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Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP seeks three associates with experience in insurance defense practice for its metro Atlanta office. Associates are expected to handle all aspects of a case from inception through trial, including initial analysis, discovery, depositions, motions, and hearings. Must be motivated and have strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resume and writing sample. Associate 1: 4 years experience in insurance defense practice, with specific focus on employment and premises liability law. Associate 2: 1-3 years experience in insurance defense practice, with specific focus on employment and premises…

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Rondiene Novitz Recognized by New York Super Lawyers

For the fifth straight year, Rondiene Novitz has been selected for New York Metro Super Lawyers annual list of top attorneys. Just 5% of New York attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. As managing partner of the New York office of Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP, Rondiene has developed a reputation and specialty in handling complicated and high-exposure matters, and is frequently brought in to such cases to restore order through mediation or trial. Over the past 18 months, Rondiene has tried four substantial matters and obtained four defense verdicts from juries for her…

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Cruser Mitchell Announces Expansion with Addition of California Office

Litigation firm Cruser Mitchell today announced a major expansion with the addition of an office in California staffed with six seasoned civil defense attorneys. Established in 2000, Cruser Mitchell was founded on a vision of providing legal services of the highest quality while utilizing metric-based litigation management practices to minimize clients' legal exposure and expenses, and has even produced an authoritative book on the subject, The Disruptive Lawyer's Little Black Book of Litigation Management. The firm represents clients in all types of litigation, including employment and professional liability claims, complex product liability cases, premises and general liability matters, auto and…

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Cruser Mitchell NY Office Donates Backpacks & School Supplies

The Cruser Mitchell New York office last week packed 207 backpacks for the Barbara Robins Back to School Foundation. Each year, the firm fills backpacks with school supplies and distributed them across Long Island to reach students before the start of school. The fund was established by Rondiene Novitz in memory of her mother, Barbara Robins.  

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Cruser & Mitchell Featured in News

Georgia Super Lawyers has recently honored J. Robb Cruser and William T. Mitchell, co-founders and managing partners of Cruser & Mitchell, LLP, by recognizing them as some of the top lawyers in Georgia for the 10th consecutive year. Read the full article here.

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Juan C. Lopez-Campillo gives Presentation at 2016 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Conference and Expo

On June 3, 2016, Juan C. Lopez-Campillo gave a presentation at the 2016 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Conference and Expo on the new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations impacting the white collar exemptions.  

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Juan C. Lopez-Campillo Speaks at Florida Human Resources People & Strategies

On June 2, 2016, Juan C. Lopez-Campillo gave a presentation at a meeting of the Florida Human Resources People & Strategies group on the new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations impacting the white collar exemptions.

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Rondiene Novitz Named among Top Women in Law 2016

Rondiene L. Novitz, managing partner at Cruser, Mitchell & Novitz, LLP, has been selected as one of the Top Women in Law for 2016, as chosen by Judge A. Gail Prudenti, former Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State. Rondiene will be honored for her achievement at the Long Island Outstanding Women in Law luncheon, held Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Hofstra's Center for Children, Families and the Law was established in 2001 in response to the urgent call for more effective representation for children and families in crisis. Honorees are recognized as legal professionals that are making…

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Cruser & Mitchell Philadelphia Sponsors Local Children this Christmas

The Philadelphia office of Cruser & Mitchell helped to make this Christmas a happier one for one family. Nate Bohlander coordinated the office sponsorship of three local children through the Boyertown Area Multi-Service. Everyone in the office contributed to complete the kids' wish lists, which included gloves, socks, clothing and personal care items, as well as a skateboard, a soccer ball, a football and a basketball. Boyertown Area Multi-Service explained sponsoring children does more than just provide them with presents; it boosts the morale of an entire family struggling on a daily basis to make ends meet. The Cruser &…

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Free Continuing Education – Litigation Management: Obtaining Excellent Results in an Economic & Efficient Manner

Join Cruser & Mitchell, LLP for a FREE Lunch & Learn Seminar - "Litigation Management: Obtaining Excellent Results in an Economic & Efficient Manner" on Wednesday, November 18 at Maggiano's Perimeter Mall. In this session, presented by Bill Mitchell, you'll learn about: Changing the Paradigm of "Success" for Litigation Results Counsel Retention Policy & the 3E's Lawyer Red Flags Retrospective Evaluation of Counsel All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Bill's recent publication, The Little Black Book of Litigation Management. Approved for 1.0 hour CLE and Georgia Insurance License Continuing Education. REGISTER HERE >>>

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Cruser & Mitchell Proudly Sponsors 18th Annual Travelers/United Way Golf Tournament

Cruser & Mitchell, LLP is once again this year a proud sponsor of the Annual Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance / United Way Golf Tournament. Held on Tuesday, September 1st at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington, Connecticut, the proceeds raised from the event will go towards supporting the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, whose important work serves the local community by mobilizing individuals and organizations that give, advocate and volunteer to ensure families are healthy and financially secure and have access to basic needs.    

