• Gil Leeds is a Certified Civil Trial attorney who has practiced at Schenck Price for over 45 years. He has been named to the Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters each year since the inception of this designation.

    Gil chaired the Firm’s Litigation Department for 25 years. He was also on the Management Committee at Schenck Price for several terms throughout his tenure.

    His practice includes representing product manufacturers in product liability suits (including Raytheon, Electrolux, Amana, Frigidaire, Tappan, Murray of Ohio and Cavagna North America), defending employers in employment litigation, defending professionals (doctors, attorneys, insurance agents, architects) in malpractice lawsuits, defending construction litigation as well as defending thousands of insureds through their carriers in all types of civil lawsuits. Gil also handles public entity defense and has represented the State of New Jersey in defending many tort, employment and false arrest cases.

    Gil has served as National Coordinating Counsel for an insurance company in construction defect cases, coordinating all local counsel in defense of major construction litigation nationwide. He has also been included on the roster of court-appointed mediators through the Administrative Office of the Courts

    Since becoming Of Counsel, Gil has concentrated on providing strategic advice to his clients and the attorneys who serve them. 

    Gil has alwasy been involved in social service and community affairs. This includes having sat on the boards of the Red Cross (former chapter chair of the Morris Area), the Randolph YMCA (former chapter chair), the Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs and the advisory board of the United Way. He is currently on the board of the Montclair YMCA.

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    • AV® rated, the highest rating conferred by Martindale-Hubbell® for legal ability and professional ethics, based upon a peer review of the Bar and the Judiciary*
    • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney for 30 years
    • Selected to the 2005-2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers® * list, published by Thomas Reuters
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    • Regularly speaks before the Independent Insurance Agents of New Jersey on professional liability and other related litigation issues
    • Given ICLE presentations on topics including product liability, insurance agent liability and legal malpractice
    • Presentations before the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), including “Hot Topics in Product Liability,” August 2009
    • Moderator for “Recent Developments in New Jersey Law,” August 2010
    • Published articles in the New Jersey Law Journal, including “Claims Against Insurance Producers on the Rise,” “Spoliation of Evidence, a Trump Card for Manufacturers,” “Discovering and Preserving Electronic Evidence,” and “The Innocent Retailer”
    • Published monograph on spoliation of evidence doctrine for the Chemical and Industrial Manufacturers Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Litigation
    • Chair, Morris County Bar Association — Arbitration Selection Committee
    • Member, Morris County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee
    • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI), the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel (Product Liability Section and Professional Liability Committee)
    • Member, Board of Directors, Montclair YMCA 
    • Member, New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra
    • Homeless Volunteer for MESH
    • Former Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Morris County Chapter of the American Red Cross
    • Former Member, Board of Adjustment of Randolph Township
    • Former Member, Corporation of the United Way
    • Former Member, Morris County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Former Member, Randolph Soccer Club
    • Obtained dismissal of class action “blast fax” case on behalf of wellness company in which class action plaintiffs sought $78 million in damages
    • Defense verdicts in favor of client manufacturers in numerous jury trials, including manufacturers of outdoor power equipment and household appliances                                
    • Successful defense of trade association of insurance agents in a case in which several agents were found responsible for a $9.1 million judgment. Represented trade association as a “friend of the court” on successful appeal resulting in complete dismissal of case against agents
    • Successful defense of insurance agent in case in which plaintiff claimed client responsible for approximately $1 million for claimed failure to offer insurance coverage for accident. Obtained case dismissal at trial level which both Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed
    • Successful defense of defendant physician in medical malpractice case in which plaintiff lost three limbs as the result of an infection. Obtained case dismissal on motion before trial court and case affirmed on appeal
    • Representing a mid-sized New Jersey law firm in defense of a New York legal malpractice action, obtained numerous successful decisions from the Trial Court, the First Department and New York's Court of Appeals

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