Charles F. Holmgren

Charles F. Holmgren

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Mr. Holmgren focuses practice in general defense litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a concentration on tort defense, premises liability, products liability, individual liability, New Jersey Tort Claims Act defense, motor vehicle accidents (UIM/bad faith), construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice. Clients include insurance companies, large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities and manufacturers. Tried and argued cases at many levels within New Jersey and Pennsylvania courts from municipal courts and arbitration through appellate courts.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

Rutgers School of Law, Camden, NJ.
Juris Doctorate.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Master of Arts in English.

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
Bachelor of Arts in History.

Representative Matters

Townsend v. Pierre, 429 NJ Super. 522 (App. Div. 2013).

Silver v. Yunlu Wang, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 441

Ricco v. Vogel, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1455

Gilbert v. Heine, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 176

Publications

Common Law Dog Bite Liability Can Reach Beyond the Dog Owner to A “Keeper”. Capehart Scatchard’s New Jersey Litigation Blog, Jan. 12, 2018.

Appellate Division Finds Plaintiffs Fail to Meet Standard to File Late Notice of Tort Claim. Capehart Scatchard Legal Article, Mar. 29, 2017.

Court Holds Unclear, Yet Signed, Liability Waiver Insufficient to Bind Injured Gym Patron. Capehart Scatchard Legal Article, May 12, 2016.

The Special Employer Rule May Bar Civil Lawsuits by Temporary Employees for Injuries Sustained on Temporary Jobs. Capehart Scatchard’s New Jersey Litigation Blog, Oct. 21, 2016.

Insurer Liable to Innocent Third Party on a Basic Insurance Policy Rescinded Due to Fraud, But Only to the Extent of the Minimum Agreed Upon Policy Limits. Capehart Scatchard’s New Jersey Litigation Blog, Aug. 28, 2015.

Presumed Damages in a Defamation Suit Are Unavailable if Actual Damages Are Ascertainable. Capehart Scatchard’s New Jersey Litigation Blog, July 17, 2015.

Counsel Fee Award Denied When not Preserved in High-Low Agreement. Capehart Scatchard’s New Jersey Litigation Blog, May 15, 2015.

Plaintiff Must Reasonably Identify an Apologizing Employee in Order for His Declaration to Satisfy the Admission of Party Opponent Hearsay Exception. Capehart Scatchard Legal Article, May 12, 2014.

Court Holds Improper to Cross-Examine a Witness on Police Report not Offered into Evidence. Capehart Scatchard’s New Jersey Litigation Blog, July 14, 2014.

Mediation Settlement Agreements Must Be Memorialized in a Signed Writing at the Mediation to Be Enforceable. Capehart Scatchard Legal Article, Nov. 15, 2013.

New Jersey Court Ruled That It Will Not Condone Unilateral Refusal to Delay Production of Discoverable Evidence. Capehart Scatchard’s Litigation Quarterly, Feb. 2013.

Public Employee Retaliation Claims Determined In Disciplinary Proceedings Barred From CEPA Suits. Capehart Scatchard’s New Jersey Public Entity Law Monthly, Oct. 2012.

Portee Emotional Distress Claims Remain Isolated to Intimate, Familial Relationships.  Capehart Scatchard’s Litigation Quarterly, Aug. 2012.

Professional Awards & Honors

Recognized as one of South Jersey’s Top Attorneys as published by SJ Magazine (2015-2017)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Burlington County Bar Association.

Rutgers Journal of law and Public Policy, Articles Editor.

Classes & Seminars

“Insurance Fraud,” South Jersey Claims Association, 2015.

“When Are Employers Liable for Premises Accidents Under the Intentional Act Exception of the Workers’ Compensation Act,” Millennium Seminars, 2013.

“Liability Case – Legal Update,” South Jersey Claims Association, 2013.

“Law of Torts,” South Jersey Claims Association, 2013.