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Free Continuing Education: “Winning” at Mediation – The Defense Perspective on Mediation Advocacy

Join Cruser & Mitchell, LLP for a FREE Lunch & Learn Seminar - "Winning" at Mediation: The Defense Perspective on Effective Mediation Advocacy on Thursday, October 8 at Maggiano's Perimeter Mall. In this session, presented by Robb Cruser, you'll learn about: Pre-mediation maneuvers When to avoid mediation Winning on mediation day Tricks & traps Avoiding impasse and reaching endgame Approved for 1.0 hour CLE and Georgia Insurance License Continuing Education. REGISTER HERE >>

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Cruser & Mitchell, LLP to be an Exhibitor Sponsor for the 2015 CLM Claims College

Cruser & Mitchell, LLP to be an exhibitor sponsor for the 2015 CLM Claims College. This college will be held in Philadelphia on September 9-12. The School of Casualty Claims Management is designed for claims professionals from all industries. Students will benefit from the School’s rigorous curriculum, which is designed to help strengthen current skills and develop new skills and knowledge in order to excel professionally. Upon successful completion of all three levels, graduates will earn the Certified Claims Professional (CCP) in Casualty Claims designation. To learn more about the courses in this School, click on Learning Objectives in the…

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Keenan Fennimore Featured in Indianapolis Star Newspaper

Cruser, Mitchell & Gaston associate, Keenan Fennimore, was featured in the July 10, 2015 issue of the Indianapolis Star newspaper. Talking about his work as a litigation attorney, Keenan shared, “I enjoy putting the puzzle together. My strength is taking facts that have been developed and forging them into a favorable argument, especially when that argument is written. Making a complex argument in a simplified, appealing manner is particularly gratifying.” Read the full article here.

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Cruser & Mitchell Sponsors Legal Conference

Cruser & Mitchell, LLP sponsored the Magna Legal Services conference Streamlining Relationships with Outside Counsel, held in Naples, Florida May 28-29, 2015. Orlando office Managing Partner, Dan Liebowitz, moderated a group discussion on corporate crisis handling, and delivered a mock press conference demonstrating how to address crisis response on behalf of a major corporation. The audience included attorneys, risk managers for major corporations, and insurance representatives. Watch a clip of Dan's presentation here.  

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Nola Jackson to Speak on Cyber Security

Nola Jackson will speak on Cyber Security - Before, During & After the Breach at the Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues Conference in Philadelphia on May 19.

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Free Continuing Education: How Social Media is Changing Litigation

Join Cruser & Mitchell, LLP for a complimentary lunch and one-hour seminar: How Social Media is Changing Litigation on Thursday, May 14 at Maggiano's Perimeter Mall. In this session, presented by Robb Cruser, you'll learn about: The impact and scope of social media How social media is used in claims investigation How social media can impact litigation through a real-life case study What NOT to do in using social media in claims investigation This seminar has been approved for 1.0 Hour Continuing Legal Education and 1.0 Insurance License Continuing Education. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION HERE.

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Cruser & Mitchell, LLP Celebrates 15 Years

New Associates: Tim Mitchell, Sam Hughes, Matt Cumper, Tina Cheng, Kiera Potter; Savannah Office Managing Partner: Shalena Jones On this anniversary of the founding of Cruser & Mitchell, LLP, we thank all of our clients and employees for 15 great years. From a team of four lawyers in a small, cramped Atlanta office to more than 50 lawyers in six states, we've seen tremendous growth and enjoyed great successes. Investing in our future, we've hired several new associates and are expanding our Atlanta office space, and we've recently opened a Savannah office headed by partner Shalena Jones. The firm thrives because…

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Robb Cruser to Present at State Bar of Georgia Mediation Advocacy Seminar

Robb Cruser presents "Maximizing or Minimizing the Value of your Case: The Plaintiff's and Defendant's Perspectives on Effective Advocacy in Mediation" at The State Bar of Georgia ICLE Mediation Advocacy Seminar on March 27, 2015. Cruser & Mitchell is a full service law firm with offices in Georgia, Florida, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. From these offices, the firm represents national clients throughout the United States in complicated and high risk matters. The firm has a very proactive litigation philosophy and achieves excellent results in an economic and efficient manner. The firm has a reputation with a number of national…

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Bill Mitchell to speak at the 2015 CLM Annual Conference

Bill Mitchell is speaking on the topic “PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: Decision-making Trees for Optimizing and Streamlining Litigation Management - Professional Lines and EPLI Claims.” The annual conference will be held in Palm Desert, California, March 25-27. The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. Cruser & Mitchell is a full service law firm with offices in Georgia, Florida, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. From these offices, the firm represents national clients throughout the United States in complicated and high risk matters. The firm has a very proactive litigation philosophy and achieves excellent…

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Bill Mitchell Appointed to Governor’s Judicial Nominating Commission

Cruser & Mitchell, LLP congratulates founding partner Bill Mitchell, as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Bill to the Governor's Judicial Nominating Commission ("JNC"). The JNC members serve at the pleasure of Governor Deal to assist the Governor in interviewing and nominating candidates for open judicial positions state-wide, including the supreme court, court of appeals, superior courts, state courts and magistrate courts. Also serving on the JNC is Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

