A skilled and respected insurance defense litigator, Robert A. Cappuzzo plays an active role as a member of the Forthright Advisory Council for No-Fault Disputes in the State of New Jersey.  In that capacity, Rob is involved in revising arbitration rules and the selection and review of dispute resolution professionals who preside over no-fault personal injury protection (PIP).  As a litigator in the PIP arbitration arena, Rob has nearly double the industry average in no-cause arbitration wins to his credit. Rob joined Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, in 1996 and became a principal in January 2003. Today, he chairs the Firm’s PIP department.

Rob concentrates his practice on insurance defense in PIP, liability and coverage matters.  His impressive client list includes Allstate, New Jersey Manufacturers, MetLife and Encompass insurance companies.

Rob regularly shares his wealth of legal insight — garnered from more than 18 years of practice specializing in the defense of PIP actions—with clients, through in-house training sessions focusing on claim handling and defense strategies.  He is also a lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey Defense Association, the Insurance Council of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Bar Association.  As a lecturer, Rob has been called upon to educate his peers in all areas of PIP defense practice.  Rob served as Chair of the New Jersey Defense Association’s (NJDA) Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Committee from 2014 to 2016. 


Closing the Door on UCR Cases Involving Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs): The Appellate Division Brings an End to an Era of PIP Arbitrations and Litigation. New Jersey Defense, Spring 2019


Complex Issues in PIP July, 2017
PIP No-Fault College January, 2017
Complex Issues in PIP July, 2016
PIP No-Fault College January, 2016
Complex Issues in PIP July, 2015
PIP No-Fault College January, 2015
Complex Issues in PIP August, 2014
PIP No-Fault College January, 2014
Keys to Handling the PIP Case August, 2013
PIP Issues for Practitioners - Working the file July, 2012
PIP No-Fault College January, 2012
Handling your first PIP case  July, 2010 
PIP No-Fault College January, 2010
Keys to Foreseeing & Developing your Case  July, 2009
“The best defense is to know the offense”  November, 2008
Workshop on PIP Internal Appeals Process May, 2017
Final PIP Regulations - What Happened
And What Does the Future Hold?
October, 2012
Forthright Rules Update May, 2011
PIP Education Day / PIP and VCR issues  October, 2008
Impact of Proposed PIP Fee Schedule November, 2006
Arbitration Update & Discussion on Defense Tactics November, 2004