Meredith Kaplan Stoma


Meredith Kaplan Stoma is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois, and a vice-chair of the Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability Practices. Meredith has substantial and wide-ranging experience in defending all types of professionals – including attorneys, accountants, architects, engineers, insurance producers and real estate agents and brokers – in professional malpractice actions through all phases of litigation in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. She also has extensive experience defending individuals and corporations in complex commercial, employment, personal injury matters, and representing public entities in high-exposure cases, including at trial.

Meredith is also an accomplished appellate advocate. She has successfully argued several matters before the Supreme Court and Appellate Division of New Jersey.

In addition, Meredith is actively involved in her community. She has been a trustee of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey since 2006 and recently served a two year term as co-chairperson of the Foundation. She also previously chaired the Foundation’s Grant Committee and was a member of the Nominating Committee.

Meredith is a Past Chair for the International Association of Defense Counsel, Professional Liability Committee.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Professional Liability

Additional Experience



  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Claims Litigation Management
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Member and Chair, International Association of Defense Counsel, Professional Liability Committee
  • Member and Former Chair of the Insurance Benefit Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Best Lawyers in America,” Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2010-2021 (Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2014; Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2012-2015; and New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2006)
  • Named Top 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ Magazine, 2006

Professional Presentations

  • Keynote Speaker, "Ethics & Legal Malpractice Pitfalls" - New Jersey State Bar Association Semi-Annual Tax & Estate Planning Forum, June 9, 2021
  • Speaker, "Succession/Transition Planning: Preparing Law Firms and Carriers for the Next Generation" - International Association of Defense Counsel Professional Liability Roundtable, May 30, 2019
  • Speaker, "Legal Malpractice Update" - New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, March 23, 2019
  • Speaker, "Young Professionals Session: Pick Me! Pick Me!" - American Bar Association Lawyers Professional Liability Conference, Fall 2017
  • Speaker, “New Jersey Law Office Management” – Essex County Bar Association, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Speaker and Co-Author, “Managing Expectations in the Tripartite Relationship” – International Association of Defense Counsel Professional Liability Roundtable, 2013


Seton Hall University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1991

Tufts University

Bachelor of Science, Major in Mechanical Engineering and Minor in Engineering Management, 1988