William H. Mergner, Jr.
WILLIAM H. MERGNER, JR., graduated from the Catholic University of America Magna Cum Laude in 1982. He received his Juris Doctor from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1985. He became associated with Leary Bride Tinker and Moran following graduation and subsequently has become a partner in the firm, currently serving as co-managing partner.
Since joining the firm, he has been involved in daily trial work, having tried in excess of two hundred jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts in New Jersey. He has successfully handled the defense through trial of construction site accidents, multi-party construction defect cases, environmental/toxic tort claims, products liability claims, professional liability claims including medical, engineering, agents/brokers claims, as well as complex general liability claims involving serious injury or death. He has handled a significant number of appeals before the New Jersey Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and has numerous favorable published and unpublished decisions.
He regularly provides seminars to clients of the firm and attorneys in New Jersey regarding a wide range of issues ranging from contractual risk transfer, products liability law, as well as developments in insurance coverage law, and trial techniques, teaching an average of six seminars per year over the last ten years.
He is serving his second term as a Trustee of The New Jersey State Bar Association. He is the Chair of the NJSBA Special Task Force on the Practice of Law, is Chair of the NJSBA Amicus Committee, is the past Chair of the Civil Trial Practice Section of the NJSBA and currently serves on its Executive Committee. He serves as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Evidence, the Joint Supreme Court/NJSBA E-Courts Committee, the Supreme Court Committee on Expediting Civil Actions, the NJSBA Meeting Arrangements and Programs Committee, and the NJSBA Judicial Administration Committee. He is currently a member of the NJSBA’s Insurance Defense Committee, where he has been a member since its formation, and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine every year since the award was initiated, and is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell.