Steven A. Karg, a Member of the firm, concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis on pharmaceutical, products, and consumer liability defense. He has substantial experience defending manufacturers and/ or distributors of a wide variety of products, such as pharmaceuticals, tobacco products, heavy industrial equipment, marine engines, chemicals and chemical processing systems, automobile lifts, pumps, tow tractors and trucks, buses, automotive accessories, trailers, forklifts, fasteners, soil remediation, and food preparation equipment. Steve has represented clients at both the trial and appellate level, including in New Jersey’s Multi-County Litigation system. In addition to direct representation of clients, Steve has acted on many occasions as New Jersey counsel with virtual law firms comprised of counsel around the country defending companies in nationwide products, consumer, and class litigations.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Steve was the Manager of Property and Facilities at Purolator Courier Corporation where he managed the company’s many facilities and supervised construction of projects. Prior to that, he was a production supervisor and industrial engineer at the Colgate-Palmolive Company where he oversaw the production of personal care products.
Steve often speaks about products liability and consumer fraud topics to various organizations, such as the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, New Jersey Defense Association, New Jersey Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society, New Jersey Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society, Northeast Pharmaceutical Attorneys, and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has been the defense-side co-moderator or speaker for NJICLE’s annual Multi-County Litigation (formerly Mass Tort) seminar for many years and has presented on topics involving class actions and mass torts. He has authored many articles on a number of products liability and consumer fraud topics.
Steve has been selected again for inclusion in the Class Action/Mass Tort section of New Jersey Super Lawyers®, one of 27 Members of the firm selected this year. Only five percent of New Jersey attorneys are given this honor. Steve is also listed in the Product Liability Litigation – Defendants section of the current issue of Best Lawyers. Steve received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating, this is the highest lawyer rating which serves as an objective indicator of the lawyer’s high ethical standards, legal knowledge, and analytical capabilities.