Audra DePaolo

Audra DePaolo



Audra DePaolo practices primarily in the areas of appellate, complex commercial, and estate and probate litigation. She also drafts and reviews contracts and corporate documents for individual and business clients and handles estate administration.

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. DePaolo was a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Peter Ciolino, A.J.S.C., former Assignment Judge of Bergen County.

Ms. DePaolo is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and was recently reappointed as a member of the Appellate Practice Committee.  She is also a member of the Bergen County Bar Association and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.

In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, she was included on the list of Bergen’s Top Lawyers by (201) Magazine, in Appellate Practice and Litigation. She was included on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2009 and 2010.

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  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, Rutgers College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Unites States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Representative Matters

State of N.J. Dept. of Treasury v. Merrill Lynch & Co., 2013 W. 1830874 (NJ App.Div. 2013)

Fred Pond, L.L.C. v. Whitlock Mills, L.P., 2009 WL 3430145 (N.J. App.Div. 2009) (affirming settlement of litigation)

Lisowski v. New Jersey Transit, 2008 WL 4648396 (NJ App.Div. 2008) (affirming jury verdict in favor of plaintiff)

Naviant Marketing Solutions, Inc. v. Larry Tucker, Inc., 339 F.3d 180 (3d Cir. 2003) (reversing order imposing sanctions for failure to provide discovery)

Dupree v. City of Clifton, 351 N.J. Super. 237 (App. Div. 2002), aff’d, 175 N.J. 449 (2003) (affirming summary judgment for church in personal injury action)

In re Villone, 361 N.J. Super. 478 (App. Div. 2003) (affirming decision that will and trust were procured by undue influence)

Noorily v. Thomas & Betts Corp., 188 F.3d 153 (3d Cir. 1999), cert. denied, 529 U.S. 1053 (2000) (reversing ERISA award for severance benefits)



LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation (LexisNexis 2017) (Co-editor)

Co-author with Barry A. Knopf, McDougall v. Lamm: New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling that Emotional Distress Damages Are Not Available for Witnessing Death of Beloved Pet Keeps Man’s Best Friend in the Dog House,” 2012 LexisNexis Emerging Issues 6645 (September 2012)

Co-author with Barry A. Knopf, expert commentary “Federal Court in Bashir v. The Home Depot Slices Lessor’s Defense under NJPLA in Stump Grinder Case,” 2011 LexisNexis Emerging Issues 6153 (December 2011)

Co-author with Barry A. Knopf, Medical Malpractice chapter in LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions by Mathew Bender/ Lexis-Nexis

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