The majority of Mr. Arroyo’s practice is focused on representing Plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits from inception to trial. Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Arroyo was the judicial law clerk to a New Jersey Superior Court Judge that exclusively handled asbestos and talc mass tort cases in the State of New Jersey. Additionally, in his previous role prior to joining GGL, Mr. Arroyo was Of Counsel in a top New Jersey law firm, where he provided defense in mass tort cases for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Some of the clients he served consisted of Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Arroyo has hands-on experience with all aspects of litigation, including trial. Particularly, Mr. Arroyo prepares all his cases in anticipation for trial. He coordinates with liability and medical damages experts to provide the best cohesive theory of the case. This approach leads to fair and just settlements and deters insurance companies from intimidating him and his clients. Mr. Arroyo has also drafted and argued high-stakes motions, achieving positive outcomes.
Elias works with clients and provides real-time updates on their cases. This open line of communication ensures that the client decisions regarding their cases will be well informed.
Education – Undergrad
School: Berkeley College
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Criminal Justice
Latin Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Dean’s List All Semesters
Education – Law School
School: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Degree: Juris Doctor
Latin Honors: cum laude
• Managing Editor, Touro Law Review
• Dean’s List, Fall 2012
• CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Trust and Estates
Extra: Law School Publications
Not So Fast: I Have Been Deprived of My Right to Counsel, 30 Touro L. Rev. 1199 (2014).
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Honorable Ana C. Viscomi, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County, 2015-2016
Honors & Awards
Additional Publications as an attorney:
2020 New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Actions Treatise: Chapter 17, Claims for Contribution and Indemnification, and Governing Apportionment of Fault Principles in New Jersey Mass Tort Litigation (co-author).
Toxic & Mass Tort
Obtained a $600,000 settlement in a consolidated motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained neck and back injuries.
Obtained a $275,000 settlement in an accident involving a Plaintiff that was struck by a vehicle while he was on his bicycle. The Plaintiff sustained neck and back injuries as a result of the accident.
Obtained a $243,000 settlement for client that sustained neck and back injuries as a result of an accident with a commercial motor vehicle.
Obtained a $500,000 settlement in case involving a pedestrian/minor that was struck by a motor vehicle.
Obtained a combined $150,000 settlement from an individual party and a government entity for neck and back injuries sustained by client in a motor vehicle accident.
Obtained summary judgment for a local retailer by invoking seller’s immunity under the New Jersey Product Liability Act.
Obtained summary judgment for a local distributor/retailer by showing that the client was not a liable successor, and that the product-line exception did not apply.