James E. Tyrrell Jr.

New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone973 520 2346

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Toxic Tort
  • White Collar & Government Enforcement
  • Product Liability
University Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., summa cum laude, 1971 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, New Jersey; 1976, New York


American Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
New York Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association


Mr. Tyrrell's practice focuses on toxic tort, product liability, intellectual property, antitrust and general commercial litigation.

In the area of toxic torts, Mr. Tyrrell served as chief trial counsel for a prominent agricultural company in Agent Orange litigation, national coordinating counsel for a leading research-based pharmaceutical company in the DES litigation, national counsel for the largest American-owned wine and spirits business in alcohol-related litigation, chief science counsel in litigation involving a world-leading steel manufacturer and distributor and counsel for one of the 10 largest Fortune 100 companies in silicon gel breast implant litigation. Mr. Tyrrell also serves as product liability counsel for a PCBs and chemicals corporation, a large consumer product and toy company and numerous other manufacturers.

In the developing areas of IP litigation and e-commerce, Mr. Tyrrell has served as national coordinating counsel for a technologies company, representing it on a wide range of IP and trade secret cases. Mr. Tyrrell also represents numerous communications companies and other leading corporations across many industries.

Mr. Tyrrell has been recognized by Chambers USA's Leading Lawyers for his work in product liability in New Jersey. Since 2004, he has also been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the field of class action litigation.
•Oversight and management of the defense for the city of New York and over 150 contractors in multi-district litigation venued in the Southern District of New York, arising from response actions taken at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

•Represented a leading provider of agricultural products and solutions in connection with a multidistrict litigation involving 2.4 million war veterans; in U.S. history, this ranks as the largest product liability litigation.

•Represented several defendants regarding alleged exposure to items that contained asbestos.

•Defended one of the world's largest organizations in silicone breast implant cases.

Before Edwards Wildman

Before joining the firm, Mr. Tyrrell was a partner at Patton Boggs, where he was Regional Managing Partner of the New Jersey and New York offices and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Tyrrell became the youngest equity partner with another notable firm in Manhattan. Mr. Tyrrell also served as a lieutenant in the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Besides Edwards Wildman

A member of numerous associations, Mr. Tyrrell serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America. (Also at Morristown, New Jersey Office)

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James E. Tyrrell Jr.

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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