Dinesh Dadlani concentrates his practice on the defense of corporations, construction companies and municipal agencies in personal injury and commercial litigation matters. 

He is the managing shareholder of the firm’s Jersey City office.

Dinesh regularly represents clients in lawsuits involving multimillion-dollar claims, successfully defending corporate witnesses at depositions and arguing motions at all levels of the courts. He brings decades of experience in premises liability, product liability, professional liability, construction accidents, construction defect and property damage claims.

His practice includes arguing motions at the appellate levels of both state and federal courts. He regularly represents clients in arbitrations and mediations to resolve matters outside of the courtroom with favorable terms.

Clients trust Dinesh’s judgment and advice during each phase of the lawsuit. His extensive litigation and trial experience gives clients strategic insight on cases from inception through the discovery phase and up to – and including – trials and appeals.

When reviewing a case and counseling a client, Dinesh provides an honest assessment of the case, allowing his client to make the best decisions based on the facts, the law and their business goals.

Dinesh is an active member of the Hudson County Bar Association and its Civil Practice Committee. He also has served as a member of the Hudson County District VI Ethics Committee.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with this family, traveling and playing golf.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Hudson County Civil Practice Committee, 2015 – present
  • Hudson County Ethics Committee, 2015 – 2019
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 1999 – present

Practice Highlights

Representative Matters

  • Served as local counsel for a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in a nationwide litigation involving a well-known reflux medicine.
  • Obtained a directed verdict at trial on behalf of a railroad company in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff alleged damages from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a train. The directed verdict was set up after successfully moving to bar the plaintiff’s expert, who was prepared to testify about railroad operations and braking mechanics of trains, on the basis that the expert’s opinion was a “net opinion.”
  • Won a jury verdict for the defense in a New Jersey wrongful death case alleging disease caused to a 30-year cigarette smoker by workplace exposure to asbestos and diesel exhaust fumes.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a manufacturer of a school bus in a claim brought by the driver of the bus, alleging personal injuries from exposure to fumes.
  • Successfully co-authored the appellate brief in a matter granted a directed verdict in favor of his client where plaintiff alleged he was struck by a train.
  • Successfully co-authored the brief and argued at the First Department of the New York Appellate Division that the lower court properly denied the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in a New York labor law case brought under the scaffolding law in which the plaintiff alleged he was injured in a fall from a ladder. 
  • Won a unanimous verdict defending a railroad company in a multimillion-dollar claim brought by a plaintiff alleging that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer, as a result of his exposures to diesel exhaust, benzene and other chemicals and solvents over his 30-year career at the company.
  • Successfully lowered the award in a New York labor law damages-only jury trial by 95 percent, from $6.8 million during closing arguments down to $310,000 as a total recovery.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in New Jersey,” National Business Institute, Newark, New Jersey, 2014
  • “Ethical Duties in Construction Defect Litigation,” Perrin National Construction Defense Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2018

Published Appellate Decisions

  • Ellerbe v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, et al., 91 A.D.3d 441. 936 N.Y.S.2d 39 (First Dept. 2012)