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Christopher J. Hoare - Mt. Laurel, NJ

8000 Midlantic Dr.Ste. 300S Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 - 1526

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Mt. Laurel Litigation Lawyer

Overview

In addition to New Jersey, Chris also works out of the firm's Pennsylvania and New York offices.

As a member of the firm's Litigation, Transportation and Construction Litigation Groups Chris specializes in legal malpractice, professional liability, products liability, dram shop, construction accident, NY Labor Law, construction defect, railroad defense, trucking liability, and medical malpractice litigation...

In addition to New Jersey, Chris also works out of the firm's Pennsylvania and New York offices.

As a member of the firm's Litigation, Transportation and Construction Litigation Groups Chris specializes in legal malpractice, professional liability, products liability, dram shop, construction accident, NY Labor Law, construction defect, railroad defense, trucking liability, and medical malpractice litigation.

For over 25 years, he has represented his clients in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania in legal malpractice, premises liability, transportation/trucking, and construction accident litigation (including NY Labor Law), food and beverage retail establishment owner/operator liability, security, amusement and gaming industry, and products liability cases. Chris also represents railroads in cases involving FELA defense, premises liability, and grade crossing collision litigation. Chris' practice also includes defense of cases involving amusement and indoor water parks, carnival ride manufacturers, food and beverage retail establishment owner/operator liability (dram shop), and premises liability matters. Chris is the Chair of Capehart's Litigation and Professional Liability Departments. A significant area of practice for Chris is professional negligence, including defending pharmacists and medical care providers from suits involving medical malpractice. Chris also has developed a specialty in the field of representing companies related to the oil exploration and gas fracturing ("fracking") industries. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict in federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Before becoming an attorney, he worked in railroad track construction and safety training at Conrail as well as a Legal Claims Agent for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak).

About Christopher J. Hoare

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Malpractice Claims
  • Medical Professional Negligence

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1992
  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • New York, 2007

Other Affiliations

  • Federation of Defense Counsel
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC) (Member)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Council Member, Civil Litigation Section)

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1992
    J.D.
  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, 1974
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • Amtrak, Senior Claims Agent, 1986 - 1992
  • Conrail, General Foreman, Track Department, 1979 - 1986

Classes and Seminars

  • Understanding the FELA -- An Overview of the Federal Employers Liability Act FELA, Gemini Underwriters, 2018
  • Federal Preclusion Applied to Track Appliance in FELA Case -- a Case Study, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, 2018
  • Commercial Vehicle Claims Update, MaidenRe, 2017
  • Amtrak Derailment – Train 188 – May 12, 2015, Iron Shore / Liberty Mutual Insurance Underwriters, 2017
  • Multi-District Litigation in the context of a Passenger Train Derailment, New Jersey Transaction Conference, 2017
  • Multi-District Litigation - Response to Amtrak Train #188 Derailment, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Winter Meeting, 2017
  • Understanding the F.E.L.A.: An Overview of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”), New Jersey TransAction Conference, 2016
  • Business Law 101: Entity Selection, Formation, Organization, Governance - A Refresher & A Primer, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 2013, 2013
  • How to Investigate and Defend a Grade Crossing Collision Case, CNA Insurance Defending the Trespasser Injury Case
  • Principles of Federal Preemption in the defense of Grade Crossing Accidents

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Office Information

Address

8000 Midlantic Dr.Ste. 300S Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 - 1526

Fax

  • 856-235-2786

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • USDC-DNY Dismisses FELA Suit: Accident Not Foreseeable to Railroad and Inadmissible Expert Opinion, Transportation Newsletter - Capehart Scatchard, 2014
  • Transportation Broker Not Liable Under Carmack Amendment for Injuries Caused by Truck Driver, Transportation Newsletter - Capehart Scatchard, 2014
  • FELA Preempts State Law: FELA Worker Not Eligible for New York’s No Fault Insurance Benefits, Transportation Newsletter - Capehart Scatchard, 2014
  • Truck Driver’s Evasive Maneuver Insufficient to Form Basis for Liability, Transportation Newsletter - Capehart Scatchard, 2014
  • New Jersey State Court Enforces Water Park Liability Waiver , Legal Alert - Capehart Scatchard, 2013
  • Affidavit of Merit is Key to Defense of Legal Malpractice Claim, Practice Tip - Capehart Scatchard, 2011
  • Liability Waivers Remain Enforceable In New Jersey, Litigation Quarterly - Capehart Scatchard, October, 2010
  • New Jersey Court Affirms Lack of Duty to Trespassers on Premises, Legal Alert - Capehart Scatchard, 2010
  • New York Supreme Court Decision Affirms ‘Recalcitrant Worker’ Defense, Legal Alert - Capehart Scatchard, March, 2009
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms Sovereign Immunity for Injuries on Public Property, Legal Alert - Capehart Scatchard, February, 2011
  • Wage Continuation versus Advancement in Controlling FELA Injury Claims, Transportation Newsletter - Capehart Scatchard, 2009
  • Salmonella Poisoning Alleged in Product Liability Case Defendant's Verdict in Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Defense Digest, Spring, 1993
  • Summary Judgement Granted in Favor of Landowner and Against Independent Contractor, Defense Digest, Spring, 1993
  • Occupied Crossing Rule, Shields Railroad From Liability, Defense Digest, February, 1996
  • Pennsylvania Trial Court Upholds Lack of Railroad Duty Owed to Minor Trespasser in Double Amputation Case, Defense Digest, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1997
  • Third Circuit Defines Limits of Landowner Liability to Trespassers Injured by a Condition on the Land, Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1999

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