Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP Announces New Partner Kelly Waters
Dec 8, 2015
Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2015 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, a national law firm with 18 offices nationwide, announces attorney Kelly Waters will join its New Jersey office as partner effective immediately.
Waters brings more than 20 years of litigation expertise defending product liability, general liability and commercial matters in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Waters also serves as a Municipal Court Judge in the Township of Union, New Jersey.
Waters has defended major manufacturers of motor vehicles and motorcycles, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, animal health related products and industrial equipment in product liability and consumer cases brought as either individual cases or class actions. She represents clients ranging from the world’s largest insurers to Fortune 500 companies to family owned businesses. Waters has tried many cases to verdict and participated in numerous multi-party mediations.
“Kelly is a terrific addition to our New Jersey practice,” said Dan Berman, one of the founders and Chair at WSHB. “In addition to her enviable record of success with product liability in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey, Kelly has developed a related commercial practice advising manufacturers and distributors in breach of contract, consumer fraud and consumer law matters.”
Waters is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society limited to 3,500 fellows, representing less than one half of one percent of American lawyers. In addition to New Jersey, Waters is also licensed to practice in New York.
About Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
Founded in 1997 by David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB is one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States. WSHB currently employs almost 200 attorneys in 18 offices in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington. WSHB is also one of the most diverse firms in the country. Approximately 44 percent of WSHB attorneys are female, 42 percent of WSHB partners are female, and almost 25 percent of WSHB attorneys are minority.
With active practices in professional liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and healthcare, construction, environmental, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation, WSHB’s attorneys have tried over 860 cases to verdict and are internationally recognized for its exceptionally high rate of success.