Christopher T. Karounos

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Elmwood Park, NJ

The Karounos Law Firm, LLC
 | 17 Chamberlain Avenue, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Phone: 201-479-4447
Fax: 201-701-0329
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Family Law (10%)

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    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Christopher T. Karounos is Certified by the N.J. Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, and is the owner and managing member of THE KAROUNOS LAW FIRM, LLC, in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Mr. Karounos practices business litigation, personal injury, and civil litigation serving clients in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Union Counties in New Jersey.

    Mr. Karounos has more than 10 years of experience handling cases involving civil, commercial, family, liquor and personal injury law. In addition to having substantial litigation experience, he has been a certified mediator listed on the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Roster of Mediators, and is currently a certified to serve as an Arbitrator for the New Jersey Superior Court..

    Serving his legal community in a variety of ways, Mr. Karounos is a former adjunct professor of law at Rutgers Law School in Newark, and spent several years serving as head coach of the Rutgers Law-National Mock Trial Team. He regularly speaks on trial skills for seminars and conferences.

    An active member of several professional organizations, Mr. Karounos belongs to the Bergen County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He is a Past-President of the Hellenic American Bar Association of New Jersey.

    Mr. Karounos earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, New Brunswick and received his law degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark. He is eligible to practice law in all New Jersey State and Federal Courts and the 3rd Circuit Court Appeals.

    Before founding his practice in 2013, Mr. Karounos clerked for a Bergen County Superior Court Judge Menelaos W. Toskos, J.S.C. He also practiced as a litigation associate at Lowenstein Sandler, PC and Archer & Greiner PC (formerly known as Herten Burstein PC in Hackensack, N.J.).

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%Family Law

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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    Admitted: 2007, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/07407-nj-christopher-karounos...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers 2019 & 2020
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Myron Harkavy Award - Best Trial Attorney
    • TANJ Scholar, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), 2005
    • Class of 2006, Rutgers Law School, 2006
    • Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Burn Advocates Network (BAN), 2007

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, N.J. Supreme Court

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), Member
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • Hellenic American Bar Association of New Jersey, Past President
    • Bergen County Bar Association
    • Barrister - Pashman Inns of Court

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Head Coach, Rutgers National Mock Trial Team Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 2012
    • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop, Rutgers Law Trial Seminar, 2008
    • Head Coach, Rutgers National Mock Trial Team Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 2013
    • Head Coach, Rutgers National Mock Trial Team Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 2014
    • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop, Rutgers Law Trial Seminar, 2006
    • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop Trial Attorney Training, 2007
    • Adjunct Professor, Law Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 2014
    • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop Trial Seminar, 2009
    • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop, Rutgers Law Trial Seminar, 2010
    • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop, Rutgers Law Trial Seminar, 2011
    • Trial Presentation Trial Skills Seminar, 2012
    • Trial Skills and Presentation Workshop, Rutgers Law Trial Seminar, 2013

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $9,500,000.00 combined jury verdict obtained in Bergen County Superior Court for two sisters devestatingly injured in a May 2009 boating accident in the Manasquan Intlet.  , 2016
    • $400,000 jury verdict in Middlesex County for driver of a car who sustained a traumatically induced syrinx in his cervical spine, along with disc bulges and herniations. (as of counsel for an outside firm), 2018
    • $350,000 settlement for gentleman injured due to unremediated ice and snow at a home construction site.(as of counsel for an outside firm), 2019
    • $401,500 settlement for driver rear ended while stopped in traffic. (as of counsel for an outside firm), 2019
    • $600,000 settlement for Bergen County 18yr old driver sideswiped by truck entering a roadway.  Injuries and treatment included lumbar disc herniations, post-traumatic headaches, epidural injections, laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy. (as of counsel for an outside firm), 2019
    • $400,000 settlement for woman injured due to a sidewalk defect at an Edgewater, NJ retail and residential complex. (as of counsel for an outside firm), 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Rutgers University, B.A. - Bachelor of Arts, 1992
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    Office Location for Christopher T. Karounos

    17 Chamberlain Avenue
    Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

    Phone: 201-479-4447

    Fax: 201-701-0329

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