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Abbott S. Brown is a Partner with Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown and Schottland in Freehold, New Jersey, where he concentrates on civil litigation with an emphasis in medical and legal malpractice litigation.


 


Mr. Brown attended Rutgers College in New Brunswick and received his J.D. in 1978 from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark.  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Mr. Brown was certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney in 1994, 2001, 2006 and 2013.  In addition to New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law, 6th Ed. (NJLJ 2016) and New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases, 4rd Ed. (NJICLE 2015), Mr. Brown is also the author of a chapter titled "Medical Experts," found in New Jersey Trial and Evidence Law (NJICLE 2003).  Mr. Brown has had multiple editorials published in the New Jersey Star Ledger and The New York Times.  Mr. Brown has also authored over 40 articles for numerous professional publications, and has delivered more than 80 lectures for NJICLE, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the New Jersey Association for Justice and other organizations.  


 


Mr. Brown served on the Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges, the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Selection and Voir Dire, and the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey.  He was awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey in April of 2001.  Mr. Brown was named as one of New Jersey's "Top Ten Lawyers" in 2006, and one of New Jersey's "Top 100 Lawyers" in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.  Mr. Brown was recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Healthcare in 2012.


 


Mr. Brown was an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law in the Health Law and Policy Program, where he has taught medical malpractice law from 1998 to 2010.  He also lectured at the New Jersey Judicial College and served on the Board of Trustees of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and the District V-B Ethics Committee, and as Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Mr. Brown has also served as a delegate to the New Jersey State Bar Association - Third Annual Judicial Administration Forum, and on the Special Committee on Implementation of a Pilot Medical Malpractice Mediation project.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Medical Malpractice: 95%
    39 years
  2. Litigation: 5%
    39 years

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Fees:

Contingent (20-33%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown and Schottland

