Evelyn R. Storch is a partner in Harwood Lloyd’s Commercial Department, specializing in complex commercial, real estate based, construction and employment litigation, professional liability claims, and insurance defense and coverage disputes. She has litigated intricate matters involving partnership dissolutions, shareholder and securities disputes, restrictive covenant suits, real estate brokerage claims (on behalf of both brokers and developers/owners), and civil rights violations. Her clients include individuals, small and medium businesses, medium and closely held companies and the occasional multi-national corporation. Her diverse experience enables her to adapt her services to the particular needs of each client.
Ms. Storch received her A.B. from Douglass College in 1968. She received her J.D., Cum Laude, from Rutgers School of Law, Camden in 1981. While in law school, she was Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal. She was a semi-finalist and won the Best Brief Award in the school’s Moot Court Competition. She served as a legal intern to the Hon. Dolores K. Sloviter, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Storch is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New Jersey (1981), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1981), United States Supreme Court (2001), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2004) and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2004).
Ms. Storch has been a member of the District IIA Ethics Committee since 2015, was its Vice Chair from 2016-17, and is currently its Chair. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers in Bergen. She is a Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association where she also serves on the Amicus Committee, for which she was chair in 2006 – 2008 and 2016-2017, the Diversity Committee, and on the Business and Commercial Litigation Committee. She is the Legislative Coordinator for the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association Ms. Storch is on the Board of Women Lawyers in Bergen where she also serves as Legislative Coordinator and State Bar Liaison. She is active in the Woman Advocate Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association where she is on the Steering Committee of the Regional Conference for 2018 and previously served as co-editor as well as one of the authors of The Woman Advocate 2nd ed.
On behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Ms. Storch wrote the amicus brief to the New Jersey Supreme Court in Jerista v. Murray, 185 N.J. 175 (2005), which upheld the proximate cause requirement in legal malpractice cases. More recently, Ms. Storch participated in writing the amicus brief to the New Jersey Appellate Division in Bianchi v. Ladjen, Docket No. A-3310-15T4. In addition to serving as co-editor of The Woman Advocate 2nd ed. and writing one of its chapters, Ms. Storch has authored or co-authored numerous articles: American Bar Association, LITIGATION, Admissibility of Electronically Stored Information: It’s Still the Same Old Story (May, 2008); American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel Committee Annual Meeting, Electronically Stored Information: Are You Ready? (February, 2008); American Bar Association, LITIGATION, Spoliation, or Please Don’t Leave the Cake Out in the Rain (July, 2006); and American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, The Woman Advocate Committee Newsletter, If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It: Persuasive Brief Writing (Fall, 2005). Ms. Storch has served as a panelist and presenter, both locally and nationally, on ethics, employment law, electronic discovery, bad faith insurance claims, brief writing, and taking and defending depositions.