Bill O’Kane is an accomplished trial lawyer who represents clients in significant product liability, commercial, insurance and other personal injury litigation matters. He has tried more than 25 cases to verdict.
Bill’s extensive product liability litigation experience includes toxic tort claims, including chemical exposures, exercise equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, household and consumer products, motor vehicles and construction equipment. Bill’s thoughtful, direct approach lends itself to these types of matters and is appreciated by his clients.
Bill successfully defended a national law firm in a legal malpractice action in which a Fortune 500 Company sought more than $75 million in damages. The case involved complex issues of environmental, securities and corporate law and arose out of the law firm’s representation of the Company in a corporate acquisition. Along with Frank Allen, Bill secured a defense verdict for his client.
Bill also successfully defended a home healthcare company, in a personal injury case where a teenage boy sustained a traumatic brain injury. Bill’s skillful and tactical defense lead to all claims against his client being dismissed on Summary Judgment which was sustained on appeal through to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Bill’s commercial practice includes bid protest litigation. Bill successfully represented EDS in a bid protest brought by IBM related to EDS winning a $90 million contract with the State of New Jersey.
Bill resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with his wife Carolyn and their three children.
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