4 Paragon Way
Suite 100
Freehold, NJ, 07728

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive197806/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2015
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2014
Professional Lawyer of the YearNew Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law2013
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2013
Re-certified as a Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2013
One of the 50 Most Powerful People in New Jersey HealthcareNJ Biz2012
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2012
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2011
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2010
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2009
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2008
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2007
Re-certified as a Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2006
Named one of New Jersey's Top 10 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2006
Named one of New Jersey's Top 100 LawyersNew Jersey Monthly2005
Gold Medal for Distinguished ServiceAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey2001
Re-certified as a Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court1994
Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLomurro Law2015 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)MemberN/A
Trial Attorneys of New JerseyBoard of Trustees1999 - 2002
New Jersey State Bar Association, Medical Malpractice CommitteeChair1998 - 2000
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)Board of Governors1996 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hospital malpractice$10,000,000
Hospital malpractice$4,000,000
Orthopedic malpractice$3,942,208
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Medical Malpractice LawNew Jersey Medical Malpractice Law 6th Ed.2016
N.J.L.J.Why 'Nicholas v. Mynster' Should Be Reconsidered,2015
289 New Jersey Lawyer 80The Qualification of Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases after Nicholas v. Mynster,2014
213 N.J.L.J. 829 (2013)Medical Malpractice: Proximate Causation and Model Jury Charge 5.50E,2013
213 N.J.L.J. 143 (2013)The Affidavit of Merit Mess - Worse than Ever?2013
204 N.J.L.J. 545 (2011)Hospital Malpractice: Finding the Needle in the Haystack,2011
203 N.J.L.J. 315 (2011)Affidavit of Merit Law Still Mysterious After 15 Years,2011
200 N.J.L.J. 756 (2010)The Affidavit of Merit Madness,2010
199 N.J.L.J. 56 (2010)Voir Dire in Medical Malpractice Cases,2010
Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, N.J.New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases, 3d Ed.,2009
196 N.J.L.J. 867 (2009)The Affidavit of Merit Redux,2009
195 N.J.L.J. 136 (2009)The "Doctrine of Apparent Employment" in Malpractice Cases,2009
194 N.J.L.J. 438 (2008)The "Doctrine of Apparent Authority" in Malpractice Cases2008
193 N.J.L.J. 865 (2008).Res Ipsa Revisited,2008
193 N.J.L.J. 316 (2008)The End of the Affidavit of Merit Misery,2008
188 N.J.L.J. 890 (2007)Understanding Proximate Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases,2008
188 N.J.L.J. 890 (2007)Understanding Proximate Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases2007
185 N.J.L.J. 1061 (2006)How much Information is Enough?2006
(3d Ed., Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, N.J.)New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law2005
(2d Ed., Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, N.J.)New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases2005
New Jersey Law JournalUnderstanding the New “Patient Safety Act”2005
New Jersey Law JournalUnderstanding the New “Patients First Act,”2005
181 N.J.L.J. 513 (2005)Screening Lasik Cases,2005
, New Jersey Trial and Evidence Law, (Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, N.J."Medical Experts"2003
Physician, Heal ThyselfPhysician, Heal Thyself2003
What Malpractice Insurance Crisis?What Malpractice Insurance Crisis?2002
New Jersey Law JournalThe Supreme Court Re-interprets the Affidavit of Merit2002
(2d Ed., Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, N.J.)New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law2001
New Jersey Law JournalThe Affidavit of Merit: Deathtrap for the Unwary2000
Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, N.J.)New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law1999
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Rutgers UniversityN/AN/A1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Jersey Association for Justice, May 1, 2015, Atlantic City, N.J."Medical Malpractice: Critical Decisions to Be Made Within the First 90 Days Minutes," New Jersey Association for Justice,2015
"The 19th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice""The 19th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice", [Program Moderator], October, 17, 2015, Woodbridge, N.J.2015
New Jersey Association for Justice"Proving the Scafidi Elements After Flood,2014
"The 18th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice","The 18th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice", [Program Moderator], October, 18, 2014, Woodbridge, N.J.2014
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education,"Jury Instructions,"2013
New Jersey Association for Justice, November 15, 2013, East Rutherford, N.J."The State of the Affidavit of Merit and Expert Witness Qualifications,"2013
New Jersey Association for Justice, November 15, 2013, East Rutherford, N.J."Proving the Scafidi Elements After Flood,"2013
New Jersey Association for Justice, April 19, 2013, Atlantic City, N.J."Qualification of Experts and Affiants in Medical Malpractice Cases,"2013
"The 17th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice""The 17th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice", Program Moderator2013
"How to Win Your next Malpractice Case: Four Recent Cases You Must Know""How to Win Your next Malpractice Case: Four Recent Cases You Must Know"2013
"Hot Tips for Civil Litigators,""Hot Tips for Civil Litigators,"2013
"The 16th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation,""The 16th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation," [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 27, 2012, New Brunswick, N.J.2012
"Medical Malpractice: Scafidi after Santana"Medical Malpractice: Scafidi after Santana"2012
"Keys to Jury Selection in a Civil Case,""Keys to Jury Selection in a Civil Case," New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, March 6, 2012, New Brunswick, N.J.2012
"Everything You Need to Know about Medical Malpractice Cases," N.J.L.J. Seminar, December 8, 2012, Cherry Hill, N.J."Everything You Need to Know about Medical Malpractice Cases," N.J.L.J. Seminar, December 8, 2012, Cherry Hill, N.J.2012
New Jersey Association for Justice"Hospital Malpractice: Common Themes and Tactics,2011
"The 15th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation""The 15th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation", [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 29, 2011, New Brunswick, N.J.2011
"Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice","Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice", New Jersey Association for Justice, November 12, 2010, Secaucus, N.J.2011
"Case selection in Medical Malpractice", New Jersey Association for Justice, February 2011, Edison N.J."Case selection in Medical Malpractice", New Jersey Association for Justice, February 2011, Edison N.J.2011
"The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case"The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case2010
"The Affidavit of Merit,""The Affidavit of Merit,"2010
"The Affidavit of Merit,""The Affidavit of Merit," [Program Chair]2010
"The 14th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation""The 14th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation", [Program Moderator],2010
Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational FoundationMedical Malpractice-Back to Basics2006
New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal EducationThe 9th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation2005
Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational FoundationVoir Dire2005
Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational FoundationDeposing Doctors and Medical Expert Witnesses2005
Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational FoundationMedical Malpractice2005
New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal EducationThe 8th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation2004
Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational FoundationEverything You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice2004
Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational FoundationUnderstanding the New Patients First Act2004