Rachel A. Placitella is a Member of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. and handles complex litigation matters, including asbestos litigation, product liability and personal injury matters. She is an experienced litigator handling each case from early investigative stage through settlement or trial, and has a reputation for excellence, marked by her participation in a number of significant litigation cases.
Ms. Placitella received her B.S. cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany and her J.D. from Syracuse University. She also served as an editor of the Syracuse Law Review while at Syracuse University College of Law, and worked for several years as an assistant prosecutor for Monmouth County, New Jersey where she prosecuted numerous cases before juries.
Ranked as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association consistently.
Included in the New Jersey Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, based on peer review ratings in consistently.
Selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America in 2016-2017.
Selected as one of Ten Best Female Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2016.
Frequent invited lecturer on the art of taking depositions and conducting discovery.
United States District Court, New Jersey
Chair of the Product Liability section of the New Jersey State Bar Association
Trustee of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association
Trust Advisory Committee Member of a Bankruptcy trust
New Jersey State Bar Association
The American Association for Justice
New Jersey Association of Justice
$3 million jury verdict on behalf of the estate of a woman from Central New Jersey who died from mesothelioma as a result of her exposure to asbestos-containing products.
Settlement of over $3.6 million dollars obtained on behalf of an electrician who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos-containing products.
$3.4 million dollar settlement obtained on behalf of a carpenter who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos-containing products at various worksites in New Jersey.
Board of directors for Holidays for the Homeless and Underprivileged, Inc.
Fundraiser for The Alzheimer’s Association
Volunteer Member at local synagogue