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Joseph LoPiccolo represents clients in complex litigation, class actions and personal injury in state and federal courts. Throughout his career, Joseph has worked extensively on some of the largest and complex litigations in history.  Prior to co-founding Poulos LoPiccolo, Joseph LoPiccolo was an associate with the prestigious Manhattan law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, recently ranked #1 in the United States in the American Lawyer's A-List 2011 - 12. During his 8 years at Hughes Hubbard, Mr. LoPiccolo was a member of the Litigation Department, concentrating on a broad variety of complex litigation. Such matters included:

  • Defending a large pharmaceutical manufacturer in personal injury, class action and multi-district litigation involving the company's top selling arthritis drug;
  • Defending a large pharmaceutical manufacturer in individual and class action lawsuits involving the company's popular osteoporosis drug;
  • Representing the SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Lehman Brothers, Inc., the largest broker-dealer liquidation in history, where he led a team in the determination and litigation of close to $100 billion in claims against the estate as well as a team in the prosecution of millions of dollars in avoidance actions;
  • Representing one of the largest interior general construction contractors in NY, including obtaining a successful arbitration award of close to $1 million related to the renovation of a NYC community center and successfully defending against numerous mechanics lien foreclosure actions.

Since starting Poulos LoPiccolo with his partner, John Poulos, in 2011, Joseph has brought a number of class actions and individual cases on behalf of hundreds of thousands of consumers related to a variety of products and services.  Such actions include:

  • Miller et al. v. Chrysler Group, LLC, 12-cv-0760 (FLM)(DEA), United States District Court for the District of New Jersey – Co-Lead Counsel in Class action filed on behalf of all purchasers of Chrysler vehicles that have defective sunroofs causing water to leak inside and damage their vehicles;
  • Kuzian et al. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., 12-cv-3930-(NHL)(AMD), United States District Court for the District of New Jersey – Co-Lead Counsel in Class action filed on behalf of all purchasers of Electrolux and Frigidaire refrigerators that have among other defects, defective icemakers;
  • Caruso, et al v. Work Out World (“WOW”), et al., MID-L-3112-13 – Co-Lead Counsel in Class action filed on behalf of all current New Jersey residents who, during the proposed class period, entered into a Membership Agreement.  It is alleged that the Membership Agreements violate the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and Truth-in-consumer Contract Warranty and Notice At (“TCCWNA”) for, among other reasons, continuing to charge members' credit cards for dues after the members provided WOW with notice of termination of their membership;
  • In Re Transvaginal Mesh Litigation – Representing plaintiffs in both the federal and state courts related to alleged defects in the mesh products which are intended to provide support for prolapsed pelvic organs and/or the urethra when a woman's supporting muscles and tissue have been weakened due to age and other causes;
  • In Re Mirena Liability Litigation, Case No. 297 – Representation of plaintiffs against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. alleging that the Mirena IUD migrated and/or perforated the plaintiffs’ uterus causing sever injuries.

Mr. LoPiccolo is a 2003 cum laude graduate of St. John's University School of Law, where he was a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, and received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Towson University in 2000.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2013

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court of New Jersey

Professional Activities

  • Member, New York County Bar Association
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Association for Justice
  • NYCLA Inns of Court
  • Volunteer, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York
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Specializing in real estate and class actions. Prior to co-founding Poulos LoPiccolo PC, John N. Poulos was an associate with the prestigious Manhattan law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, recently ranked #1 in the United States in the American Lawyer's A-List 2011 - 13.  Mr. Poulos worked at Hughes Hubbard for nearly 15 years where he was a paralegal, managing attorney's clerk and then an associate for 10 years. He represents lending institutions, buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions in both New Jersey and New York.  He handles CEMAs, EMAs, 1031 Exchanges, FHA, VA, and short sale transactions. Mr. Poulos is also a member of the Litigation Department, concentrating on a broad variety of complex litigation. Representative matters for Mr. Poulos are as follows:

