New Jersey Law

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Stephen O. Davis
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Fay Matalenas
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  • About
  • Experience

Stephen Davis is the Managing Partner of DiFrancesco Bateman. He concentrates his practice in complex litigation, including construction, premises liability, liquor liability, Title 59 and commercial transportation matters on behalf of defendants. Steve’s experience in the courtroom and successes has enabled him to be certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, and he was named a Master of the Joseph Halpern Inns of Court. He has also been certified by the State of New Jersey as a mediator.

Steve has successfully defended both corporations and individuals in tort and commercial matters. His clients have included United Water, Bank of America and Maersk. In addition to his litigation work, Steve counsels his clients in a wide variety of commercial and contract matters, drawing upon his litigation experience to resolve challenging legal and business issues and to offer his clients advice for business development.

Steve is General Counsel to the Suburban Municipal Joint Insurance Fund and Litigation Counsel to the Somerset County Joint Insurance Fund. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and the Somerset County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, The Defense Association of New Jersey, The Somerset County Civil Practice and Judicial and Prosecutorial Due Diligence Committees and the DRI Construction Law Committee. He was formerly an assistant prosecutor in Union County, Bedminster Township and the Borough of Bernardsville. Steve is currently the prosecutor in Bernards Township.

PUBLICATIONS

Allendorf v. Kaiserman Enterprises, 630 A. 2d 402, 266 NJ Super. 662-NJ; Appellate Div., 1993

America’s Pride Const. v. Farry, 811 A. 2d 906 175 NJ 60-NJ; Supreme Court, 2002.

Leibig v. Somerville Senior Housing, 740 A. 2d 686, 326 NJ Super. 102 - NJ: Appellate Div., 1999.

Practice Areas


Undergraduate

  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., 1981

Graduate

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1984

Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court