John D. North - Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

John D. North

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 732-476-2630

Mr. North focuses his practice in litigation, with an emphasis on trial practice. He has tried high exposure jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts, including over 75 jury cases to verdict. Mr. North is the author of the evidence treatise, A Trial Lawyer’s Strategic Guide to the New Jersey Rules of Evidence and has lectured throughout the state on evidence and trial practice. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.

A significant portion of Mr. North’s practice is devoted to banking litigation, particularly in matters involving negotiable instruments and financial fraud. This includes the defense of financial institutions in cases involving check forgeries, employee embezzlement schemes, check-kiting and money laundering. Mr. North has also represented banks in class actions alleging claims under New Jersey and federal consumer legislation.

Mr. North’s practice also concentrates in commercial litigation, construction matters, and professional liability and negligence defense, including the representation of attorneys, accountants and insurance brokers. In addition, Mr. North maintains a personal injury practice limited to the representation of plaintiffs in cases involving significant injuries and complex liability issues.

Lehigh UniversityBA 1971University of Maryland School of LawJ.D. 1977
International Academy of Trial LawyersAmerican College of Trial LawyersLitigation Counsel of AmericaAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesTrial Attorneys of New JerseyNew Jersey State Bar AssociationNew Jersey Bankers AssociationNew Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Jury Selection in Civil and Criminal TrialsAmerican Bar AssociationMillion Dollar Advocates’ ForumAmerican Association for Justice

Case History

Personal Injury — Obtained the largest personal injury verdict in New Jersey in 2006, a $26.2 million verdict in a products liability “crashworthiness” case
Construction Loan Litigation — Successfully represented a major bank in a significant jury trial, in a construction loan matter involving complex “lender liability” defenses and counterclaims
Contractual Dispute — Successfully represented a managing general agent in a contractual dispute with an insurance carrier involving both injunctive relief in federal court and multi-million dollar damage claims in arbitration
Construction Defect Litigation — Successfully defended a major real estate developer in a six month jury trial involving claims by a condominium owners' association of alleged construction defects, financial misrepresentations and consumer fraud

Office Location

Metro Corporate Campus One
99 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830-2712
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Woodbridge Metro Area
John D. North has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Defendants)
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Gender: Male