Lawrence J. Bunis

Lawrence J. Bunis

Office:Mount Laurel, NJ
Phone:(856) 727-6025
Cell:(609) 220-3110

Lawrence J. Bunis has a diverse background in law and business. Prior to his joining Margolis Edelstein in 1994, he was a Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, in which he defended tort claims against the State and various public agencies and employees, including New Jersey Transit, Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection, and various members of the judiciary. Larry also served as General Counsel and Chief Operations Officer for Cogan & Gordon, a wholesale distributor of kitchen and bath products.

Larry has handled all aspects of litigation, in state and federal courts, involving construction defects, construction site accidents, complex personal injury cases, OSHA compliance, insurance coverage disputes, fire losses, dram shop claims, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability matters.

He has successfully defended contractors, builders, property and business owners and managers, realtors, insurance brokers, product manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, marinas, restaurants and bars, travel agencies, motor vehicle operators, and auto dealerships in Lemon Law and prior damage disclosure litigation.

Larry has also represented contractors in multi-party litigation, arising out of alleged construction defects, at the Renaissance Condominiums in Long Branch, NJ, Plaza Grande Condominiums in Old Bridge, NJ, Levoy Theater in Millville, NJ, and other construction defect cases involving individual homes and multi-unit developments, representing small and medium sized builders. (Landmark Builders, Sunrise Builders, D’Anastasio Corp., JS Hovnanian)


  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.)
  • Cornell University (B.A.)


  • BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Representative Matters:

  • Successfully defended a shopping center using theory of judicial and equitable estoppel from prior testimony of plaintiff in a workers compensation proceeding. (Van Sant v. Woodcrest Plaza Shopping Center )
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an escort vehicle operator (DiGerolamo v. Cheyenne’s Pilot Cars, Inc )
  • Obtained summary judgment on alleged claims of fraud and misrepresentation (Holiday Village v. JS Hovnanian )
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of builder based on statute of repose (Amato v. Hertz Homes )
  • Obtained summary judgment relating to compliance with OSHA safety requirements (Milano v. Paparone )
  • Obtained summary judgment on claim for alleged dangerous condition of public property resulting in paraplegia to patron at Atsion State Park (Schoellkopf v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection )
  • Multiple property damage and business interruption claims by businesses arising out of the Short Hills Restaurant fire in Cherry Hill, NJ (Hartford Insurance Company v. Short Hills Restaurant and Delicatessen )
  • Alleged architectural malpractice at Princeton University, in failing to properly design the facade of a new building on campus (Trustees of Princeton University v. BCJ, et al )
  • Alleged failure to provide proper fall protection and personal protection equipment resulting in personal injuries (Stolker v. Builders, Inc., et al, Medina v. Bishop Sanzari, et al )
  • Alleged defective design and construction of handicap ramps (Suarez v. Parkshore Development Corp.)
  • Alleged defective design and maintenance of forklifts and lift trucks (Ryker v. Atlet; Kennison v. Lamson & Sessions )
  • Alleged defective bedding products resulting in fire with catastrophic injuries (Croker v. Tietex Ltd, et al )
  • Alleged defective design of office products, resulting in book case falling over and landing on plaintiff ( Liberti v. Gilbert Martin Woodworking, et al )
  • Alleged professional malpractice relating to insurance coverage for loss due to Superstorm Sandy (Rossakis v. Donnelly & Sproul )