Valerie Kellner concentrates her practice on product liability, catastrophic injury, premises liability and construction law matters. She graduated from Rutgers Law School in 1997 and was awarded Top Ten Oralist at the Hunter Moot Court Competition. Upon graduating law school, Valerie served as a law clerk with the Honorable Rosemary K. Reavey and the Honorable George Nicola in Superior Court of New Jersey in Middlesex County in the civil division. She is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Valerie is active in the ABA/TIPS (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section). She was recently appointed as the Chair-Elect for the Public Relations Committee and a vice-chair for the Trial Techniques Committee of the ABA/TIPS. Valerie is currently a member of the ABA/TIPS CLE Board as well as a member of the Long Range Planning Committee for the ABA/TIPS. She previously served as the Chairperson for the Products Liability Committee and is still actively involved. She also served as the Newsletter Editor for the Products Liability Committee.
Valerie is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).
Valerie was a panelist for “A Day in the Life of an Attorney Discussion” at the American Heritage School in Delray Beach, FL on May 16, 2014 and was also a panelist at UIC College-Prep in Chicago, IL on February 7, 2014 as part of ABA/TIPS Education Awareness Project, which goes into high schools around the country to encourage students to enter the practice of law.
She was a moderator at the ABA/TIPS Spring Meeting on a panel named Second Responders: Experts from Fire Investigation to Daubert on May 18, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Valerie was also a presenter at the 14th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Institute on April 17, 2012. She discussed the update in Pennsylvania product liability law, including the current tension between state and federal court regarding Pennsylvania strict liability law.
Valerie was a moderator of a panel discussion regarding Perspectives on Exposures, Responsibility Theories and Culpability Apportionment at the National Conference for Emerging Issues in Premises Liability Litigation sponsored by the American Bar Association in November 2009.
Valerie also serves as a Judge Pro Tem as well as an Arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. She is also a member of the Temple Inn of Court.
Clerk, Honorable Rosemary K. Reavey, New Jersey Superior Court, New Brunswick, NJ
Clerk, Honorable George Nicola, New Jersey Superior Court, New Brunswick, NJ
Presentations and Publications:
Panelist, “A Day in the Life of an Attorney Discussion” at the American Heritage School, Delray Beach, FL, May 16, 2014
Panelist at UIC College-Prep, Chicago, IL as part of ABA/TIPS Education Awareness Project, February 7, 2014
Moderator, Second Responders: Experts from Fire Investigation to Daubert, ABA/TIPS Spring Meeting,
May 18, 2012
Presenter, Update of Product Liability Law in Pennsylvania, 14th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Institute, April 17, 2012
Moderator, Perspectives on Exposures, Responsibility Theories and Culpability Apportionment, American Bar Association National Conference for Emerging Issues in Premises Liability Litigation, November 2009
Recent State Court Trends Regarding Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clauses, TIPS Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee Newsletter, Fall 2008
Arbitration Clauses, Rawle’s Report, Volume 13, Issue 3
- New Jersey
Rutgers University School of Law, (J.D. 1997)
Top Ten Oralist, Hunter Moot Court Competition
Rutgers University, (B.A. 1994)
Temple American Inn of Court
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Chair Elect for the ABA-TIPS Public Relations Committee (2014-2015)
Vice-Chairperson for the ABA-TIPS Trial Techniques Committee (2013-current)
Vice-Chairperson of the ABA-TIPS CLE Board (2012 to 2013)
Vice Chairperson of the Long Range Planning Committee (2012-current)
Chairperson for the ABA-TIPS Section Products Liability Committee (2011-2012)
Chair Elect for the ABA-TIPS Section Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee (2010-2011)
Vice-Chair for the ABA-TIPS Section Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee (2008-2010)
Newsletter Chairperson for ABA-TIPS Section Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee (2009-2010)