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William A Dreier

William A Dreier

Practice areas:

Arbitration, Mediation, Defective and Dangerous Products

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Licensed since 1961

  1. Mediation: 40%
    17 years, 300 cases
  2. Arbitration: 40%
    17 years, 50 cases
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    44 years, 40 cases

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Contact Info

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

721 Route 202-206
Po Box 1018
Somerville, NJ, 08876

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015
NJActive196105/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ADR Practioner of the YearNew Jersey Bar Association - Disp. Resolution Sect.2010
1st Annual Dreier Product Liabililty Law AwardNew Jersey Bar Association - Prod. Liab. Sect.2009
Medal of Honor (New Jersey's Highest Award)New Jersey Bar Foundation2008
Recognized for Alternative Dispute ResolutionBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Member of FirmNorris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.1998 - Present
Presiding JudgeAppellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey1994 - 1998
JudgeAppellate Division, Superior Cout of New Jersey1983 - 1994
Chancery Division and Law Division JudgeSuperior Court of New Jersey1973 - 1983
PartnerMackenzie, Welt & Dreier1962 - 1973

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Law InstituteLife MemberN/A
American Bar FoundationLife MemberN/A
Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Richard J. Hughes American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Rutgers Law ReviewLiability for Drug Advertising, Warnings and Fraud2006
Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 459Beyond Workers' Compensation: Workplace Comparative Fault and Third-Party Claims2004
New Jersey Law JournalToxic Torts and Products Liability2002
Seton Hall Law ReviewDirect-to-Consumer Advertising Liability: An Empty Promise?2000
New Jersey Law JournalProducts Liability A-Z2000
Seton Hall Law ReviewManufacturers Liability for Drugs and Medical Devices Under the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability1999
Rutgers Law ReviewThe Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability and New Jersey Law - Not Quite Perfect Together1998
University of Michigan Journal of Law ReformDesign Defects Under the Proposed Section 2(b) of the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability - A Judge's View1997
Rutgers Law ReviewReform of the Personal Injury Damages Delivery System1996
Rutgers Law ReviewInjuries to Production Workers: Reform of the Workers' Compensation Product Liability Interface1989
Seton Hall Law ReviewIdentification of the Defendant Manufacturer in Generic Product Cases: Issues and Questions1987

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1961
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1958

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Mediation Training ProgramADR2010
Mediation Training ProgramADR2009
The Bar Foundation of Union CountyA Case Study on Product Liability Litigation2008
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, in cooperation with the NJSBA Equity Jurisprudence CommitteeHot Topics in Chancery Trial Practice: 20082008
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationAdvanced Mediation Clinic2008
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationProducts Liability: From Intake Through Trial2007
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationCommercial Mediation Workshop2006
Mercer County Bar AssociationHow to WIN in Mediation2006
New Jersey Judicial CollegeEvidence Law and Control of the Courtroom for New Judges, Annual LectureN/A
New Jersey Judicial CollegeProducts Liability, Annual LectureN/A
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationProducts Liability, Annual LectureN/A