Flaster Greenberg shareholder Philip Kirchner was recently appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve as a member of the court’s Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions. The goal of this committee is to achieve speedier justice at a lower cost without sacrificing due process and fairness to litigants.
Judge FJ Fernandez-Vina and Thomas Curtin, Esquire will co-chair the committee, whose mission is to develop proposals to expedite litigation in actions filed in the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Civil Part. As a member of the committee, Kirchner will help investigate, among other things, the types of cases receptive to expedited civil action practice; pretrial procedures to expedite civil actions; trial practices to expedite civil actions; incentives for the plaintiff and defense bars to use the expedited program; and whether the Court Rules need to be amended or new rules adopted for the program.
Kirchner is chair of the litigation department at Flaster Greenberg concentrating his practice on resolving business disputes, including complex litigation of all types of business issues in both the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience representing public and private business entities and individuals in commercial litigation including arbitration, mediation, trial and appeals of contract disputes; accounting, banking, and insurance coverage disputes; employment disputes; claims under the state and federal securities laws; antitrust claims; construction disputes; claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and closely held business dissolutions. He is also the chair of the firm’s Restaurant and Hospitality Group.
- J. Philip Kirchner