David Kott, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has tried more than 50 civil jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey, and in New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas and Virginia. David is designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He has extensive experience in the areas of product liability and commercial litigation and he often acts as lead counsel representing large corporations in class actions, including cases alleging violations of New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA), as well as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and environmental torts.
David is also a highly experienced appellate lawyer and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He has argued ten matters in the New Jersey Supreme Court. For over 20 years, David has chaired the Legal Affairs Committee of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), the largest business trade association in New Jersey. He is a past Board Chair of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute (NJCJI), the largest New Jersey-based civil justice reform organization. On behalf of trade associations including NJBIA, NJCJI, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey, the New Jersey Defense Association, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Washington Legal Foundation, David has authored numerous amicus briefs in important appeals in New Jersey. He was appointed by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve on the Working Group on Business Litigation, a group of judges, attorneys and business leaders tasked with providing recommendations for streamlining civil litigation in New Jersey state courts.
David is on the Board of Trustees of the ACTL Foundation. He is an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. David is the former Chairman of the Board of Managers of CancerCare New Jersey and, in 2007, he received its Individual Achievement Award.