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New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer


Barry R. Eichen

Edison, New Jersey

NJ medical malpractice lawyer, Barry R. Eichen, grew up in the middle class neighborhood of South Edison.  His father was a manager at an auto parts store and his mother worked part-time while raising five children.  After graduating from Edison High School, Mr. Eichen worked at night while attending college to help pay for his education.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Eichen opened his own law practice in 1987.  Mr. Eichen is one of New Jersey’s most seasoned and well-respected trial lawyers.  In 2012-2013 alone, Mr. Eichen tried eight cases resulting in verdicts totaling more than ten million dollars.

Mr. Eichen recently represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2010, wherein he obtained a $51 Million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for overcharging Medicaid recipients. This verdict led to a recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In a recent trial against the City Of Newark, Mr. Eichen was able to obtain a verdict in the amount of three million dollars.  The case involved the failure of the City of Newark to repair a pothole that was approximately three feet wide and four feet long. The jury had determined that this was a dangerous condition that the city knew or should have known existed for approximately one year, although there were complaints that the city had neglected to repair said dangerous conditions for a period of one year. While this matter was reversed due to a procedural technicality, Mr. Eichen looks forward to a retrial.

In April of 2007, Barry Eichen obtained a verdict against Ford Motor Company for a defective throttle body which resulted in a brachial plexus injury to the right arm of the plaintiff. After a 4 week trial, the jury awarded plaintiff $10,626,479.89. In August of 2005, Mr. Eichen obtained a $19.2 million verdict on behalf of a railroad worker who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis as a result of various railroads’ failure to provide adequate respiratory protection. This was one of the largest FELA verdicts in the Country for pulmonary fibrosis.

New Jersey medical mistakes lawyer, Barry R. Eichen, was part of the team that successfully litigated the class action claim against LYMErix a vaccine developed to prevent Lyme disease. Mr. Eichen has also sat as a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for Phen-Fen and Rezulin Drug Litigation. Currently, Mr. Eichen is a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the Vytorin/Zetia Drug Litigation as well as the Schering-Plough Intron A Drug Litigation. He also recently settled a Consumer Fraud Class Action against an automobile dealership for overcharging customers documentary fees. He has served as a prosecutor for various townships and has tried over 100 complex cases. His areas of practice include products liability, Federal Employee Liability Act cases (FELA), medical malpractice, employment discrimination, consumer fraud class actions and other litigation matters. Mr. Eichen has also served on the Board of Governors for ATLA-NJ and has taught seminars at the request of ATLA.

Barry R. Eichen is currently representing the firm in numerous class action litigation, including Vytorin/Zetia, Intron/Temodar, Countrywide, Baxter and Wellpoint consumer class action cases, as well as, many of the firm’s complex medical malpractice cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Federal Employee Liability Act cases (FELA)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Consumer Fraud Class Actions
  • Litigation Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1986
  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1986


Honors and Awards

  • Member, The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, New Jersey Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

Press and Awards

Barry R. Eichen’s Achievements

The Best Lawyers in America




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The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980 for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. Attorneys may be designated by the Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty. An attorney must be a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for at least five years; taken a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the three years prior to filing an application; demonstrate substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters; demonstrate an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to the applicant’s character and ability; and pass a written examination covering various aspects of practice in the designated specialty.  Mr. Eichen has been a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney each year since 2001.

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer 11 Years Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers® is a Thomson Reuters publication rating service of lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are based upon: statewide survey of  lawyers, independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Mr. Eichen received Super Lawyers® recognition in each year from 2006 through 2016. Click here for Super Lawyers selection process.

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The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is a self-published invitation-only organization composed of premier trial lawyers.  Inclusion is based upon the following: reputation, achievements, settlements and verdicts as a trial lawyer, board certification as a trial lawyer, nominations from leading trial lawyers, current members and Executive Committee members, Leadership and membership in other national and state trial lawyer organizations, and rankings and ratings by leading national evaluation organizations.  Mr. Eichen has held this recognition in each year from 2007 through 2015.

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Ten Leaders is published by The Ten Leaders Cooperative.  The standard for inclusion in Ten Leaders is based on five primary criteria: degree of focus on a practice area, number of years practicing in the area of the expertise, volume of client/patient work in a given practice area, reputation among peer group, and leadership and written work on behalf of existing professional organizations. Groups are reviewed every four years. Mr. Eichen received Ten Leaders recognition in each year from 2012 through 2014.

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Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Barry R. Eichen, Attorney at Law


Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum are published by Million Dollar Advocates Forum, LLC. Inclusion in Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to principal counsel in at least one case in which a client received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum must be Life Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case, which resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement.

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AVVO Rating is published by AVVO, Inc.  Ratings are based upon: years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. AVVO periodically collects data from: state bar associations, court records, lawyer websites, and information that lawyers choose to provide to AVVO. Mr. Eichen received AVVO recognition in each year from 2011 through 2014. Click here for Barry R. Eichen’s AVVO profile.

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New Jersey personal injury lawyer, Barry Eichen recently secured a $30 million settlement against Sylvania.  For more information, follow this link to read the New Jersey Law Journal’s article on the case.

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With offices located in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, the attorneys of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP, provide legal representation for clients in communities throughout New Jersey, including Woodbridge, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, Asbury Park, Middletown, Brick, Newark, Elizabeth, Union, Morristown, Somerville, Bridgewater, Chatham, Summit, Westfield and Livingston.

Serving communities throughout Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Union County, Essex County, Somerset County and Mercer County.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP

Edison Law Office -
40 Ethel Road | Edison, NJ 08817 | Phone: 732-777-0100 | Fax: 732-248-8273

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