Steven J. Wiederhorn

Steven WiederhornSteven Wiederhorn is a managing partner in the firm’s New Jersey office and has over two decades of litigation experience. He is responsible for account management of several leading national insurance carriers, including, but not limited to, Scottsdale Insurance Company, Freedom Specialty Insurance, Western Heritage Insurance Company, Alterra Capital, Evanston Insurance Company, Colony Specialty and Markel Insurance Company.

Steven defends some of the firm’s more complex cases in the areas of general negligence, product liability, consumer fraud, catastrophic fires, construction defects, civil rights litigation, employment law and representation of public entities. Additionally, he has extensive expertise in the area of premises liability, with this work conducted on behalf of statewide commercial and residential properties and regional recreational facilities.

Well-known in the industry for his negotiation skills in multi-million dollar exposure matters, Steven often focuses on cases that have been moved into alternative dispute resolution. He is also retained by some of the nation’s leading insurance carriers to act as a defense arbitrator on their behalf, while serving as both a mediator and negotiator.

Steven received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1989 and law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1992. He was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1992 and New York in 1997. Steven began his law career as a judicial law clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court for the Honorable Timothy J. Sullivan.

Residing in northern New Jersey with his wife, daughter and son, Steven is an avid sports enthusiast. He divides his time coaching and watching his kids’ soccer games, his favorite football and college basketball teams, and playing golf and tennis.

Education

B.A. Duke University, 1989
J.D. Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, 1992

Bar Admission & Memberships

New Jersey Bar, 1992; New York Bar, 1997; U.S. Dist. Ct. for the District of New Jersey, 1993; Member – New York State Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association; Law Clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. Sullivan J.S.C. (Superior Court, New Jersey 1992 – 1993); New Jersey Certified Mediator.

Contact Details

swiederhorn@fgsb.com
(973) 422-9600