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Christopher M Placitella

Class action Attorney at Red Bank, NJ

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 35 years
    New Jersey - NJ 41 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Practice areas
  1. Class action
    With more than twenty years' experience in developing the merits of new claims, and a history of proven leadership, we routinely use class actions as a tool to help our clients achieve the result they seek., We have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries in these complex cases involving many legal issues, including: securities fraud, shareholder derivative, antitrust, consumer, and pharmaceutical fraud

    50 years

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    Merck & Co., Inc. has agreed to pay $4.85 billion to resolve Vioxx-related claims in which a claimant has suffered a heart attack, sudden cardiac death, or stroke. Numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for workers catastrophically injured by dangerous machinery, as well as other workplace hazards. A $3.75 billion dollar diet drug settlement where Chris Placitella was one of the national plaintiffs' attorneys.An $8 million dollar recovery for a fire fighter and his family.

    50 years

  3. Personal injury
    Cohen Placitella & Roth actively represents clients who have suffered catastrophic or serious injuries, or who have lost a loved one as a result of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, product liability or negligence. We have built a practice of helping people who suffer injuries that prevent them from providing for themselves and their families.

    50 years

  4. Mesothelioma and asbestos

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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Christopher M Placitella
127 Maple Ave
Red Bank, NJ, 07701
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
127 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, NJ, 07701
Cohen, Placitella and Roth
2001 Market Street
Suite 2900
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cohen, Placitella & Roth
  • 2002 - Present


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Fordham University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • National Diet Drug Liitgation
  • 4.5 Billion
  • National Diet Drug Liitgation
  • 4.5 Billion
  • NJ Tobacco
  • 7.6 Billion


  • American Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Consumers for Civil Justice
  • Counsel
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Jersey Public Interest Law Center
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Received Gold Medal
  • New Jersey Trial Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Pioneer Award
  • Consumers for Civil Justice
  • N/A
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • New Jersey White Lung Association
  • N/A
  • Recognized
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Top Toxic & Mass Tort Lawyer in NJ
  • National Law Journal
  • N/A
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  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE New Jersey)
  • NJ Mass Tort & Class Actions
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Review NJ Mass Torts & Class Actions
  • NJ Mass Tort & Class Actions
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse Mr. Placitella. He is a superb lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The Lassen Law Firm endorses this excellent lawyer."
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