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  • Jul 19, 2011William A. Dreier Elected As Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators

    July 19, 2011

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    William A. Dreier Elected As Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators

     

    Bridgewater, NJ (July 19, 2011) – William A. Dreier, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), one of the country’s most exclusive commercial arbitration groups. There are only six members in New Jersey. He will be inducted at the 2011 CCA Annual Meeting, which will be held October 20-23, 2011, at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver in Denver, Colorado.

    Established in 2001, the College of Commercial Arbitrators is a national organization of commercial arbitrators providing a meaningful contribution to the profession, the public and to the businesses and lawyers who depend on commercial arbitration as a primary means of dispute resolution. CCA promotes the highest standards of conduct, professionalism and ethical practice, develops “best practices,” and provides peer training and professional development. The purpose of the CCA is to provide interaction and communication in the profession and offers an easy means to identify those individuals whose professional training and experience qualify them to undertake the most complex and difficult arbitration assignments.

    A resident of Warren, Judge Dreier heads the Norris McLaughlin, P.A. worldwide products liability practice, in addition to supervising mediation & arbitration and commercial litigation. He frequently lectures, mediates and arbitrates substantial Chancery and other disputes. In 2010, he was designated as ADR Practitioner of the Year by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In 2009, he was selected as namesake and first recipient of the William A. Dreier Award, an annual award given to attorneys and jurists for excellence in and advancement of product liability and toxic tort law in New Jersey, by the Products Liability and Toxic Tort Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In 2008, Judge Dreier was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor, the highest award for an attorney, by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation (“NJSBF”) for his professional excellence, as demonstrated by his accomplishments in the law and service to the profession and community throughout his career.

    As an arbitrator and mediator, Judge Dreier has been chosen as a member of the New Jersey Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, and the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, its class action and complex case panels and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He is also a member of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court for ADR, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and a founding member of The Resolution Group (TRG). He regularly lectures on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

    In addition, Judge Dreier is an Emeritus member of the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors, the editorial board of the New Jersey Law Journal, and the American Law Institute for which he is an advisor or consultative group member for the various areas of the Restatement (Third) of Torts, and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is an authority on commercial litigation, having authored the state’s principal text on Chancery Practice as well as earlier texts on Secured Financing.

    Judge Dreier has published numerous articles on ADR, products liability and other subjects, in addition to 380 published judicial opinions. His ADR articles include: “Avoiding the Impasse, Closing the Deal,” in two editions of Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, “Finding the Most Efficient Forum for Resolving Disputes in Today’s Corporate World,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; “Mediate, Arbitrate – Don’t Litigate,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; “Resolve Your Disputes Out of Court,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; and “The Growing Popularity of ADR,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

    Judge Dreier frequently lectures throughout New Jersey and nationally on the subject of products liability, on which his book, New Jersey Products Liability and Toxic Tort Law (Gann Law Books), is based. He has been the Planning Chair and Faculty Member of the annual Advanced National Products Liability Course for the ALI-ABA, a lecturer for ICLE’s annual products liability update and Chancery Practice courses, and has been a lecturer in symposia at five national law schools.

    Judge Dreier received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1961 and his B.S. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958. Before joining Norris McLaughlin, he was a trial judge in the New Jersey Superior Court from 1973 to 1983, served in the Appellate Division from 1983 to 1994, and was a Presiding Judge from 1994 to 1998.

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  • Oct 11, 2010Judge Jack Lintner Will Participate in NJICLE Ethics Webinar

    Bridgewater, NJ (October 11, 2010) – The Honorable Jack L. Lintner (P.A.D., retired), a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at a webinar entitled “Key Considerations in Settling Liability Claims: Navigating Rova Farms Issues and the New Medicare/Medicaid Legislation.” The webinar, hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., and is available for Continuing Legal Education credits.

