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In litigation, it’s essential to consider all the options. It’s important to recognize that being right is not necessarily the most significant factor. I work with my clients to develop the litigation strategy that works best for them.

Ms. Kaller's practice focuses on commercial litigation. She has experience in the prosecution and defense of financing, credit and other banking matters, contract disputes including those arising under licensing and asset sale agreements, environmental contamination contribution actions, and complex litigation. Her experience also encompasses class action litigation in matters involving consumer claims, alleged securities fraud and personal injury.

Ms. Kaller has represented clients in both state and federal courts, including appellate practice before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Division and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Her work in chancery practice includes estate litigation, claims for injunctive relief in business disputes, shareholder disputes and restrictive covenants.

Ms. Kaller has conducted and assisted with internal investigations on behalf of public and private entities in connection with a variety of matters. Her experience in this area includes inquiries into allegations of bid rigging on behalf of a public entity, the investigation of alleged employee harassment in the workplace, inquiries into allegations of financial improprieties, and internal investigations conducted in response to governmental subpoenas.

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law (2023)
  • Recipient of the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Middlesex County Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law (2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (2008 – present)

  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) in the Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Estate & Trust Litigation, Banking, Closely Held Business and Environmental Litigation practice areas (2015 – present); listed by Super Lawyers as one of New Jersey's Top 50 Women Lawyers (2022, 2020)

Please visit our Award Methodology page for a description of the standard or methodology on which these accolades are based. Attorney Advertising: No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

  • Ongoing representation of a multi-million dollar estate in a will challenge asserting claims of undue influence, lack of capacity and forgery
  • Representation of a closely held business involving an order to show cause brought to compel the execution of required tax documents by a recalcitrant shareholder
  • Successfully defended an estate executor against a challenge to complex estate administration involving the succession of privately held businesses in a multi-million dollar estate
  • Acted as associate counsel to a Special Master appointed to oversee pretrial preparation, discovery motions and preparation of a report/recommendations on a dispositive motion (ultimately adopted by the federal district court) in a complex insurance coverage dispute valued in excess of $100 million
  • Member of the defense team in complex life insurance trust litigation
  • Member of the defense team in complex class-arbitration of claims brought by providers against an insurance company
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing the complaint alleging claims of breach of contract and fraudulent inducement involving the sale of an industrial property
  • Successfully represented a public entity in connection with disputes involving easements and restrictive covenants governing the use of land

Uniquely NJ

  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey: Past President (2020); Amicus Committee Co-Chair (2022); Membership Committee Past Chair 
  • New Jersey State Bar Association; LGBTQ Rights Section Immediate Past Chair; Diversity Committee (2022-2023 and 2023-2024 terms); Business & Commercial Litigation Special Committee (2021-2022 and 2022-2023 terms); Women in the Profession Section (past Chair); Nominating Committee Chair; General Council
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Middlesex County Bar Association; Middlesex County Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts (2010 – 2012, 2012 – 2014, 2014 – 2016, 2016 – 2018, 2018 – 2020); Bar Education Subcommittee (former Vice Chair)
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • Rutgers Alumni Association
  • New School for Social Research Alumni Network
  • Financial Women’s Association New Jersey Committee Co-Chair (2010 – 2011)
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Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1997, with high honors

The New School for Social Research, B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2008


  • Former law clerk to The Honorable Freda L. Wolfson, United States District Court, District of New Jersey (1997 – 1998)

Emily A. Kaller
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Emily A. Kaller Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Please visit our Award Methodology page for a description of the standard or methodology on which these accolades are based. Attorney Advertising: No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.