PARSIPPANY — Parsippany resident E. Drew Britcher of Britcher Leone, LLC, of Parsippany and Glen Rock, has been named one of the top 100 attorneys and to the Ten Year Top List in New Jersey for 2017 by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to the general list, but less than 1/1000th were named to the Ten Year Top List.
This marks the 13th consecutive year that Britcher has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers and the 12th consecutive year he has been named among the Top 100 in the state. Further, he is one of only 51 lawyers statewide who have ever been named to both the Top 10, Top 100 and/or Top 50 Women for 10 years.
As head of Britcher Leone’s trial practice, Britcher has successfully prosecuted or resolved hundreds of complex medical negligence, products liability and other personal injury claims. Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, he has served as either counsel of record or amicus counsel in more than 35 reported decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of New Jersey and New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division.
Britcher was also named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon Magazine, to the 2016and 17 list of “Lawyers of Distinction” and among “Bergen’s Best” by 201 Magazine. In addition, he has received numerous awards for his service to the American Association for Justice, as well as its New Jersey Chapter. In 2015, he was honored with a “Professional Lawyer of the Year” Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.
In 2016, he was elected an at-large national governor of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He has also served as past-president of the New Jersey Association for Justice, where he currently chairs its Amicus and Medical Malpractice Committees and has done so for over a decade. Britcher was a founding member of the Board of Trial Lawyers Care, an organization that provided pro bono legal representation to victims and families of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. He also helped draft the language of New Jersey’s Patients First and Patient Safety Acts and is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School, where he teaches courses in medical malpractice law and litigation.
He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, as well as before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
He earned a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. from Rutgers College, where he has been inducted as a member of the Order of the Barristers and a Loyal Son, respectively. He is a resident of Parsippany.
Kristen B. Miller Named among Rising Stars
Kristen B. Miller, a senior associate at Britcher Leone, was named to the 2017 Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars for the fourth consecutive year. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys age 40 or under or who are in practice for ten years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Miller focuses her practice on medical malpractice and personal injury matters. She has authored several appellate and amicus briefs before the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the New Jersey Appellate Division, including authoring an amicus brief on behalf of the American Association for Justice in the matter of Pliva v. Messing before the Supreme Court of the United States Supreme.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Women Lawyers in Bergen, the American Association for Justice where she serves as a Member of the Board of Governors, and the New Jersey Association for Justice where she also serves on the Board of Governors and co-chairs the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. She has been selected to the “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers.
She previously clerked for the Honorable Virginia A. Long, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree, with honors, from Lehigh University.