Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP

Valerie A. Vladyka

Office Phone: 201.225.2729
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
Among her various areas of concentration, Valerie Vladyka handles insurance coverage disputes arising under various types of insurance policies for several prominent insurance carriers. Valerie’s experience and knowledge of insurance coverage has provided insight and guidance in the defense of clients involving claims of additional insured status and contractual indemnification. It has also enabled her to counsel the Firm’s clients in the negotiation of sub-contract agreements and commercial leases related to provisions for insurance coverage and indemnification.

Valerie represents small to mid-size businesses in a range of commercial disputes, counseling them whenever possible on actions they can take to avoid litigation, and aggressively representing them in litigation whenever that proves necessary.

As part of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group, Valerie has handled numerous appeals for clients on a wide range of cases in the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of New Jersey and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Her appellate judicial clerkship and extensive experience in appellate advocacy have resulted in several published appellate decisions.

Early in her career, Valerie served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable James J. Petrella, P.J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Montclair State University, B.A. Political Science, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Federal Circuit, 2003
  • United States District Court of New Jersey, 1991

Awards And Honors

  • Included on the list of "Bergen County's Top Lawyers" in 2020 and 2021 by Bergen Magazine, in the category of Insurance*
  • Included on the list of (201) magazine’s “Top Lawyers” in Insurance Law and Appellate Practice, in 2018 and 2019*
  • Selected to the 2015 through 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers® list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Insurance Coverage*
  • Repeatedly selected to the New Jersey Rising Stars® list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Insurance Coverage*


  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
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