Address: 301 Carnegie Center Drive, Suite 200, princeton, NJ, 08540-6530
Law Firm: Goldberg Segalla LLP
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|Areas of Practice||Product Liability, General Liability|
|Description||Robert M. Hanlon Jr. concentrates his practice on the defense of product liability, transportation, and catastrophic personal injury litigation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has tried more than 30 cases to verdict in nine states. He co-chairs the firm’s Transportation group and serves as Regional Coordinating Counsel for a multi-national trucking and logistics company. He represents motor carriers, private fleet operators, and their insurers. In product liability matters, he represents manufacturers of automobiles and trucks, trailers, consumer products, and industrial equipment. He has defended cases involving nearly all aspects of automobile design and manufacture. Robert is an active trial attorney who has tried more than 30 cases to verdict in nine states, including such challenging venues as Los Angeles County, California; Cook County, Illinois; Bronx County, New York; and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He is regularly retained by self-insured manufacturers, trucking companies, and excess insurance providers to litigate and try their most serious cases. Robert has the necessary trial experience to address both the emotional and the technical issues inherent in such litigation. He has deposed, presented, and cross-examined hundreds of expert witnesses, and he has served on New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education panels addressing such topics as selecting, vetting, and preparing expert witnesses; the use of accident reconstruction and bio-mechanics experts; and establishing the theme of your case through paper discovery. Experience Highlights Trucking As Regional Coordinating Counsel for a multi-national trucking and logistics company, Robert oversees and tries the company’s catastrophic personal injury cases throughout the eastern United States. He is often called upon to conduct or supervise rapid response investigations of truck crashes. Recognizing the importance of preserving evidence in the aftermath of a crash, Robert authored the firm’s detailed protocols for attorneys, investigators, and accident reconstruction experts. He also prepared a comprehensive list of commercial motor vehicle documents with cross-references to, and summaries of, applicable federal regulations. He has assisted his clients with safety training and has presented lectures on topics including FMCSR compliance and the consequence of non-compliance; truck accident investigation; crash scene management; the development and use of expert witness testimony in trucking litigation; conducting investigations and discovery so as to avoid surprises; and potential conflicts of interest created by multi-party trucking disputes. Catastrophic Personal Injury Representative Cases An automotive product liability action brought on behalf of a two-year-old girl who sustained quadriplegia injuries A negligence action stemming from a trucking accident in which one person was killed and 12 others were seriously injured A product liability lawsuit involving the collapse of a warehouse racking system that resulted in spinal cord injuries An automotive negligence matter stemming from an accident in South Africa that resulted in debilitating traumatic brain injuries A product liability action involving an industrial meat mixer-blender and a partial hand amputation Prior Experience Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County, New York, 1992-1996 o Violent Crimes Bureau Hanlon, Boglioli & Hanlon, 1996-2008 Honors & Awards AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell) Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation Defendants, 201521 New Jersey Super Lawyers, 201320 (Thomson Reuters) 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Transportation Law View peer-review methodologies at martindale.com, bestlawyers.com, and superlawyers.com. 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Professional Affiliations American College of Trial Lawyers: Fellow*, New Jersey State Committee * Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy Membership can never be more than 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. actl.com American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA): Co-Chair and Faculty, National Trial College; COVID-19 Task Force; 7th Amendment and Jury Innovation Committee Product Liability Advisory Council Trucking Industry Defense Association Defense Research Institute: Products Liability Committee; Trucking Law Committee New Jersey State Bar Association Community Involvement ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School: Faculty, 2010-Present o Dean, 2014, 2016 Publications & Events Publications Let the Water Settle, LinkedIn Pulse, September 20, 2020 The Mysterious MCS-90, LinkedIn Pulse, September 2, 2020 Zoomed Out? Rethink Your Meetings, LinkedIn Pulse, August 2, 2020 Conducting Civil Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Co-Author), ABOTA COVID-19 Task Force, Summer 2020 Strive Mightily, But Eat and Drink as Friends, LinkedIn Pulse, March 28, 2020 When a Reptile Crosses the Line, LinkedIn Pulse, March 26, 2020 A Few Thoughts About Fear, Friends, and the Road Ahead, LinkedIn Pulse, March 24, 2020 A Few Thoughts About Staying Productive at Home, Part 1: The Transition, LinkedIn Pulse, March 23, 2020 A Few Thoughts About Staying Productive at Home, Part 2: Time Management, LinkedIn Pulse, March 23, 2020 Keeping In-House Counsel Off the Stand (And Outside Counsel Out of the Doghouse) (Co-Author), DRI In-House Defense Quarterly, Summer 2012 Second Circuit, Spoliation of Evidence: A Compendium of State and Federal Law (Co-Author), DRI, 2006 Driver Discipline: Application of the Subsequent Remedial Measures Doctrine (Co-Author), For the Defense, DRI, February 2006 Presentations Co-presenter, Jury Trials in the Age of Pandemics, American Board of Trial Advocates, July 21, 2020 Faculty Member, Civil Trial Advocacy Summer Institute, American College of Trial Lawyers and N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, July 2020 Speaker, Figures Lie and Liars Figure: The Use and Abuse of CPSC Data, DRI Product Liability Seminar, New Orleans, LA, February 6, 2020 Speaker, Selecting, Vetting, and Preparing Expert Witnesses, N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 8, 2017 Dean and Faculty Member, ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School, July 2016 Faculty Member, Civil Trial Advocacy Summer Institute, American College of Trial Lawyers and N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, July 2016 Speaker, Proofs at Trial in a Nutshell, N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November 2014 Dean and Faculty Member, ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School, June 2014 Speaker, Recent Developments in Product Liability Law, N.J. State Bar Association, Product Liability & Toxic Tort Section, February 2013 Speaker, Establishing the Theme of Your Case Through Paper Discovery, N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November 2012 Speaker, A Day of Accident Reconstruction, N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, August 2012 Faculty Member, ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School, July 2012 Faculty Member, ABOTA National Trial College at Princeton University, June 2010 Speaker, Masters in Trial, ABOTA, December 2009 Webinars Bringing Offline Online: Return-to-Work Considerations for the Post-COVID-19 Retail Landscape (Co-Presenter), GS Webinar Series, May 19, 2020|
Goldberg Segalla is a law firm more than 300 lawyers strong, with 19 offices across the northeastern United States (spanning New York, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where we operate as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). We counsel and protect the interests of regional, national, and international clients, including a number of Fortune 100 companies, in a wide…
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