November 21, 2012
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
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Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Margaret Raymond-Flood Stresses Understanding Your Insurance Coverage
Bridgewater (November 21, 2012) – In “Weathering the Storm – Navigating Insurance: Terms and Conditions, Exclusions and Exceptions … Are You Covered?,” Margaret Raymond-Flood, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., stresses importance of understanding your coverage when facing recovery after a natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy.
“It is clear events, like Hurricane Sandy, are becoming more common than the ‘100-year storm.’ FEMA and other governmental agencies predict a rise in these types of occurrences and are in the midst of reviewing their current strategies and processes on how to manage their agencies in this new environment. While an increase in severe storms may be difficult to predict, homeowners would be wise to review their preparedness to ensure thorough protection by leveraging addenda and understanding exclusions and exceptions within their policies,” advised Raymond-Flood.
Raymond-Flood, a resident of Ringoes, devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters. She has appeared in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, as well as the federal courts of other jurisdictions. She has considerable experience in the defense of environmental, products liability, professional liability claims and insurance claims.
Raymond-Flood has extensive litigation experience, including pretrial procedure, motion practice, and taking and defending depositions of corporate representatives, employees and expert witnesses throughout the country. She has tried several complex matters, on both the state and federal levels, and she has used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation. In addition, she has participated as a speaker in seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.
Raymond-Flood is a member of the Somerset County Bar Association, New Jersey Defense Association and Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Hunterdon County YMCA. She is a member of the Meritas Litigation Section Steering Committee, which serves hundreds of members from all over the United States and the world. She served as a coach of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Mock Trial Team for five years. In addition, she has participated as a speaker in seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.
Raymond-Flood earned her J.D. in 1991 and her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1988 from Seton Hall University. After graduating law school, Raymond-Flood served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Civil Division in the Superior Court of New Jersey.