Alan R. Levy



Meet Alan

Alan R. Levy a civil litigator with more than 20 years of experience in matters of liability and insurance defense. He handles a wide variety of legal matters including products liability, motor vehicle defense, premises liability and complex corporate disputes. Alan is dedicated and aggressive in defending the companies and individuals he represents. He has litigated a wide variety of cases in both state and federal courts and obtained several precedent-setting verdicts and decisions. Alan carefully tracks and monitors changes in the law and appellate decisions affecting lawyers and their clients. A noted author and speaker on topics of civil litigation, he is published in the Yale Law Journal, New York Law Journal, New Jersey Law Journal,, and DRI’s “For the Defense.” Alan is an exceptional communicator, versed in all legal issues relevant to the insurance industry and corporations.

Alan competed as a member of the parliamentary debate team at Rutgers College, winning the 1995 North American Open Championship. He was also named Top Speaker in his Moot Court Competition at Rutgers-Newark Law School.


Published Opinions:

  • “DeJesus v. Downtown Re Holdings, LLC”, 217 A.D.3d 524, 192 N.Y.S.3d 13 (1st Dept. 2023)
  • “Naftaliyev v. GGP Staten Island Mall”, 204 A.D.3d 932, 164 N.Y.S.3d 871 (2nd Dept. 2022)
  • “Davey v. PK Benelux, B.V.”, 2022 WL 1289341 (S.D.N.Y. 2022)
  • “Chaitman v. Moezinia”, 178 A.D.3d 642, 115 N.Y.S.3d 283 (1st Dept. 2019)
  • “Sonic Automotive, Inc. v. Chrysler Ins. Co. et al.”, 2014 WL 1382070 (S.D.Oh. April 8, 2014)
  • “Gupta v. Leung”, 2012 WL 6027696 (N.J. App. Div. 2012)
  • “Delvalle v. Mercedes Benz USA, LLC”, 94 A.D.3d 942, 942 N.Y.S.2d 204 (2nd Dept. 2012)
  • “Pedroli v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC”, 94 A.D.3d 842, 944 N.Y.S.2d 150 (2nd Dept. 2012)
  • “Sonic Automotive, Inc. v. Chrysler Ins. Co.”, 2011 WL 2748612 (S.D.Ohio 2011)
  • “Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, N.A. v. Sacks”, 2010 WL 3733915 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • “First Trenton Indem. Co. v. Chrysler Ins. Co.”, 2010 WL 3740841 (D.N.J. 2010)
  • “Schenck v. Crompton Corp. Severance Plan”, 2008 WL 682241 (D.N.J. 2008)
  • “Culbert v. City of Jersey City”, 175 N.J. 286, 814 A.2d 1094 (2003)
  • “Jumpp v. City of Ventnor”, 177 N.J. 470, 828 A.2d 905 (2003)


