John D. North, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, will be a speaker at the two-day “Civil Trial Advocacy Summer Institute,” hosted by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. The program will be held on July 11 and 12, 2016 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.
Mr. North focuses his practice in litigation, with an emphasis on trial practice. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts, including over 75 jury cases to verdict. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.
A significant portion of Mr. North’s practice is devoted to the defense of catastrophic injury and other high exposure cases in the areas of negligence, public entity liability, construction, and professional liability, including the defense of attorneys, accountants and insurance brokers. Mr. North’s practice also concentrates in commercial and banking litigation, particularly in matters involving negotiable instruments and financial fraud. Mr. North has represented banks in class actions alleging claims under New Jersey and federal consumer legislation. Mr. North also maintains a personal injury practice limited to the representation of plaintiffs in cases involving significant injuries and complex liability issues.
Mr. North is the author of the evidence treatise A Trial Lawyer’s Strategic Guide to the New Jersey Rules of Evidence. He has lectured throughout the state on evidence and trial practice.