Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U. S. District Court State of New Jersey

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • State University of New York at Oneonta

David Wendel

  

Associate | Roseland, New Jersey Office | TEL 973-403-9200 / 800-403-9090
FAX 973-226-0031 / 973-364-1403 | dwendel@starrgern.com

Associate | Roseland, New Jersey Office
TEL 973-403-9200 / 800-403-9090
FAX 973-226-0031 / 973-364-1403
dwendel@starrgern.com

  • Overview >

    David Wendel is an associate with the personal injury litigation group of Starr Gern Davison & Rubin.  David has extensive experience in civil litigation, trials and appeals including independent evaluation, assessment and identification of issues.  Prior to joining our Firm, David had his own firm and represented clients of own origination.  He also worked with other law firms as co-counsel, of-counsel or as a law firm employee. He has handled various types of personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, slip/trip and fall accidents, dog bite attacks, and medical malpractice.  He has successfully managed all cases from initial client intake through pre-suit investigation, initial pleadings, written discovery, motion practice, depositions, arbitrations, settlement negotiations, trials and appeals.  He prides himself in excellent communication skills and the ability to explain to a client all important aspects of their case.

    Among the personal injury cases he has handled include the following recoveries:

    • $1,100,000 recovery for a police officer riding a motorcycle in the course of a funeral procession suffering a fractured wrist making him incapable of holding a handgun and working as a police officer and suffering a traumatic brain injury.
    • $649,000 settlement for an intoxicated pedestrian who was jaywalking when hit by an intoxicated driver suffering traumatic brain injuries, knee replacement and abdominal/intestinal injuries where there was modest insurance coverage for the intoxicated driver.
    • $450,000 recovery for a truck driver who sustained a partial medial meniscectomy and partial tear to his anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee
    • $425,000 recovery for a speeding motorcyclist who was collided into by an automobile driver with modest coverage that made a left hand turn into him and sustained a punctured lung, ruptured patella tendon, comminuted patella fracture, femur fracture and torn knee ligaments.
    • $375,000 recovery against a major department store and its contractors on behalf of woman who slipped and fell on a wet floor and sustained a fractured femur requiring metal rod being put in leg.
    • $125,000 verdict for woman that sustained multiple bulging discs in her neck and back as a result of a negligent driver.

    In addition to his experience in personal injury law, David has handled numerous other types of litigation in the areas of insurance, employment, commercial, business, collection, estate, real estate, and consumer disputes.  Some of his successes in these areas are:

    • Created new law in New Jersey holding that those convicted of DWI are still entitled to no fault benefits. Walcott v. Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company, 376 N.J. Super. 384 (App. Div. 2005).
    • $1,100,000 judgment obtained when overturning fraudulent conveyance by partnership debtor and prevailing on successor liability claim.
    • $1,000,000 settlement for negligent bailment claim against a dye house for greige goods on behalf of three textile manufacturers.
    • $1,200,000 commercial debt judgment and defeated a $1,600,000.00 counterclaim
    • Overturned fraudulent deed conveyance between second husband and wife for the benefit of estate beneficiaries
    • $225,000 settlement after prosecuting fraudulent conveyance of a New Jersey residence that was stripped of its equity to purchase real estate in Florida (and thus be subject to its homestead exemption laws).
    • Products liability claim against a steel fabricator that was dismissed pursuant to the doctrine of laches
    • Claims related to overturning wills and gifts on grounds of forgery, undue influence, and lack of mental capacity

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

    • New Jersey Association for Justice
    • Business Network International – Clark Synapse Chapter
  • Areas of Practice >
  • Bar Admissions >
    • New Jersey
    • U. S. District Court State of New Jersey
  • Education >
    • American University Washington College of Law
    • State University of New York at Oneonta

David Wendel is an associate with the personal injury litigation group of Starr Gern Davison & Rubin.  David has extensive experience in civil litigation, trials and appeals including independent evaluation, assessment and identification of issues.  Prior to joining our Firm, David had his own firm and represented clients of own origination.  He also worked with other law firms as co-counsel, of-counsel or as a law firm employee. He has handled various types of personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, slip/trip and fall accidents, dog bite attacks, and medical malpractice.  He has successfully managed all cases from initial client intake through pre-suit investigation, initial pleadings, written discovery, motion practice, depositions, arbitrations, settlement negotiations, trials and appeals.  He prides himself in excellent communication skills and the ability to explain to a client all important aspects of their case.

Among the personal injury cases he has handled include the following recoveries:

  • $1,100,000 recovery for a police officer riding a motorcycle in the course of a funeral procession suffering a fractured wrist making him incapable of holding a handgun and working as a police officer and suffering a traumatic brain injury.
  • $649,000 settlement for an intoxicated pedestrian who was jaywalking when hit by an intoxicated driver suffering traumatic brain injuries, knee replacement and abdominal/intestinal injuries where there was modest insurance coverage for the intoxicated driver.
  • $450,000 recovery for a truck driver who sustained a partial medial meniscectomy and partial tear to his anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee
  • $425,000 recovery for a speeding motorcyclist who was collided into by an automobile driver with modest coverage that made a left hand turn into him and sustained a punctured lung, ruptured patella tendon, comminuted patella fracture, femur fracture and torn knee ligaments.
  • $375,000 recovery against a major department store and its contractors on behalf of woman who slipped and fell on a wet floor and sustained a fractured femur requiring metal rod being put in leg.
  • $125,000 verdict for woman that sustained multiple bulging discs in her neck and back as a result of a negligent driver.

In addition to his experience in personal injury law, David has handled numerous other types of litigation in the areas of insurance, employment, commercial, business, collection, estate, real estate, and consumer disputes.  Some of his successes in these areas are:

  • Created new law in New Jersey holding that those convicted of DWI are still entitled to no fault benefits. Walcott v. Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company, 376 N.J. Super. 384 (App. Div. 2005).
  • $1,100,000 judgment obtained when overturning fraudulent conveyance by partnership debtor and prevailing on successor liability claim.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for negligent bailment claim against a dye house for greige goods on behalf of three textile manufacturers.
  • $1,200,000 commercial debt judgment and defeated a $1,600,000.00 counterclaim
  • Overturned fraudulent deed conveyance between second husband and wife for the benefit of estate beneficiaries
  • $225,000 settlement after prosecuting fraudulent conveyance of a New Jersey residence that was stripped of its equity to purchase real estate in Florida (and thus be subject to its homestead exemption laws).
  • Products liability claim against a steel fabricator that was dismissed pursuant to the doctrine of laches
  • Claims related to overturning wills and gifts on grounds of forgery, undue influence, and lack of mental capacity

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Business Network International – Clark Synapse Chapter
 

Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C.
105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 401
Roseland, NJ 07068-1640

Phone:973-403-9200
Toll Free:800-403-9090