Maida Chinosi


(973) 631-5742
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Maida Chinosi is an Associate in the Insurance/Reinsurance Practice group. 

Maida’s practice focuses on the areas of insurance coverage litigation and counseling. Maida provides representation to both domestic and international insurers in non-litigated and litigated matters in both state and federal courts on a wide range of insurance coverage issues, with an emphasis on coverage disputes arising out of environmental liability, toxic tort exposure, product liability, construction defect and professional liability.

Maida also has experience in handling complex civil litigation matters. She has experience in mass tort litigation, including the Phenylpropanolamine (“PPA”) Product Liability Litigation, asbestos and benzene exposure cases.  

More recently, Maida has counseled and represented captive insurers with drafting of policies and claims handling. 

Prior to joining Coughlin Duffy, Maida was an associate with Connell Foley LLP, and before that, worked at Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Inc. in their legal departments. 


• Representing primary and excess insurers in coverage litigation involving the largest Superfund site in New Jersey

• Representing high excess insurer in a complex multi-party coverage litigation arising out of asbestos bodily injury claims under a $1.85 billion insurance program

• Monitoring counsel for European insurer with respect to coverage issues involving U.S. and Canadian class actions arising out of allegedly defective roofing shingles

• Served as monitoring counsel for multinational reinsurer with respect to a claim for insurance coverage in one of the largest settlements against a U.S. Bank concerning its subprime mortgages and lending practices

• Successfully defended international reinsurer in coverage dispute that resulted in dismissal of approximately $95 million in claimed bankers professional liability and securities claim coverage for underlying suits filed against a large U.S. financial institution

Published Decisions in which Maida has been involved:

IMO Indus., Inc. v. Transamerica Corp., 437 N.J. Super. 577 (App.Div. Sept. 30, 2014)

Howden N. Am. Inc. v. ACE Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 875 F. Supp. 2d 478; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86194, Civil Action No. 09-1014,Civil Action No. 11-247 (W.D.Pa. June 21, 2012)

Arrowood Indem. Co. v. Metallo Gasket Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119911, Civil Action No.: 09-4814 (AET) (D.N.J., October 18, 2011)


Awards and Honors

Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Rising Stars, 2014


Member, American Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association

Member, New Jersey Women’s Lawyers Association