Resume of Louis J DeVoto

CURRICULUM VITAE

LOUIS J. DEVOTO


lou9-12 sma2LAW FIRM:

Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C.
20 Brace Road, Suite 115
Cherry Hill, NJ  08034
856.354-0900
856.354.0920 FAX
Website: RossettiDevoto.com
E-Mail: 


EDUCATION:

St. Joseph's University, B.S. in Management, 1987

Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, J.D., 1993


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District of New Jersey
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania


HONORS:

The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward & White, 2006-2015.

“AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.  Highest rating available for legal competence and ethical integrity. (Since September 4, 2003).

New Jersey Super Lawyer, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, March 2006-2015.

New York Area’s Best Lawyers, New York Magazine, July 2006-2015.

Professional Lawyer of the Year (2011), Commission on Professionalism in the Law; Nominated by Trial Attorneys of New Jersey; Edison, New Jersey, October 4, 2011.

Top 40 Under 40.  Twice named by New Jersey Law Journal as one of the top 40 attorneys in the state under the age of 40, August 26, 2002 and September 2004.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Executive Editor, Ohio Northern University Law Review, 1992-1993.

Judicial Clerk, Honorable Marvin E. Schlosser, Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County, 1993-1994.

 

CERTIFICATIONS:

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy (Since 2000)

Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey (Since 2001)

ORGANIZATIONS:

Trial Attorneys of New Jersey:
     President (2007-2008)
     President elect (2006-2007)
     Vice President (2005-2006)
     Vice President (2004- 2005)
     Vice President (2003- 2004)
     Secretary/Treasurer  (2002 -2003)
     Board of Trustees (1999-2010)
                                        
Bancroft NeuroHealth:
     Board of Trustees (1999-2001)

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (NJ chapter)

Camden County Bar Association

Camden County Bar Foundation

Burlington County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, Inc. (2001)

 

COMMITTEES:

Burlington County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee, Professionalism Committee (1997 -   )

Camden County Bar Assoc., Personal Injury Law Committee. (1997 -    )

Trial Attorneys of New Jersey:
     Membership Committee (1999-2002).
     Website Committee-chair (2003-2008)
     Publicity Committee-chair (2004-2008)
     Long Range Planning-member (2004-2005)

New Jersey State Bar Association - Medical Malpractice Comm.  (2002-2003 and 2014-2015)

 

PUBLICATIONS:

DeVoto, Louis J., It’s All About Time, Devotion, and Passion, Inside the Minds: Domestic and International Litigation Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Trial Preparation, Risk Assessment, and Best Practices for Prosecution and Defense.
Aspatore Books. January 2007.            

DeVoto, L.J., Kenney, J.A., Drafting Effective Trial Documents, ICLE (2002 and 2006)

DeVoto, Louis J., Defense Law Journal, Volume 44, No. 2 Injury on the Golf Course, 44 Def. L.J. No.2 (1995).

DeVoto, Louis J., Injury on the Golf Course: Regardless of your Handicap, Escaping Liability is Par for the Course, 24 Univ. of Toledo Law Review 859-882 (Summer 1993)

DeVoto, Louis J., When can Employees' be Interviewed Ex-Parte? New Jersey Trial Lawyer, March 1993.

 

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

Smith v. Fireworks By Girone, 180 N.J. 199 (2004)

Vassiliu v. Daimler Chrysler, 178 N.J. 286 (2004).

Vassiliu v. Daimler Chrysler, 356 N.J. Super.  447
(App. Div.  2002).
        
Vassiliu v. Daimler Chrysler, 356 N.J. Super. 546
(Law Div.  2000).

State of NJ v. Phillip Morris, assisted in the representation of the State of New Jersey, along with six other law firms. $7.2 Billion settlement.

State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co. v. Crocker, 288 N.J.Super. 250 (App. Div. 1996) (on behalf of defendant, Crocker).

State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co. v. Molino, 289 N.J.Super. 406 (App. Div. 1996) (on behalf of defendant, Molino).

Newman v. Cappello, 277 N.J.Super. 373 (Law Div.1994) (Law Clerk for Honorable Marvin E. Schlosser).

Shorter v. Leach, 277 N.J.Super. 617 (Law Div. 1994)(Law Clerk for Honorable Marvin E. Schlosser).

 

PRESENTATIONS:

“New Jersey Civil Case Law Update 2014/2015”, Presented for ICLE- New Jersey, Mt. Laurel, NJ, March 14, 2015.

“Civil Practice Update-2013”, Presented for Camden County Bar Association, Tavistock, NJ, January 7, 2015.

A Practical “How To” For Litigators, Presented for Camden County Bar Association, Tavistock Country Club, Haddonfield, NJ, May 21, 2014.

“New Jersey Civil Case Law Update 2013/2014”, Presented for ICLE- New Jersey, Mt. Laurel, NJ, March 15, 2014.

“Civil Practice Update-2013”, Presented for Camden County Bar Association, Tavistock, NJ, November, 2013.

“New Jersey Civil Case Law Update 2012/2013”, Presented for ICLE- New Jersey, Mt. Laurel, NJ, March 2012.

“Civil Practice Update-2012”, Presented for Camden County Bar Association, Voorhees, NJ, November 2012.

“New Jersey Civil Case Law Update 2011/2012”, Presented for ICLE- New Jersey, Mt. Laurel, NJ, March 2012.

“Civil Practice Update-2011”, Presented for Camden County Bar Association, Voorhees, NJ, November 7, 2011.

“Hot Tips for Civil Litigators”; Presented for ICLE-NJ, The Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 17, 2011.

“New Jersey Civil Case Law Update 2010/2011”, Presented for ICLE- New Jersey, Mt. Laurel, NJ, March 2011.

