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Kristofer B. Chiesa

Associate
Meet Kristofer

Mr. Chiesa is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Group. A versatile litigation attorney that gets results for his clients, Mr. Chiesa has successfully handled a wide-range of litigation matters including first-party insurance cases on behalf of the insured; plaintiff's personal injury matters; business disputes; employment matters on behalf of the employee; and collections. Mr. Chiesa also has successfully handled commercial foreclosure matters on behalf of various banking institutions.

Mr. Chiesa also has expanded his practice to the area of family law, and has zealously represented clients in divorce, child custody, post-judgment issues, and domestic violence matters.

In addition, Mr. Chiesa has considerable experience in municipal court matters, where he has successfully represented persons charged with traffic, disorderly persons, and drug-related offenses.

Education

J.D., Widener University School of Law, 2001
Moot Court Honor Society (Executive Board Member 2000-2001)
- Awarded Order of the Barristers for Excellence in Advocacy
- Best Brief Award, August J. Rendigs National Products Liability Competition
Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society
Who’s Who: American Law Students
Phil Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Dean’s List

BA History, Franklin & Marshall College, 1997
Dean’s List
Varsity Intercollegiate Baseball

Bar Associations and Other Memberships

Burlington County Bar Association
Member, Civil Bench and Bar Section

Featured Pro Bono Activities

Vincent J. Appruzzese Mock Trial Competition
Mentor and coach high school students on trial advocacy for statewide competition

Bar Admissions

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

Representative Cases

Successfully settled a hotly contested Estate Litigation matter where his clients received significant funds from a sale of a property in Cape May County.

Obtained numerous six-figure collection judgments and has been able to successfully execute on various Defendants’ assets.

Served as co-counsel in a personal injury matter which resulted in a mid-six figure settlement where the client was seriously injured when she was crushed between a tow truck and her vehicle.

Favorably settled an insurance coverage case on behalf of a homeowner against their insurance company after coverage was initially denied.

Favorably settled a slip and fall case after a favorable arbitration award against a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Obtained judgment on behalf of his client following a bench trial in an Estate Litigation matter, where Mr. Chiesa's client's brother contested a will alleging undue influence, breach of fiduciary duties, and other wrongdoings.

Following a bench trial, Mr. Chiesa obtained joint custody and 50/50 parenting time for a father who was being denied access to his son by the child's mother.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of defendants in the United States District Court of New Jersey on an alleged breach of a settlement agreement.

Obtained summary judgment against various parties who were alleging undue influence and breach of fiduciary duties against his client in an Estate Litigation matter. 

Publications

“Stadium Spectator Safety: Is it Finally Time to Revisit The ‘Baseball Rule’?” New Jersey Law Journal, August 31, 2015

Volunteering Activities

Vincent J. Appruzzese Mock Trial Competition
Mentor and coach high school students on trial advocacy for statewide competition

Marlton Recreation Council Baseball
Member of the Board of Directors
Head coach of Marlton Baseball travel team