lien rights.

I also focus on a professional malpractice defense and the representation of attorneys and insurance brokers, agents and other licensed professionals.

Prior to joining the firm, I practiced at the Law Office of John J. Feczko, PC for over ten years and accumulated significant general practice experience while practicing in New Jersey’s civil, municipal and workers’ compensation courts.

Albany Law School
J.D. | Labor & Employment
Honors: Dean's List: Spring 2001 (semester GPA: 3.45)
Activities: Wagner National Labor Law Moot Court Competition (March 2000) Selection based on writing competition and two oral arguments Co-Founder & Vice-President of Finance, Labor and Employment Law Students Association, (2000-2001) Courses: Labor Law, Labor Arbitration Seminar and Labor Law in the Public Sector Editor-in-Chief Writer, The Issue, (School newspaper), 1998-2001 Editor-in-Chief Writer, The Albany Law School Literary Review, 2000-2001 Work study, Schaffer Law Library, 1998-2001
Syracuse University
B.A. | Political Science & Conflict
Honors: Dean's List: 2 out of 4 eligible semesters Golden Key National Honor Society (1997)
Activities: Student political activist and volunteer.
Champlain College
A.S. | Criminal Justice
Honors: Trustee Scholar (achieved 4.0 for two consecutive semesters) 1996
Professional Experience
Temporary Attorney
Coughlin Duffy, L.L.P., Morristown,
Assigned by Special Counsel, formerly Law Pros, on a year long project related to litigation discovery support.
Temporary Attorney
Connell Foley, L.L.P., Roseland, NJ
Engaged in heavy litigation support with attorneys and paralegals in the Novartis PPA (Phenylpropylene) litigation. Responsible for research, retrieval, and analysis of records after extensive written and verbal correspondence with plaintiff's counsel and various medical, insurance, and employment providers Consulted with attorneys through memos and meetings on a regular basis
Temporary Attorney
Law Office of Michael S. Bubb, Morristown, NJ
Worked alongside staff attorneys on trial preparation, drafted a trial brief, performed extensive legal research, drafted memos on medical negligence, and summarized numerous depositions.
Legal Writer
New Jersey Lawyer, Inc., Edison, NJ
Analyzed and wrote summaries of decisions of New Jersey State courts concerning various topics of New Jersey case law for a weekly lawyer newspaper. Compiled daily case law summaries, uploaded newspaper content on the internet via HTML, and maintained a database for unpublished opinions from New Jersey Superior Court.
Law Clerk, Office of General Counsel
Public Employee Federation, Latham, NY
Conducted legal research of New York State Labor law under the Taylor Law and Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) and national labor case law. Drafted legal memoranda concerning employee grievances and questions of law. Assisted staff counsel prepare for arbitration by researching relevant case law.
Rising Stars - Workers Compensation Law
NJ Monthly Magazine
Rising Stars - Workers Compensation Law
NJ Monthly Magazine
The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multiphase selection process used for the Super Lawyers list except: To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, then go through the Rising Stars selection process.
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 5582747
- Current
Justice James H. Coleman, Jr., New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
Former Member
- Current
Activities: The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr., Inn of Court was founded by workers' compensation attorneys and judges and concentrates on issues surrounding workers' compensation in New Jersey. American Inns of Court (AIC) are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. Each Inn meets approximately once a month both to "break bread" and to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills and professionalism.
National Motorists Associaion
Former Member
- Current
Activities: Listed as Attorney handling all traffic tickets in New Jersey.
New Jersey State Bar # 014352003
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
3rd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Workers' Compensation insurance defense
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn
Contact & Map
Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn
651 Old Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Suite 200
Livingston, NJ 07039
Telephone: (973) 995-2500
Fax: (973) 994-3375