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Nancy Giacumbo

PARTNER
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Complex Torts
Environmental
Insurance Defense
Product Liability
Construction Defect
Subrogation
Office: (973) 845-8620
Fax: (973) 845-7645
nancygiacumbo@jmslawyers.com
Court Admissions
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey

Education
  • Douglass College, Rutgers University, A.B. cum laude

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. cum laude

  • Oxford University, Wadham College,
    Diploma with Distinction

Nancy Giacumbo, a Partner with the firm, practices in the areas of complex toxic torts, environmental, insurance defense, product liability, construction defects, and subrogation.

 

Upon graduating law school, she had the distinction of serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable Reginald Stanton, A.J.S.C., during his last year as the General Equity Judge of the Morris and Sussex County Vicinage.

 

Throughout Nancy's career in private practice and as Trial Counsel with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, she has defended a wide variety of complex toxic torts, environmental, general negligence, product liability, and construction defect cases. Her environmental litigation experience includes governmental and civil actions pursuant to N.J. Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J. Water Pollution Act, NJ Air Pollution Act, Underground Storage Tank Act, and CERCLA for contribution, and natural resource damages; cost recovery for site investigation and remediation of contaminated groundwater, potable water, and soil; nuisance, trespass, property damage, and bodily injury; air, water, and noise pollution; discharge of hazardous materials and waste; exposure to toxic fumes and substances such as asbestos, benzene, and silica; and leaking commercial and residential above ground and underground fuel storage tanks. She has also successfully prosecuted large property loss subrogation claims for insurers.

 

On June 28, 2011, Nancy was appointed (and has been reappointed multiple times) by the New Jersey Supreme Court to its Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Committee and Chair of a Committee Part. She has served as a civil case Arbitrator in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, and has taught Business Law at Rutgers University School of Business. She is both a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a founding member of its Animal Law Committee.

Reported Cases
  • Matter of Kimber Petroleum, 110 N.J. 69 (1988)

  • Grossman v. Club Med Sales, Inc., et al., 273 N.J. Super. 42 (App. Div. 1994)

  • Kuehm v. Hearnen Air Conditioning, et al., 142 N.J. 574 (1995)

  • Cottle v. Independent Bus Garage Co., 144 N.J. 173 (1996)

  • Roman v. Turner Colours, Inc., 255 A.D.2d 571, 681 N.Y.S.2d 69 (1998)