Jordan S. Stanzler, Esq.
Jordan S. Stanzler has over twenty five years of experience in the preparation and trial of complex civil cases. Since 1988 he has specialized in representing corporations in complex defense and insurance coverage cases. He has successfully obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance reimbursement for companies in the construction and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Stanzler graduated from Harvard University in 1967, from the University of Chicago Law School in 1972, and from New York University (L.L.M. Taxation) in 1987. He is admitted to practice law in California, Rhode Island and New York.
He was lead trial counsel for Hoechst Celanese in a case involving excess insurance coverage for polybutylene plumbing claims, which exceeded $1 billion. The trial-- which the National Law Journal listed as one of the twenty most significant cases of 1997-- lasted three months and resulted in a unanimous verdict for Celanese on all issues.
This year he successfully obtained a defense for the James Jones Company in a lawsuit brought by hundreds of municipalities under the False Claims Act, for parts supplied to municipal water systems in Southern California.
Mr. Stanzler has also represented Allied-Signal, Uniroyal, Bausch & Lomb, Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., Silgan Containers Corporation, Kmart Corporation and Paragon Homes, Inc. in significant insurance coverage cases involving environmental, product defect and toxic tort coverage.
From 1982-1988 Mr. Stanzler was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York where he tried numerous civil and criminal cases. As Chief of the Tax Unit in 1987-1988, he obtained criminal tax fraud convictions following a six week jury trial. The case involved the creation of sham tax shelters achieved through the sale of government securities.
Mr. Stanzler is a 1967 graduate of Harvard University, a 1972 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, and a 1984 graduate of the New York University Law School. He is a co-author of Insurance Coverage Litigation, a two volume treatise published by Aspen Law & Business.
Admitted to the Bar:
New York, Rhode Island, and California