  • New York Law Journal – “What do Theodore Roosevelt, Socialite Lizzie Grubman, and Kathy Boudin Have in Common? A Colorful Examination of the Fascinating Jurisprudence Relating to Motions to Change Venue Pursuant to CPLR § 510(2), Due to the Fame and/or Infamy of the Parties.” – Expert Analysis, January 18, 2023
  • New York Law Journal – “Navigating the Minefield of Contacting Former Employees of Corporate Parties” – Outside Counsel: Expert Analysis, September 27, 2022
  • New Jersey Law Journal – “NJ’s Mode-of-Operation Rule Could Leave Both Sides with ‘Sour Grapes’” – Premises Liability: Expert Analysis, April 8, 2022
  • com – “ADA Suits Against Websites Highlight Statute’s Glitches” – Expert Analysis: Opinion, March 29, 2022
  • New York Law Journal – “Who Watches the Watchdogs? The Use of Non-Party IME Watchdogs” – Outside Counsel: Expert Analysis, December 21, 2017; 258 N.Y.L.J. 119 (2017)
  • New York Law Journal – “Out-of-Possession Owners and Snow, Ice Liability: Appellate Courts Are Split” – Outside Counsel: Expert Analysis, July 18, 2017; 258 N.Y.L.J. 11 (2017)
  • New Jersey Law Journal “Applying Mode-of-Operation in Slip/Fall Cases at Retail Stores” – “In Practice” column, December 29, 2014; 218 N.J.L.J. 11177 (2014)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), For The Defense – “For Product Manufacturers and Distributors, Limited Respite is Found in Statutes of Repose.” December (2010)
  • New York Law Journal – “Click it’ or Waive it: A Practical Guide to Using the ‘Seatbelt’ Defense” – Personal Injury Quarterly, May 10, 2010; 243 N.Y.L.J. S4 (2010)
  • New Jersey Law Journal “The Door is Open Once Again to Product Manufacturers To See the Benefits of the Statute of Repose” – “In Practice” column, April 12, 2010; 200 N.J.L.J. 2 (2010)
  • The Yale Law Journal, Pocket Part, “How ‘Swingers’ Might Save Hollywood From Federal Pornography Regulations: The Sixth Circuit Strikes Down 18 U.S.C. § 2257” – April 28, 2008; 118 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 1 (2008);
  • New Jersey Law Journal, “Store Owners Face Difficult Defense In ‘Mode of Operation’ Premises Liability Cases” – “In Practice” column, September 17, 2007; 189 N.J.L.J. 1002 (2007).
  • New Jersey Law Journal, “Lewdness Divides Along Delaware River,” “In Practice” column, October 9, 2006; 186 N.J.L.J. 287 (2006).
  • New York Law Journal, Perspective, August 25, 2005. “Internet Obscenity Decision Imposes Impossible Burden”. 8/25/05 N.Y.L.J. 2 (2005).
  • New Jersey Law Journal, Products Liability & Toxic Torts Supplement; December 6, 2004. “Court Deals Blow to Product Manufacturers: Statute of Repose Provides no Respite to Makers of Products used as Improvements to Real Property.” 178 N.J.L.J. 975 (2004).
  • Co-Author – Defense Research Institute (DRI), For The Defense; November, 2004. “Navigating Rough Waters: A Guide to Defending Pool and Spa Related Injury Suits.”
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Defense Library Series; 2004 Practice Guide Update, “Daubert” Compendium. “Expert’s Concept: What is the Known or Potential Rate of Error.”


  • Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), Regional Conferences: 2015. “Mediation: From the Insurers’ Perspective.”
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2011 Annual Meeting; October 2011. “Defending Building Products in a Complex Construction Defect Claim.”
  • The 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) – Speakers Panel: “The Porn Police: How the Government is Expanding Adult Film Regulations into Hollywood and Independent Film” – March 8, 2008, Austin, TX.
  • NYCLE Lecture: “Pursuing Indemnification Claims: Creating Something From Nothing” – August 1, 2007, NY, NY.
  • NYCLE Lecture: “Employer Liability and Immunity in New York and New Jersey: Differences and Similarities on Both Sides of the Hudson” – May 11, 2005, NY, NY.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Construction Accident
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Coverage and Litigation
  • Litigation and Reserve Analysis
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Subrogation and Property Loss


  • New Jersey, 1999
  • New York, 2001
  • United Stated District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United Stated District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United Stated District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United Stated District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United Stated District Court for the Northern District of New York


  • Rutgers College, 1995
  • Rutgers-Newark School of Law, 1999

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Dutch-based distributor of “CBD” nutritional supplements who sold their product to a NY State resident who claimed that the CBD product caused him to fail a drug test allegedly causing him to be terminated from his employment. Filed a Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) successfully arguing that the U.S. Courts lacked jurisdiction against our client. "Davey v. PK Benelux B.V.", 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78357, 2022 WL 1289341 (S.D.N.Y. 2022).
  • Represented a commercial property owner, successfully winning an appeal that determined the plaintiff improperly attempted to assert a new theory of liability after the close of the discovery period. "Naftaliyev v. GGP Staten Is. Mall, LLC", 204 A.D.3d 932, 164 N.Y.S.3d 871 (2nd Dept. 2022).
  • Represented a commercial property owner, successfully winning an appeal holding that the lease agreement’s exculpatory clause properly dismissed the commercial tenants’ claims for consequential damages and alleged loss profits. "Chaitman v. Moezinia", 178 A.D.3d 642, 115 N.Y.S.3d 283 (1st Dept. 2019).
  • Represented an insurance carrier where the court held the carrier properly denied coverage to an auto dealership who had been named as a defendant in a class-action lawsuit alleging violations of various Truth-In-Lending-Acts (TILA). "Sonic Auto., Inc. v. Chrysler Ins. Co.", 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48431, 2014 WL 1382070 (S.D.Oh. 2014).
  • Represented a lessor of motor vehicles, successfully winning an appeal holding that the lessor was not vicariously liable for the negligence of the lessee, as a matter of law. Thus the lower court’s denial of the lessor’s Motion to Dismiss was reversed. "Pedroli v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC", 94 A.D.3d 842, 944 N.Y.S.2d 150 (2nd Dept. 2012).