Jeffrey K. Van Etten joined the firm in 1989 and became a member in 1992. Over the years he has
successfully represented defendants in cases involving the New York State Labor Law, lead paint
litigation, products liability, negligent security and both dental and medical malpractice matters. In
addition to dozens of trials, with some of the more recent verdicts addressed in our “News” section, Mr.
Van Etten has also been involved in multiple appellate cases resulting in decisions that have been
favorable to the defense bar.
Mr. Van Etten has frequently lectured on the New York State Labor Law, motor vehicle litigation and
dental and medical malpractice to multiple insurance carriers and professional groups. He recently
lectured on “Trial Skills/Techniques” over multiple days, as part of the joint DANY-New York County
Lawyers Association panel member.
Currently, Mr. Van Etten is a member of the New York State and New York City Bar Associations; the
New York County Lawyers Association; the Brooklyn Manhattan Trial Lawyers Association; the Defense
Association of New York (DANY); and the Defense Research Institute. He is admitted to the New York
State and New Jersey Bars as well as the United States District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts.
Mr. Van Etten received his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1987, and his
Bachelor of Science degree was from Ohio University in 1984.