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  • "[P]rovides a scholarly knowledge of the law and street smart knowledge of the courts, jurisdiction, judges and opposing counsel."
    - Chambers USA, 2015

    "He is a first-rate lawyer and I would refer a client to him in a conflict without any hesitation."
    - Chambers USA, 2015

    Mr. Kott is a "leading light of the New Jersey Bar."  He is "an amazing lawyer and an excellent strategic thinker."
    - Chambers USA, 2013 & 2014

  • Partners for Women and Justice honored David Kott with the Partners in Hope Award, given annually to standout supporters of the organization. Partners empowers low-income and abused women to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice.

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, 1977
  • B.A., American University, 1973

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates

Best Lawyers in America

Chambers USA  "Leaders in their Field"

The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers

Product Liability Advisory Council, Sustaining Member

Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Certified Civil Trial Attorney (New Jersey Supreme Court)

Defense Research Institute

New Jersey State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Essex County (New Jersey) Bar Association

Member, Working Group on Business Litigation, New Jersey State Court System

David R. Kott

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      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Publications

12/15/14
12/12/13
06/13/13
05/28/13
United States Law Week, BNA Insights (Vol. 41, No. 26), Bloomberg Law, Toxics Law Reporter, and Product Safety & Liability Reporter
Spring 2013
10/08/07
09/01/07
Coverage, ABA Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation, Vol. 17, No. 7, September/October 2007 Issue
06/11/07
04/01/07
9/16/96
01/01/96
Motions for Physical and Mental Examinations Chapter
Civil Discovery Practice in New Jersey
01/01/95
03/01/94
01/01/94
New Jersey Law Journal Books (contributing co-author on chapter 3 on duty to warn)
05/01/93
12/01/92
04/01/91
Don't Overlook a Preemption Defense in Medical Device Cases
MEDMARC Risk Management Newsletter