John L. Slimm: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

John L. Slimm

John "Jack" Slimm is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He concentrates his practice in complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of professionals, including attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers, directors and officers, as well as the representation of product manufacturers in product liability and toxic tort actions.
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Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • E & O Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
 
University LaSalle University, B.A., 1967 Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
 
Law SchoolNotre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, J.D., 1970
 
Admitted1970, New Jersey; 1985, District of Columbia; 1989, New York
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships
•American Bar Association, Member, Professionals Officers and Directors Liability Committee
•Defense Research Institute
•International Association of Defense Counsel, Member, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee

 
Biography

John 'Jack' Slimm concentrates his practice in complex litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of professionals including attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers, directors and officers, and investment and insurance professionals. As well, Jack represents product manufacturers in product liability and toxic tort actions. Jack has significant experience in the argument of appeals in the New Jersey Supreme Court, the New Jersey Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In addition to his law practice, Jack has served as a lecturer for the American Bar Association and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on professional liability matters. He has also provided seminars for insurance carriers regarding the defense of professional liability and product liability cases.

Jack is admitted to the bars of the states of New Jersey and New York and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Court, and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Jack is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Defense Association and International Association of Defense Counsel. He is also a master in the Camden County Inns of Court trial advocacy program.

He has an AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell. Since 2005, he has been named to New Jersey Super Lawyer, and from 2010 to present, he has been a member of Best Lawyers in America.

In 1970 Jack graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School, after which he served as law secretary for the Honorable Thomas F. Dalton, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey.

Classes/Seminars Taught

What Can Go Wrong At Trial?, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 2014

Where Has All the Privity Gone?, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, March 2013

Legal Malpractice, New Jersey Law Journal Continuing Legal Education Series, December 2012

Examining Non-Traditional Claims Against Lawyers, The Hartford, May 2012

Non-Traditional, Complex Professional Liability Claims, PLUS, April 2012

New Jersey's Litigation Privilege, How It Applies and Can Be Used In Defense of Attorneys in Actions Filed in Both State and Federal Courts in New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, April 2012

Civil Practice, Camden County Bar Association, November 2011

Legal Malpractice, Mercer County Bar Association, November 2011

False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution, CNA Insurance Company, October 2011

2010 Review of the New Jersey Environmental Law Seminar: Issues of Legal Malpractice and Ethics Arising Out of the Handling of Transactions in Which Environmental Issues are Involved, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, March 2010

Defense Perspective of Civil Practice Under the Rules of Court, Camden County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee, November 2009

Legal Malpractice Seminar, Burlington County Bar Association, November 2009

Civil Practice, Camden County Bar Association, February 2009

•Lecturer, New Jersey State Bar Association, annual meeting, June 2004, June 2005

What Every Attorney Must Know About Professional Liability Insurance, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education, August 30, 2004

Recent Developments Affecting the Liability of Attorneys in New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, June 2004

17th Annual Review of New Jersey Environmental Law, Legal Malpractice in Environmental Cases, ICLE, January 2003

What Every Lawyers Needs to Know About Environmental Law, ICLE, September 1999

Legal Malpractice Seminar, Camden County Bar Association, Spring 1999

Products Liability Seminar, Chubb, Spring 1999

The Role of Mediation in Legal Malpractice, American Bar Association, National Legal Malpractice Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, Fall 1998

Mediation of Professional Liability Actions, CNA Pro, Fall 1997

Mediation of Professional Liability Actions, Zurich, Fall 1997

Proximate Cause in Professional Negligence Actions, ICLE, Spring 1996

What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Environmental Law In New Jersey, ICLE, Summer 1995

Defense of Municipalities in Civil Rights Actions, DRI

Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
• Best Lawyers in America - Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants, 2010 -Present
•New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2005 -2009, 2011 -2014

Year Joined Organization: 1995

Publications
New Jersey's Litigation Privilege Does Not Bar a Claim By a Client for Legal Malpractice Against Defense Attorneys
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2013
By John L. Slimm, Esq.* Key Points:Litigation privilege limited by New Jersey court.Litigation privilege does not apply to a client's malpractice claims against his/her attorney where it is claimed that the attorney..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013
The Litigation Privilege In Claims Against Attorneys
Articles • March 14, 2011
New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. 203, No. 11, March 14, 2011

News
Craig Hudson (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Terry Lefco (Philadelphia, PA),Jack Slimm (Cherry Hill, NJ), and Art Wheeler (Cherry Hill, NJ) were the featured speakers for a national webinar entitled False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution
October 1, 2011
Craig Hudson (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Terry Lefco (Philadelphia, PA),Jack Slimm (Cherry Hill, NJ), and Art Wheeler (Cherry Hill, NJ) were the featured speakers for a national webinar entitled False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution. This national webinar was hosted by CNA Insurance with over 180 in...

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: BUR-L-2285-99. This case involved a New York attorney who was sued in the state of New Jersey. Successfully tried and obtained defense verdict in complex legal malpractice action arising out of a Title 7 Employment Case.; L-1432-02, (Successful defense of appeal in App. Div. under Docket No: A-2192-02T5). In this Appellate Division decision argued by Mr. Slimm, the Appellate Division held that counterclaims for legal malpractice are mandatory and, if not filed, must be dismissed.; CAM-L4093-02. (Successful defense of appeal in App. Div. under Docket No: A-3700-04T1) (App. Div. 2005). In this Appellate Decision argued by Mr. Slimm, the court held that the Entire Controversy Doctrine does apply to bar legal malpractice if the attorney commits malpractice in the course of handling a case and the client becomes aware of the facts supporting the potential claim while the case is still pending. The malpractice action against the attorney must be joined with the underlying lawsuit, or it will be barred by the Entire Controversy Doctrine. The Entire Controversy Doctrine applied in that case because in April of 1997, when the underlying Chancery Division action was pending, the law was such in New Jersey that the attorney could have and should have been joined as a defendant pursuant to Mystic Isle Development Corp. v. Perskie & Nehmad, 142 N.J. 310 (1995), a case which Mr. Slimm successfully argued in the New Jersey Supreme Court.; AM-385-99-T3. In this action, Mr. Slimm handled both at the trial and appellate level the successful defense of professional in connection with improper appraisal use for lending purposes, leading to a failed transaction.; 46-2. This case holds and encourages the Summary Judgment technique in defamation actions.) Lynch v. N.J.E.A., 161 N.J. 152 (1999).; Twp. of Gloucester v. Maryland Casualty , 702 F. Supp. 1126 (D. N.J. 1987). Mr. Slimm was lead counsel in this environmental coverage case. This is the first case in New Jersey to establish the doctrine of known risk. The case involved $100 million in damages to the township property.; Monsanto v. Lacy's Express , 5 F.3d 1490 (3d Cir. 1993). Mr. Slimm argued as lead counsel and was successful in obtaining a dismissal based upon New Jersey's entire controversy doctrine.; Meta v. Twp. of Cherry Hill , 152 N.J. Super. 228 (App. Div. 1977). Mr. Slimm handled this case at the trial and appellate levels. This is a seminal case on the immunity of municipalities in connection with injuries caused by the effect on the use of streets and highways of weather conditions.; Bell v. County of Camden , 47 N.J. Super. 139 (App. Div. 1977). Mr. Slimm handled this matter at the trial and appellate level. In this case, the Appellate Division dismissed the action based upon plaintiff's failure to comply with New Jersey Tort Claims notice requirements. A trial court, according to the Appellate Division, does not have discretion to act after an interval of one year has elapsed from the date the cause of action accrued.; Else v. O'Malley , A-4656-06T1 (App. Div., February 19, 2008). In this matter, Mr. Slimm obtained an order for summary judgment in a complex legal malpractice action arising out of an estate. The administrator was also an attorney who was appointed to administer the estate. There were delays in administration resulting in a de-valuation of property. However, Mr. Slimm was successful in arguing that the action was barred under New Jersey six-year Statute of Limitations because the plaintiff (son of the Testator) knew of these issues regarding the property and its transfer and failed to file suit within the time provided in the statute of limitations. Published Works ;New Jersey's Litigation Privilege Does Not Bar a Claim By a Client for Legal Malpractice Against Defense Attorneys, Defense Digest , Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013 ;The Litigation Privilege In Claims Against Attorneys, New Jersey Law Journal , Vol. 203, No. 11, March 14, 2011 ;New Jersey Holds Comparative Negligence Defense Unavailable in Broker Malpractice Actions, Defense Digest , Volume 7, No. 6, December, 2001 ;Hashing Out the Broker -Dealers Duty of Disclosure, Pennsylvania Law Weekly , September 27, 2001 ;Discharge of At-Will Employees in New Jersey, Defense Digest , Volume 7, No. 4, August 2001 ;The Architect's Conditional Privilege to Interfere with the Construction Contract of its Principal, Defense Digest , Volume 7, No. 4, August 2001 ;New Jersey Appellate Division Concludes that the Manifest Trigger Applies for Only First-Party Property Damage Coverage Involved, Defense Digest , Volume 6, No. 5, October 2000 ;New Jersey Limits Accountants Liability in Securities Fraud Actions, Defense Digest , Vol. 6, No. 4, June 2000 ;New Jersey Rejects Claims for Bad Faith Settlement of Asbestos-Related Personal Injury Claims, Defense Digest , Vol. 6, No. 4, June 2000 ;Federal Court, Under Judicial Estoppel Theory, Rejects Plaintiff's Claims For Disability Under the ADA and NJLAD, Defense Digest , Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2000 ;New Jersey Limits Accountant's Liability in Review Engagements, Defense Digest , Volume 6, No. 1, February 2000 ;Proving the Empty Chair Defense In New Jersey Product Liability Actions, Defense Digest , Vol. 5, No. 2, 1999 ;New Jersey Accounting Malpractice Update, Defense Digest , Vol. 5, No. 3, 1999 ;New Jersey Supreme Court Rejects Learned Intermediary Doctrine, Defense Digest , Oct. Vol. 5, No. 5, 1999
 
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