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About Me

My law practice focuses on class actions, mass torts, personal injury, and asbestos related diseases including mesothelioma. I have been blessed with success made possible by working with some of the greatest lawyers in America. At Cohen, Placitella & Roth we often take on fights for the wrongfully injured that other lawyers have turned away.

My professional passion involves using my legal skills and relationships to help people in need of assistance. I try to devote some part of every day to helping others in our community including people with disabilities, people who have suffered catastrophic losses, those who have served our country, and young lawyers looking for direction and purpose. I am proud of being a lawyer and an advocate for lawyers and for the great things the legal profession has done for our nation


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Practice Areas


  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 32%
    42 years
  2. Class Action: 32%
    42 years
  3. Personal Injury: 31%
    42 years
  4. Mesothelioma & Asbestos: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Marc S Berman

    I enthusiastically endorse Mr. Placitella. He is a superb lawyer.


    Marc Berman Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Thomas Frank Verrastro

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Verrastro Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.

127 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, NJ, 07701

Cohen, Placitella and Roth

2001 Market Street
Suite 2900
Philadelphia, PA, 19103




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Received Gold MedalNew Jersey Trial AttorneysN/A
Pioneer AwardConsumers for Civil JusticeN/A
Meritorious Service AwardNew Jersey White Lung AssociationN/A
RecognizedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Top Toxic & Mass Tort Lawyer in NJNational Law JournalN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCohen, Placitella & Roth2002 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeBoard Member2008 - Present
Consumers for Civil JusticeCounsel1998 - Present
New Jersey Public Interest Law CenterBoard Member1998 - Present
New Jersey Trial Lawyers AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
NJ Tobacco7.6 Billion
National Diet Drug Liitgation4.5 Billion
National Diet Drug Liitgation4.5 Billion
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Publication NameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE New Jersey)NJ Mass Tort & Class Actions2014
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Fordham UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Review NJ Mass Torts & Class ActionsNJ Mass Tort & Class Actions2013