Allison M. Koenke
Ms. Koenke’s initial interest in the law began while she was at the University of Scranton and worked for a local Attorney and Politician, Carmen Minora. Ms. Koenke worked as a law clerk at Mr. Minora’s law practice and then became an events coordinator on his campaign for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. Mr. Minora was successful in November of 1995 and is now Honorable Carmen D. Minora of the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania.
After graduating from the University of Scranton, Ms. Koenke took a position as a real estate paralegal at Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville, New Jersey. Ms. Koenke was responsible to review and prepare residential mortgage documents including the transfer of funds. After one year of working as a real estate paralegal, Ms. Koenke entered Seton Hall University School of Law in the fall of 1996.
While at Seton Hall, Ms. Koenke began her career with Methfessel & Werbel. Ms. Koenke was a law clerk to the property team in the summer of 1998 and stayed with the firm until her graduation. At that point, Ms. Koenke took a clerkship with Honorable Thomas C. Brown in Essex County. At the time of Ms. Koenke’s clerkship, Judge Brown was an executive Judge in the civil division and responsible for a large number of medical malpractice cases. Judge Brown carried a heavy motion calendar throughout the year and Ms. Koenke was responsible for the judge’s entire motion calendar including all motions on medical malpractice cases. While a clerk, Ms. Koenke was trained as a mediator and was responsible to mediate special civil part cases in Essex County twice a month.
After her clerkship, Ms. Koenke rejoined Methfessel & Werbel as an associate attorney. She specializes in the defense of liability and PIP cases. She handles cases on PIP coverage and fraud issues. She is experienced in the arbitration of PIP claims in the American Arbitration Association forum. Ms. Koenke also handles the defense of UM and UIM claims on behalf of insurance carriers.