Jim Suozzo, a 1987 graduate of Rutgers College, worked at AT&T’s Education and Training Department from 1988 to 1991. He then attended The University of Georgia School of Law in Athens and received his juris doctorate in 1995.
After graduating from Georgia, Jim began practicing in Atlanta for a litigation firm specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. In 1997 Jim returned to his home state to join a small litigation practice which focused on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and landlord/tenant matters.
Jim then joined his current firm, the Law Offices of Robert J. McGuirl, as an associate in 1998. He concentrates on matters involving products liability, personal injury, and insurance coverage and appears in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, plus neighboring states on a case-by-case basis.
Jim has lectured for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), the Bergen County Bar Association, the National Business Institute’s Center for Paralegal Education, and at Bergen Community College. Seminar topics have included products liability, courtroom technology, and analyzing medical records. He has also published articles in the New Jersey Lawyer and the Bergen Barrister.
Since 2007, Jim has been co-chairman of the Bergen County Bar Association’s Products Liability Committee.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||(201) Magazine||2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Chairman of Product Liability Committee||2007 - Present|
|New Jersey Lawyer||Supreme Court Decision Protects Device Manufactures||2008|
|Bergen Barrister||Laidlow and the Intentional Tort Theory Against the Employer||2005|
|New Jersey Lawyer||A Lesson Learned about Discovery Deadlines||2005|
|University of Georgia Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Rutgers University||English Literature and Film Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Bergen County Bar Association Products Liability Section||Putting a Value on Personal Injuries||2009|
|Bergen County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Big Money or Big Headache: An Introduction to Products Liability||2007|
|Bergen County Bar Association||How to Negotiate a Civil Case||2007|
|New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Medical Records for Paralegals||2006|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Improve Your Performance in Products Liability Cases||2006|
|Bergen Community College||Understanding Medical Records||2006|
|Bergen Community College||Introduction to Products Liability Law||2005|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Handling a Products Liability Case: Nuts and Bolts||2004|
|New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Medical Records for Paralegals||2003|
|National Business Institute||Analyzing Medical Records for the New Jersey Paralegal||2002|
|Sussex County Bar Association||Developing and Using Demonstrative Evidence at Trial||2001|