Geoffrey Paul Huling
Geoff’s practice encompasses the resolution of all types of business disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. He has provided legal representation to individual clients and businesses in both state and federal courts and before governmental agencies throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When required by the demands of an individual case, he has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in other jurisdictions around the country, most recently in Massachusetts and Oklahoma.
Geoff’s work involves representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil matters, including complex commercial litigation, class actions, contractual controversies, business torts, partnership disputes and cases involving claims for equitable relief. Geoff also has extensive experience providing appellate representation and has personally argued cases before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Geoff has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
Education, Honors and Awards
J.D. with honors, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ, 1994
Managing Editor, Rutgers Law Journal, 1993-94
American Bar Association Local Government Award
American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Practice
American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Procedure
School of Law Fellowship
B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1991
Harvard National Scholar Award
John Higgins Memorial Award
Professional and Community Involvement
Geoff was a panelist at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Litigation Committee’s Program "When Limited Liability Fails: Piercing the Corporate Veil."
Geoff has been evaluating, and conducting interviews of, applicants for admission to Harvard College on behalf of the Schools Committee of the Harvard Club of Princeton since 1995.
Geoff has handled a number of pro bono cases for clients referred by Philadelphia VIP, the organization founded by Community Legal Services and the Philadelphia Bar Association that provides legal services for low-income residents and families facing civil legal problems. Geoff is also a volunteer for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State of New Jersey
News and Publications
Note, Tired of Being Slapped Around: States Take Action Against Lawsuits Designed to Intimidate and Harass, 25 Rutgers L.J. 401 (1994)
The Legal Intelligencer, Justices Mull Claim for Access to Mental Health Records
The Legal Intelligencer, Montco Judge Awards $1 Million in Punitives in Commercial Lawsuit
The Legal Intelligencer, Judge Overturns $2.5M Legal Malpractice Verdict