Christie Pabarue loses 7 lawyers to Philly rival

July 30, 2013 Christie Pabarue Mortensen & Young is losing its managing partner, a name partner and five other lawyers, who depart the firm to launch a new Philadelphia office for New Jersey firm Carroll, McNulty & Kull.

The departing team is led by managing partner Ralph Luongo and name partner Brad Mortensen, who chairs the firm’s insurance coverage practice group, and includes two additional partners and three associates. The departures leave Christie Pabarue with 29 lawyers.

Christie Pabarue co-founder James Young said the split was amicable and explains that his firm will now reduce its insurance coverage work, on behalf of insurers, and focus more on other practice areas, including medical malpractice defense, employment counseling and litigation and defending lawyers and law firms in malpractice cases.

“We are seeking to capitalize on areas that have been expanding over the past 24 months, including our Boston-based commercial counseling and broad-based litigation practice,” he said.

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