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Cruser & Mitchell Philadelphia Office to Hold Book Drive

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater good, the CM Philadelphia office will be joining other local efforts and participating in the Global Citizen’s Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.     Benefiting the Philadelphia Housing Authority, new and slightly-used books can be dropped off at the Philadelphia office (Two Penn Center, 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 905). Books will be delivered to the Housing Authority at 10 am on January 19. Children's books for ages 5-14 are the greatest need, but any books are welcome. This is a…

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Cruser & Mitchell Philadelphia Raises More than $1200 for Autism Speaks

Cruser & Mitchell staff and their families took part in the Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks event on Sunday, November 2. Through firm sponsorship and donations, the team raised $1205 for Autism Speaks toward an event total of $526,216. Many thanks to everyone who donated and participated!  

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Cruser & Mitchell Philadelphia Office Walking to Support Autism

The Philadelphia Office of Cruser & Mitchell, LLP is walking to support Autism on Sunday, November 2, 2014, in support of one of our own who has a child with autism. We would love your help to raise money in these efforts to fund research and find a cure. Every bit helps, big or small. If you are so inclined, please click here to donate . And if you are around on November 2, please join us!

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Cruser & Mitchell Celebrates Opening of Savannah Office

Robb Cruser & Shalena Cook Jones The Savannah office of Cruser & Mitchell, LLP celebrated its opening with a professional mixer and networking event on Friday, October 3. Held at historic Bryson Hall, the event included more than 100 guests, representing over 60 companies and organizations. The lively event included great food and music from The Deep End. Shalena Cook Jones is managing partner of Cruser & Mitchell's Savannah office. A former Assistant District Attorney, Shalena has an extensive background litigating complex civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. Her current practice is primarily dedicated…

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2014 Super Lawyers Named

Robb Cruser, Bill Mitchell, Rondiene Novitz and Doug Sanchez have been selected for inclusion into Super Lawyers 2014. Super Lawyers recognizes just 5% of all lawyers through a rigorous election process including verdicts, experience, honors/awards, outstanding achievements and more. Robb Cruser and Bill Mitchell have been named to the list each year since 2007. This is the third year of recognition for Rondiene Novitz and the fourth year for Doug Sanchez. Michael Williams has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star” for 2014. Rising Stars recognizes the top young attorneys, naming no more than 2.5 percent of the…

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Cruser, Mitchell & Novitz Provides 185 Backpacks

Cruser, Mitchell & Novitz, LLP, for the second year in a row, has provided 185 backpacks to over 75 underprivileged families on Long Island through the Barbara Robins Back to School Fund. The firm filled backpacks with school supplies and distributed them across Long Island to reach students before the start of school. The fund was established by Rondiene Novitz in memory of her mother Barbara Robins, who loved to teach.  

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Katy Hurley Elected to Leadership Roles

Katy Hurley was recently elected to the Congregation Council at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in midtown Atlanta. She also joined the Board of Directors at the Midtown Assistance Center in January 2014.

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2013 Super Lawyers Named

Robb Cruser, Bill Mitchell, Rondiene Novitz and Doug Sanchez have been selected for inclusion into Super Lawyers 2013. Super Lawyers recognizes just 5% of all lawyers through a rigorous election process including verdicts, experience, honors/awards, outstanding achievements and more. This is the seventh time in so many years this honor has been given to Robb Cruser and Bill Mitchell, and the second year of recognition for Doug Sanchez. Michael Williams has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star” for 2013. Rising Stars recognizes the top young attorneys, naming no more than 2.5 percent of the eligible attorneys in…

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Board of Directors

Douglas Sanchez was recently nominated to serve on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.

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Lawyer Serves with Students in Nicaragua

Katy Hurley traveled with ten high school students and other adults from Atlanta’s Lutheran Church of the Redeemer to Managua, Nicaragua. The group worked at the Christian Academy of Los Torres (CALT), located in poverty-stricken neighborhood where unemployment, drugs and gang activity are rampant. CALT, where Katy also serves at a board member, is an elementary school which provides free, local education and has a literacy rate of 100%. The group delivered school supplies and sports equipment, built bookshelves and painted rooms in the school. They also donated clothes and toys to public hospitals and gave toys, built bookshelves and…

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Archived News

Robb Cruser and Rusty Grant Article Featured on Case Metrix An editorial on Offers of Judgment co-authored by Robb Cruser and Rusty Grant was published on Case Metrix. Read the full editorial here. 2012 Super Lawyers Named Robb Cruser, Bill Mitchell, Doug Sanchez, Nola Jackson, and Craig Terrett have again been selected for inclusion into Super Lawyers 2012. Super Lawyers recognizes just 5% of all lawyers in the state of Georgia through a rigorous election process including verdicts, experience, honors/awards, outstanding achievements and more. This is the sixth time in so many years this honor has been given to Robb Cruser…

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