Nationally recognized, our wide-ranging practice encompasses single-plaintiff matters, class actions, statewide and regional representation as well as experience serving as national coordinating counsel for Fortune 500 companies. We have extensive trial experience and often try cases to verdict. Our team serves as lead counsel or local counsel. We have also filed amicus briefs in landmark appeals at the request of industry and trade associations.
Our diverse clientele includes, among others, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers; food and supplement producers; distributors and manufacturers of asbestos, silica, fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals; home builders; and manufacturers of industrial machines, machine and automotive parts, building materials, construction equipment and consumer products.
Because we monitor changes in the laws that regulate our clients’ industries, we are often able to help them avoid litigation altogether. We strive to curb costs wherever possible, shortening case life and disposing of matters quickly. When the need arises, however, our experience in handling trials and appeals across the U.S. has helped clients secure favorable results while sometimes making new law. We have played leading roles in many class action and multidistrict litigation matters, including class certification proceedings and hearings on the admissibility of medical and scientific expert testimony. The group has led the negotiation, implementation and administration of global and class action settlements, some of which have attracted broad media attention.
The group was recognized as the 2016 Litigation Department of the Year in the Product Liability category by the New Jersey Law Journal. We won the same award in 2013.
For 2015-2018, Chambers USA has ranked McCarter’s Product Liability team as the sole Band 1 practice in New Jersey. Clients have commented:
“Quality lawyering at a reasonable fee, with excellent results."
"They are outstanding. They are responsive, efficient and have deep subject matter expertise over a number of different disciplines."
"Their work has been of extremely high quality, and they have acquired the status of a really trusted adviser - one of the highest compliments you can give to outside counsel.
“They are extremely bright, always well prepared - even on short notice - and extremely personable while being completely professional. These attorneys have the ability to make people feel at ease and comfortable."
“They deliver timely and cost-effective legal services and practical advice, combined with superior local knowledge of the courts and opposing counsel.”
“Responsive lawyers at the top of their game.”
“Superb performance – they are efficient, strategic and commercially minded, and get great results.”
“They have a forward-thinking, constructive approach to dealing with opponents.
They are a well-respected and experienced bunch with a huge resource base.”