Overview

Mr. Dorfman represents major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in products liability cases involving prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical devices, and consumer products. Through the course of his practice, he has developed extensive experience representing clients at the state and federal court levels, including multidistrict litigation and state coordinated proceedings. Mr. Dorfman is well-versed in all aspects of litigation from discovery to trial, and has achieved significant results for his clients.

Prior to joining Gibbons, he was an associate at another large law firm representing clients in products liability, commercial litigation, construction, insurance coverage defense, and appellate matters. In law school, Mr. Dorfman was a student member of the Post-Conviction Project, an affiliate of the Innocence Project. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rachelle L. Harz, J.S.C., for the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Education

  • Pace University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
    • Senior Associate, Pace Environmental Law Review
  • University of Delaware (B.A.)

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

Bergen County Bar Association

The Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court, Bergen County
Senior Associate Member

Professional Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law Clerk to the Honorable Rachelle L. Harz, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey

Publications & Features

  • Sinclair v. Merck Turns 10 Years Old
    New Jersey Law Journal
    December 11, 2017 - Sinclair v. Merck & Co., the seminal New Jersey Supreme Court case confirming that the New Jersey Products Liability Act (PLA) is the “sole source of remedy” in a products liability...
  • Judicial Notice: An Underappreciated and Misapplied Tool of Efficiency
    Defense Counsel Journal
    April 2017
  • The Changing Perspectives of U.S. and Japanese Nuclear Energy Policies in the Aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster
    Pace Environmental Law Review
    January 2013