• Personal Injury, Business Law, Products Liability
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Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Action Coordination
  • Clinical Trials Defense
  • Construction & Building Performance »
  • General Civil
  • Pharmaceutical Products Litigation »
  • Product Liability
  • Products Liability Litigation »
Professional Experience
Professional Associations
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Activities: Bar Associations: Member, Product Liability Advisory Council ("PLAC")
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Activities: Member, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Chair, Product Liability Practice Section 2004-2006)
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Activities: Member, Propane Gas Defense Association
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Activities: Member, American Bar Association
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Activities: Member, North Carolina Bar Association
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Activities: Member, Wake County Bar Association
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Activities: selected as a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" 2006
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Activities: Selected as a Best Lawyer in America - Product Liability for 2007
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Activities: Bar Memberships: New Jersey (1979)
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Activities: Pennsylvania (1983)
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Activities: North Carolina (1999)
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Activities: United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
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Activities: United States District Court for District of New Jersey
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Activities: United States District Courts for Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
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Activities: Third Circuit Court of Appeals
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Activities: and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
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Activities: Selected Recent Presentations/ArticlesKeynote Address: Litigation Risks in Clinical Trials: Design Issues and Vulnerable Population Subjects, Center for Business Intelligence, 3rd Annual Seminar on Limiting Exposure to Liability in Clinical Trials, Philadelphia, Pa
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Activities: , December 2005Class Actions in North Carolina - Overview of Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Greensboro, North Carolina, November, 2005Mock Trial demonstrating differing impact of U
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Activities: domestic product standards from international product standards for an international industry group in California, November 2005"Ignore Product Liability at Your Peril" published by North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry, October 2005Trials, Torts & Courts: Civil Litigation Arising Out of Clinical Trials, Strategic Research Institute 16th International Meeting on Contracting & Strategic Negotiating Clinical Trials, San Diego, California, September 2005Trials, Torts & Courts: Civil Litigation Arising Out of Clinical Trials, Strategic Research Institute's 15th International Meeting on Contracting & Negotiating Clinical Trials, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2005Product Liability and Negligence Issues in Clinical Trials, Center for Professional Innovation and Education, Malverne, Pa
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Activities: , June 2004Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Trials, Center for Professional Innovation and Education, Malverne, Pa
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Activities: , June 2004Pitfalls in Recruiting Subjects for Clinical Trials, Center for Professional Innovation and Education, Malverne, Pa
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Activities: , June 2004Coordination of Case Handling in Mass Tort Litigation, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 2003EducationB
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Activities: , Economics, cum laude, 1976, Holy Cross College, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Member of the Honors Program, Student Athlete Award 1976
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Activities: , 1979, Boston College, Editor and Staff, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter Digest, 1977-79
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Activities: Prior Legal ExperienceSummer Associate, Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield, NJ, 1978
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Activities: Associate, Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield, NJ, 1979-83
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Activities: Associate, Liebert, Short, Fitzpatrick and Lavin, Philadelphia, PA, 1983-85
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Activities: Shareholder, Lavin, Coleman, O'Neill, Ricci, Finarelli & Gray, Philadelphia, PA and Mt
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Activities: Laurel, NJ, 1985-1998
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