Shaji M. Eapen


Shaji Eapen is an accomplished litigator with a diverse range of experience handling all types of cases. He has successfully litigated various types of claims in New Jersey and New York. He focuses his practice on matters involving professional liability defense (including lawyers, insurance producers, accountants, architects/engineers, mortgage brokers, title/escrow agents, real estate agents/brokers and home inspectors), complex civil litigation and insurance coverage disputes. He also has successfully handled cyber liability claims/breaches, environmental, employment, construction defects, commercial litigation, bodily injury and property damage claims.

He has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer every year since 2015 and was named a New Jersey Rising Star from 2012 to 2014.  Recently, he was recognized in the 2020-2023 issues of “Best Lawyers in America” for his work in Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants.

Shaji is also an accomplished appellate advocate, having successfully handled matters before federal and state appellate courts.  Some decisions include:

Clare v. ACT, 2020 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2037 (N.J. App. Div. Oct. 26, 2020), certification denied, 246 N.J. 52 (2021)

FIN Assocs. LP v. Hudson Specialty Ins. Co., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 20695 (3d Cir. 2018)

Perez v. Adler, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2604 (N.J. App. Div. Oct. 17, 2017), certification denied, 233 N.J. 298 (2018).

Hicks v. Health Ins. Innovations, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214098 (D.N.J. 2017), adopted and dismissed, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2647 (D.N.J. 2018).

Rait P’ship, L.P. v. Hudson Specialty Ins. Co., 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 952 (N.J. App. Div. April 19, 2017).

Speeney v. Rutgers, 673 Fed. Appx. 149 (3d Cir. 2016), certiorari denied, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 5058 (U.S., Oct. 2, 2017).

Guidotti v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, L.L.C., 716 F. 3d 764 (3d Cir. 2013).

Gere v. Louis, 2010 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2123, 2010 WL 3418368 (App. Div. 2010), rev’d in part, 209 N.J. 486, 15 A. 3d 19 (2012).

Buell v. Clara Maass Med. Ctr., 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2256, 2008 WL 4191115 (App. Div. 2008), certif. denied, 199 N.J. 131, 970 A. 2d 1048 (2009).

Menoken v. McNamara, 304 Fed. Appx. 979 (3d Cir. 2008).

Nevins v. Muldoon, 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1413, 2008 WL 2965140 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 197 N.J. 13, 960 A. 2d 743 (2008).

Estate of Albanese v. Lolio, 393 N.J. Super. 355, 923 A. 2d 325 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 192 N.J. 597, 934 A. 2d 639 (2007).

Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp., Inc. v. Nowell Amoroso, P.A., 189 N.J. 436, 916 A. 2d 440 (2007).

Shaji is actively involved in his local community. He is currently the President-Elect for the Rotary Club of Morris Plains and is a Member of the Board of Adjustments for the Borough of Morris Plains.

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