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Christopher Theodore Karounos

Personal injury Attorney at River Edge, NJ

5.0   2 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    85%
    Represent Clients on Contingency Basis Seeking Damages for Bodily Injury; Wrongful Death; Products Liability; Fall Down; Premises Liability; Motor Vehicle, Boating, Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

    18 years

  2. Litigation
    10%
    All Aspects of Commercial and Civil Litigation, from matter intake, paper & electronic discovery, depositions, motion practice, mediation/ADR and full jury trials to judgment. Experience representing individuals, small business and multi-million dollar companies.

    18 years

  3. Business
    4%
    Asset Purchase Agreements; Restaurant & Liquor License Purchases/Sales; Corporate/LLC Documentation and Creation; Counsel Clients' for Compliance and

    18 years

  4. Family
    1%
    Domestic Violence; Child Custody; Divorce; Alimony; Restraining Orders;

    18 years

LITIGATOR AND TRIAL ATTORNEY IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL, CIVIL AND FAMILY LAW. ALSO N.J. LIQUOR LAW

As a persuasive, inventive trial attorney, Christopher T. Karounos concentrates his practice on representing individuals seriously injured by the negligence of others. He has handled cases arising from assaults, motor vehicle crashes, all manner of slip, trip, or fall injuries, watercraft collisions, trucking incidents, construction defects, motorcycle accidents, and worksite injuries.

Chris is one of only a small handful of lawyers Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers University Law School-Newark for advanced trial presentation and served as Head Coach for the Law School’s National Mock Trial Team, and a longtime Barrister for the Bergen County Pashman Civil Inns of Court. Chris is equally comfortable explaining the complexities and nuances of a case to a jury as he is when informing and supporting his clients at each step of their case and explaining the litigation process.

For many years Chris has also successfully handled numerous commercial litigation and trial matters. He is a successful appellate advocate, having won several important appeals for both his personal injury and commercial litigation clients over the years.

Chris is a former volunteer EMT-D with nearly 20 years of experience in trauma situations. Having treated and transported hundreds of injured patients, he brings a unique understanding of clients’ trauma experiences from their injury locations and uses that knowledge when he vigorously fights for their rights throughout their cases. Having attained a Biology degree with a biomedical concentration, served as an EMT/Crew Chief &Trainer, Chris uses his understanding of medicine, science, and his trial law skills and experience to zealously advocate for his clients against the insurance defense companies and, when needed, to a Judge and Jury.

Professional Background
Upon graduating from Rutgers Law-Newark, Chris clerked for the Hon. Menelaos W. Toskos, J.S.C. in the Bergen County Superior Court. He then practiced as a litigation associate at two of New Jersey’s premiere law firms, Lowenstein Sandler, PC, and Archer & Greiner PC (formerly known as Herten Burstein PC in Hackensack, N.J.) before opening his own practice in 2013 focusing on Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.

Chris is Past-President of the Hellenic American Bar Association, a current member of the New Jersey Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, Bergen County Bar Association, a Barrister in the Bergen County Pashman Inns of Court, former Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers University Law School-Newark and former Head Coach for the Law School’s National Mock Trial Team. He is currently trained to serve as an Arbitrator for the New Jersey Superior Court, and is a former R. 1:40 approved Mediator.

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Posted by Adam | May 21, 2015
Excellent advocate
I was introduced to attorney Karounos through a family friend, also an attorney, who highly recommended Chris. I can say without reservation that I would hire Atty Karounos again. He handled my matter promptly and the outcome was what I had hoped for. Thank you Chris.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2014
Highly Recommend!
I was very happy working with Christopher. He answered all my concerns in a way I could understand, he was very available if I had any questions. I highly recommend him.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Member
  • The Karounos Law Firm, LLC, Office of Christopher T. Karounos, Esq.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjuct Professor of Law
  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Litigation Associate
  • Archer & Greiner, PC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Litigation Associate
  • Herten, Burstein, Sheridan, Cevasco, Botinelli, Litt & Harz, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Litigation Associate
  • Lowenstein Sandler
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Honorable Menelaos W. Toskos, J.S.C.
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hellenic American Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2024
  • 2023 Top Lawyers
  • Bergen Magazine
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2023
  • 2022 Top Lawyers
  • Bergen Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Head Coach-Rutgers National Mock Trial Team
  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark
  • 2014
  • Head Coach-Rutgers National Mock Trial Team
  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark
  • 2013
  • Head Coach-Rutgers National Mock Trial Team
  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Burn Advocates Network (BAN)
  • 2007
  • Myron Harkvay Award - Best Trial Attorney, Class of 2006
  • Rutgers Law School
  • 2006
  • 2005 TANJ Scholar
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ)
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop
  • Rutgers Law Trial Seminar
  • 2013
  • Trial Presenation
  • Trial Skills Seminar
  • 2012
  • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop
  • Rutgers Law Trial Seminar
  • 2011
  • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop
  • Rutgers Law Trial Seminar
  • 2010
  • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop
  • Trial Seminar
  • 2009
  • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop
  • Rutgers Law Trial Seminar
  • 2008
  • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop
  • Trial Attorney Training
  • 2007
  • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop
  • Rutgers Law Trial Seminar
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a zealous advocate for his clients, who does not rest until he achieves the best result possible! I highly recommend this attorney to any prospective client!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Karounos is an intelligent hard-working attorney who will achieve the desired results for all his clients. He has an enormous presence which garners respect from everyone in the room. It is an honor for me to work with Mr. Karounos and call him a colleague. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Mr, Karounos is a fantastic trial attorney. He excels in the court room. I have been co-counsel with him on countless cases over the course of my career. I have witnessed him demolish opposing witnesses during his cross examinations. He is able to think out of the box. Mr. Karounos consistently achieves great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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River Edge Personal injury Lawyer Christopher Theodore Karounos
Christopher Theodore Karounos
Personal injury Attorney
River Edge, NJ
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available