Lynne M. Kizis - Class Action Attorney in NJ
New Jersey, 1987
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1987
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1992
New York, 2017
J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude, 1987
B.A., Lafayette College, 1984
Lynne M. Kizis is a Shareholder of Wilentz and co-leads the firm’s Mass Tort/Class Action team. She has practiced in the fields of complex, class action and mass tort litigation since joining Wilentz in 1989. Ms. Kizis has represented victims of occupational and environmental illness in trial and appellate courts for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and economic loss due to hazardous substances including asbestos, silica, lead, and toxic chemicals, as well as unsafe pharmaceutical products and medical devices, and defective consumer products. She has tried cases to verdict, resolved numerous $1 million plus cases, and second-chaired the largest punitive damage verdict against an asbestos company in New Jersey courts. She has been a leader and advocate for the New Jersey plaintiffs asbestos bar. She has served as lead or co-lead counsel in a variety of class actions.
Ms. Kizis has been distinguished with a Martindale Hubble AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for Class Action and Mass Tort, and Best Lawyers in America. She has been ranked among the NJ Top 50 Women Lawyers. The Mass Tort/Class Action Team Ms. Kizis co-leads has been distinguished as National and New Jersey Tier, top tier US News & World Report Best Law Firms from 2010-present. The pioneering work of this team has earned clients over $1.5 billion in settlements. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. Best Law Firms is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. The aforementioned organizations are private peer review organizations, not court specific public certification vehicles. No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
In addition to her extensive legal practice, Ms. Kizis has been a frequent author and lecturer for the New Jersey Association for Justice, the Middlesex County Bar Association and the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, on a variety of topics including products liability, procedural and evidence issues, liens, ethics, causation and other tort issues, consumer fraud and class action law, and issues of women in the law. She has served on the Board of Governors of NJAJ/ATLA-NJ since 1998 and Executive Committee since 2011 and is an officer; Parliamentarian 2011 – 2012. She serves on the Class Action Committee and Consumer Protection Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She chairs the Products Liability and Toxic Tort Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is a Bencher/Barrister Member of the Halpern – Furman Inn of Court since 1994 and serves as its Counsel since 2010. She serves on the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County Asbestos Advisory Committee, and previously served on the Mass Tort Electronic Filing Committee and Mass Tort Advisory Committee to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Area of Emphasis:
Defective Consumer Products
Defective Drugs & Medical Devices
Class Action Litigation