Joseph Lipari

Joseph Lipari, Esq., of counsel to Leeds Brown Law, PC.

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Joseph Lipari is a tireless advocate and trial attorney for individuals and businesses involved in high stakes litigation and arbitration. He has litigated in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and he has appeared before binding arbitration panels. Mr. Lipari has achieved numerous successful outcomes as counsel for plaintiffs and defendants, including verdicts and settlements.

He has successfully represented businesses in complex suits arising out of high-profile, catastrophic events including: underground mining accidents in Alabama; steel mill explosions in Pennsylvania and Louisiana; and extended unplanned shutdowns and outages in mills, plants, and factories located across the United States and abroad.

Mr. Lipari regularly litigates matters involving complex commercial disputes, trademark disputes, and patent disputes. He also counsels clients relative to risk transfer strategy, risk management practices, and product recalls. He has developed cutting-edge strategies on behalf of his clients. Recently, his innovative use of a global trade and international steel market expert allowed him to secure a nuisance-value settlement for a multi-national defendant on the eve of trial in a $20 million commercial dispute involving military contracting.

Mr. Lipari has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, indicating that his legal peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He was also named as a “Mass Tort Lawyer of the Year” by American Law Media.

He is admitted to the bars of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He has also appeared as counsel, by way of pro hac vice admission, in over twenty states. Mr. Lipari has lectured and published on topics including trial strategy, patent disputes, hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale, and risk management practices.

Mr. Lipari is a 2002 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. Before law school, he attended Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia and was offered a commission as Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

Prior to joining The Sultzer Law Group P.C., Mr. Lipari was a partner at a prominent national litigation firm. Earlier in his career, he was associated with one of the largest law firms in the country.

Awards/Recognition:

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • America Law Media’s Mass Tort Lawyer of the Year (2013)
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2014-2015)
  • Certificate of Recognition, Association for Iron & Steel Technology (2014)

Admissions:

  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Education:

  • University of Rhode Island, B.A., 1999
  • Hope University, Liverpool, England
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2002

Professional Memberships:

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)

Recent Publications:

  • “Steel Mill Safety & Health: A Lawyer’s Perspective,” AISTech 2014, Association for Iron and Steel Technology (March 2014)
  • “How to Challenge Abstract Alternative Designs, Expert Analysis,” Law360, Portfolio Media (August 2013)
  • “The Value of Knowledge Management Programs,” Risk Management Magazine (September 2012)
  • “Assessing New York Chemical Exposure Litigation Trends, Expert Analysis,” Law360, Portfolio Media (April 2012)

Recent Presentations:

  • “Steel Mill Safety & Health: A Lawyer’s Perspective,” Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Indianapolis, Indiana (2014)
  • “CPLR 3101 (d): Vetting and Selecting an Expert; Complying with Expert Disclosure Requirements; Trial Strategy Considerations; and Motions in Limine,” New York City Bar, New York, NY (2012)

Reported Cases:

  • Silva v Smucker Natural Foods, Inc. 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122186 (E.D.N.Y September 14, 2015)
  • Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. v. Connect America.Com, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119904 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2014)
  • Moyer v Siemens VAI Service, LLC., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154977 (E.D. La. October 29, 2013)

Media:

  • “Siemens Escapes $2.6M Liability in Steel Plant Death,” Law360, Portfolio Media (July 2013)
  • “And the Defense Wins,” DRI, The Voice (August 28, 2013)