Robert V. Fodera Of Counsel




Robert Fodera is an experienced civil litigator and legal strategist who has defended the insureds of national insurance companies in various diverse and high-value complex claims from inception to trial and appeal. Bob has devoted his more than two decades of practice to pursuing the claims of clients and defending them in various commercial, civil rights, employment, municipal, contract and regulatory disputes in state and federal courts. He has experience defending property owners, churches, long-term care facilities, nonprofit organizations, contractors, employers, police departments and municipalities. Bob also has spearheaded pre-litigation forensic investigations. He focuses his practice in the areas of general liability, transportation, sexual abuse and premises liability. Bob has outstanding organizational proficiency and attention to detail, which is reflected in his proven ability to resolve matters in a methodical, cost-effective and practical way. 

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Bob served as Litigation Counsel for GuideOne Insurance Company, representing its insureds in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Previously, Bob was a partner in a private regional law firm where he devoted his practice to insurance defense. From 1991 to 1999, Bob held numerous senior positions in New York City government where he managed innovative projects that improved and reengineered many of the City’s core services.

Representative Matters

Successfully defended a contractor against an $80 million fire claim by a casino operator in Atlantic City. 

Obtained numerous dismissals of actions through summary judgment, particularly in the areas of premises liability and charitable immunity.