Edward Solensky Jr.


Newark, NJ | Cherry Hill, NJ
D 973.536.2448
[email protected]


J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY
Honors: Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce

B.A., Colby College, Waterville, ME
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Magna Cum Laude
Distinction in the Major


Edward Solensky Jr. is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Newark office. Mr. Solensky is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice in the areas of torts and catastrophic loss, construction litigation, insurance coverage, and professional liability. Additionally, he has substantial experience in commercial litigation and general liability matters including high-exposure bodily injury and wrongful death cases. Before entering private practice, he served as corporate counsel for a federal savings bank and international security services provider, where he directed the company’s self-insured litigation program.

Bar Admissions

• U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

New Jersey

Supreme Court of New Jersey

Publications & Engagements

• Note, “The President’s International Emergency Economic Powers after Regan v. Wald: An Unchecked Proliferation of Authority,” 12 Syr. J. Int’l Law & Com. 125-15.
• “Who’s Liable Now?” Security Management, March 2007
• “An Overview of the Means and Methods Doctrine for Restaurants and Retailers,” Oct 2020, NRRDA Newsletter
• “Packaging Matters: Table Grapes, Clamshell Containers, and the Mode of Operation Rule,” New Jersey Law Journal, May 12, 2022
• “Third Circuit finds no nexus between retailer’s mode of operation and water on store floor,” FMG BlogLine (November 2022)
• “New Jersey Appellate Division finds no nexus between retailer’s mode of operation and grape on store floor,” FMG BlogLine (November 2021)
• “Policyholders obtain rare wins in COVID-19 coverage cases against insurers,” FMG BlogLine (November 2022)
• “NHTSA probes Tesla crashes involving motorcyclist fatalities,” FMG BlogLine (September 2022)
• “Legal considerations for stethoscope hygiene in a new era of infection control (COVID-19),” FMG BlogLine (December 2021)
• “Chubb unit beats virus coverage suit brought by NJ apparel company,” (March 2022)

Representative Cases & Clients

Jeter v. Sam’s Club, 250 N.J. 240 (2022)
Smith v. Walmart Stores, Inc., 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1964 (App. Div. July 31, 2017)
Jeter v. Sam’s Club, 2021 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 919 (App. Div. May 17, 2021)
Randolph Town Center Associates, L.P. v. Township of Randolph, 324 N.J. Super. 412 (App. Div. June 11, 1999)
Amorosa v. Jersey City Welding & Mach. Works, 214 N.J. Super. 130 (App. Div. December 4, 1986)
Sarkisian v. Inserra Supermarkets, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 3612 (Law Div. July 20, 2011)



• Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
• National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
• New Jersey Defense Association

Classes/Seminars Taught

• “Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Change to Coverage & Liability Exposure” (2022)

• “Considering LPO as Part of Wider Legal Cost Management: Limitations vs Benefits” – Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Annual Conference (2011)