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Mitchell H Kizner

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

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About Mitchell

Learn Mitchell’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    50%
    Represent owners, operators and former owners and operators in disputes involving liablity for environmental discharges.

    34 years, 200 cases

  2. Insurance
    20%
    represent policy holders in disputes with insurance companies

    42 years

  3. Health care
    15%
    represent physicians in a variety of litigated and non-litigated matters

    32 years

  4. Litigation
    15%
    represent parties in commercial disputes

    42 years

Mitchell H. Kizner, a member of the Litigation and Environmental Law Practice Groups, represents clients in insurance, environmental, construction and other commercial matters as part of his active litigation and commercial law practice. He is also General Counsel to the firm.

A frequent author of environmental law articles published in periodicals such as the New Jersey Law Journal, his past articles have included “No Further Action Letter May Be Unreliable” and “New Site Remediation Reform Act and Public Notice Requirements to Enhance the Role of Municipalities in Environmental Remediation Process.”

Mr. Kizner also is a frequent guest lecturer for bar associations and business organizations where he has presented seminars such as:

"Insurance Coverage Litigation" 
“Recent Amendments to New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act” 
“Natural Resource Damages”

He has also served as Solicitor to the Cumberland County Vocational Board of Education since 1995 and has been special environmental counsel to the Borough of Woodbine since 1991.

Representative Matters
  • Recovered tens of millions of dollars in various environmental insurance coverage actions for owners and operators of contaminated sites.
  • In 2014, he obtained an award of over $6.5 million after a nine day trial  against a senior executive for failure to adequately assess liabilities during the sale of the company.
  • Obtained millions of dollars in insurance coverage under the “Rova Farms” doctrine for a physician whose malpractice carrier refused to settle a suit against a doctor within the policy limits.
  • Obtained no cause of action in a suit alleging environmental discharge by an environmental contractor and then recovered expert expenses and all counsel fees under the “New Jersey Frivolous Lawsuit Statute" Weed v. Casie Enterprise A-2554-93, 279 N.J. Super. 517 (App. Div. 1995).
  • Assisted a client in the purchase of contaminated property in Winslow Township from a bank for a fraction of its value, and then assisted the client in arrangements for a low-cost clean up of the property.
  • Has on various occasions successfully defended and pursued legal actions against environmental consultants where negligence and other wrongdoing were alleged.
  • As long-time Solicitor for the Cumberland County Board of Vocational Education, he is thoroughly familiar with the New Jersey public bidding statutes and has counseled various clients as to their requirements.
Licensed for 43 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Flaster Greenberg PC
1810 Chapel Ave W
Commerce Center Po Box 3000
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002-4606

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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Flaster Greenberg, PC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Shareholder/Owner
  • Riesenburger & Kizner, P.C.
  • 1990 - 2000

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Queens College
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1975

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Environmental Law Section
  • N/A
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Former Member, District Ethics Committee
  • N/A
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Judicial Screening Committee
  • N/A
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Cumberland County Foundation
  • Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2015
  • Named an Awesome Attorney, Environmental Law
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney List
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2014
  • Named an Awesome Attorney, Environmental Law
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2012
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney List
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2010
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2007
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2006
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2005
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Cherry Hill Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Mitchell H Kizner
Mitchell H Kizner
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Cherry Hill, NJ
Licensed for 43 years