    The webinar will offer cutting edge information on ways to navigate the maze of new and recurring issues facing plaintiffs, defendants and insurers with regard to the many ethical considerations and other issues that arise during the settlement process. The expert panel, consisting of Lintner, a coverage counsel, and a defense counsel, will chart a course through the hurdles and ethical dilemmas presented by Rova Farms demands within the “policy limits” and “dwindling limits” scenarios, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, and understanding the obligations and potential liabilities for plaintiffs, defendants and insurance carriers in the settlement context. Practitioners will learn how ethical issues in Rova Farms and the New Medicare/Medicaid Legislation have put an entirely new perspective on the consequences of failing to settle. The webinar will help them develop methods to steer their clients to a successful resolution in an ethically correct manner. For more information or to register for the program, visit www.njicle.com.

    Judge Jack L. Lintner, a resident of Hillsborough, focuses his practice on alternative dispute resolution, insurance coverage issues and appellate advocacy consultation. He served 20 years in the New Jersey State Judiciary, appointed to the Appellate Division in 1999. He was a Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division from 2006 through his retirement in 2008. Judge Lintner began his judicial career as a trial judge in the Superior Court in Middlesex County in 1988, where he spent nine years in the civil court attaining the positions of Presiding Judge of the Civil and Chancery Divisions. During his tenure as a trial judge, he presided over the State tobacco litigation and dissolution of the Health Insurance Plan of New Jersey. While serving in the Law and Chancery Divisions, he was responsible for setting up and participating in numerous successful court-run mediation and settlement programs.

    During his judicial career, Judge Lintner published over 100 opinions. He served on the Appellate Attorney Standards, the Appellate Division/Assignment Judge Liaison Standing and the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committees. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Civil Procedure Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.

    Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1988, Judge Lintner’s practice concentrated on civil litigation in both the state and federal courts. He was a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He specialized in tort, products liability, construction, and insurance coverage litigation.

    Judge Lintner has lectured extensively on a variety of topics for the New Jersey Judicial College and Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is a recipient of the 2008 James J. McLaughlin Award from the Civil Trial Bar Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Association. Judge Lintner serves on the Board of Trustees of TANJ and is an associate member of ABOTA.

    Judge Lintner earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1969, and his B.S. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1966. He is a member of the American, New Jersey State, Somerset County and Middlesex County Bar Associations.

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  • Jun 16, 2010William A. Dreier Is Honored as ADR Practitioner of the Year

     

    William A. Dreier, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be honored with the Professor James B. Boskey Award for ADR Practitioner of the Year 2010 by the Dispute Resolution Section (DRS) of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). The award is in recognition of his achievements in informing and educating the public about Alternative and Complementary Dispute Resolution techniques; encouraging and promoting reform and modernization of the legal system; improving the relationship between the legal profession and the general public; exemplifying the goals and purposes of the DRS; and for his service to the residents of the State of New Jersey.

    Dreier will be presented with the award at a luncheon at “ADR Day XIII: ADR Without Borders,” which is being held, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Friday, June 18, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Edison. Along with the DRS of the NJSBA, the event is being hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court for ADR and New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

    “Bill Dreier exemplifies a Neutral as a dispute resolution professional. He has consistently demonstrated his skills as a creative, successful practitioner, teacher and leader in the ADR community,” noted Robert Margulies, a former Chair of the DRS and former Boskey Award recipient.

    A resident of Warren, Judge Dreier heads the Norris McLaughlin, P.A. worldwide products liability practice, in addition to supervising commercial litigation and mediation & arbitration. He frequently lectures, mediates and arbitrates substantial Chancery and other disputes. In 2009, he was selected as namesake and first recipient of the William A. Dreier Award, an annual award given to attorneys and jurists for excellence in and advancement of product liability and toxic tort law in New Jersey, by the Products Liability and Toxic Tort Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In 2008, Judge Dreier was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor, the highest award for an attorney, by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation (“NJSBF”) for his professional excellence, as demonstrated by his accomplishments in the law and service to the profession and community throughout his career.

