Anthony S. McCaskey

Partner

  • location icon Newark, NJ
    One Riverfront Plaza
    Suite 800
    Newark, NJ 07102

Anthony McCaskey is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability and Aviation Practices. Mr. McCaskey is a seasoned litigator practicing in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania for over 20 years. His area of concentration is general liability including material handling and heavy equipment accident cases; product liability and toxic torts; construction and workplace accidents; commercial premises liability; aviation, truck and transportation accidents; insurance coverage disputes involving first and third party coverage issues; and contractual indemnity disputes. Mr. McCaskey has tried cases and argued appeals in the New Jersey Superior Court, Supreme Court of New York, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court and Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McCaskey served as an intern to United States District Court Judge Alfred J. Lechner, Jr. and United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Novalyn L. Winfield. Mr. McCaskey is admitted to practice law in the States of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has also served on the New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial Administration and District Ethics Committees and has presented seminars on general liability, material handling and heavy equipment accident cases, product liability, New Jersey’s Tort Claim Act, professional liability, and sports liability and risk management.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, New York, New York and Newark, New Jersey, December 2007 – April 2016
  • Seiden Wayne, New York, New York and Newark, New Jersey, 1996 – 2007 (merged with LeClairRyan)
  • Braff, Harris & Sukoneck, Livingston, New Jersey 1993 – 1995
  • Legal Intern to United States District Court Judge Alfred J. Lechner, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Novalyn L. Winfield and New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Publications

  • Thesis and Antithesis of Liberty of Contract, Excess in Lochner and Johnson Controls”, Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1993
  • A Guide to the Legal Liability of Coaches for a Sports Participant’s Injuries”, Anthony S. McCaskey and Kenneth W. Biedzynski, Seton Hall Journal of Sports Law, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1996
  • The Legal Liability of Sports Participants”, Anthony S. McCaskey and Kenneth W. Biedzynski, The Risk Report, Vol. XIX, No. 4, December 1996

Professional Presentations

  • Mr. McCaskey has conducted seminars on general liability; product liability; material handling and heavy equipment accident cases; New Jersey’s Tort Claim Act; professional liability; and sports liability and risk management.
  • Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance/Broadspire, “Claims Management for Equipment Accident Cases 
  • Fairview Agency, “Liability Issues in Material Handling and Heavy Equipment Accident Cases”
  • Gallagher Basset Services, Inc., “New Jersey’s Tort Claim Act”
  • Great American Insurance Company,  “New Jersey’s Tort Claim Act”
  • Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company, “Commercial Premises Liability”
  • Great American Insurance Company,  “New Jersey General Liability Law”
  • Montclair State University,  “Potential Liability Exposure for Athletic Trainers”
  • USA Hockey, “Sports Liability and Risk Management”
  • Athletic Trainer’s Society of New Jersey, “Mock Deposition in a Sports Malpractice Case”

Admissions

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey District V Ethics Committee, 2005-2009
  • New Jersey Judicial Administration Committee, 2003-2004

Awards & Honors

Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon Honor Societies

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1993

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Bachelor of Arts, 1989, magna cum laude

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