Lynne M. Kizis is a Shareholder of Wilentz and co-leads the firm’s Mass Tort/Class Action team. She has practiced in the fields of complex, class action and mass tort litigation since joining Wilentz in 1989. Ms. Kizis has represented victims of occupational and environmental illness in trial and appellate courts for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and economic loss due to hazardous substances including asbestos, silica, lead, and toxic chemicals, as well as unsafe pharmaceutical products and medical devices, and defective consumer products. She has tried cases to verdict, resolved numerous $1 million plus cases, and second-chaired the largest punitive damage verdict against an asbestos company in New Jersey courts. She has been a leader and advocate for the New Jersey plaintiffs asbestos bar. She has served as lead or co-lead counsel in a variety of class actions.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.