  • Co-Lead counsel in In Re: Electrolux Home Produces Ice Maker Cases, Master Docket 12:cv-003341-NLH-AMD.
  • Co-Lead Counsel in Caruso v. Work Out World, MID-L-3112-13.
  • Co-Lead Counsel in Ardino v. Retrofitness, et al., 14-cv-01567.
  • Lead Counsel in Smerling v. Medispa of Shrewsbury, et al, Docket No. MID-L-6340-13.
  • Co-Lead Counsel in Miller v. Chrysler Group, LLC, Civil Action No. 12-760-PGS-DEA.
  • Defending a large pharmaceutical manufacturer in personal injury, class action and multi-district litigation involving the company's top selling arthritis drug where he worked on the regulatory team, affirmative discovery team and managed thousands of cases. Mr. Poulos and his team were responsible for dismissing hundreds of cases by drafting and filing motions to dismiss;
  • Defending a large pharmaceutical manufacturer in individual and class action lawsuits involving the company's popular osteoporosis drug;
  • Representing the SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Lehman Brothers, Inc., the largest broker-dealer liquidation in history, where he led various teams and collected nearly $60 million dollars due to failed trades in DVP/RVP accounts; and
  • Representing one of the largest interior general construction contractors in NY, including second chairing arbitration and obtaining an award of close to $1 million related to the renovation of a NYC community center and successfully defending against numerous mechanics lien foreclosure actions and settling nearly $10 million dollars' worth of construction litigation claims.
  • Defense of an electronics manufacturer in the defense of a putative class action where class certification was denied.

Mr. Poulos is a 2001 Brooklyn Law School graduate where he was a Richardson Scholar and received his undergraduate degree from New York University in 1997. Mr. Poulos has also been selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine, "Rising Stars" for 2009 and 2010 for commercial litigation and construction law. John Poulos Lawyer in Oakhurst, Civil Litigation Defense Attorney NJ : Super Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey 2001
  • New York, 2002

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Court Appointments

  • Contract arbitrator for contract disputes, appointed by Judge David F. Bauman of the New Jersey Superior Court, Monmouth County.

Professional Activities

  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member, Monmouth Bar Association
  • Appointed Member to By-Laws and Special Civil Part Committees, Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Association for Justice

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Reuben Borman represents clients in diverse matters, including FDA regulatory compliance, collective bargaining agreements, and real estate transactions. Prior to working with Poulos LoPiccolo, Mr. Borman was an associate for 13 years at the prestigious Manhattan law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, which has spent 11 years on the American Lawyer’s A-List. During his 13 years at Hughes Hubbard, Mr. Borman was a member of the Litigation Department, focusing on complex litigation with a concentration in scientific, medical, and technical analysis, including:

• Defending a large pharmaceutical manufacturer in billion-dollar litigation involving the company’s top-selling arthritis drug, including product liability claims, economic damages claims (shareholders’ derivative, ERISA, and healthcare reimbursement) and related government investigations;
• Defending large pharmaceutical manufacturers in False Claims Act litigation involving a diabetes drug;
• Defending a large pharmaceutical manufacturer against product liability claims involving an anti-seizure drug;
• Defending a tobacco company in product liability litigation;
• Defending manufacturers in a toxic tort mass actions brought by plant employees;
• Representing a GPS technology company pursuing claims of patent inventorship and trade secret misappropriation.

Mr. Borman is a 2003 graduate of Columbia Law School (Stone Scholar, Forsyth Prize for Environmental Law) where he served as Executive Editor for the Journal of Environmental Law, and received his undergraduate degree from Yale University. Before attending law school, Mr. Borman was a software design engineer and worked for more than 7 years at Microsoft Corporation developing programming language software components, and at other companies.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2004
  • Florida, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2017

Court Admissions

• United States District Court, Southern District of New York
• United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Other Languages

• Fluent in French