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Welcome to the Cottrell Solensky, P.A. Website. Our goal is to provide high quality legal representation with a personal touch to each client, regardless of the legal issues they confront. Many of our clients turn to us when they are involved in matters of bus and tractor trailer liability, premises liability, municipal liability, products liability, toxic torts, insurance law, and related litigation and appeals. Our firm also represents and advises clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions.

 Cottrell Solensky. P.A. Services


At Cottrell Solensky, P.A. we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset. We also know that each individual is unique. That’s why the lawyers and staff we recruit reflect our commitment to embracing diverse views, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster a workplace environment that values differences based on gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age and national origin. This leads to better service for our clients and community.

Our attorneys have expressed their commitment to diversity through their involvement with the following associations and events:

  • National LGBT Bar Association

  • 2013 DRI Diversity for Success Seminar

  • Asian Pacific Lawyers Association

  • Out Professionals

  • The National Association of Women Lawyers

  • DRI Diversity Committee

  • The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum


Cottrell Solensky, P.A. is committed to sustainability and strives to utilize business practices that conserve and protect the environment. Our efforts include:

  • Recycling office paper products;

  • Offering employees telecommuting opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;

  • Using energy-saving light and “Energy Star” rated office equipment;

  • Employing paperless communication and document reproduction;

  • Recycling copy machine and laser jet cartridges.

We are proud of the changes we have implemented to make our firm a more sustainable workplace.

Emergency Response
Emergency Response
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Evidence is fragile. Spoliation is costly. An immediate response to a major accident is critical to the preservation of vital evidence.


Cottrell &  Solensky, P.A. maintains a 24/7 accident response capability and are able to dispatch an experienced team of attorneys, investigators, experts in fields such as accident reconstruction, fire cause-and-origin, and premises security to the scene of the accident wherever it occurs in the New Jersey – Greater New York area. With these resources, we are able to provide early answers to questions as to what occurred and how and prepare our clients for whatever will follow. Should a client desire, our team can be made available through a pre-arranged “single trigger” telephone number that allows one call access to each team member.

Practice Areas

Bus and Tractor Trailer Liability – Many of our clients face liability claims resulting from accidents involving their buses or tractor trailers. This complex area of the law requires knowledge of industry standards, insurance, negotiating skills, and trial talent. Floyd G. Cottrell is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (“TIDA”), a highly-selective organization restricted to attorneys whose practice involves the representation of the trucking industry. The firm has several attendees at TIDA’s Annual Meetings and Mid-Year Mini-Seminars, and many of our more recently-admitted attorneys have attended the TIDA Skills program to insure an understanding of the industry’s fundamentals. The firm maintains an Emergency Response Team of attorneys, investigators, accident reconstruction experts and other professionals to respond to an accident within our jurisdiction on a 24/7 basis. Mr. Cottrell frequently speaks on tractor-trailer liability is on faculty of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”)  Claims College –School of Transportation.


Premises Liability – Even the most well tended properties can face claims for unsafe premises. We represent business owners whose customers have been injured while on their property. We also assist insurance carriers who become involved in premises liability claims. Our expertise extends to liquor liability issues and dram shop actions, including the resolution of insurance coverage disputes that may arise in these cases. Mr. Cottrell and Mr. Solensky are members of the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (“NRRDA”), where Mr. Cottrell is currently serving a 3 year term on its Board of Directors”. 


Workers’ Compensation - The lawyers in our workers’ compensation defense practice represent employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims.  They appear regularly before the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation, Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division, and Supreme Court of New Jersey.   They are well-regarded by the judges before whom they appear and strive to resolve claims efficiently and effectively.


Nursing Home Liability – The firm handles nurse home liabilities arising from fall-related injuries, skin ulcers and infections, wandering and escape incidents, assault and abuse allegations, malnutrition/ dehydration, prescription drugs and Corvid-19.


Construction Litigation/Construction Defect – The firm is experienced in defending construction site accidents, liabilities created under New York Labor Law, and construction defect claims.

Municipal Liability – Municipalities and government entities also have a responsibility to tenants. From personal injury claims to discrimination, housing authorities can face a long list of potential problems mandated by state and federal law. We have represented housing authorities in civil rights claims, premises liability, and contract disputes.


Products Liability – We have years of experience and an excellent track record of representing companies who are accused of developing and selling unsafe products. Our attorneys have worked on cases involving individuals injured by asbestos, apparel, alcoholic beverages, firearms, food and agricultural products, machinery and tools, medical products and devices, motor vehicles, pharmaceutical products, recreational products, and tobacco.


Toxic Torts – Our firm has experience in representing defendants against claims by individuals who have been injured by exposure to toxic and other dangerous substances, forms of energy, and devices, including asbestos, chemicals and cosmetics, hazardous waste, medical products and devices, pesticides, pharmaceutical products, radiation and electromagnetic energy, and tobacco.


Insurance Law – Our attorneys handle insurance regulatory matters and transactions involving insurance and reinsurance companies. We have served as counsel to major national and international companies. Our specific areas of expertise include issues which arise when busses, tractor trailers, or rental cars are involved in accidents and injuries.


Litigation and Appeals – Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in such areas as personal injury, insurance matters, products liability, toxic torts, premises liability, and municipal liability. Mr. Cottrell is a veteran of over 70 matters tried to verdict and is Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Bureau of Trial Advocacy, after a process that includes both testing and attestations of ability by Judges and adversaries.


Real Estate -Our firm represents both commercial clients and individuals in all transactions that deal with real property—land and the structures attached to it—including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management.

Practice Areas
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