Colin P. Hackett

Managing Partner - Newark, NJ

  • location icon Newark, NJ
    One Riverfront Plaza
    Suite 800
    Newark, NJ 07102

Colin Hackett is the Managing Partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Trial, General Liability, Products Liability, Construction, Transportation, and Asbestos Practices. He has extensive litigation experience, including over fifty first chair jury trials in state and federal courts involving general liability, transportation, product, environmental contamination, and professional liability claims. In addition to trials in New Jersey he has tried matters in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida at the request of clients. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates of which Lewis Brisbois has forty-three members.

His general liability experience includes the defense of building owners, property management companies, restaurants, and alcohol vendors. His transportation experience includes the defense of motor carriers, municipal bus operators, school bus companies, paratransit operators, and livery companies. His construction experience includes the defense of developers, general contractors, sub-contractors/artisans, and design professionals in cases involving alleged design and construction defects. His environmental experience includes toxic tort and product liability claims representing clients in the defense of actions alleging property damage and/or personal injuries as a result of exposure to contamination or hazardous products. He is first and foremost a “trial attorney” having obtained numerous “no cause” jury verdicts in each of these practice areas.

 

Publications

  • “Does Your Website Have Forum Selection Clause,” General Liability Newsletter, Volume III, Issue I, Summer 2002
  • “New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Landowner Liability,” Apartment Industry Magazine, July 1998
  • “Environmental Insurance Coverage Claims and Litigation:  Trends and Emerging Coverage Issues”, 718 PLI Comm. 99, 123 (PLI Comm. Law & Practice Course Handbook Series No. A4-4477, May-June 1995)

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • New Jersey
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Admissions

New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States District Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Education

Seton Hall University, School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1991

Boston University, College of Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts, 1988

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