Joseph P. Fiteni

Of Counsel

(973) 631-6093
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Joseph P. Fiteni is Of Counsel in the Firm's Commercial Services Group.

His practice focuses on the defense of litigated matters in the areas of commercial, personal injury, property damage, toxic tort, environmental, pharmaceutical and construction defect. Joe also has significant experience handling complex insurance coverage matters for both domestic and international insurers.

Joe regularly participates in all facets of litigation, from initial evaluation and discovery through expert preparation, trial and post-trial briefing. He regularly handles cases in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York, and other jurisdictions, including the asbestos federal multi-district litigation (MDL 875) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Joe is also routinely involved in the resolution of cases through negotiation/settlement, arbitration and mediation.

Prior to joining Coughlin Duffy in March 2013, Joe was an associate with Mendes & Mount LLP’s Newark, New Jersey office, where he practiced in the areas of insurance coverage, product liability defense, mass torts and commercial litigation.


  • Defense of toxic tort and personal injury claims, with significant experience in cases involving exposures to asbestos and mold.

  • Representation of closely held corporations and limited liability companies in commercial disputes.

  • Prosecution and defense of property damage claims for impairment or loss of underground utilities.

  • Defense of product liability claims, including the defense of aviation component manufacturers in wrongful death suits.

  • Representation of domestic and international insurers in asbestos and pollution insurance coverage matters.

  • Representation of insurance companies in disputes concerning additional insured status, other insurance clauses and control of defense and selection of counsel.

Awards and Honors

New Jersey Rising Stars (2014 - 2019)


Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)