John Harding recently prevailed in a trial before the Honorable Melvin Gelade in Middlesex County. The claim involved an automobile accident in which the plaintiff’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side. The plaintiff alleged that he sustained a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum of the left shoulder as well as a torn medial collateral ligament in the left knee. Mr. Harding argued that the injuries sustained by the plaintiff in the accident were soft tissue in nature and not permanent injuries. He argued that the tears of the shoulder and knee were unrelated to the accident. The matter was tried for five days. In the end, the jury rendered a verdict in favor of Mr. Harding’s client.
John was also recently accepted as a member of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates). ABOTA is a national organization founded in 1958.
It is dedicated to the preservation of the civil jury system. They seek attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment (which protects the right to trial by a jury of fellow citizens). Its members work to elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession. Mr. Harding is proud to have been accepted as a member of this prestigious organization.