Robert M. Cook

Robert M. Cook

Partner

Practice Groups

Robert Cook is a partner in the firm's Princeton, New Jersey office. He has extensive litigation experience concentrating in the defense of automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle and watercraft manufacturers in product liability, warranty and lemon law cases. He has also defended other various product manufacturers and distributors, trucking companies and property owners in all aspects of litigation.

He is past Chair of the Product Liability and Toxic Torts Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and regularly speaks on issues related to automotive product liability and trucking litigation. In addition, he is a contributor to Goldberg Segalla's Product Liability Playbook  blog.

Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association: Past Chair, Product Liability and Toxic Torts Section
  • Defense Research Institute: Trucking Law Committee and Product Liability Committee
  • New Jersey Defense Association: Vice Chair, Products Liability Committee
Admitted to Practice
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Education
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • The College of New Jersey (Trenton State College), B.A., cum laude, 1994
Publications/Presentations
  • Presenter, "Litigation Management: What Works and What Does Not," New Jersey Defense Association (NJDA) & Association of Corporate Counsel New Jersey (ACCNJ) Products Liability Seminar: Something For Everyone, Iselin, NJ, September 23, 2016
  • Presenter, "Advanced Investigation and Discovery Practices in the 21st Century," ACI's 6th National Forum on Defending & Managing Trucking Litigation, Chicago, IL, May 15, 2016

  • Presenter, "Litigating a Catastrophic Trucking Suit: Developing Strategies for Brain Injury Cases," ACI's 5th National Forum on Defending & Managing Trucking Litigation, Chicago, IL, March 24, 2015 
  • Presenter, “The Bridge Expert — How a Biomechanic Can Tie Together Your Defense,” New Jersey Defense Association Products Liability Committee Seminar, Iselin, NJ, September 12, 2014
  • Presenter, “Practical Pointers on Experts in the Automotive Context,” American College Institute (ACI) 7th Annual Summit on Defending and Managing Automotive Product Liability Litigation, Chicago, June 4–5, 2014
  • Presenter, “Preparing Witnesses: Drivers and Experts — How Can a Biomechanic Help You?” American College Institute (ACI) 4th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation, Chicago, IL, March 31–April 1, 2014
  • Presenter, “Selecting and Retaining the Expert and Strategically Preparing Daubert Challenges,” NJICLE Trucking Accident Litigation, New Brunswick, NJ, February 21, 2014
  • Co-Author, “Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation,” Medical Malpractice Depositions, Juris Publishing, 2013
  • Presenter, ACI's Fourth National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation, Chicago, IL, March 31–April 1, 2013
  • Presenter, “Distracted Driving — What Are Your Jurors Thinking, and What Will the Plaintiffs Come Up With Next?” ACI’s 6th Annual Summit on Defending and Managing Automotive Product Liability Litigation, June 6–7, 2013
  • Presenter, “Selecting and Retaining Experts and Strategically Preparing Daubert Challenges” ACI's Third Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation, November 29–30, 2012
  • Presenter, “Sudden Unintended Acceleration Claims: The Who What Why When and How,” ACI’s 5th Advanced Forum on Defending and Managing Automotive Product Liability Litigation, June 2012
  • Author, “The Defendant Manufacturer in Your Products Liability Case Just Declared Bankruptcy. Now What?” NJSBA PLTTS Newsletter and the NJDA Spring Newsletter, May 2012
  • Moderator, The Products Liability Toolbox, NJSBA Annual Convention — PLTTS Seminar, May 2012
  • Presenter, “Emerging Ethics Issues in Litigation,” Product Liability Defense: Updates and Strategy to Protect the Company, Iselin, New Jersey, March 23, 2012
  • Presenter, “Mastering the Key Elements of the Law: Workplace Setting Products Accidents — No Comparative Fault and the Effects of a Manufacturers’ Bankruptcy,” NJ ICLE Handling the Products Liability Case: Unleashing Skills for All Your Civil Trial Cases — CLEfest, October 2011
  • Presenter,“Defending Against Automotive Product Liability Claims in a Tumultuous Market: Impact of Bankruptcy on Plaintiffs, Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Dealerships,” ACI’s 4th Advanced Forum on Defending and Managing Automotive Product Liability Litigation, June 2011