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Attorney Jared M. Placitella

Jared M. Placitella is an Associate with Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., practicing primarily in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He represents individuals in complex civil litigation, including class actions, asbestos, and other mass tort claims, as well as products liability and catastrophic injury claims.

Mr. Placitella currently serves on the Board of Governors for both the American Association for Justice and the New Jersey Association for Justice, for which he has authored amici briefs before New Jersey’s appellate courts. Mr. Placitella lectures in educational seminars sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association as well the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is the Associate Editor of the Second Edition of the New Jersey Mass Tort and Class Action Treatise published by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Placitella has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2016 through 2020, and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2019 and 2020.

Mr. Placitella is a 2013 graduate of the George Washington National Law Center where he received his J.D. and served as a member of The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, as well as a 2010 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he received his B.A. in Government & Politics magna cum laude. Mr. Placitella is admitted to practice before the state courts of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Education
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The George Washington University
National Law Center, J.D., 2013

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University of Maryland–College Park, B.A.
(Government & Politics), magna cum laude, 2010

Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018 badgeAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys badgeSuperLawyers 2020 badge

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

American Association for Justice

  • New Jersey Revitalization Governor, Board of Governors
  • Leadership Academy (7th Class: 2019–2020)

New Jersey Association for Justice

  • Board of Governors
  • New Lawyers’ Section, Co-Chair
  • Public Relations Committee, Co-Chair
  • Social Media Committee, Co-Chair

Pennsylvania Association for Justice

New Jersey State Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Article & Publications

Associate Editor, New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Actions Treatise (N.J.I.C.L.E. 2d Ed. 2020)

Justice Virginia A. Long & Jared M. Placitella, Expert Testimony in Toxic and Mass Tort Cases, in New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Actions Treatise (N.J.I.C.L.E. 2d Ed. 2020)

Christopher M. Placitella & Jared M. Placitella, Damages & Remedies, in New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Actions Treatise (N.J.I.C.L.E. 2d Ed. 2020)

Christopher M. Placitella & Jared M. Placitella, Statute of Limitations, in New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Actions Treatise (N.J.I.C.L.E. 2d Ed. 2020)

Jared M. Placitella, “New Jersey Mass Tort Case Law Update”, in The AAJ NLD Sidebar (Spring 2017)

Christopher M. Placitella & Jared M. Placitella, “New Jersey is Not a ‘Daubert Jurisdiction’”, New Jersey L. J. (Sept. 7, 2018)

Amicus Curiae

McCarrell v. Hoffman La-Roche, 227 N.J. 569, 153 A.3d 207 (2017)

In re Accutane Litigation, 234 N.J. 340, 191 A.3d 560 (2018)

Sun Chemical Corp. v. Fike Corp. & Suppression Sys. Inc., No. 082815 (N.J. July 29, 2020)

Carl, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., No. A-00978-16 (N.J. App. Div. Aug. 5, 2020)

Speaking Engagements

New Jersey State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education Multi-County Litigation Seminar – Statute of Limitations (Winter 2014)

New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar – The Law That Governs Winning and Losing (Spring 2015)

New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar – NJAJ’s Rising Stars: Some of the Best Trial Lawyers Share Secrets of Their Success (Spring 2016)

New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar – Moderator – Beyond Focus Groups: Decisions Driving Deliberations (Spring 2017)

Plaintiffs’ Asbestos Litigation Co-Counsel Seminar – The Haveg Case (Spring 2017)

New Jersey State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education Asbestos Litigation Seminar – Allocation of Fault to Non-Parties in Products Liability Cases (Fall 2017)

New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar – Co-Chair – Trends for Millennial Litigators (Fall 2017)

New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar – Accutane/Daubert (Spring 2018)

New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar – Co-Chair – My First (or Second) Trial (Spring 2018)

New Jersey State Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education Asbestos Litigation Seminar – Relevant Cases & Updated Cases: Cases You Thought You Knew and Cases You Need to Know (Fall 2018)

New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar – Co-Chair – Technology for Litigators: It’s Easier (and Less Expensive) Than You Think (Fall 2018)

New Jersey State Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education Products Liability Seminar – 10 Years After Sinclair v. Merck (Fall 2018)

HarrisMartin Publishing New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference – New Jersey Recent Court Rulings Affecting the Asbestos Litigation (Winter 2019)

New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar – Co-Chair – Views from the Bench (Spring 2019)

New Jersey State Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education Class Action Seminar – Co-Chair & Speaker – Class Action Playbook (Fall 2019)

New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar – Co-Chair – Openings and Closings: Hear it From the Masters (Fall 2019)

New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar – Co-Chair & Speaker – Mass Torts (Fall 2019)

New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar – Co-Chair – Jury Selection (Summer 2020)

New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar – Speaker – Ethics of Trial Advocacy: Comments on Evidence, Experts and Lawyers (Summer 2020)

New Jersey State Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education Asbestos Litigation Seminar – Speaker – Case Law Update (Upcoming Fall 2020)

Jared M. Placitella is an Associate with the firm.

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