Attorney at Law

Introduction and firm philosophy

The Law Offices of Welt & Kuzemczak, LLC is a full service law firm specializing in the defense of civil claims and lawsuits. The firm is dedicated to an effective and vigorous client service throughout New Jersey with offices centrally located in Clifton. The firm utilizes state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

The firm is cognizant of the balanced demand for cost efficiency without a compromise of quality service. We regard our clients as partners with whom we work together on the task of achieving successful results through a mutually
beneficial billing structure. We are open to flexibly tailored rate planning in order to accomplish this important balance.

Areas of practice

The firm’s clients include a number of insurance companies, Third Party Administrators, school boards, municipalities, water and sewage commissions, and self insured corporations.

Our litigation practice is notably diversified, with primary emphasis in the area of insurance defense of public entities. Matters relating to the garden variety automobile and general liability claims to the more complex cases involving Title 59, Employer’s Liability, Public Officials Liability, CEPA and LAD litigation, construction litigation, architects, engineers and other professional malpractice, employment discrimination, and products liability are all areas which have been litigated extensively by one or more members of the firm.

Clients increasingly consult us in anticipation of potential disputes, and the firm is routinely involved in the claim stage with an eye towards alternative dispute resolution. The firm litigates in the federal and state courts and appears before arbitration panels, including the American Arbitration Association and private industry tribunals.

Our attorneys and professional staff

David M. Welt, ESQ.

Admitted to New Jersey and Florida Bars, 1980. Education: Hiram College (B.A., Magna cum Laude, 1974);
Member: Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu; Case Western University School of Law (J.D. 1980). Editor: Case Western Reserve Law Review.
Partner: Morgan Melhuish Monaghan Arvidson Abrutyn & Lisowski (1982 – 1998).
Partner: Welt & David, P.C. (1998-2005)
Partner: Welt & Kuzemczak, LLC. (2005 to present).

Mr. Welt brings to the partnership 30 years of trial experience in all courts. Upon graduation from law school, he began his career as a litigation claims supervisor and then claims manager for the Insurance Company of North America (now Ace). As a partner in one of New Jersey’s leading insurance defense firms, he has represented a number of insurance companies, municipalities, water and sewerage authorities and self-insured corporate clients in matters including the defense of automobile claims, general liability, Title 59, construction litigation, products liability, professional malpractice and employment discrimination. Mr. Welt enjoys a reputation for tenacity that is unparalleled in this state.

Jerry Kuzemczak, ESQ.

Admitted to Bar, 1993, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Education: Rutgers State University of New Jersey (B.S. Accounting 1988); Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 1993). Member: Seton Hall Legislative Journal. Author: A.B 5051- A Bill to Establish New Jersey Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association, 16: A SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 849 (May 1992).

As a Accountant and a pre-law school career with Prudential Insurance Company, Mr. Kuzemczak brings his specialized expertise to our defense litigation team. While in law school, Mr. Kuzemczak completed an internship for the Office of the Attorney General – Division of Law, he has been an associate with a Newark law firm handling all aspects of insurance defense litigation. He was also responsible for the firm’s residential real estate practice. As a partner in the firm, Mr. Kuzemczak has continued to handle insurance defense, civil litigation, real estate practice areas and criminal defense.

Full complement of support and part-time staff

The firm also maintains a full complement of part-time professional staff, including lawyers and paralegals. Each member of the part-time staff a particular area of special interest including litigation, condominium law and real estate.