Press Release – Opening of New Jersey Office

The opening of a new office in New Brunswick, New Jersey is the latest addition to the New York based law firm specializing in insurance coverage and defense litigation in premises, construction defect, labor law, automobile, trucking and product liability matters. After hiring four new attorneys in our New York office this past year and completing a renovation project to allow for the addition of even more attorneys in the upcoming year, Hannum Feretic Prendergast & Merlino, LLC is happy to welcome Michael J. White to their firm as Managing Attorney of the new office opening in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Michael J. White obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1993 where he was on the Dean’s List and graduated in the top 15% of his class. After graduation, he went to work as a trial attorney for the CNA Insurance Companies/Continental Casualty Company. In addition, prior to joining the firm, Mr. White worked as a Senior Trial Attorney for the last six years for the Law Offices of Margaret G. Klein & Associates. As a Senior Trial Attorney, he handled significant exposure cases involving the Labor Law, construction accidents, products liability, elevator accidents, fires, floods, and wrongful death. Michael J. White’s vast knowledge of issues involving contractual indemnification, insurance procurement, anti-subrogation and insurance coverage will undoubtedly bring with him great success to the new office. In his career, Mr. White has taken over thirty-five cases to verdict. He is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York and New Jersey as well as all of the Federal Courts in both of those states.

The expansion of the law firm to New Brunswick, New Jersey will allow for the firm to better serve and more efficiently handle its New Jersey case load as the firm continues to grow. About Hannum Feretic Prendergast & Merlino, LLC Hannum Feretic Prendergast & Merlino, LLC, handles all aspects of insurance defense litigation inclusive of Appellate Practice, Uninsured Motorist Litigation, Declaratory Judgment Actions, and Errors and Omissions Claims. They are aggressive, imaginative, goal-oriented and responsive to their client’s needs. The firm’s defense strategy and approach to handling all matters provides their client base with aggressive yet cost effective representation. For more information visit

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