Alan R. Levy Alan R. Levy
Of Counsel


Education & Experience:

Alan R. Levy is a civil litigator and trial attorney whose practice focuses on a wide variety of civil litigation ranging from products liability, motor vehicle defense, premises liability and complex corporate disputes.  Alan is also a noted author and speaker on these topics of civil litigation.

His writings have been published in some of the nation’s top legal journals, including the Yale Law
Journal, New York Law Journal, New Jersey Law Journal and DRI’s “For the Defense.”  He regularly
gives legal lectures throughout the country.   
 
Alan received a degree in Communications with High Honors from Rutgers College, where he competed as a member of the parliamentary debate team, winning the 1996 North American Open Championship.  He graduated from Rutgers-Newark School of Law where he earned the award for Top Oralist in his school’s Moot Court Competition.

PUBLICATIONS:

Defense Research Institute (DRI), Featured Article; August 27, 2012. "Was the Internet's Anger at the Progressive Insurance/Fisher Claim Misdirected?"

Defense Research Institute (DRI), For The Defense; December, 2010. “For Product Manufacturers and Distributors, Limited Respite is Found in Statutes of Repose.

New York Law Journal, “Click it or Waive it: A Practical Guide to Using the ‘Seatbelt’ Defense” – Personal Injury Quarterly, May 10, 2010; 243 N.J.L.J. S4 (2010). (read article)

New Jersey Law Journal, “The Door is Open Once Again to Product Manufacturers Who See the Benefits of the Statute of Repose” – “In Practice” column, April 12, 2010; 200 N.J.L.J. 111 (2010).

Yale Law Journal Online, “How ‘Swingers’ Might Save Hollywood from a Federal Pornography Statute” 118 Yale L.J. Online 1 (2008)

New Jersey Law Journal, “Store Owners Face Difficult Defense In ‘Mode of Operation’ Premises Liability Cases” – “In Practice” column, September 17, 2007; 189 N.J.L.J. 1002 (2007).

New Jersey Law Journal, Products Liability & Toxic Torts Supplement; December 6, 2004. “Court Deals Blow to Product Manufacturers: Statute of Repose Provides no Respite to Makers of Products used as Improvements to Real Property.” 178 N.J.L.J. 975 (2004).

Defense Research Institute (DRI), Defense Library Series; 2004 Practice Guide Update, “Daubert” Compendium. “Expert's Concept: What is the Known or Potential Rate of Error.”

Co-Author – Defense Research Institute (DRI), For The Defense; November, 2004. “Navigating Rough Waters: A Guide to Defending Pool and Spa Related Injury Suits.”

PRESENTATIONS:

Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2011 Annual Meeting; October 2011. “Defending Building Products in a Complex Construction Defect Claim.”

Defense Research Institute (DRI), Product Liability Conference; April, 2011. “Statute of Repose Providing Limited Respite for Product Manufacturers”

REPORTED/PUBLISHED DECISIONS:

Gupta v. Leung, 2012 WL 6027696 (App. Div. 2012)

Delvalle v. Mercedes Benz USA, LLC, 94 A.D.3d 942, 942 N.Y.S.2d 204 (2nd Dept. 2012)

Pedroli v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, 94 A.D.3d 842, 944 N.Y.S.2d 150 (2nd Dept. 2012)

Sonic Automotive, Inc. v. Chrysler Ins. Co., 2011 WL 2748612 (S.D.Ohio 2011)

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, N.A. v. Sacks, 2010 WL 3733915 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)

First Trenton Indem. Co. v. Chrysler Ins. Co., 2010 WL 3740841 (D.N.J. 2010)

Schenck v. Crompton Corp. Severance Plan, 2008 WL 682241 (D.N.J. 2008)

Jumpp v. City of Ventnor, 177 N.J. 470 (2003)

Culbert v. City of Jersey City, 175 N.J. 286 (2003)

Bar Admissions & Professional Memberships:

Alan is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in the states of New York and New Jersey.  He is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) where he currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of “Building Blocks,” the newsletter of the Building Products SLG of the Products Liability committee.



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