Edward J. Seaver

Edward J. Seaver

Parsippany, New Jersey
(973) 403-1100

Ed represents local, national and multinational insured and self-insured clients across all industry segments, including the industrial, business, residential and commercial sectors. On their behalf he handles an equally diverse range of matters, encompassing liability defense, property damage claims, insurance coverage matters, medical malpractice and personal injury torts, premises liability, and motor vehicle and railroad accidents.

Ed's chemical engineering background and technical knowledge assist clients in a wide variety of product liability claims, including those involving fire cause and origin, construction, industrial and commercial tools and equipment, amusement park ride accident dynamics, and reactive, carcinogenic or radioactive chemicals and products.

Ed also has significant experience with public entity liability and the workings of the N.J. Tort Claims Act at both the trial and appellate level and in both state and federal courts. He has represented municipalities and other governmental units, including boards of education and planning and zoning boards, in defense of Section 1983 actions, defamation claims, prerogative writ actions and other tort claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Government

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. cum laude - 1981
  • University of Lowell
    • B.S. - 1978
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Published Works

  • "Trying the Wrongful Death Case in New Jersey: Strategies in Preparation and Valuation,", CLE course textbook, Lorman Publishing
  • "Personal Injury Settlements in New Jersey: Practical Methods for Perfecting the Settlement of a Claim,", CLE course textbook, Lorman Publishing.

Representative Cases

  • First National State Bank v Gardner, 187 NJ Super 510 (App. Div. 1983)
  • Weiss v NJ Transit, 128 NJ 376 (1992) (Tort Claims Act)

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Corporate Counsel, The American Lawyer and National Law Journal, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Former Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Former Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founding Member and Current Trustee, The Clark Education Fund
  • Member, Clark Music Parents Association