Will Coronato is a partner with the law firm of McCarter & English, LLP in Newark, New Jersey. He is a first-chair trial lawyer whose practice focuses on product liability and commercial litigation. Will has extensive experience successfully trying cases and winning appeals in both state and federal courts. Will’s notable achievements as lead trial counsel include securing a complete defense jury verdict victory on behalf of Pfizer and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in a Massachusetts federal action alleging that Wyeth’s diet drug caused the plaintiff to develop a potentially fatal lung disease. The victory was named 2015 Product Liability Impact Case of the Year by Legal Media Group Science Awards. Will also obtained favorable jury verdicts for Lorillard Tobacco Company in high-value actions alleging addiction to nicotine caused smoking-related deaths, and jury verdicts in favor of healthcare providers in actions alleging significant personal injuries and wrongful death.
Over the course of his career, Will’s defense work has contributed to many precedent-setting published decisions. In recognition of his exceptional trial experience and achievements, Will was elected to the membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a nationwide organization of skilled practicing trial lawyers. Membership in this invitation-only organization requires significant jury trial experience and achievements, and carries considerable prestige among members of the bench and bar. Will is a partner in McCarter’s nationally recognized Products Liability, Mass Torts and Consumer Class Actions practice group; Chambers USA has ranked McCarter as the sole Band 1 Product Liability Practice in New Jersey each year since 2015.
B.A., Politics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987, The Catholic University of America
J.D., 1990, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law