Joseph T. Hanlon Partner




Joseph Hanlon is primarily involved in the defense of toxic tort, product liability and premises liability claims. Joe’s representative clients include premises owners, petrochemical companies and refineries, personal care product manufacturers and other large and small product manufacturers. He also has experience defending clients involved in construction, professional liability, commercial, class action and consumer fraud matters. Joe has tried cases in New Jersey's Law Division and participated in appeals before New Jersey’s Appellate Division and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

While Joe prides himself on his attention to detail, he maintains a sharp focus on the big picture. He is committed to understanding his clients’ objectives and to advancing them through intelligent and innovative case resolution strategies.

Areas of Focus

Toxic Tort / Product Liability / Premises Liability
Joe has more than 20 years of experience in handling toxic tort matters. He has represented product manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, premises owners and petroleum refineries in thousands of lawsuits involving alleged exposures to asbestos, talc, silica, welding fumes, catalysts, mold and arsenic as well as numerous chemical components of consumer products.

Representative Matters

National counsel for a gasket manufacturer in multistate asbestos litigation.

Representation of a major petrochemical refinery in multistate litigation involving premises liability / failure to warn claims relating to alleged exposures to asbestos, silica, catalyst and welding fumes.

Representation of attorneys in the defense of malpractice allegations regarding their underlying financial, bankruptcy and real estate matters.

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