Overview

Mr. Freilich focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial and environmental litigation. He has extensive experience in the representation of potentially responsible parties in litigation and administrative actions initiated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, state governmental authorities, and private parties brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), state environmental statutes, and common law. Because of his experience and abilities in these areas, he has often been retained as common counsel or group counsel in such matters.

He has also represented defendants in toxic tort litigation involving claims by parties seeking damages for personal injuries and property damage resulting from exposure to hazardous substances and materials. Mr. Freilich also has extensive experience in the representation of policyholders in complex, multi-party insurance coverage litigation, primarily involving environmental insurance claims.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Freilich has experience with complex commercial matters, including antitrust, breach of contract, unfair competition, legal malpractice, and constitutional litigation.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
    • Editor, Georgetown University Law Journal
  • University of Cincinnati (B.A., with high honors)

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association
Current Member and Past-Chair, Professional Responsibility Committee

American Bar Association
Environmental Section
Litigation Section
Chair, CERCLA Litigation Sub-Committee

District Ethics Committee Section V - Member

Law360
Environmental Editorial Advisory Board, 2011

Legal Employment

Founding Member of Robertson, Freilich, Bruno & Cohen, LLC

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Civic / Charitable Activities

Founding Member and Past President, Temple Rodeph Torah, Marlboro, New Jersey

Publications & Features

NEWSROOM

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Best Lawyers®, Litigation - Environmental

Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Environmental Litigation

Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Environment

Selected to the Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine's "Essex County Top Lawyers" list, Land Use and Environment, 2018

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