Meet Our Professionals

The experience we bring to bear for our clients encompasses decades of time in litigation, adjudication roles, arbitration and mediation across multiple industries. At Corodemus & Corodemus, L.L.C., we offer neutral services as well as personal attention.

Judge Marina Corodemus (Ret.) is a highly experienced professional in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). She is a sought-after special master by federal and state courts involving class actions, mass torts, environmental contamination, natural resource damages, products liability, consumer fraud and serious aggregate litigation. She is AV-rated* and brings more than ten years of experience on the bench as New Jersey’s sole Mass Tort Judge.

Judge Corodemus (Ret.) is the Director of ADR Practice at Corodemus & Corodemus, L.L.C. She has lectured throughout the country, and she is a member of the ALI Aggregate Litigation Advisor Committee, Board and Executive Board Member of the Sedona Conference, and adjunct Professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey.

Her published works include: Judge Corodemus, “Rock’em, Sock’em Preemption: Who Is Getting Their Block Knocked Off?” is published in the BNA September 2008, Class Action Litigation Report, Vol.9, No. 18, 9/26/08; “Women in the Bar Association,” New Jersey Trial Magazine, Publication of Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey (1991); “Informed Consent and Mastectomy,” American Cancer Society, New Jersey (1988); “Domestic Violence, the Law and You, the First Citizens Handbook for Victims of Domestic Violence,” Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey (1985). more

Judge Sebastian P. Lombardi (Ret.) recently retired as a New Jersey Superior Court judge sitting in Essex County. He sat in all divisions for 15 years with 10 years in the civil division. During his tenure in the civil division he served as the environmental and toxic tort judge, having all such cases assigned to him for case management and trial.

The largest case Judge Lombardi handled was “The Passaic River Litigation” (NJDEP v. Occidental el al) involving 307 parties. The DEP sued to recover past and future costs incurred by New Jersey for its responsibility to clean up the super fund site encompassing 17 miles of the Passaic River and the Newark Bay. After many years Judge Lombardi approved three separate settlements totaling over 335 million dollars and possible future costs to resolve the matter with the DEP, except for cross claims remaining among several direct defendants. more

Renee Henderson, Esq. is an attorney with ten years of experience handling complex civil litigation matters. She was an associate in the Philadelphia office of a large defense firm where she worked on a number of single-plaintiff, class action and coordinated cases for a variety of clients, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, manufacturers of industrial products, insurance companies and financial institutions. Ms. Henderson also has extensive experience representing plaintiffs, having worked for a New York based plaintiffs firm where her practice focused on drug and medical device litigation. As a plaintiff’s attorney, Ms. Henderson also worked with the non-profit corporation, Trial Lawyers Care, Inc. She secured a million dollar settlement from the Victim Compensation Funds for a New York City Fire Department officer injured in the 9/11 tragedy.

Additionally, Ms. Henderson clerked for the Honorable Marina Corodemus during the Judge’s tenure as New Jersey’s sole Mass Tort Judge. Ms. Henderson is currently working with Judge Corodemus as an Assistant Allocation Master of Aggregate Settlements and also assists Judge Corodemus on Special Master Mass Tort Projects, including the Passaic River Natural Resource Damage case. more

Leah Healey has been practicing law since 1985 in the field of redevelopment and environmental law. Until 2008, Ms. Healey was a partner with the firm of Maraziti, Falcon & Healey located in Short Hills, New Jersey where her particular focus was representing public entities around the State in transactions involving the redevelopment of underutilized and contaminated properties and was a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.

In 1998, Ms. Healey was appointed by former Governor Whitman to the State Brownfields Redevelopment Task Force and is a former president of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy and a former Vice Chair of the Hoboken Waterfront Development Corporation.

Ms. Healey is currently working with Judge Corodemus on the Passaic River Natural Resource Damage case. more

* AV is the highest rating an attorney can achieve. CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.