Joseph C. Amoroso

Of Counsel

(973) 631-6015
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Joseph Amoroso is Of Counsel at the Firm and his practice concentrates in product liability, insurance defense, employment litigation, environmental law, appellate practice and corporate defense.

He has successfully represented businesses of all sizes, either through their insurance carriers or directly, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses in a wide variety of industries.

Joseph served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James J. Petrella, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division, for the 2001-2002 Term. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Amoroso was associated with the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, LLP. He joined Coughlin Duffy LLP upon its inception in March 2004.


  • Involved in litigation of multi-million dollar commercial disputes between pharmaceutical companies.

  • Negotiated numerous large scale Superfund, Spill Act and remediation settlements with governmental agencies.

  • Acts as outside general counsel to various mid-sized corporations in a variety of industries.  

  • Successfully represented a wide variety of product manufacturers in both single-plaintiff cases and large, consolidated mass tort personal-injury and products-liability actions involving a variety of products ranging from over-the-counter pharmaceuticals to industrial products and boat engines.  

  • Has extensive experience in successfully defending insureds, businesses and other property owners in premises liability actions.

  • Successfully arbitrated an employment dispute which included an award of attorneys’ fees.

  • Part of a team of attorneys that successfully appealed to the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of doctors and nurses to overturn the largest medical malpractice verdict in State history.


Publications and Presentations

"In Hot Pursuit of NRD Claims," Environmental Claims Journal, 19(4):219-238 (2007) Co-Author

Community Service

Member, Washington Township Environmental Commission (2010-2012; 2013-2015 Term)


Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, Defense Research Institute

Member, National Italian American Foundation