Nicea J. D'Annunzio


Nicea D'Annunzio is nationally recognized for her expertise in defending mass tort litigation involving toxic exposures and product liability. A tenacious and formidable litigator, she combines meticulous preparedness with an unwavering commitment to her clients. Her vast litigation experience with a background in biology and chemistry sets her apart in handling complex scientific and medical issues.

With over three decades in her practice, Nicea has defended corporations embroiled in intricate, multi-party litigation across fields such as toxic torts, construction, environmental, and product liability. Serving as national counsel for several corporations in asbestos litigation, she has extensive experience developing and implementing national litigation strategies, coordinating local counsel, engaging specialized technical experts, and orchestrating comprehensive trial preparation. Clients commend Nicea's proactive approach, viewing her as a forerunner in identifying and tackling key issues at every stage of litigation, from inception to resolution.



  • Seton Hall University School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1985)
    • Moot Court Competition Finalist
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University: College at Florham  (B.S., magna cum laude, 1982)
    • Phi Omega Epsilon Honor Society
    • Tri Beta Biological Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Essex County Legal Aid Association Past Trustee
  • Arthur T. Vanderbilt American Inns of Court Past Barrister


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Recipient, New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year, Service to the Community" Award (1990)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Former Saint Virgil's Parish Trustee
  • Healing The Children, Ecuador Medical Missions – Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
  • Recipient, New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year, Service to the Community" Award, 1990
  • Former Board of Governors, Normandy Shores Beach Association
  • Essex County Legal Aid Association Past Trustee

Representative Cases

  • Rodney v. Volvo Car USA, LLC, Index No.190145/2021
  • Brooks v. Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company, Index No. 1900261/2020
  • Montoya v. TJC ESX-L-3744-19
  • Cichy v. The J.M. Ney Company, Index No. 190054/2019
  • Klinger v. Dart Industries, MID-L-2341-22
  • Miranda v. Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company LLC MID-L-05280-20
  • Mazur v. Atlas Copco Compressor Company LLC, Index No. 612694/2019
  • Gershon v. Volvo Car USA, LLC Index No. 2021-2022
  • Strahman v. MacDermant, MID-L-5796-15
  • Pecoraro v. West Hudson Hospital, Docket No. BER-L-40241-88
  • English v. Englewood Hospital, Docket No. BER-L-20139-86
  • Green v. St. Francis Hospital, Docket No. HUD-L-21587-87
  • Kaufman v. Smith, Docket No. BER-L-32843-86
  • Whelan v. A.O. Smith, Docket No. L-7161-12
  • Knight v. Harley Davidson, MID-L-0081-13
  • Scrudato v. Strahman Valves, MID-L-2765-11
  • Do v. Kraft Power Corporation, MID-L-7019-10
  • Barrett v. Calon Insulation, MID-L-6161-09
  • Latter v. Chrysler, L-10370-08
  • Middleton v. Volvo Cars of North America, Index No. 190367-12
  • Pohl v. Belden Wire & Cable, 13 L002708
  • Delbridge v. Bayonne Housing Authority, HUD-L-2679-98
  • Laezza v. MIT, OCN-L-40741-88