Anthony D’Elia focuses his practice on litigation matters, including commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, other corporate and business disputes, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, employment litigation, products liability, and professional liability.
Through his commercial litigation practice, Anthony defends against shareholder litigation claims. In bankruptcy and creditors’, Anthony represents creditors and other interested parties in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, as well as lenders and other creditors in litigation over unpaid loans. Anthony handles the appointment of rent receivers, collection of debts, and enforcement of settlement agreements. Anthony also handles disputes over defective construction and claims for delays, damages, and back charges. Anthony’s work in the field of products liability has involved defense of claims for defective goods. Anthony’s experience with employment litigation involves both defense of employers and representation of plaintiffs in wrongful termination suits. Anthony’s work in the area of professional liability has involved matters relating to engineering and accounting liability.
Anthony’s pro bono work has involved assisting incarcerated individuals in litigation over claims of assault, seeking unpaid judgments in bankruptcy court through the filing of proofs of claim and adversary complaints, and negotiating plea bargains in family court.
Following law school, Anthony served as law clerk to the Hon. Garry J. Furnari, J.S.C., who, in addition to his civil docket, managed the environmental docket of the Essex County Superior Court. Anthony assisted Judge Furnari in matters involving tort, contract, property, insurance, and environmental law. During his clerkship, he mediated both small claims and law division matters; drafted opinions, summaries, and recommendations regarding motion practice; and observed oral arguments, trials, motion hearings, and case management conferences.
In law school, Anthony was a member of Seton Hall University School of Law’s nationally ranked Interscholastic Moot Court Board, the Courtroom Advocates Project, and the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic.