David Osterman, a senior trial partner resident in our Princeton office, is a Fellow in the invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers who concentrates his practice in handling complex civil actions and class action litigation.
In his nearly 30-year career he has defended a wide range of product liability and catastrophic injury cases, including cases involving pharmaceutical products, toxic torts, and commercial disputes.
Dave is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and has tried more than 50 cases to verdict in five different states (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Arizona) 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 consumer fraud, breach of warranty, medical monitoring, and product liability.
Dave’s practice involves the representation of manufacturers, retailers, and distributors of a wide variety of products including pharmaceutical and medical device products, consumer products, food products, heavy industrial machinery, airplanes, outdoor power equipment, gas grills, glass products, and flammable fabrics.
He has extensive toxic tort experience, including the successful representation of manufacturers and distributors against claims of personal injury or property damage as a result of exposure to asbestos, silica, paint products, graphite carbon, diacetyl, industrial solvents and MTBE.
This experience includes the largest consolidated asbestos trial in New Jersey history. He successfully defended class action litigation brought under state consumer protection statutes, including the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
He has also handled a variety of commercial disputes including partnership dissolution disputes, breach of non-compete agreements, and patent, trademark and copyright litigation.
- Defense Research Institute
- Product Liability Advisory Council
- International Association of Defense Counsel
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Mercer County Bar Association
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- Business Counsel, Inc.
- Products Liability Law 360: Former Member, Editorial Board
- Propane Gas Defense Association
- George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1988
- Lehigh University, B.S., 1985
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