Serena A. Skala

Partner

Location: New York, NY

Phone: 212.805.3948

Biography

Serena Skala is a Partner with Clausen Miller P.C. in its professional liability department. Her practice is focused primarily on the areas of casualty/liability defense, construction litigation, legal malpractice, employment law, real estate, premises liability, products liability, professional negligence and personal injury matters. These areas involve the defense of a variety of professionals in both the State and Federal Courts, including attorneys, business owners, accountants, real estate management companies, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, directors and officers.

Serena is currently admitted to practice before New York and New Jersey State Courts as well as the U.S. District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. She is also a certified mediator, with experience mediating disputes in cases pending in both the New York State and New Jersey Court systems.

Prior to joining Clausen Miller P.C., Serena was a litigation associate with a national insurance defense law firm, where her practice also focused on defending claims against a variety of professionals, focusing mainly on attorneys. Serena began her legal career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas J. LaConte, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, County of Passaic. In this capacity, Serena assisted in writing decisions and opinions, many of which were later upheld by the New Jersey Appellate Court.

Serena received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University. Serena received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. During her time at Seton Hall, Serena was a member of the Civil Litigation Clinic where she represented home owners who were victims of fraudulent mortgage lending schemes. In this capacity, Serena assisted in obtaining dismissal of many of these actions.

Education

  • J.D. Seton Hall University, 2008
  • B.S. Marketing, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005 -- Minors in Spanish and International Business

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • New York State
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • District Court of New Jersey
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • Orlando

    Florida 32801

    618 E. South Street

    Suite 500

    Orlando, Florida 32801

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman