Barry Knopf is a trial lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. He has participated in significant malpractice, personal injury and class action cases. In addition, Barry has always maintained an active interest and practice in the area of probate litigation, representing both estates and contestants.
Barry is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Program at Hofstra University School of Law. He taught Settlement Techniques at the New Jersey Judicial College. He was an instructor at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy from 1989-1995. He has been and continues to be a lecturer and commentator for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, where he participates in programs such as "How to Try a Wrongful Death Case," "Hot Tips in Tort Law," "How to Try a Malpractice Case," "Civil Trial Preparation," "Preparing and Trying Medical and Legal Negligence Cases," and, most recently, "Civil Case Update." He is a Master in the Morris Pashman Inn of Court.
Barry also has been appointed Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey representing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Barry has been a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 1982, being recertified in 1989, 1996, 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019 by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey's Board on Trial Attorney Certification.
Barry has served on the Board of Trustees of JESPY House Inc., a charitable organization, from 2009 through 2021, serving as its President from 2012-2015 He has chaired its Executive and Scholarship Committees and been active in several other committees. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Maplewood Country Club and has chaired its Legal and member Relations Committees. From 1986-1996, Barry served on the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Tikvah, serving as its President from 1993-1995.
- Co-author with Audra DePaolo, “McDougall v. Lamm: New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling that Emotional Distress Damages Are Not Available for Witnessing Death of Beloved Pet Keeps Man’s Best Friend in the Dog House,” 2012 LexisNexis Emerging Issues 6645 (September 2012)
- Co-author with Audra DePaolo expert commentary “Federal Court in Bashir v. The Home Depot Slices Lessor’s Defense under NJPLA in Stump Grinder Case,” 2011 LexisNexis Emerging Issues 6153 (December 2011)
- New Jersey Trial and Evidence, Chapter 6 “The Use of Character Proof in Civil and Criminal Matters,” (with Peter P. Green, Esq. and Alex Pisarevsky, Esq.) Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2009)
- LexisNexis Practice Guide for New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation (Mathew Bender/Lexis-Nexis) 2016-2021, co-editor with Audra DePaolo
- “New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation” (Mathew Bender/Lexis-Nexis 2007 – 2015) (co-author with Audra DePaolo)
- “Professional Negligence–Malpractice Law in New Jersey,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1981 (2nd ed. 1985) (3rd ed. 1990) (4th ed. 1996) (co-author with Albert L. Cohn)
- “Civil Trial Preparation,” Practical Skills Series, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1990 (2nd ed. 1992)
- “Drugs and Medical Devices: The Unavoidably Unsafe Products,” New Jersey Product Liability Law, New Jersey Law Journal Books, 1995 (co-author)
- “An Analysis of Case Law Concerning the Wrongful Death Act,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994 (co-author)
- “Fireman’s Rule Revisited,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1992 (co-author)
- “Personal Injury Practice in New Jersey,” National Business Institute, 1990 (co-author)
- Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, Member
- Advisory Committee for the Skills and Methods Course at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Member
- American Association for Justice, member
- American Bar Association, member
- New Jersey State Bar Association, member
- Bergen County Bar Association, member
- New Jersey Association for Justice, member
- Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers®, 2005-2021, in Medical Malpractice*
- Selected to the list of Bergen County's “Top Lawyers,” 2020, in Personal Injury, Product Liability. This award is conferred by Bergen magazine"*
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