Pennsylvania

P: 610.828.3334 (Direct)

P: 610.828.3339 (Main)

F: 610.828.3347

E: clabletta@lablettawalters.com

Christian P. LaBletta
Partner

 For the past seventeen years, Mr. LaBletta has dedicated his practice to the defense of insurance companies.  He has been involved in all aspects of evaluating and defending insurance claims, including interpreting policy provisions, issuing complex coverage decisions, and preparing declaratory judgment actions.  He has tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal court. 

In addition, Mr. LaBletta routinely investigates and prosecutes insurance fraud claims on behalf of his clients.  His work in insurance fraud often requires him to work closely with the Special Investigations Unit as well as local law enforcement.  Mr. LaBletta routinely conducts Examinations Under Oath and prepares complaints and counterclaims for insurance fraud.  Mr. LaBletta also advises clients on significant bad faith issues and extra-contractual matters.  He frequently lectures to insurance companies on practical methods to successfully defeat bad faith claims and reduce overall bad faith exposure. 

 

He has extensive appellate advocacy experience.  He has argued multiple appeals before The Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and briefed appeals submitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In law school, Mr. LaBletta was an Editor and Senior Editor for the Dickinson Law Review.

From 2010 through 2017, he was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star by

Philadelphia Magazine.  Only 2.5% of Pennsylvania attorneys who are 40 years of age or

younger or have been practicing for less than ten years are selected each year as a Rising Star. 

 

In 2015, Mr. LaBletta was selected by Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America.  Less than 1% of all attorneys in the country are invited to join this organization and membership is limited to 100 attorneys in each state.  Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States.

In 2016, Mr. LaBletta was selected for membership into Top American Lawyers.  Each candidate for membership is vigorously screened to ensure that they demonstrate the skills, aptitude, and competence necessary to be admitted into Top American Lawyers.  In fact, less than 1% of all attorneys are ever granted membership into this organization. 

In 2019, Mr. LaBletta was named among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation.  Only the top 100 qualifying defense litigators in each state receive this honor and are selected for membership. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of litigators in the community.

Education

The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2002

Fordham University, B.A., Philosophy, 1999

Admissions

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 

New Jersey

P: 732.387.1011 (Direct)

P: 732.387.1010 (Main)

F: 732.387.1015

E: mwalters@lablettawalters.com

Mark J. Walters
Managing Partner

Mark J. Walters is the Managing Partner of LaBletta & Walters LLC and heads the firm's New Jersey office located in Eatontown, New Jersey.  Mr. Walters represents clients in all aspects and phases of litigation.

 

Mr. Walters has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict.  He has also successfully litigated cases in the New Jersey Appellate Division, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He frequently designs programs and presents to clients, attorneys and claims professionals on current issues in claims handling, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, general litigation and trial strategy.

 

Although he has broad experience, Mr. Walters has developed an expertise representing insurers in litigation arising from catastrophic losses, including Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.  In 2017, he authored an article titled “The Problems With Harvey,” which explored the practical and legal issues created by Hurricane Harvey.  This article was selected as the cover story for Claim Litigation Management Magazine and was distributed to over 35,000 insurance claim professionals nationwide.

             

In 2012, Mr. Walters was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star by Philadelphia Magazine.  Only 2.5% of Pennsylvania attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger or have been practicing for less than ten years are selected each year as a Rising Star.  In 2018 and 2019, Mr. Walters was named a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine, an honor bestowed upon no more than 5% of practicing attorneys in each state.  In 2018, Mr. Walters was also named a “Monmouth County Top Lawyer” by Monmouth Health & Life Magazine.  The “Top Lawyer” distinction was the result of a peer-review survey of more than 1,800 lawyers who practice in Monmouth County, New Jersey.   

 

Mr. Walters graduated with honors from Villanova University School of Law.  He also received the American Bar Association's Award for Top Student at Villanova in the areas of Land Use Planning Law and Local Government Law.

Education

Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2002, cum laude

American University, B.S., Political Science, 1997

Admissions

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit