Deborah J. Banfield
Deborah J. Banfield is Counsel to GRSLBG&B and concentrates her practice in areas of General Liability, Construction, Premises Liability, Automobile and Motor Carrier Liability, Asbestos/Toxic Tort and Municipal/Traffic. She represents insurance companies, self-insured clients, and corporate clients in defense of these claims.
Ms. Banfield joined GRSLBG&B in February 2020. She graduated with her B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Lycoming College and later received her law degree from Capital University Law School in 1991. She was a member of the Capital University Law Review and her Article concerning lender liability under CERCLA was published in the 1991 Law Review.
Prior to joining GRSLBG&B, Ms. Banfield spent over 15 years as a Partner at a New Jersey litigation firm. Ms. Banfield has regularly presented and served as a panelist for firm clients, insurance companies and insureds on insurance coverage, claims handling practices, insurance fraud, and risk transfer. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey Association for Justice and the National Association of Professional Women.
Ms. Banfield is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. She is also an accomplished appellate advocate and has successfully argued matters before the Appellate Division of New Jersey.
In addition, Ms. Banfield is actively involved in her community as well as charitable organizations. She has been on the Board and has served as the Vice-President and Secretary of a Philanthropic Foundation since 2006 which supports Charitable Organizations, Theater and the Arts in New Jersey.
- General Liability
- Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
- New Jersey, 1991
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1991
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey Association for Justice
- National Association of Professional Women
- Lycoming College (B.A., 1985)
- Capital University Law School (J.D., 1991)