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Steven A. Karg concentrates his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on products, consumer, and class action liability defense. Steve leads the firm’s Products and Consumer Liability Defense group. He has substantial experience defending manufacturers and/or distributors of a wide variety of products, such as pharmaceuticals, tobacco products, heavy industrial equipment, marine engines, chemicals and chemical processing systems, automobile lifts, pumps, tow tractors and trucks, buses, automotive accessories, trailers, forklifts, fasteners, soil remediation, and food preparation equipment. Steve has represented clients at both the trial and appellate level, including in New Jersey’s Multi-County Litigation (MCL) system. In addition to direct representation of clients, Steve has been asked on many occasions to be New Jersey counsel for virtual law firms comprised of counsel around the country defending companies in nationwide products, consumer, and class litigations. He also counsels clients on topics such as liability prevention and product recalls.

Steve has co-authored the annual Gann Law Books publication, New Jersey Products Liability & Toxic Tort Law since 2016. He has presented about products liability and consumer fraud topics to various organizations, such as the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, New Jersey Defense Association, New Jersey Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society, New Jersey Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society, Northeast Pharmaceutical Attorneys, the ACC Small Law Practice Group, the American Law Institute – American Bar Association (joint meeting), and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He was the defense-side co-moderator or speaker for NJICLE’s annual Multi-County Litigation (formerly Mass Tort) seminar for many years and has presented on topics involving class actions and mass torts. He has authored many articles on a number of products liability and consumer fraud topics.

Steve has been selected for inclusion in the Class Action/Mass Tort section of New Jersey Super Lawyers®. Only five percent of New Jersey attorneys are given this honor. Steve was also listed in the Product Liability Litigation – Defendants section of Best Lawyers. Steve received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent (Judicial Edition) rating, which is the highest lawyer rating that serves as an objective indicator of the lawyer’s high ethical standards, legal knowledge, and analytical capabilities.

Prior to law school and joining Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Steve had an engineering career and worked for Colgate-Palmolive Company and then Purolator Courier Corporation.

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Articles

Publications

Reported Cases

  • Heindel et al. v. Pfizer Inc. et al., 381 F.Supp.2d 364 (D.N.J. 2004)
  • H.T. Rose v. Henny Penny Corporation, 317 N.J. Super 477 (App. Div. 1999)
  • Product Related Claims and Recalls in the United States“, Co-Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast, June 9, 2015
  • “The Most Important Developments of the Year – Defense Perspective, Multicounty Litigation in New Jersey,” NJICLE, Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ, January 28, 2014
  • “Developments in Class Actions,” NJICLE, Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ, September 10, 2012
  • “The Evolving World of Handling Mass Tort Claims,” NJICLE, June 2, 2011
  • “Products Liability Defense Strategies,” New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association and New Jersey Defense Association, March 12, 2010
  • 2010: A New Decade for Mass Torts, January 27, 2010
  • Managing Products Liability Risk for Manufacturers and Distributors,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 11, 2009
  • Co-Moderator, “Electronic Discovery, Document Retention Policies & Alternate Dispute Resolution,” New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association and New Jersey Defense Association, November 2005
  • “Non-Personal Injury Claims in Pharmaceutical Litigation,” American Law Institute – American Bar Association, Products Liability – Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Issues, August 2005
  • “A New Look at Comparative Fault in the Workplace,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Products Liability 2004 Extreme Makeover: A Fresh Look at Key Issues and Trends in the Law, May 2004
  • “Important Strategies for Product Manufacturers and Distributors,” October 2003
  • “Managing Products Liability Risk,” Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society, New Jersey Chapter, January 2003
  • “Training Corporations to Avoid Liability,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2002
  • “Strategies for Reducing Products Liability Risk,” September 2001
  • “Product Liability Update for Corporate Counsel,” November 1998
  • “Tort Reform and the Third Restatement of Torts: Products Liability,” New Jersey Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, March 1998
  • “Product Liability and Technology Issues Affecting Corporate Partnerships,” Northeast Pharmaceutical Attorney Conference, May 1997
  • “The Express Pre-Emption Defense After Cipollone,” Product Liability and Toxic Tort Law: Reason or Ruin, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1993

Steven A. Karg has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Steven A. Karg was selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


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Steven A. Karg was selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers® list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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