Richard A. Nelke


After graduation, Mr. Nelke obtained a clerkship with the Honorable Mark M. Russello, of the Bergen County Superior Court.

Following his successful clerkship, Mr. Nelke worked for a defense firm representing insurance carriers, insureds and self-insureds in the investigation and litigation of both first and third-party claims in New Jersey and New York. For 11 years he managed and supervised a litigation practice group, defended insureds and insurers in jury and bench trials in NJ and NY and specialized in the investigation and prosecution of fraud claims.

Mr. Nelke presently represents insurance carriers, insureds, and self-insureds in the investigation and defense of both first and third-party claims.  Mr. Nelke has also presented many seminars on topics such as Mysterious Disappearance claims, Insurance Fraud, Bad Faith, the Evolution of COVID-19 Litigation and its Coverage Implication, Peer to Peer Rentals, and Pre-suit investigations.