Anthony Tessitore Tressler LLP

Tessitore, Anthony M. Partner

Tessitore, Anthony M. Partner

Practice Focus

Anthony Tessitore is Co-Chair of Tressler’s Insurance Services Practice Group. Anthony's practice focuses on the handling of complex civil matters including a wide array of insurance defense and coverage disputes. He has represented various domestic and foreign insurers in both litigated and non-litigated matters and has appeared in both State and Federal Courts on behalf of his clients. 

Anthony’s practice includes advising and representing clients across various business lines including with respect to: complex general liability matters, technology, cyber, and media related risks, environmental, toxic tort & health hazard claims, professional liability and malpractice matters, first party property losses, accident and health claims, aviation related disputes, employment practices liability, and intellectual property/coverage B claims. He is regularly asked to advise insurers on questions regarding alternative risk transfer under comprehensive general liability and other policies.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler LLP, Anthony was senior counsel at a global law firm. From 2011-2014, Anthony was recognized as a “Rising Star” in his practice area by the nationally recognized publication, Super Lawyers. Anthony was recently selected by his peers in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law. 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The American Bar Association
  • The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, formerly the Council on Litigation Management
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • New Jersey District XII Ethics Committee

Recent Articles and Blogs

"No Day at the Beach – 4th Circuit: Exclusion Does Not Bar Coverage in Dispute Between Purveyors of Beach Merchandise," Commercial General Liability Dispatch, August 22, 2019

"Advertising Injury and New York’s Broad Duty to Defend," Commercial General Liability Dispatch, January 14, 2019


Presentations & Events


  • “Tressler Talks: The B-Team - Don’t Pity the Fool About Coverage B,” Tressler Webinar, March 30, 2023
  • “Tressler Talks: Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance: An Insurer’s Friend or Foe?” Tressler Webinar, February 24, 2022
  • “Claim Prevention: The Cheaper Way to Managing Risk,” Presentation/Webinar to Architects, Engineers and Design Professionals, September 2017
  • “Emerging Litigation Risks,” Presentation NorthEast Corporate Counsel Conference, April/June 2017
  • “Policy Rescission and Pre-Existing Conditions,”Presentation to Life, Health and Disability Insurers at Lloyd’s of London, October 2016
  • “Concussion – The Next Big Headache for Insurers?,” Presentation to Life, Health and Disability Insurers at Lloyd’s of London, April 2016
  • “The Relationship between Primary and Excess Insurers: Claims Handling Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls,” Presentation to various domestic insurance carriers, June 2016
  • “Cutting-Edge Trends & Developments in Allocation,” Panel Presentation, Perrin Conferences, May 2016
  • “ERISA Implications for a Personal Accident Claim in the United States,” November 2015
  • “Developments in Cyber Risk Insurance & Case Law Update,” Panel Presentation, NorthEast Corporate Counsel Forum, April 2015
  • The Erosion of the Attorney Client and Work Product Privileges, May 2014 “Square Peg Round Hole: Landmark Coverage Decision Finds No Coverage for Data Breach under CGL Form,” Litigation Management Magazine, Summer 2014