Thaddeus  J.  Hubert IV

Thaddeus J. Hubert IV

Associate

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Practice Groups

Thaddeus J. Hubert IV is an experienced trial attorney who has tried more than a dozen personal injury cases to verdict. Ted routinely prepares cases for trial and utilizes his experience to the benefit of his clients through dispositive motions, favorable settlements, and effective trial practice when necessary. Ted counsels and defends clients in a variety of general liability matters, with a particular focus on automobile liability, and is well versed in defending personal injury claims alleging spinal injuries, fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. He represents clients in all stages of litigation, from inception through trial and appeal.

Ted also has experience defending claims for breach of contract, construction defect, and malpractice against nurses, lawyers, and design professionals. In addition, he has extensive experience handling matters related to New Jersey’s Economic Loss Doctrine, including applying it successfully to dismiss multimillion-dollar claims against his clients.

Prior to earning his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Ted received his bachelor’s in History and Government, graduating cum laude, from Connecticut College. As an undergraduate, Ted was captain of the Men’s Track & Field Team. He graduated as the school record holder in the 55-meter dash and was a member of the record-holding 4x100 meter relay team.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained dismissal at trial in a case involving claims for traumatic brain and spinal injuries after the plaintiff’s medical expert admitted on cross-examination that he could not opine within a reasonable degree of medical probability that the injuries were caused by the accident
  • Represented client in a jury trial that found the defendant was not negligent in a motor vehicle accident in which an eyewitness to the accident blamed the defendant and the plaintiff underwent a lumbar fusion surgery
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a premises liability trial in which the plaintiff alleged traumatic brain, spinal, and dental injuries
  • Obtained a defense verdict after establishing that the plaintiff’s treating neurosurgeon changed his opinion claiming the plaintiff needed surgery to enhance damages at trial
  • Successfully barred a plaintiff’s economic expert in a wrongful death action resulting in favorable settlement
  • Appellate Division affirmed dismissal of a plaintiff’s personal injury claim for bilateral wrist fractures due to the plaintiff failing to produce evidence of the defendant’s negligence for motor vehicle intersection collision
  • Appellate Division affirmed dismissal of negligence and intentional tort claims against a design professional for economic loss pursuant to the Economic Loss Doctrine
  • Appellate Division affirmed dismissal of a claim by a contractor for damages by applying the patent ambiguity doctrine
  • Appellate Division reversed trial court’s decision to allow a plaintiff’s claim for underinsured motorists benefits holding the claim was time-barred by the statute of limitations
  • Appellate Division affirmed a trial verdict finding that the plaintiff did not establish the defendant was negligent by a preponderance of the evidence
  • Trial court dismissed negligence claims by contractor against engineer for delay damages pursuant to the Economic Loss Doctrine notwithstanding the fact that the parties were not in contractual privity
Professional Affiliations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Mercer County Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Princeton Rotary Club
Admitted to Practice
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Connecticut College, B.A., History and Government, cum laude, 2006

 

Publications
  • “How Far Is Too Far: Successfully Navigating Hearsay of Non-Testifying Experts Since James v. Ruiz,” New Jersey Defense Association, Spring 2019
  • “How to Bar a Federal Health Insurance Lien: The Difference Between the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act and the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act,” New Jersey Defense Association, Fall 2015

 

Presentations
  • “A Generational Overview of the Unexpected Evolution of the Privity Doctrine in New Jersey Construction Cases,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction Law Section, New Brunswick, NJ, 2013