Litigation and Appeals
New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Litigation Attorneys
Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto maintains a firm-wide litigation practice. A number of years ago, New Jersey implemented a certification program that attests to the experience and competency of civil litigation attorneys. All of the firm's senior litigation members are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as certified civil trial attorneys.
In two decades, the firm grew to 50 attorneys, engaged primarily in litigation. These experienced litigators have aggressively represented clients in all phases of trial, appellate, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings for over 20 years.
Defense of Claims
Although the litigation practice is fundamentally built on the defense of its clients, the firm also vigorously pursues affirmative contract and commercial claims when requested by its corporate and business clients. The substantive practice areas are numerous and encompass the following fields:
- Business and commercial disputes
- Class actions involving a variety of claims including breach of warranty, consumer fraud, product defects, insurance, and employment
- Construction litigation
- Employment law on behalf of employers
- Environmental litigation
- Health care litigation
- Personal injury, property damage, and insurance litigation
- Products liability, warranty, and lemon law
- Professional liability litigation
- Statutory, regulatory, and common law
- Tort and contract law
- Toxic and mass torts
- Transportation litigation
The firm’s litigation lawyers are proficient in all phases of trial and appellate proceedings in both state and federal courts. The firm is accustomed to handling appeals in situations where it has not participated in the initial trial. The attorneys process appeals in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals.
Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto represents clients in jury and bench trials, judicial and administrative proceedings, governmental hearings, and in all court and administrative tribunal appeals.
The firm takes a pragmatic approach to litigation, recognizing opportunities for resolving a client’s legal issues according to their specific needs. With this approach, the firm may fully prepare for potential litigation. The firm is aware that the best interests of its clients, in terms of both expense and publicity, are often served best by early resolution of disputes through negotiation.
The advice and counsel in business law and other practice areas is informed by an in-depth understanding of the implications of litigation. The firm’s litigation attorneys know how transactional matters can result in litigation. They also realize how strength or weakness of position can be maneuvered to obtain a desired result. The firm believes this pragmatic perspective results in better guidance and legal service.