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Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP

Park 80 West – Plaza One, 250 Pehle Avenue, Suite 401, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Visit: https://www.njlawfirm.com

Phone: 201-273-7169

Fax: 201-845-9423

Licensed Since: 1972

Education:Rutgers School of Law – Newark

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
  • Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff (30%)
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%)

Q Attorney Profile

With a reputation for returning outstanding results for victims of negligence, Barry A. Knopf is a partner at Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann and Knopf LLP. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Knopf also handles estate litigation cases on behalf of people in northern New Jersey and throughout Bergen County.

Mr. Knopf received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School.

Every case must take its own path to resolution, as Mr. Knopf knows. He is skilled in negotiating expedient and effective settlements for clients so they may begin the road to recovery. In matters in which negotiations fail to produce a fair award, Mr. Knopf is prepared to go to court.

Licensed to practice in New Jersey since 1972, Mr. Knopf is an accomplished trial attorney. In matters such as medical malpractice and class action lawsuits, he has secured millions of dollars for clients. The Supreme Court of New Jersey – Board on Attorney Certification has certified him as a civil trial attorney many times over. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

The American Association for Justice’s Trial Lawyers Care has recognized Mr. Knopf for his pro bono service regarding advocating for victims and their families under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

A published author, Mr. Knopf also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Bergen County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also serves on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.

Q More info

About Barry Knopf

Admitted: 1972, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://njlawfirm.com/barry-a-knopf/


  • Bergen’s “Top Lawyers” in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, in Litigation and Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers®, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters Ranking Methodology
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Ratings, Peer Review Ratings, LexisNexis Ranking Methodology
  • The Litigation Counsel of America Selection Methodology
  • New Jersey Law Journal®, “New Leaders of the Bar”  Ranking Methodology

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 1982, being recertified in 1989, 1996, 2004, 2009 and 2014 by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey’s Board on Trial Attorney Certification

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • United States Tax Court
  • Advisory Committee for the Skills and Methods Course at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • United Sates Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Temple Beth Tikvah, Board of Trustees, Member , 1983
  • Board of Trustees of JESPY House Inc., Member
  • Temple Beth Tikvah, President, 1993-1995
  • Board of Governors of Maplewood Country Club, Member
  • JESPY House Inc., President, 2011 to 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author with Audra DePaolo, McDougall v. Lamm: New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling that Emotional Distress Damages Are Not Available for Witnessing Death of Beloved Pet Keeps Man’s Best Friend in the Dog House,” 2012 LexisNexis Emerging Issues 6645 (September 2012)
  • Co-author with Audra DePaolo expert commentary “Federal Court in Bashir v. The Home Depot Slices Lessor’s Defense under NJPLA in Stump Grinder Case,” 2011 LexisNexis Emerging Issues 6153 (December 2011)
  • New Jersey Trial and Evidence, Chapter 6 “The Use of Character Proof in Civil and Criminal Matters,” (with Peter P. Green, Esq. and Alex Pisarevsky, Esq.) Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2009)
  • LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation (Mathew Bender/Lexis-Nexis 2006 to 2015) (editor)
  • “New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation” (Mathew Bender/Lexis-Nexis 2007 – 2015) (co-author with Audra DePaolo)
  • “Professional Negligence–Malpractice Law in New Jersey,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1981 (2nd ed. 1985) (3rd ed. 1990) (4th ed. 1996) (co-author with Albert L. Cohn)
  • “Civil Trial Preparation,” Practical Skills Series, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1990 (2nd ed. 1992)
  • “Drugs and Medical Devices: The Unavoidably Unsafe Products,” New Jersey Product Liability Law, New Jersey Law Journal Books, 1995 (co-author)
  • “An Analysis of Case Law Concerning the Wrongful Death Act,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994 (co-author)
  • “Fireman’s Rule Revisited,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1992 (co-author)
  • “Personal Injury Practice in New Jersey,” National Business Institute, 1990 (co-author)

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers University, B.A.

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