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Areas of Practice
Education
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D.,1985
  • Pomona College, B.A.,1982, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

STEVEN R. ROWLAND

Partner

Steve Rowland is a litigator with over 30 years of experience representing corporate clients in a wide variety of complex litigation in both state and federal court. His commercial litigation experience includes business torts, chancery practice, class actions, construction, contracts, insurance coverage and partnership disputes. Steve also has substantial appellate experience with numerous reported decisions.

Prior to joining BMK, Steve was a member of Berman Sauter Record & Jardim, P.C. Previously, he was with Sills Cummis for over 20 years, where his practice focused on commercial litigation, employment law and products liability.

Steve is a member of the New Jersey and Morris County Bar Associations.

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Representative Cases

  • Simoni v. Luciani, 872 F. Supp.2d 382 (D.N.J. 2012)– Rejecting application of res judicata to bar second complaint alleging COBRA where first lawsuit involved separate statutory and common law claims
  • Port Imperial Condominium Association, Inc. v. K. Hovnanian Port Imperial Urban Renewal, Inc., 419 N.J. Super. 459 (App. Div. 2011)– Applying statute of repose to bar construction defect claims against certain subcontractors
  • Rosenberg v. Washington Mutual Bank FA, 369 N.J. Super. 456 (App. Div. 2004)– Finding that state law claims challenging bank’s billing statements to be preempted
  • Alden Leeds, Inc. v. OSHA, 298 F.3d 256 (3d Cir. 2002)– Overturning administrative law decision based on agency’s misapplication of its own regulations
  • Peterson v. Ballard, 292 N.J. Super. 575 (App. Div. 1996)– Applying the litigation privilege to dismiss statutory and tort claims brought against attorney
  • Martin v. Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp., 661 N.E.2d 352 (Ill. 1996)– First state Supreme Court to apply the learned intermediary doctrine to prescription pharmaceutical product containing direct-to-patient labeling

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