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Timothy P. Smith

Timothy P. Smith is a shareholder of the Firm.

Timothy practices in the areas of appellate litigation, products liability, construction defect, premises liability, insurance coverage, insurance defense, and commercial litigation.  His appellate practice encompasses a wide range of casualty, commercial, and insurance litigation.

From September 1993 to December 1994, Timothy was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Clifford of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  He was an Associate and later Of Counsel at McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, LLP from January 1995 to March 2004.  He joined Coughlin Duffy LLP as a Partner at its inception in March 2004, serving there until March 2016.  He joined KLRW at its inception in 2016.

Published cases

  • Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Surety Co.,   N.J.   (2017)
  • Torres v. Pabon,, 225 N.J. 167 (2016)
  • Potomac Ins. Co. v. Penn. Mfrs. Ass’n Ins. Co., 215 N.J. 409 (2013)
  • Pellicer v. St. Barnabas Hospital, 200 N.J. 22 (2009)
  • State ex. rel. J.D.H., 171 N.J. 475 (2002)
  • Tarabokia v. Structure Tone, 429 N.J. Super. 103 (App. Div. 2012), certif. denied, 213 N.J. 435 (2013)
  • Flick v. Penn. Mfrs. Ass’n Ins. Co., 394 N.J. Super. 605 (App. Div. 2007)
  • Corsie v. Campanalonga, 317 N.J. Super. 171 (App. Div. 1998), rev’d in part, 160 N.J. 473 (1999).


  • Contributing author, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Appellate Practice Handbook, (10th ed. 2015 & 9th ed. 2011)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "The Nuts & Bolts of Navigation and Appeal and Other Mysteries of Appellate Practice." New Jersey State Bar Convention, 2012
  • Mr. Smith has lectured on discovery practices and legal writing for the Legal Assistants Association of New Jersey


  • Appellate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Product Liability


  • Duke University School of Law (J.D. 1993)
  • Rutgers College (B.A., with highest honors, 1990)

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey (1993)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1993)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2001)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2011)
  • United States Supreme Court (2003)

Awards and Honors

  • Selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of New Jersey's "Top 40 Under 40" in 2006. (This list is issued by the New Jersey Law Journal. A description of the methodology used for inclusion can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)


  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Appellate Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association

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