David R. Kott has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in Newark. A honor that is only awarded to a single lawyer in each practice area and community. In addition, Mr. Kott has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Mr. Kott is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was recently invited to join the Board of Trustees of its Foundation. He is also an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kott has tried more than 50 jury trials to verdict and often serves as lead counsel in class actions, including many cases alleging violations of New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA). Mr. Kott is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Trial Attorney and recently served on the NJ State Court System’s Working Group on Business Litigation.