Our Attorneys

Robert T. Connor

Partner

OFC   215-854-0658  ext. 8559
DD    267-809-8559
rconnor@kjmsh.com

Biography
Bob Connor is a partner in the firm.  He is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in trying cases to verdict for clients, having taken verdicts in seven states.  He has significant experience in complex cases involving industrial hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology, product engineering and medical causation.

Exemplary engagements include: securing a court-granted dismissal of a paint manufacturer after a 10-day trial in a case alleging Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from benzene exposure; winning a defense verdict for a valve manufacturer after a week-long trial of a $3.8 million indemnity and contribution claim by settling tortfeasors for burn injuries caused by an allegedly defective valve; winning a defense verdict for a product manufacturer as its sole trial counsel in a mass consolidated liability trial of 1,296 shipyard worker claims after an eight-week trial in Newport News, VA.

Mr. Connor also serves as a pro bono attorney for the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates, representing child victims of abuse.

Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania, 1988
New Jersey, 1989
New York, 1999
Maryland, 2001
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1989
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1989

Education
B.A. Stetson University, 1984, Cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D. Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, NJ, 1988

Memberships
Pennsylvania Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association

Litigation:

Product Liability Defense

Toxic Tort/Mass Tort Defense

Asbestos Trial Counsel and Coordinating Counsel

General Liability/Premises Liability

Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Feb. 3, 2003, at pages 17 VLW 878-79 – Reporting on defense verdict secured for client in In Re:  All Asbestos Cases, At Law No. CL99-20000-00, Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, VA

“Bridging the Juror Information Gap:  Five Best Practices for Learning More About Jurors,” Atlantic Coast In-House (October 2004), Co-Author

It’s Not ‘Fake News’: Defense State-of-the-Art in Asbestos Products Liability Litigation