Michelle L. Corea

Michelle L. Corea


Ms. Corea’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation with emphasis in defense of public entities involving tort claims act cases under New Jersey Statute Title 59 and civil rights litigation under 42 U.S.C. section 1983; and insurance fraud, bad faith and SIU related matters; construction litigation; municipal court practice; toxic tort defense; maritime and railroad claims.

Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Michelle was the Judicial Clerk to the Honorable E. Stevenson Fluharty, retired judge, Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden County from 1995-1996, and the Assistant Prosecutor in Camden County from 1996-2001.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey



Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA. Juris Doctorate.

Villanova University, Villanova, PA. Bachelor of Science in Accounting.


Auto Insurer Puts Its Insured At Risk For $5,000 And Subjects Itself To Liability For Excess Verdict Due To Its “Bad Faith”, Litigation Quarterly, March, 2010.

The Entire Controversy Doctrine – How Does it Work?, Capehart Scatchard Litigation Quarterly, December 2008.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Burlington County Bar Association

Camden County Bar Association

New Jersey Defense Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

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NJSIA (New Jersey Special Investigators Association)

South Jersey Claims Association

Supreme Court of New Jersey, District III-B Ethics Committee, 2003 – 2007

Villanova University Accounting Society

Classes & Seminars

Hold Harmless and Indemnity Agreements, South Jersey Claims Association, September 2013.

Municipal Tort Liability Under Tort Claims Act, in-house presentation to Inservco, 2010.

Shade Tree Commissions and Title 59, in-house presentation to Scibal, 2009.

The Ins and Outs of the Comprehensive General Liability Policy, presentation to firm clients and friends, 2009.