Shailesh (Shay) Deshpande is a partner at Bruno Gerbino & Soriano, LLP, having joined the team in its Ramsey, NJ, office in March 2017. He brings more than 20 years of experience as a litigator, winning high-profile, lucrative defense cases involving civil rights, insurance, governments, police departments and more.
Among his successful cases, Mr. Deshpande most recently secured a settlement for his plaintiff involved in a health care litigation matter.
His continued success in setting precedents in five of his cases has not gone unnoticed in the industry as he has appeared in publications including Law360 and on the cover of New Jersey Law Journal several times for his work in employment and civil rights cases.
Previously an associate for the law firm of Fusco and Macaluso, Mr. Deshpande handled the general litigation defense of insurance fraud, civil rights, employment and personal injury cases. Throughout his 23 years of experience, he has also been a partner at Zwerling & Deshpande LLC from 2009-2016, counsel at K&L Gates, LLP from 2008-2009, and served as special claims counsel for the County of Essex among other roles.
Mr. Deshpande attained a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990 and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ, in 1994. Following graduation, he served as a judicial law clerk for Judges Douglas K. Wolfson and Steven L. Lefelt.
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