ROGER ORLANDO

Mr. Orlando was first admitted to practice before the State Bar of New Jersey in 1988, after four years of undergraduate and three years of post graduate study at Emory University’s School of Law (B.A. 1984; JD, 1987).

Shortly after graduation, Mr. Orlando gained admission to practice within the following additional jurisdictions: U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1989); District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.; State Bar of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1991); U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia (1992); and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

Mr. Orlando spent the earlier part of his legal career defending insurance companies and self-insured businesses against consumer allegations of injury as a result of the negligent acts or omissions of others.

Now Mr. Orlando is making good use of his insurance-defense experience and represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic injury as a result of the negligence of others. From the first meeting with a client, Mr. Orlando begins in his mind to prepare his closing argument in case a trial becomes necessary. Thinking proactively, and leaving no stone unturned, often helps lead to enhanced and even surprising results.

Mr. Orlando is a Champion Member and proud supporter of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association.

Professional Associations

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)

  • Vice President 2011-2015

GTLA Champion Member

American Association of Justice (AAJ)

  • Leader’s Forum 2012-present
  • Chair: AAJ’s Section on Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP Section.) [2016-2017]
  • PAC member
  • Litigation Group memberships: Actos, Mirena IUD, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Benicar, SGLT2, Propecia, Small Firm, Ride Share, PPI & Hydroxycut
  • AAJ Section Leaders Council [2016-2017]
  • Advisory Council Member and Treasurer: AAJ Ride Share Litigation Group.

New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ)

  • PAC Member

Georgia Bar Association

National Trial Lawyers

New Jersey Bar Association

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Atlanta Lawyer’s Club

District of Columbia Bar Association

Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association

Awards & Recognitions

AV-rated, Martindale-Hubble, 1999-present

National Trial Lawyers Top-100 Trial Lawyer, 2010-present

  • Diplomat, 2013-present

Top-Rated Lawyer, New Jersey, 2010-present

Top-Rated Lawyer, Georgia, 2010-present

Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, Products Liability

Million Dollar Advocate Forum member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum member

“Top Rated Lawyer” in Mass Torts, 2013-Present.

Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Awards in 6 categories: products liability, personal injury, class actions, mass torts, toxic & environmental and wrongful death. 2014-present.

Cases

Lead Counsel MDL 2087, In re: Hydroxycut Diet Drug Litigation, U.S.District Court, Southern District of California. ($22.5M settlement).

Lead Counsel, In re: Brenntag East Point Chemical Spill Case. Fulton County, Georgia ($2.9M settlement October 2015.)

Plaintiff Steering Committee and/or Executive Committee member in the following federal Multi-District Litigations (MDL’s):

  • ConAgra Peanut Butter (Northern District of Georgia);
  • Hydroxycut (Southern District of California);
  • Propecia (Southern District of New York);
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy (Northern District of Illinois); and
  • Benicar (Camden, New Jersey).

Liaison Counsel, Bio-Lab Chemical/Conyers Chemical Release and Fire (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York) ($7M settlement).

Plaintiffs’ Management Committee member, EQ Industrial Services, Apex, North Carolina Chemical Spill ($7.85M settlement.)

Lead Counsel Indspect Chemical Plant release and fire case (Butler County, Pennsylvania) ($1M settlement).

Plaintiffs’ Management Committee member, Lincoln, Alabama/Norfolk-Southern train derailment and chemical spill case ($1.2M settlement).