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Bruce A. Magaw

Of Counsel

New Jersey

Team member


  • J.D. Seton Hall University School of Law

  • B.S. Moravian College

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • District of New Jersey

Professional Experience

A true veteran of the courtroom, Bruce Magaw brings more than 35 years of trial experience to his work defending clients against claims in both state and federal court, including high-value cases involving construction defects and severe bodily injury, as well as professional negligence, premises liability, products liability and automobile negligence cases. He has litigated some of the largest and most complex civil lawsuits in the state of New Jersey, tried numerous cases to verdict and defended those verdicts before the Appellate Division and the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Bruce also provides strategic evaluation of coverage and litigates coverage disputes involving third-party commercial, general liability and property insurance. He also advises insurance companies on a wide variety of issues involving coverage and claims handling.

Before joining WCM, Bruce was a partner in a prominent New Jersey law firm. Prior to becoming a litigator, he clerked for the Honorable Joseph Scancarella, J.S.C., the first Presiding Judge of the Civil Division, New Jersey Superior Court, Passaic County.

In addition to his work on behalf of clients, Bruce coaches a local high school mock trial team.

Honors and Distinctions

Martindale-Hubbell 2021 list of AV Preeminent lawyers. (A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)

Moravian College

  • Cum Laude

Professional Activities

  • Hunterdon County Bar Association

  • Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association


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