Brian R. Ade

Brian Ade

Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP

Contact Info

Rivkin Radler LLP
Court Plaza South, First Floor - West Wing
21 Main Street, Suite 158
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7021
(201) 287-2461


Having joined the CGL Reporter Editorial Board in 2014, Mr. Ade provides expertise on construction and excess/umbrella cases.

Mr. Ade is a partner in the firm's Insurance Coverage and Litigation and Litigation and Appeals Practice Groups resident in the New Jersey office. He holds the Certified Civil Trial Attorney designation from the New Jersey Supreme Court.

An experienced trial attorney, much of Mr. Ade's time is devoted to insurance coverage issues. His insurance coverage practice has included two landmark cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He counsels clients on an almost daily basis on coverage issues arising out of automobile, comprehensive general liability, umbrella, excess, and other types of insurance policies. He has recently reviewed coverage issues raised in life science policies by claims related to hydrochloride inferior vena cava filters. The application of the abuse and molestation exclusion to claims against massage therapists is another example of a recent coverage opinion he has written.

The Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association retained Mr. Ade to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of New Jersey in a case decided in 2018. The issues addressed in the brief relate to trigger and allocation in the context of asbestos claims.

Mr. Ade has been selected by his peers to be included in the 2018 edition of the Best Lawyers in America, the 15th time he has enjoyed this honor. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Environmental Claims Journal. He was the regional editor for the 2012 DRI Excess and Umbrella Compendium and is a coauthor of the New Jersey chapter of the 2014 "Writing Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium," both published by the DRI Insurance Law Committee. He is presently serving as a senior member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practices Commercial General Liability Editorial Board.

In each of the professional associations to which Mr. Ade belongs, he has participated in committees dedicated to his areas of interest—that is, the Insurance Law Committee of DRI, the Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA, the Product Liability Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the New Jersey Defense Association.

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