Ellen Nunno Corbo

Ellen Nunno Corbo

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Ellen Nunno Corbo is Of Counsel to Burns White. She specializes in litigation in New Jersey and New York, with concentrations in insurance defense, corporate/complex commercial, premises liability, mass tort, and retail owner/operator liability defense, professional malpractice and long-term care litigation.

Ms. Corbo currently serves as Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Insurance Defense Special Committee, of which she is an original member. She is also a member of the NJSBA’s Insurance Law, Business Law, Civil Trial Bar, and Women in the Profession Sections. Previously, she served as Co-Chair of the NJSBA Alternative Work Arrangements Committee, and as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Attorney Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Information Technology’s E-Filing and Access Subcommittee.

Admitted to the practice of law in 1985, Ms. Corbo began her legal career as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry A. Margolis, Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, 1984-1985, where she conceived and wrote the original draft of the New Jersey Chancery Law Clerk Handbook. She practiced with several notable law firms in New Jersey and New York, joining Burns White in an Of Counsel role in August 2019. In addition, Ms. Corbo has held the position of Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University, where she taught Legal Research and Legal Writing, and at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she taught English Writing Workshops.

Ms. Corbo received her law degree from Seton Hall University Law School (1984), and her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University (1981). She also has an extensive record as a community activist.

Ms. Corbo is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C.


Areas of Law

  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law


  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1984, National Appellate Moot Court Team)
  • Seton Hall University (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, 1981)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • Washington, D. C.
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York


  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court, Attorney Working Group, Advisory Committee on Information Technology, E-Filing and Access Subcommittee
  • Co-Chair, New Jersey Supreme Court Alternative Work Arrangements Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Insurance Defense Special Committee
    • Vice Chair, IDSC, 2017 – 2018
    • Member, Insurance Law Section
    • Member, Civil Trial Bar Section
    • Member, Women in the Profession Section
    • Member, Business Law Section

Accolades & Involvement

Community Involvement

  • Clifton Against Substance Abuse Foundation, former Trustee, former Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee
  • Clifton Community Advisory Committee, former Co-Chair
  • Clifton Strategic Planning Council, Member
  • Clifton Early Childhood Development Committee, Member
  • Clifton Parents Council, Member


  • Ethics of Insurance Negotiation, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2019
  • Reasonable Expectations and Contra Proferentem, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2018
  • RPC 1.7 Refresher: No Man (or Woman) Can Serve Two Masters, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2017
  • Premises Liability and the Mode of Operation Doctrine, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2016
  • Ethical Considerations Involved in the Use of Social Media in Litigation, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2015
  • Hedonic Damages, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2014
  • Social Medial and Technology Issues: Concerns and Ethical Considerations for Carriers, Counsel, and Clients, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2012
  • Impact of Social Media in the Business of Insurance, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2011
  • Mass Tort Litigation in New Jersey: Past, Present, and Future, NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2010
  • The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA), NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, 2010


  • “Keeping it All in the Family: The Family Business Cannot Survive Without Proper Management and Succession Planning,” Business Law Section Newsletter, January 2014, Vol. 37, No. 3