Loren L. Pierce

Overview

LOREN L. PIERCE has over 30 years of experience representing businesses from Fortune 500 companies to start-up ventures.  In addition to general commercial litigation, Ms. Pierce’s practice is focused on insurance coverage, health care and employment litigation. She also has experience in environmental, class action, product liability, and fraud litigation.  She has handled litigation involving disputed international matters. As lead attorney on multi-million dollar litigations, she has handled cases in the federal and state courts. She has tried multiple cases to conclusion and argued cases before the appellate courts.  She counsels clients on corporate and commercial matters and has prepared corporate-wide policies relating to compliance, employment and electronic discovery issues. In addition, she counsels not-for-profit entities in all aspects of their businesses and represents them in litigation.

In 2016, Ms. Pierce was named to the inaugural class of "Top Women in Law," by the New Jersey Law Journal. She has also been listed in Best Lawyers® (2006-2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business, in the area of Insurance Law. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE.  Ms. Pierce has been listed in Super Lawyers® (2009-2013, 2017-2020), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Insurance Coverage, Health Care, and Employment Litigation: Defense.  She earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from Volunteer Lawyers for Justice®.  From 2014 to 2018, Ms. Pierce was named to "Women Leaders in the Law" by ALM.  In 2015, Ms. Pierce was honored with the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.

Ms. Pierce serves as a Practice Group Manager for the Litigation & Insurance Services practice group at the Firm.  She is also co-founder of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.  Ms. Pierce has lectured at numerous seminars on various litigation and insurance topics for the New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and other groups.

Ms. Pierce currently serves on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and previously held positions including President, President Elect, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  She was a member of the Amicus Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also a member of National Association of Women Lawyers and served on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee.  Ms. Pierce is a member of the American, New Jersey and District of Columbia Bar Associations, and has become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

  • In 2017, Ms. Pierce became a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • In 2016, Ms. Pierce was named to the inaugural  class of  "Top Women in Law" by the New Jersey Law Journal
  • In 2015, Ms. Pierce was honored with the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.
  • In 2005, Ms. Pierce was named a Leader Among Women and Minorities by the New Jersey Law Journal.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2006-2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the area of Insurance Law.  A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE.
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2009-2013, 2017-2020), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Insurance Coverage, Health Care, and Employment Litigation: Defense. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • From 2014 to 2018, Ms. Pierce was named to "Women Leaders in the Law" by ALM.
  • Selective Insurance Company of America v. Boy Scouts of America, 2018, WL 1609342 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 2, 2018)
  • Citizens Ins. Co. of Am. v. Selective Way Ins. Co., No. CIV.A. 14-6232, 2015 WL 1650105 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 14, 2015)
  • Selective Ins. Co. of South Carolina v. Hershey Equipment Co., 2015, WL 539639 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 20, 2015)
  • New Jersey Mfrs. Ins. Co v. National Cas.Co., No. A-5197-10 (App. Div. July 20, 2012)
  • New Jersey Mfrs. Ins. Co. v. Nat. Cas. Co., 413 N.J.Super. 94, 992 A.2d 837 (App. Div. 2011)
  • Peter Risko v. Thompson Muller Auto.Group, Inc., 206 N.J. 506, 20 A.3d 1123 (2011)
  • Brenner v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 853 N.Y.S.2d 57, 49 A.D.3d 296 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
  • New Jersey Mfrs. Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Cas. Co., 393 N.J. Super. 340, 923 A.2d 315 (App. Div. 2007)
  • New Castle County v. Hartford Acc. and Indem. Co., 778 F.Supp. 812 (D. Del. 1991)
  • New Castle County v. Hartford Acc. and Indem. Co., 933 F.2d 1162 (3d Cir. 1991)
  • Hartford Life Ins. Co. v. Rosenfeld, No. CIV.A. 05-5542 (KSH), 2007 WL 2226014 (D.N.J. Aug. 01, 2007)
  • Pine Belt Enters., Inc. v. SC & E Admin. Servs., Inc., No. CIV.A.04-105 (SRC), 2005 WL 2469672 (D.N.J. Oct. 06, 2005)
  • Kutner Buick, Inc. v. Crum & Foster Corp., No. CIV. A. 95-CV-1268, 1995 WL 508175 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 24, 1995)
  • Murphy Oil USA, Inc. v. U.S. Fid. & Guar. Co., No. 91-1157, 1992 WL 465701 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 21, 1992)

Overview

LOREN L. PIERCE has over 30 years of experience representing businesses from Fortune 500 companies to start-up ventures.  In addition to general commercial litigation, Ms. Pierce’s practice is focused on insurance coverage, health care and employment litigation. She also has experience in environmental, class action, product liability, and fraud litigation.  She has handled litigation involving disputed international matters. As lead attorney on multi-million dollar litigations, she has handled cases in the federal and state courts. She has tried multiple cases to conclusion and argued cases before the appellate courts.  She counsels clients on corporate and commercial matters and has prepared corporate-wide policies relating to compliance, employment and electronic discovery issues. In addition, she counsels not-for-profit entities in all aspects of their businesses and represents them in litigation.

