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Joel Clark


Co-Director, New Jersey Asbestos Litigation
Director, Life, Health, Disability & ERISA


Mr. Clark is a skilled and dedicated attorney specializing in insurance defense. His areas of practice include ERISA, environmental and toxic tort litigation. Mr. Clark has also served as the acting Municipal Prosecutor for the Township of Dumont located in Bergen County, New Jersey. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Western New England College School of Law and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Presently, Mr. Clark is a senior partner with the firm and is defending asbestos and chemical exposure cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He also serves on the Asbestos Advisory Committee, which comprises representatives from the major plaintiff and defense firms litigating in New Jersey.   Mr. Clark oversees the firm's New Jersey asbestos practice and is the face of MK&C in the Middlesex County Courthouse in front of both the Asbestos Special Master and Asbestos Judge.  He has lectured and moderated panels on topics pertaining to asbestos litigation in various jurisdictions for firm clients and at CLE Seminars.  Mr. Clark has also been instrumental in the organization of the annual Harris Martin New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Seminar.

Mr. Clark also heads MK&C's Life, Health, Disability & ERISA practice.  This practice group represents some of the nation's largest insurers in state and federal litigation involving claim issues, eligibility disputes, and fraud, among other things.  Mr. Clark focuses on ERISA litigation while managing the practice group's other skilled attorneys. 

Mr. Clark is admitted to practice before the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Environmental Law Section and the Defense Research Institute.  Mr. Clark has also been recognized as a "Top Young Lawyer" in New Jersey as published in "New Jersey Monthly" magazine's "Super Lawyers-Rising Stars" section in 2006 and 2007. 


Florham Park, NJ
P: 973-822-1110
F: 973-822-1116
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Western New England School of Law
J.D., 1993
University of Notre Dame
B.A., 1990

New Jersey

District of New Jersey
District of Pennsylvania