Darren C. Kayal

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Darren C. Kayal

Darren C. Kayal


Manasquan, New Jersey


Phone: (732) 449-0190

Fax: (732) 974-9252

Mr. Kayal is partner with the firm. Mr. Kayal was admitted to the New Jersey bar and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey in 1999.

Mr. Kayal served as an assistant municipal prosecutor in several municipalities. As a result of his substantial municipal court experience, he has successfully defended clients in criminal cases and traffic offenses, including numerous DWIs. Mr. Kayal also handles all matters involving insurance defense, insurance coverage, product liability, automobile negligence, premises, commercial litigation, bad faith and UM/UIM claims.  Mr. has tried cases to verdict in most vicinages in New Jersey and in U.S. District Court. 

The New Jersey Supreme Court has recognized Darren Kayal as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a qualification held by less than 2% of the attorneys in New Jersey.

Areas of Practice:

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Appeals
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • UM/UIM
  • Premises Liability

Litigation Percentage:

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Civil Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 2012

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1999
  • District Court District of New Jersey, 1999


  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. – 1999
  • Pennsylvania State University
    • B.A. – 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New Jersey Defense Association, August 14, 2006 – Present
  • Chair of the Auto Liability Committee – July 2023- Present

Sample Appellate Division Opinions:

Katchen v. Government Employees Ins. Co., 457 N.J. Super. 600 (App. Div. 2019), dismissed on appeal 241 N.J. 354 (2020)

Arthur Brown v. N.J.Mfrs. Ins. Co., 2022 N.J. Super Unpub. LEXIS 369 (App. Div. 2022)

Cover v GEICO, 2017 WL 3974411 (App. Div. September 11, 2017)

Benscome v Kannakara, 2016 WL 1092484 (App. Div. March 22, 2016)

Citizens United Reciprocal Exchange v Brown, 2015WL 2417399 (App. Div. May 22, 2015)

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