In 2016, Ms. Pierce was named to the inaugural class of "Top Women in Law," by the New Jersey Law Journal. She has also been listed in Best Lawyers® (2006-2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business, in the area of Insurance Law. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE.  Ms. Pierce has been listed in Super Lawyers® (2009-2013, 2017-2020), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Insurance Coverage, Health Care, and Employment Litigation: Defense.  She earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from Volunteer Lawyers for Justice®.  From 2014 to 2018, Ms. Pierce was named to "Women Leaders in the Law" by ALM.  In 2015, Ms. Pierce was honored with the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.

Ms. Pierce serves as a Practice Group Manager for the Litigation & Insurance Services practice group at the Firm.  She is also co-founder of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.  Ms. Pierce has lectured at numerous seminars on various litigation and insurance topics for the New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and other groups.

Ms. Pierce currently serves on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and previously held positions including President, President Elect, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  She was a member of the Amicus Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also a member of National Association of Women Lawyers and served on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee.  Ms. Pierce is a member of the American, New Jersey and District of Columbia Bar Associations, and has become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

  • In 2017, Ms. Pierce became a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • In 2016, Ms. Pierce was named to the inaugural  class of  "Top Women in Law" by the New Jersey Law Journal
  • In 2015, Ms. Pierce was honored with the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.
  • In 2005, Ms. Pierce was named a Leader Among Women and Minorities by the New Jersey Law Journal.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2006-2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the area of Insurance Law.  A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE.
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2009-2013, 2017-2020), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Insurance Coverage, Health Care, and Employment Litigation: Defense. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • From 2014 to 2018, Ms. Pierce was named to "Women Leaders in the Law" by ALM.
  • Selective Insurance Company of America v. Boy Scouts of America, 2018, WL 1609342 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 2, 2018)
  • Citizens Ins. Co. of Am. v. Selective Way Ins. Co., No. CIV.A. 14-6232, 2015 WL 1650105 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 14, 2015)
  • Selective Ins. Co. of South Carolina v. Hershey Equipment Co., 2015, WL 539639 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 20, 2015)
  • New Jersey Mfrs. Ins. Co v. National Cas.Co., No. A-5197-10 (App. Div. July 20, 2012)
  • New Jersey Mfrs. Ins. Co. v. Nat. Cas. Co., 413 N.J.Super. 94, 992 A.2d 837 (App. Div. 2011)
  • Peter Risko v. Thompson Muller Auto.Group, Inc., 206 N.J. 506, 20 A.3d 1123 (2011)
  • Brenner v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 853 N.Y.S.2d 57, 49 A.D.3d 296 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
  • New Jersey Mfrs. Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Cas. Co., 393 N.J. Super. 340, 923 A.2d 315 (App. Div. 2007)
  • New Castle County v. Hartford Acc. and Indem. Co., 778 F.Supp. 812 (D. Del. 1991)
  • New Castle County v. Hartford Acc. and Indem. Co., 933 F.2d 1162 (3d Cir. 1991)
  • Hartford Life Ins. Co. v. Rosenfeld, No. CIV.A. 05-5542 (KSH), 2007 WL 2226014 (D.N.J. Aug. 01, 2007)
  • Pine Belt Enters., Inc. v. SC & E Admin. Servs., Inc., No. CIV.A.04-105 (SRC), 2005 WL 2469672 (D.N.J. Oct. 06, 2005)
  • Kutner Buick, Inc. v. Crum & Foster Corp., No. CIV. A. 95-CV-1268, 1995 WL 508175 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 24, 1995)
  • Murphy Oil USA, Inc. v. U.S. Fid. & Guar. Co., No. 91-1157, 1992 WL 465701 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 21, 1992)

Education

Lafayette College (A.B. 1982)
Seton Hall Law School (J.D. 1985)

Admissions

District of Columbia
State of New Jersey
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. District Court, EDPA
U.S. District Court, MDPA
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Memberships

Fellow, American Bar Foundation
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
National Association of Women Lawyers