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Successfully Litigating NJ Wrongful Death Cases

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Produced on June 05, 2013

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Course Information

Time 67 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

In this course, participants will learn how to successfully litigate wrongful death cases in New Jersey from initial intake to trial to obtain optimum results for your client.  This program offers practical advice for handling, strategizing and litigating wrongful death cases in New Jersey.  This program also provides practical advice for dealing with complex issues that often arise in wrongful death cases and proven tips for successfully trying a wrongful death case.

Learning Objectives:

I.    Understand NJ Tort Law Generally

II.   Grasp Wrongful Death Survivorship Laws

III.   Approach Wrongful Death Toxic Tort

IV.  Handle Difficult Conversations with Clients

V.   Understand the Importance of the De Bene Esse Videotaped Deposition



Stephen Sullivan

Keefe Bartels, LLC

Stephen graduated magna cum laude from Trenton State College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and cum laude from Villanova University School of Law. At Villanova, he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Villanova Law Review.

Stephen was admitted to the New Jersey and the District Court of New Jersey Bars in 1997. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2000. He is a member of the Middlesex County and New Jersey State Bar Associations.

Upon graduation from law school, Stephen served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marina Corodemus, J.S.C. in the Superior Court, Middlesex County. During his clerkship, he assisted Judge Corodemus in the centralized management of mass tort and toxic tort litigation, including tobacco, diet drugs, and breast implants. Since joining the Keefe Bartels, Stephen has concentrated within the Firm’s core practice areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, consumer fraud, toxic tort, mass tort and class action litigation.


Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, May, 1997, Juris Doctorate

Honors: Cum Laude, Villanova Law Review, Villanova Moot Court Board

Trenton State College, Ewing Township, New Jersey, May, 1994, B.A., Political Science

Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Pi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Blue Key Honor Society

Minor: Criminal Justice

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Josh Kincannon

Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC

Associate Joshua S. Kincannon is an associate at Keefe Bartels, L.L.C. and currently heads the defective medical device implant litigation department: He has helped recover millions of dollars for victims of defective medical device implants throughout the country. His practice centers on product liability litigation, including defective knee, hip, wrist implants, and infusion pumps, in addition to other serious personal injury cases and class actions. As an associate, Josh worked with plaintiffs' liaison counsel in a historic consumer fraud national class action, Talalai v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., a case that resulted in a settlement valued between $1 billion and $3 billion to consumers. He also worked with lead counsel on behalf of plaintiffs in one of the largest pollution cases in New Jersey, Janes v. Ciba Geigy Corporation. He is co-lead counsel for all plaintiffs in the Depuy ASR Hip Implant Multi-County Litigation, and was recently appointed to the Science Committee for the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant MCL.

Josh won the prestigious Dean's Merit Scholarship to Rutgers Law School in Camden. During his tenure at Rutgers, he volunteered his time at a charter school


Practice Area:

Class Actions Medical Device / Products Litigation, Complex Litigation State Trial Practice, Consumer Fraud Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Toxic Tort Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff, Asbestos Exposure / Mesothelioma Premises Liability - Plaintiff,

Slip and Fall - Plaintiff


Jennifer Harwood

Keefe Bartels, LLC

Jennifer concentrates her practice in the areas of complex mass tort, class actions, wrongful death litigation, personal injury, products liability, and medical malpractice. Jennifer has consistently been named a "New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star" for the past six years by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, an honor that only 2.5% of all lawyers in New Jersey receive annually. In 2012, Jennifer was selected by The National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in the State of New Jersey.

Jennifer recently spoke on the topic Using the Internet to Improve Your Practice at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Mid-Year Meeting in Ireland in November, 2011. In her free time, Jennifer volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate responsible for watching over and advocating for abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Justice from Rutgers University in 1997. Upon earning her Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2001, she clerked for the Honorable Edmond M. Kirby, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. Jennifer is admitted in New Jersey and New York. She is currently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.



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George S E.

Superb presentation

Alyssa G.

very good presentation

Daniel W.

Excellent insight from instructors.

Richard S.

Great use of videos

Abigail M.

I was surprised how enjoyable the presentation was. Multiple speakers keeps things more lively.

Shashi D.

Very informational

Chris D.

great job by the presenters!

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