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Three Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers for Product Liability Defense

David S. Osterman, Robert M. Hanlon Sr., and Anita Hotchkiss, partners in the law firm Goldberg Segalla LLP, were named in the 2012 New Jersey edition of Super Lawyers, a ranking of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. All three attorneys are recognized in the Personal Injury Defense: Products category, which lists a total of only 14 lawyers.

David S. Osterman, managing partner of Goldberg Segalla’s Princeton office, concentrates his practice in handling complex civil litigation for manufacturers, retailers, and distributors of a wide variety of products including pharmaceutical and medical device products, consumer products, and food products. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has tried more than 45 cases to verdict in five different states and the District of Columbia. He has also served as lead counsel in the successful defense of several state and national class actions involving claims of product liability, consumer fraud, breach of warranty, and medical monitoring.

Robert M. Hanlon Sr. concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, transportation, and catastrophic personal injury litigation. He has represented manufacturers in product liability litigation throughout the United States for more than 40 years, at both the national and local level, and he has tried dozens of cases to verdict in seven states. He is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Hanlon is also a mediator and a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

Anita Hotchkiss has over 30 years of experience defending companies and individuals in the state and federal trial and appellate courts. Her practice emphasizes complex pharmaceutical, medical device, and other products liability cases, mass torts, class actions, and medical and legal professional liability matters. She secured one of the first “junk science” dismissals in the country on the basis of Daubert v. Merrell Dow and has been involved in numerous other cutting edge cases. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, and she is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

The Super Lawyers selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.