Timothy R. Freeman

Associate

Mr. Freeman focuses his practice in the areas of product liability and catastrophic personal injury. His clients include manufacturers of heavy equipment, home appliances, and consumer products, as well as transportation companies and individuals. He regularly provides counsel to clients in high exposure, complex litigation from the moment a complaint is filed until the final appeal is resolved. Mr. Freeman’s trial experience includes a recent matter where he helped achieve a defense verdict in a complex product liability lawsuit where the plaintiffs were seeking in excess of $100 million in damages.

While in law school, Mr. Freeman was the business editor of the Seton Hall Law Review and a recipient of the Raymond Del Tufo Constitutional Law Award (highest Constitutional Law GPA in class). After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Donald S. Coburn, Presiding Judge, Appellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Freeman is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.


  • Member of the trial team that achieved a defense verdict, which was subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court of Virginia, in a complex product liability lawsuit where the plaintiffs were seeking in excess of $100 million in damages.
  • Member of the trial team that achieved a defense verdict, which was subsequently upheld on appeal, in a products liability lawsuit where the plaintiff was seeking damages in excess of $10 million.
  • Member of the trial team in a products liability action that achieved a settlement on very favorable terms for the client while the jury was deliberating. The plaintiff was seeking more than $5 million in damages.
  • Achieved summary judgment for a major client in a products liability action where the plaintiff was seeking in excess of $1 million in damages. First chair at oral argument before the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, after which the trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment was affirmed.

Mr. Freeman is a member of the following organizations:

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Product Liability and Mass Tort Section
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Author, “The Time Is Right For New Jersey To Adopt Daubert,” Law360, April 2018
  • “Wrapping Your Head Around NJ Worker’s Comp Jurisdiction,” Law 360, (July 2015)
  • “NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Expert Testimony Rule,” Law 360 (March 2015)
  • “6th Circuit’s CPSC Inaction Ruling May Help Manufacturers,” Law 360, (March 2014)
  • “Using Industry Standards and Product Reporting as Critical Defenses,” DRI Products Liability Conference, (February 2017)
  • “Compensatory or Punitive Damages? Tarr v. Ciasulli Blurs the Distinction,” 36 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1285 (2006)
  • J.D. (2006) Seton Hall University School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • B.A. (2003) Trinity College, with honors