Christopher J. Hanlon is the head of the firm’s litigation department. He is a passionate and tireless advocate for his clients, willing to work long hours to champion their causes and rights. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney and a frequent speaker/lecturer before state associations and organizations on a number of topics in the law.
Mr. Hanlon’s recent significant cases include:
- Multi million dollar class action settlement against one of the world’s largest retailers.
- $1,000,000.00 settlement in a wrongful death case involving a motorcyclist.
- $735,000.00 settlement to resolve a compensatory and punitive damage claim against a major insurance company based on bad faith.
- $265,000.00 settlement after jury selection of a dram shop claim involving a motorcyclist.
- Allocation of 100 percent contribution from a tenant in favor of a landowner for the cost of leaking oil tank remediation under the provisions of New Jersey’s Spill Act.
Christopher J. Hanlon has been practicing law since 1977. Most of his experience is in the formal prosecution and defense of claims on behalf of clients. He has litigated cases in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court, and the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has a wealth of experience, having litigated dozens of cases in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, as well as every Trial Level Court throughout the State, the Office of Administrative Law, Tax Court and Workers Compensation Court. He is an arbitrator for the United States Federal District Court and has been involved in numerous mediations and contested arbitration matters representing clients. He also represents clients before Municipal Boards of various types, including Planning, Zoning and Rent Control. Most of his litigation has focused on personal injury, real estate related litigation, constitutional law, rent control, (including Mount Laurel issues), and commercial litigation.
He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Seton Hall Law School. He has served his community, Manalapan Township, where he lives with his wife and four children, by serving as their Municipal Court Judge, and as counsel to the Manalapan Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.