RAMSEY, NJ (February 20, 2018) – Bruno, Gerbino & Soriano (BG&S) LLP is pleased to announce that effective February 20, 2018, Marie S. Coronel is a senior associate in its northern New Jersey office.
“We’re excited to have Marie join our team,” said Vince Gerbino, a founding partner. “Her wide breadth of experience in insurance defense in the courtroom as well as a proven commitment to supporting other women will serve as a valuable resource for our clients as well as a great role model for our younger associates,” he added.
Ms. Coronel, formerly field counsel for Liberty Mutual, brings more than two decades of experience as a litigator, focusing on insurance defense, both commercial and personal, as well as claim adjustment, automobile negligence, advanced digital discovery, arbitrations, mediations and jury trials.
Ms. Coronel previously worked for MAPFRE Insurance, GEICO and the law firm of Garrity, Graham, Murphy, Garofalo & Flinn. From 2010-2013, she ran her own firm, Marie S. Coronel, Esq. LLC, where she handled all aspects of discovery, extensive motion practice, drafting briefs and legal research and jury trials regarding BI/UM/UIM coverage.
The first-generation American, who is also fluent in French and Haitian Creole, received a Juris Doctor degree in 1997 from Touro College: Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Mercy College in 1994. While studying for her law degree, Ms. Coronel interned for the Hon. Michael L. Orenstein, Magistrate, EDNY.
Ms. Coronel was admitted to both the New Jersey State and U.S. District Court Bars in 1999.
“I am excited for this opportunity to become a member of Bruno, Gerbino and Soriano. Moreover, I look forward to new challenges and contributing to the continued success of the firm,” said Ms. Coronel, who also represents indigent women in domestic violence cases in support of the Montclair-based organization Partners for Women and Justice.
These latest additions follow the promotion and hiring of several new lawyers to the firm as part of the firm’s strategy to promote diversity and to bolster the services it offers.