Lisa C. Wood

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18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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lwood@saiber.com

Lisa C. Wood is a member of the firm's insurance coverage group and concentrates her practice on insurance coverage in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  Lisa has more than twenty years of experience handling complex insurance coverage litigation and counseling insurance companies on a broad range of coverage issues involving general and excess liability, employers liability, pollution and environmental liability, errors and omissions and directors and officers liability, commercial auto, first party property, products liability and bad faith litigation.

Lisa has defended insurers in multi-million dollar exposures for environmental, latent injury and employment practices coverage matters, including litigation with Sygenta, Cooper Industries, W.R. Grace, Waste Management, Schering-Plough, American Cyanamid, Ciba-Geigy, Unisys, Parker-Hannifin, Merrill Lynch, and Warner Lambert.  Lisa has served as national coordinating counsel on toxic tort matters.

Lisa is also an avid rider and equine attorney who brings a lifetime of horse experience to her law practice. She is active in the horse show world and currently trains and shows her imported Hanoverian gelding in the hunters and equitation. Lisa handles a range of equine transactions and litigation matters such as equine purchase and sale agreements, trial and lease agreements, insurance disputes, training and boarding agreements, stable keeper’s liens, sales commission disputes and liability waivers.

Honors and Awards

Listed In:

  • Best Lawyers® - Insurance Litigation - 2015-2018
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® - 2013-2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® Top 50 Women - 2014


Selection methodology for awards and honors can be found here.

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Professional History

Lisa served as a law clerk for the Hon. Peter Paul Olszewski, Superior Court of Pennsylvania from 1992-1993.

Noteworthy Decisions

Am. Int'l Specialty Lines Ins. Co. v. Kagor Realty Co. LLC, 125 A.D.3d 572, 5 N.Y.S.3d 32 (N.Y. App. Div. 2015)

NIC Ins. Co. v. PJP Consulting, LLC, 2012 WL 552875 (Pa.Com.Pl. 2012), affirmed 64 A.3d 16 (Pa.Super. 2012)

Bajraktari Management Corp. v. American Intern. Group, Inc., 81 A.D.3d 432, 916 N.Y.S.2d 771 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 2011)

Federal Insurance Co. v. American Home Assurance Co., 639 F.3d 557, 2011 WL 1312188 (2nd Cir. April 7, 2011)

NIC Ins. Co. v. PJP Consulting, LLC, 2010 WL 4181767 (E.D.Pa., 2010)

North Plainfield Bd. of Educ. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., 2009 WL 2634906 (D.N.J.,2009)

National Union Fire Insurance Company v. Farmington Cas. Company, 1 Misc.3d 671, N.Y.S. 2d 763 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County 2005)

Publications

Presentations

"New York Trial Practice Seminar," (CLE course), June 28, 2017

“Defense, Investigative and Coverage Issues Arising Out of the Subprime Lending Scandals,” May 28, 2008

“New Jersey Claims Under the Employment Liability Part of the Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Insurance Policy,” February 26, 2007 and November 17, 2005

“Reservation of Rights, Disclaimer of Coverage and the Duty to Defend,” October 2001

Memberships and Activities

Franklin Township Environmental Commission, 2008-present

Franklin Township Land Use Board, Member 2010-present