NANCY GIACUMBO, a partner in our litigation group, has practiced in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels in various jurisdictions. She is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.
Throughout her career in private practice and as Trial Counsel with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, she has defended a wide variety of complex toxic torts, product liability, and construction defect cases. She has defended environmental litigation and governmental actions pursuant to the NJ Spill Compensation and Control Act, NJ Water Pollution Act, NJ Air Pollution Act, Underground Storage Tank Act, and CERCLA, for contribution, natural resource damages, and cost recovery for site investigation and remediation of contaminated groundwater 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; and leaking commercial and residential above ground and underground fuel storage tanks. She has also successfully prosecuted large property loss subrogation claims for insurers, including the recovery from responsible parties of costs for investigation and remediation.
Her reported cases include 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); and Roman v. Turner Colours, Inc., 255 A.D.2d 571, 681 N.Y.S.2d 69 (1998).
On June 28, 2011, Ms. Giacumbo 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.