Samuel J. Myles, Esquire
J.D. 2000, Rutgers University School of Law
B.S. 1997, The College of New Jersey
Personal Injury Litigation
Complex Commercial Litigation
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Estate Planning and Administration
Samuel Myles is a shareholder with the firm who concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation, complex commercial litigation, alternate dispute resolution, estate planning and administration, real estate, and surety law.
Mr. Myles is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law (with honors) and The College of New Jersey (magna cum laude). Prior to joining the firm, he completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Anne McDonnell in the New Jersey Superior Court.
Mr. Myles handles a variety of catastrophic personal injury matters in addition to complex litigation including construction and land use litigation, employment matters, commercial litigation, surety law and insurance coverage matters. He also handles estate planning and administration and is frequently appointed by the court in estate administration roles as a fiduciary. Mr. Myles also handles residential and commercial real estate transactions and any litigated matters which flow from same. He regularly practices in New Jersey State and Federal Courts and is a New Jersey Superior Court Approved Arbitrator and Mediator.
Mr. Myles is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Gloucester County Bar Association, where he served as a trustee from 2005 - 2008. He is also a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly the New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers). Mr. Myles was also selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2008-2014.
Mr. Myles’ reported cases include:
Machulsky v. Hall et al, 210 F.Supp.2d 531 (D.N.J. 2002); Wiegand v. Motiva Enterprises et al, 295 F.Supp.2d 465 (D.N.J. 2003); Robert J. Pacilli Homes v. Woolwich Township, 394 N.J. Super. 319 (App. Div. 2007) Builders League of South Jersey v. Franklin Township, 395 N.J. Super. 46 (App. Div. 2007); Citizens Voices Ass'n v. Collings Lakes Civic Ass'n, 396 N.J. Super. 432 (App. Div. 2007); Capital Finance Company of Delaware Valley, Inc v. Asterbadi, 389 N.J. Super. 219 (Ch. Div. 2006), affirmed in part, reversed in part 398 N.J. Super. 299 (App. Div. 2008).
Represented a New Jersey partnership in the sale of 40+ acres of property to a national developer and its equity partner for the development of 350,000+ square feet of warehouse space, for which Amazon will be the tenant.
Represented a national surety in the workout of various performance bond claims against defaulted developers and contractors – ranging from residential developments to large commercial and governmental projects.
Represented one of New Jersey’s largest lake associations of 1000+ properties in litigation spanning years in order to provide the association with powers similar to those existing under the New Jersey Homeowners Association Act. The litigation was mediated both by private mediators and the New Jersey Office of Dispute Resolution, and ultimately resulted in a court-approved settlement permitting the association to become a de facto homeowner’s association.
Represented a major real estate developer in a suit against a municipality for temporary taking, civil rights violations, and other claims, resulting in a seven-figure settlement.
Represented a major regional general contractor in defense of a $6M+ construction defect claim and associated insurance coverage litigation. The litigation spanned years and resulted in a nominal settlement which was entirely covered by the client's insurance carrier.
Represented a major shareholder of a publicly traded company in litigation involving various stock swap agreements. The matter was tried to a verdict, entering judgment in favor of the client and dismissing all claims against the client; with the decision being upheld on appeal.
Represented a major environmental remediation contractor in the defense of a patent infringement action, achieving a full dismissal of all claims.
Has represented hundreds of plaintiffs in catastrophic injury claims, including auto accidents, product liability claims, slip and falls, assaults, civil rights actions, dram shop actions, medical malpractice claims and wrongful death actions, resulting in millions of dollars of settlements and verdicts.
Has been frequently appointed by the court as an administrator of complex, litigated estates, and in other fiduciary roles such as guardian, guardian ad litem, and court appointed counsel of alleged incapacitated persons.