Michael A. Galpern has tried many bench and jury trials. In addition to drafting numerous briefs before the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the New Jersey Appellate Division, Mr. Galpern briefed and argued Kiss vs. Jacob, 138 NJ 278 (1994), a landmark ruling of the New Jersey Supreme Court establishing allocation of damages in multi-defendant cases. On behalf of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey, Mr. Galpern wrote the Amicus brief in Laidlow v Harington Machinery Company, 170 N.J. 602 (2002), another landmark ruling which allows workers who are injured as a result of their employers' deliberate acts to seek legal action against those employers.
Prior to becoming a member of the Locks Law Firm, Mr. Galpern served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, U.S. District Court, Camden, New Jersey, from 1988 to 1989; he also presently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Rutgers School of Law, where he has taught since 1998.
Michael A. Galpern
Mr. Galpern has been an invited lecturer on numerous occasions, speaking on subjects related to civil litigation and complex torts. He has lectured on a variety of topics, including how to handle medical malpractice cases, how to sue HMOs for medical malpractice, and how to conduct direct and cross-examination of witnesses.
Practice Areas: Product Liability, Toxic Torts, Class Actions, Employment Discrimination, Medical Malpractice
Admitted to Practice: Pennsylvania, New Jersey
- Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University, 1985
- Juris Doctor, Rutgers Law School, 1988
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Key Person Committee
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Camden County Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
Board Affiliations and Appointments:
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey, Board of Governors
Common Name Misspellings: alpern,galpen, galpin, gallpern
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