Richard Barber develops and aggressively executes creative strategies to best defend the firm’s clients in a variety of civil litigation matters involving issues of complex product liability, catastrophic tort and general negligence. Mr. Barber regularly represents entities involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of products including sports and recreational equipment, medical equipment, industrial machinery, automotive chemicals and specialty access products. Mr. Barber has obtained summary judgment and other beneficial results in catastrophic subrogation and construction accident matters on behalf of property owners, management companies, commercial tenants, service providers and construction entities throughout New York and New Jersey.
Prior to joining Haworth Barber & Gerstman, LLC, Mr. Barber was associated with two national law firms where he defended clients in professional malpractice matters and multidistrict toxic tort class action litigation.
Mr. Barber received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School, where he participated in the school's Judicial Clinic as a clerk to the Honorable A. Simon Chrein in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.
- Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 2004
- State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. 2001
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court, (D.N.J.)
- U.S. District Court, (E.D.N.Y.)
- U.S. District Court, (S.D.N.Y.)