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James C. Suozzo

james.suozzo@rjmlaw.org
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Phone: (201) 391-8200
Fax: (201) 391-8660

295 Spring Valley Rd
Park Ridge, New Jersey 07656

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James C. Suozzo, born and raised in Bergen County, is a 1987 graduate of Rutgers College who received his juris doctorate from University of Georgia School of Law in 1995. After practicing in Atlanta for a litigation firm, Jim returned to New Jersey and joined the Law Offices of Robert J. McGuirl as an associate in 1998. Jim concentrates on civil litigation matters, including products liability cases and the defense of medical device manufacturers. He also represents physicians, ambulatory surgery centers and other medical practices in litigation and transactional/ contractual matters

On behalf of various state and county bar organizations Jim has lectured on a variety of topics including products liability, courtroom technology, analyzing medical records, and negotiation. He currently serves as chairman of the Products Liability Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association, and has held other leadership roles in that organization. Jim appears in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, and has been admitted pro hac vice in neighboring states on a case by case basis.

Education

J.D., University of Georgia, 1995

B.A., Rutgers University, 1987

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Georgia, 1995
New Jersey, 1997
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Bergen County Bar Association
Chairman Products Liability Committee, 2007-Present

Seminars Presented
  • "Putting a Value on Personal Injuries," Bergen County Bar Association, 2009;

  • "How to Negotiate a Civil Case," Bergen County Bar Association, October 2007;

  • "Big Money or Big Headache: An Introduction to Products Liability," BCBA Young Lawyers Division, May 2007;

  • "Understanding Medical Records," Bergen Community College, October 2006;

  • "Medical Records for Paralegals," N.J.I.C.L.E., June 2006;

  • "Improve Your Performance in Products Liability Cases," Bergen County Bar Association, March 2006;

  • "Introduction to Products Liability Law," Bergen Community College, November 2005;

  • "Handling a Products Liability Case: Nuts and Bolts," Bergen County Bar Association, October 2004;

  • "Medical Records for Paralegals," N.J.I.C.L.E., June 2003;

  • "Analyzing Medical Records for the New Jersey Paralegal," National Business Institute, November 2002;

  • "Developing and Using Demonstrative Evidence at Trial," Sussex County Bar Association, October 2001.

Published Articles
  • “Ruling Protects Device Manufacturers,” New Jersey Lawyer, October 2008;

  • "Laidlow and the Intentional Tort Theory Against the Employer," Bergen Barrister, Winter 2005;

  • "A Lesson Learned about Discovery Deadlines," New Jersey Lawyer, March 2005.

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