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  • David Kott is described by sources as a “top attorney in the product field.” “I never worry about him in a courtroom in front of a judge or jury,” reports one client, explaining: “His demeanor and advice are excellent.”
    Chambers USA 2019

    “A brilliant guy and a brilliant lawyer; he gets excellent results and has an incredible command of his subject area.”
    – Chambers USA, 2018

    He is “by far the best product liability and personal injury lawyer that I have ever met…able to communicate with expert witnesses in a way that I've not witnessed in many decades in the Bar.
    Chambers USA, 2018

    “[S]easoned and balanced counselor” who draws additional praise as a “superior trial lawyer.”
    Chambers USA, 2016

    “Brilliant strategist.”
     Chambers USA, 2016

    [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

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    David Kott argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of amicus curia New Jersey Business and Industry Association in Orientale v Allstate Insurance
  • David Kott argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court in Amanda Kernahan v. Home Warranty Administrator of Florida, Inc.

  • David Kott argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court in relation to TCCWNA class actions Wenger v. Bob's Discount Furniture, LLC and Spade v. Select Comfort Corp.

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    David Kott argues in the New Jersey Supreme Court in Debra Dugan, et al. v. TGI Fridays, Inc. on New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA)
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    David Kott argues in the New Jersey Supreme Court in Ernest Bozzi v. OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC on New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA)



  • David Kott argues in the New Jersey Supreme Court in McCarrell v. Roche on Choice of Law Principles
  • 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 School of Law - Camden, 1977
  • B.A., American University, 1973

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits
  • 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

Chair, Adjunct Fellowship Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers

Board of Trustees, American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Product Liability Advisory Council

Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel

Defense Research Institute

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Essex County Bar Association

David R. Kott

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Publications

06/14/19
10/11/18
10/01/18
08/10/18
04/17/18
10/24/17
10/11/17
09/22/17
09/19/17
02/27/17
02/14/17
01/19/17
10/21/16
10/13/16
10/10/16
03/08/16
03/04/16
02/23/16
02/23/16
02/03/16
02/01/16
12/01/15
11/09/15
08/31/15
08/01/15
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
01/01/95
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