Mr. Rowe’s practice has been limited exclusively to litigation for nearly five decades. He has represented a broad range of individual and institutional clients in state and federal courts in New Jersey and other states throughout the country, and has served as lead counsel in a myriad of diverse and prominent business litigations. He has tried to conclusion numerous cases involving trade secrets, antitrust, stock fraud, real estate brokerage, corporate and partnership disputes, as well as high profile matrimonial matters and chancery cases of all types.
Mr. Rowe is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Foundation, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a past President of the Essex County Bar Association and a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations. He is also a Trustee and Past President of the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County.
Mr. Rowe is the original author of New Jersey Business Litigation, the primary resource on how New Jersey courts have dealt with business issues in litigation, and co-authored the book's 2014 edition. He is also the co-author of Guidebook to Chancery Practice in New Jersey, the standard textbook utilized by judges and equity lawyers throughout the state.
In 2014, Mr. Rowe was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Litigation Award from the New Jersey Law Journal. He was the recipient of the National Judge Learned Hand Award from the Metro New Jersey Region of AJC in 2013, and received the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.
Construction Defect / Consumer Fraud — In a seven month jury construction trial in which his client was sued for $200 million for construction defects and consumer fraud, the jury returned a verdict against Mr. Rowe’s client of less than eight million dollars.
Liquidation — Mr. Rowe was lead trial counsel for the general creditors in the rehabilitation and liquidation of Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, the largest life insurance company liquidation in United States history, which resulted in his clients, the general creditors, receiving at the end of the seven year rehabilitation period 125% of their claims.
Breach of Contract, Anti-Trust, Malicious Interference — Mr. Rowe was lead trial counsel for the defense in a ten month breach of contract, anti-trust and malicious interference trial involving Atlantic City casinos in which, at the conclusion, the plaintiffs' $2 billion anti-trust claim and all of its other claims were dismissed.
Equitable Distribution — Mr. Rowe procured the largest known equitable distribution award in New Jersey at the conclusion of a three month trial.