Attorney Details

Peter L. Korn - Partner

PETER L. KORN joined the Firm as a partner in 2008 after serving as managing partner at his prior firm for 18 years. He was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1968 and served a judicial clerkship for Judges John E. Barger and Chester A. Weidenburner in the Superior Court, Union County, New Jersey. He also served as an assistant prosecutor in Union County for 4 years, including as co-director of the federally funded Narcotics and Organized Crime Task Forces. During that time, he prosecuted all types of criminal cases and tried one of the first wiretap cases in the state of New Jersey.

He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Korn has extensive experience in complex litigation and has tried more than 450 cases to verdict. These include the defense of medical malpractice, transfusion-related disease, various disciplines of professional liability, product market discrimination claims, commercial disputes and probate-related matters.

He represented New York Blood Center in AIDS-related cases, trying several of these cases to jury verdict.  He also represented a New Jersey hospital which was the ­last stop of Nurse Charles Cullen, later convicted of multiple patient homicides, in more than 20 cases arising out of these deaths, and a physician charged with causing a hepatitis outbreak in nearly 100 such cases. He has argued before the Appellate Division and Supreme Court of New Jersey on multiple occasions.

Representative clients have included Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York Blood Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, CVS Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Beth Israel Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Summit Medical Group, Somerset Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson affiliated hospitals, and physicians and staff serving in academic and clinical positions at all of the above institutions.

Mr. Korn is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which he served as State Chair from 2005-2007; a former President of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey; a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates; Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; and a founding Master of the American Inns of Court, Richard J. Hughes Chapter. He was honored by Trial Attorneys of New Jersey in 2004 with the Trial Bar Award for distinguished service in the cause of justice. He has also been listed in Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense and General Litigation since its inception in New Jersey in 2005 through 2020. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).  He was also listed in Best Lawyers® (2020-2021) a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). Mr. Korn has also lectured extensively on trial technique and taught trial advocacy at Rutgers Law School and Seton Hall Law School.