Haworth Barber & Gerstman, LLC

* Scott Haworth

New York
Office Phone: 212.952.1101
Office Fax: 212.952.1110
Email: Scott.Haworth@hbandglaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Premises / Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Trucking / Transportation
Scott Haworth has been defending and trying catastrophic injury cases for the past 3 decades. His practice involves the defense of construction, trucking, product liability and general liability matters. Mr. Haworth is retained by insurance carriers on both the primary and excess levels as well as by Fortune 500 companies. He founded Haworth Barber & Gerstman, LLC after serving as an equity partner at a large national firm and prior to that, at a well-known New York-based defense firm.

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent™


  • B.A. (1990) State University of New York at Binghamton, with honors
  • J.D. (1993) New York University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, (N.D.N.Y.)
  • U.S. District Court, (E.D.N.Y.)
  • U.S. District Court, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • U.S. District Court, (W.D.N.Y.)
  • U.S. District Court, (.D.N.J.)
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Awards And Honors

  • Past Chairman of the Defense Research Institute's (DRI) Specialized Litigation Group on Recreational Products
  • Past Chairman of the DRI's Specialized Litigation Group on Food Law
  • Past Vice Chairman of the New York State Bar Association's Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section's Product Liability Committee
  • Past Chairman of the New York State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Committee on Product Liability
  • Steering Committee of DRI's Committee on Class Actions
  • 2016 Who´s Who Top Attorneys of North America as a Top Attorney in North America

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • IADC's Product Liability and Trial Tactics Committees

Presentations And Publications

  • "Motions in Limine to Preclude Expert Testimony," New York State Bar Association, Preparing and Trying the Civil Lawsuit, Second Edition, 2016.
  • "The Consumer Product Safety Information Database, Challenging the Publication of 'Materially Inaccurate Information,'" For the Defense, November, 2015
  • "The DRI Product Liability Compendium: Warnings, Instructions, and Recalls," New Jersey Chapter, Defense Research Institute, 2012.
  • "Effective Use of Industry Standards to Cross-Examine a Liability Expert Witness," Trial and Tribulations, July, 2012.
  • "Pre-Suit Claims Against Component Suppliers," For the Defense, November, 2011.
  • "The Product Liability Preemption Problem: No Clear Directive from the Supreme Court," The Voice, June, 2010.
  • "Appellate Division Rejects Restaurant Worker's Failure to Warn and Design Defect Claims Against the Manufacturer of a Drain Opener," Product Liability Advisory.
  • "Active Use of the Spoliation Defense," For the Defense, published by the Defense Research Institute.
  • "Tort Law Update," Syracuse Law Review (2002, 2003, 2004).
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