Gwen L. Coleman is Counsel to the General Litigation, Product Liability and Municipal Practice Groups at Jardim Meisner & Susser, P.C. She provides counseling to governmental entities including the Town of Westfield, Borough of Garwood, and the Borough of Carteret. She also provides counseling and litigation services to many commercial clients in a wide range of legal matters including contract, collection and insurance disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Coleman had been an attorney at Sills Cummis & Gross for more than 20 years, where she had extensive experience as national and local counsel defending product liability and mass tort litigations involving medical devices (latex gloves, breast implants), pharmaceuticals (phen-fen, HIV blood factor) and consumer products. She has been a member of a national team responsible for developing scientific and medical defenses in benzene cases pending throughout the United States. She previously served as a member of a national counsel team defending manufacturers in the latex glove product liability litigation and was responsible for conducting plaintiff depositions; critically reviewing the scientific literature to develop scientific defenses; assisting with expert deposition and trial preparation; and preparing discovery and dispositive motions.