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John Burbridge III

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John Burbridge III

John Burbridge III

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John J. Burbridge III

John J. Burbridge III

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John Burbridge has more than twenty years of experience as a litigator in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts, specializing in catastrophic injury and death cases primarily in the context of products liability and construction accidents. His clients include insurance carriers, their insureds, and self-insured entities. John represents defendants in asbestos personal injury litigation. He has successfully represented numerous multinational companies in high-exposure cases. John has also briefed and argued appeals in both state and federal courts.

John also has experience serving as a managing attorney on behalf of several companies for asbestos claims pending in New York and New Jersey. He has served as regional counsel for almost twenty years for a major utility/premises owner, and was responsible for implementing and overseeing defense strategy involving hundreds of high-exposure wrongful death cases across multiple jurisdictions.

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1992
  • B.A., Fordham University, 1989
Experience
  • Coordinated the multi-state defense for several major companies in the context of asbestos litigation.
  • Negotiated numerous settlements of high-exposure personal injury and wrongful death cases.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a major utility/premises owner on a contractual indemnification claim in the New York City Asbestos Litigation, later affirmed by the Appellate Division, First Department, and the New York State Court of Appeals, requiring a contractor to indemnify the utility for a multimillion-dollar trial verdict.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a major utility/premises owner on a contractual indemnification claim in Supreme Court, Suffolk County requiring a contractor to indemnify the utility for a substantial settlement.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a major utility/premises owner on a contractual indemnification claim in Supreme Court, Nassau County requiring a contractor to indemnify the utility for a settlement.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment and appeal on behalf of a public authority in a motor vehicle accident case by demonstrating that the plaintiff did not sustain a “serious injury” as defined by the New York State Insurance Law.

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John Burbridge has more than twenty years of experience as a litigator in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts, specializing in catastrophic injury and death cases primarily in the context of products liability and construction accidents. His clients include insurance carriers, their insureds, and self-insured entities. John represents defendants in asbestos personal injury litigation. He has successfully represented numerous multinational companies in high-exposure cases. John has also briefed and argued appeals in both state and federal courts.

John also has experience serving as a managing attorney on behalf of several companies for asbestos claims pending in New York and New Jersey. He has served as regional counsel for almost twenty years for a major utility/premises owner, and was responsible for implementing and overseeing defense strategy involving hundreds of high-exposure wrongful death cases across multiple jurisdictions.

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1992
  • B.A., Fordham University, 1989
Experience
  • Coordinated the multi-state defense for several major companies in the context of asbestos litigation.
  • Negotiated numerous settlements of high-exposure personal injury and wrongful death cases.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a major utility/premises owner on a contractual indemnification claim in the New York City Asbestos Litigation, later affirmed by the Appellate Division, First Department, and the New York State Court of Appeals, requiring a contractor to indemnify the utility for a multimillion-dollar trial verdict.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a major utility/premises owner on a contractual indemnification claim in Supreme Court, Suffolk County requiring a contractor to indemnify the utility for a substantial settlement.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a major utility/premises owner on a contractual indemnification claim in Supreme Court, Nassau County requiring a contractor to indemnify the utility for a settlement.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment and appeal on behalf of a public authority in a motor vehicle accident case by demonstrating that the plaintiff did not sustain a “serious injury” as defined by the New York State Insurance Law.
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  • Insurance & Reinsurance