    As an arbitrator and mediator, Judge Dreier has been chosen as a member of the New Jersey Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, and the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, its class action and complex case panels and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He is also a member of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court for ADR, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and a founding member of The Resolution Group (TRG). He regularly lectures on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

    In addition, Judge Dreier is an Emeritus member of the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors, the editorial board of the New Jersey Law Journal, and the American Law Institute for which he is an advisor or consultative group member for the various areas of the Restatement (Third) of Torts, and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is an authority on commercial litigation, having authored the state’s principal text on Chancery Practice as well as earlier texts on Secured Financing.

    Judge Dreier has published numerous articles on ADR, products liability and other subjects, in addition to 380 published judicial opinions. His ADR articles include: “Finding the Most Efficient Forum for Resolving Disputes in Today’s Corporate World,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; “Mediate, Arbitrate – Don’t Litigate,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; “Resolve Your Disputes Out of Court,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; and “The Growing Popularity of ADR,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

    Judge Dreier frequently lectures throughout New Jersey and nationally on the subject of products liability, on which his book, New Jersey Products Liability and Toxic Tort Law (Gann Law Books), is based. He has been the Planning Chair and Faculty Member of the annual Advanced National Products Liability Course for the ALI-ABA, a lecturer for ICLE’s annual products liability update and Chancery Practice courses, and has been a lecturer in symposia at five national law schools.

    Judge Dreier received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1961 and his B.S. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958. Before joining Norris McLaughlin, he was a trial judge in the New Jersey Superior Court from 1973 to 1983, served in the Appellate Division from 1983 to 1994, and was a Presiding Judge from 1994 to 1998.

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  • Nov 25, 2008William A. Dreier Lectures On Advance Civil Mediation Skills

    William A. Dreier, a member of the Bridgewater law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak on complex mediation at Civil Mediation Training Course on Monday, December 8, 2008, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Training Course is presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and the Justice Garibaldi Alternative Dispute Resolution Inn of Court.

    The hands-on clinic is designed for attorneys and other professionals with some mediation experience to take them beyond basic mediation skills and prepare them to handle more complex disputes. It will explore different mediation techniques, how to control the process, discuss ethical pitfalls to avoid and review the standards of conduct for mediators, and teach skills that can be directly applied to more complex disputes and valuable tips for dealing with impasse. Participants will also be able to practice counterintuitive strategies in a series of role plays. The course fulfills the 4-hour mandatory CLE requirement for court-approved mediators. For more information or to register, please visit www.njicle.com.

    Dreier heads the Norris McLaughlin, P.A.worldwide products liability practice, in addition to supervising commercial litigation and mediation & arbitration. He frequently lectures, mediates and arbitrates substantial Chancery and other disputes.

    As an arbitrator and mediator, Dreier has been chosen as a member of the New Jersey Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), and the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, its class action and complex case panels and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He is also a member of the Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and a founding member of The Resolution Group (TRG). He regularly lectures on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

    In addition, Dreier is an Emeritus member of the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors, the editorial board of the New Jersey Law Journal, and the American Law Institute, for which he is an advisor or consultative group member for the various areas of the Restatement (Third) of Torts, and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is an authority on commercial litigation, having authored the state’s principal text on Chancery Practice as well as earlier texts on Secured Financing.

    Dreier has published numerous articles on ADR, products liability and other subjects, in addition to 380 published judicial opinions. His ADR articles include: “Finding the Most Efficient Forum for Resolving Disputes in Today’s Corporate World,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; “Mediate, Arbitrate – Don’t Litigate,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; “Resolve Your Disputes Out of Court,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; and “The Growing Popularity of ADR,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

    He frequently lectures throughout New Jersey and nationally on the subject products liability, on which his book, New Jersey Products Liability and Toxic Tort Law (Gann Law Books), is based. He is Planning Chair and Faculty Member of the annual Advanced National Products Liability Course for the ALI-ABA, a lecturer for ICLE’s annual products liability update and Chancery Practice courses, and has been a lecturer in symposia at five national law schools.

    Dreier received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1961 and his B.S. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958. Before joining Norris McLaughlin, he was a trial judge in the New Jersey Superior Court from 1973 to 1983, served in the Appellate Division from 1983 to 1994, and was a Presiding Judge from 1994 to 1998.

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