Robert F. DiStefano, ESQ.
Robert F. DiStefano, Esq. is the Managing Partner of the firm. His practice areas are concentrated on civil litigation, including subrogation, recovery and defense of NJ No-fault (PIP) claims, trucking and transportation liability, motor vehicle liability, cost-recovery for governmental entities, restaurant liability, casualty & premises liability, insurance fraud and general liability defense. Mr. DiStefano also has extensive experience with insurance coverage, collection practice, and Appellate practice.
Mr. DiStefano has served as an Arbitrator in Arbitration Forums, Inc. for the last 15 years. He is a frequent lecturer on subrogation topics including presentations sponsored by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).
Mr. DiStefano has tried over 70 jury and bench trials in all parts of the New Jersey Superior Court. He has appeared numerous times in New Jersey’s appellate courts and is credited with multiple reported and unreported decisions.
Mr. DiStefano is also a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and has served on active duty, including Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve.
He was a Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Rushton H. Ridgeway, Presiding Judge, Law Division- Gloucester County, Superior Court of New Jersey.
- 1989: University of Delaware, BS
- 1993: Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Admission to Practice
- New Jersey State Bar – 1993
- New York State Bar -2001
- Pennsylvania State Bar -1993
- U.S. District Court – NJ – 1994
- U.S. District Court – PA – 1994
- U.S. Court of Appeals – Third Circuit – 1996
Professional & Community Activities
- Robert DiStefano is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Assoc., Monmouth County Bar Assoc., the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), TIDA and National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP).
1500 Meeting House Road
PO Box 235
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
45+Years of Legal Representation
At Clark & DiStefano we are attentive, always focusing on the needs of our clients. We develop strategies that are tailored to each individual case, and we treat our clients as strategic partners in achieving a common goal. We endeavor to think outside of the box and formulate cost-effective strategies. Lastly, we believe in prompt communications with clients so they have predictability for reserve setting and sufficient time for studied pre-trial evaluations and recommendations.