Evelyn R. StorchCounsel
Evelyn R. Storch is counsel in Harwood Lloyd's Commercial Department, specializing in complex commercial, real estate based, construction and employment litigation, professional liability claims, and insurance defense and coverage disputes. She has litigated intricate matters involving partnership dissolutions, shareholder and securities disputes, restrictive covenant suits, real estate brokerage claims (on behalf of both brokers and developers/owners), and civil rights violations. Her clients include individuals, small and medium businesses, medium and closely held companies and the occasional multi-national corporation. Her diverse experience enables her to adapt her services to the particular needs of each client.
Ms. Storch received her A.B. from Douglass College in 1968. She received her J.D., Cum Laude, from Rutgers School of Law, Camden in 1981. While in law school, she was Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal. She was a semi-finalist and won the Best Brief Award in the school's Moot Court Competition. She served as a legal intern to the Hon. Dolores K. Sloviter, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Storch is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New Jersey (1981), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1981), United States Supreme Court (2001), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2004) and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2004)..
Ms. Storch is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is a Trustee for the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is the Chair of the Legislative Committee for that Section. She also serves on the Amicus Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, for which she was chair in 2006 - 2008, and on the Business and Commercial Litigation Committee. She is part of the leadership of the Woman Advocate Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. She is now Chair of the Regional Lunch Meeting Program Subcommittee for the 2010 - 2011 year and previously served as co-editor as well as one of the authors of The Woman Advocate 2nd ed.
On behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Ms. Storch wrote the amicus brief to the New Jersey Supreme Court in Jerista v. Murray, 185 N.J. 175 (2005), which upheld the proximate cause requirement in legal malpractice cases. In addition to serving as co-editor of The Woman Advocate 2nd ed. and writing one of its chapters, Ms. Storch has authored or co-authored numerous articles: American Bar Association, LITIGATION, Admissibility of Electronically Stored Information: It's Still the Same Old Story (May, 2008); American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel Committee Annual Meeting, Electronically Stored Information: Are You Ready? (February, 2008); American Bar Association, LITIGATION, Spoliation, or Please Don't Leave the Cake Out in the Rain (July, 2006); and American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, The Woman Advocate Committee Newsletter, If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Persuasive Brief Writing (Fall, 2005). Evelyn has served as a panelist and presenter, both locally and nationally, on electronic discovery, bad faith insurance claims, brief writing, and taking and defending depositions.