“What’s New in Civil Practice?” Presented for Camden County Bar Association, Haddonfield, NJ, October 21, 2010.

“Keys to Jury Selection in a Civil Case”, Presented for ICLE-NJ, Voorhees, NJ, March 20, 2010

Hot Tips for Civil Litigators, “Selecting Your Best Jury”, Presented for ICLE-NJ, The Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 12, 2009.

“History of Jury Selection and Voir Dire in New Jersey,” moderator, presented to Trial Attorneys of NJ, Essex County and Union County Bar Associations, Paradise Island, Bahamas, February 23, 2008.

“Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy”, speaker, presented to National Business Institute, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, January 23, 2008.

“Jury Selection & Perceptions,” speaker, presented for the Camden County Bar Association, Voorhees, New Jersey, February 27, 2007.

“Drafting Effective Trial Documents”, speaker, presented for ICLE-NJ, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, January 27, 2007.

“Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Bad Faith and Excess Verdicts”, panelist, presented for Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Las Vegas, NV, April 1, 2006

“Essentials of Evidence”, speaker, presented for ICLE-NJ, New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 21, 2005.

“How the Experts Prepare for Trial” panelist ; presented for Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Annual Conference, Long Boat Key, Florida March 4, 2005.

Closed Head Injuries, From Crash to Trial; Presented for Camden County Bar Association, NJ, February 23, 2005, Voorhees, NJ.

Civil Motion Practice; Presented for ICLE-NJ, Voorhees, NJ, January 2005.

“Rules of Evidence” panelist ; presented for TANJ Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Annual Conference, Marco Island, Florida April 2004

“Medical Education for Lawyers”; New Techniques in Treating Injuries to the Spine, presented for ICLE-NJ, New Brunswick, NJ, March 27, 2004.

“Strengthening Your Case through Expert Witnesses”, presented for Camden County Bar Association, Voorhees, NJ October 22, 2003.

“Winning the Big Verdict” presented for ICLE-NJ, Voorhees, N.J. November 2003.

"The Art of Cross Examination" presented for ICLE-NJ, Civil Trial
Advocacy Summer Institute, New Brunswick, NJ. July 2003

"Experts by Experts" presented for ICLE-NJ in cooperation with the
Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Sheraton, Woodbridge, NJ. April 2003

"The Medical Malpractice Litigation Crisis: What is the real story?"
presented at the Tenth Annual Statewide Paralegal Convention, Eatontown, NJ. March 2003

"Effectively Dealing with Those Cases which Keep You Awake at Night", for ATLA-NJ, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ. April 2002

"Drafting Effective Trial Documents" presented for
ICLE-NJ, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ. March 2002.

"Litigating the Closed Head Injury Case presented for Camden County Bar Association, Voorhees, NJ February 25, 2002

"Considerations During Opening Statements, Golden Opportunities for Plaintiffs' Lawyers During Opening Statements, Things You Can Say and Things to Avoid" presented for ATLA-NJ, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 2001.

"What Every Paralegal Should Know About Preparing for Product Liability Trials" presented for the Eighth Annual Statewide Paralegal Convention, Eatontown, NJ, March, 2001

"Preparing and Using Demonstrative Evidence to Influence a Jury" presented for Camden County Bar Association, Cherry Hill, NJ, February, 2000

"Medical Chart Falsification - How Can You Stop the Fraud?" presented for Bancroft NeuroHealth's NeuroHealth for the New Millenium, Philadelphia, PA, September, 1999

"The Complexities of Alternative Dispute Resolution" presented for ATLA-NJ, Advanced Support Staff Program, Boardwalk Seminar Atlantic City, NJ, April, 1999.

"HMO Litigation - under what circumstances can they be sued?" Presented for the Sixth Annual Garden State Paralegal Convention, Eatontown, NJ, March, 1999

"Demonstrative Evidence for Use During a Medical Negligence Case" presented for ATLA-NJ, Pines Manor, Edison, NJ, November, 1997.

“The Role of a Paralegal in a Personal Injury Practice" presented for Gloucester County College Paralegal Club, Gloucester County College, November, 1996.


TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

Law Talk, "Personal Injury", Guest Speaker, Comcast Cable Television, Channel 2, November 22, 2005.

Comcast Daily News Live, “The John Cheney – John Bryant Controversy, A Legal Perspective to Intentional Injuries in Sports”, January 2005.

Legal Line, "Medical Mistakes", WPSJ-TV, September, 2001

Appearance on Fox Network News, WTXF-TV, David Schratwiser Investigative report on "Store Dangers - Home Depot, February 11, 2001

Legal Line, "What to do if Your Product is Defective". WPSJ-TV, December 7, 1999

    
PAPERS:

"The Importance of Medical Documentation in Brain Injury Cases", Brain Injury Association of New Jersey Winter Newsletter, 1999

"Medical Chart Falsification - How Can You Stop the Fraud?" presented for Bancroft NeuroHealth's NeuroHealth for the New Millenium, Philadelphia, PA, September, 1999

"HMO Litigation - under what circumstances can they be sued?" presented for the Sixth Annual Garden State Paralegal Convention, Eatontown, NJ  March, 1999

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Saint Joan of Arc School, girls JV basketball coach, (2007-2010 and 201--2013).

Marlton Recreation Council, youth baseball, soccer and hockey coach (2000-2007).

Board of Trustees, Bancroft NeuroHealth,
     Haddonfield, NJ (2001).

Board of Trustees, Bancroft Brain Injury Services Corp.,
     A Division of Bancroft NeuroHealth, Haddonfield, NJ. (1999 - 2001).

Shawnee Ice Hockey, Assistant Ice Hockey Coach, Metro High School Hockey League, Pennsauken, NJ  (1999).

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