Stephen P. DeNittis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Marlton, NJ

DeNittis Osefchen Prince, P.C.
 | 5 Greentree Centre, Suite 410, Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856-797-9951
Fax: 856-797-9978
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)

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    Attorney Profile

    The managing partner at DeNittis Osefchen Prince, Stephen P. DeNittis has more than 22 years of experience representing his clients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Mr. DeNittis focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, consumer protection and class actions, including cases involving consumer fraud, mass tort litigation, food mislabeling, construction defects, and wage and hour violations.

    Mr. DeNittis graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1992 from Rutgers University. He subsequently enrolled in the Widener University School of Law, graduating in 1997 with his Juris Doctor. He is licensed to practice law before the state courts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Over his career, Mr. DeNittis has recovered over $260 million dollars for his clients. This includes litigating as lead counsel in more than 175 class actions across the country and recovering in the past decade alone $144 million in a consumer fraud class action against Gap Factory, $43.5 million in a wahe and hour class action against Merrill Lynch and $7.1 million in a slip-and-fall recovery against Ryder Truck---one of the state’s largest for an individual.    He has achieved similar successful results for many other clients since 1997. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. DeNittis is a member of numerous professional organizations, including being the Chair of the Consumer Section of the New Jersey Association of Justice, the American Associationnif Justice, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He serves on the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey and coached and sponsored his daughters' soccer teams over the years.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Class Actions, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2010

    Certificates and Credentials

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    About Stephen DeNittis

    Admitted: 1997, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage: https://www.denittislaw.com/attorneys/stephen-denittis-attor...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Mr. DeNittis has received Martindale Hubbell’s “AV” peer review rating. “AV” rating is the highest possible Martindale Hubbell rating and is a “testament to the fact that lawyers peers rank them at the highest level of professional excellence” according to Lexis Nexus Martindale Hubbell. This distinction is awarded to less than 5% of all the attorneys throughout the United States. Martindale Hubbell’s peer review ratings are not sold and do not require any advertising of any sort by the attorneys. An attorney awarded the “AV” rating has earned the distinction based on the honest opinions of attorneys and judges who have witnessed the ethics and legal abilities of the rated lawyer., Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
    • Selected by SJ Magazine for its list of “Top Attorneys” in the areas of Products Liability in 2011 and in the area of Class Actions from 2012-2019., Top Class Action Attorney, SJ Magazine, 2019
    • Selected by South Jersey Magazine for its list of “Awesome Attorneys” in the areas of Consumer Fraud in 2003 and in the area of Personal Injury in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019., Awesome Attorney - Class Actions, South Jersey Magazine, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • 2013 Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Civil Trial Attorney per R. 1:39-1 and Re-certified in 2018.
    • Re-Certified Civil Trial Attorney by New Jersey Supreme Court - This is certification is considered a high honor of achievement as only 1.5% of attorneys in New jersey hold such a designation. Mr. DeNittis was originally certified in 2013. Certifications assist the consumer in identifying those attorneys who have reached a high level of competence and experience within a particular or specialized practice of law. Though there are in excess of 77,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of New Jersey, as of the end of 2018 there were only 1162 Certified Civil Trial Attorneys in the state. At DeNittis Osefchen Prince, Stephen P. DeNittis is a Certified Civil Trial Attorneys., 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
    • Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1997
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2012
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2018
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2006
    • Board Member – Vice-President, Ronald McDonald House Charities – Southern New Jersey 2012 – present
    • Pennsylvania, 1997
    • New Jersey, 1997
    • Board Member – Secretary, Moorestown Soccer Club, 2013 – 2018 Board of Governors, New Jersey Association of Justice, 2012 – present Co-Chair of the Consumer Section, Board of Governors, New Jersey Association for Justice 2014-present New Jersey Association for Justice American Association for Justice New Jersey State Bar Association Burlington County Bar Association: Personal Injury Committee Burlington County Bar Association: Civil Practice Committee Camden County Bar Association: Class Action Practice Committee Camden County Bar Association: Personal Injury Committee Camden County Bar Association: Civil Practice Committee American Bar Association Philadelphia Bar Association New Jersey State Bar Association: Class Action Law Committee New Jersey State Bar Association: Products Liability Law Committee

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member of the Moorestown Soccer Club, 2017
    • Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey Charities between 2012-2015 and reappointed 2019., 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Chair/Presenter, NJAJ Consumer Law-Update on Arbitration Decisions and Aspects of the TCPA
    • Faculty Member, “Personal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators”, National Business Institute Seminar, November 29, 2007 Lecturer, “Personal Injury Trials: Getting the Most Out Of Your Evidence”, National Business Institute Seminar, October 13, 2008 Lecturer, “Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Collective Actions”, Camden County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee, November 12, 2008 Lecturer, “Private Practice Professional Development Symposium- Class Action Litigation”, Rutgers-Camden University School of Law, February 28, 2009 Lecturer, “Anticipating Class Actions”, Camden County Bar Association Class Action Practice Committee, March 23, 2010 Lecturer, “Opposing Perspectives on the Tort Settlement Process – Legal and Practical Considerations” , The Sharper Lawyer, Continuing Legal Education, December 14, 2010 Lecturer, “The Impact of Recent Developments in Class Action Law in the Interests of Plaintiffs and Defendants – New Jersey and Beyond”, Camden County Bar Association Class Action Committee, April 19, 2011 Lecturer, “Challenges for Plaintiffs & Defendants Posed By Recent NJ Class Action Decisions”, Camden County Bar Association Class Action Practice Committee, May 16, 2012 Lecturer, “Consumer Fraud Product Labeling Class Actions: One Label, Very Different Perspectives – Plaintiffs, Defendants and the Government” Perrin Conferences, November 15, 2012. Lecturer, “Litigating Medical Negligence Claims: Similarities and Differences Between New Jersey and Pennsylvania” Cape Institute, December 10, 2012 Lecturer, “Ascertainable Loss Under the NJ CFA – More than Just Out-of-Pocket Damages” New Jersey Association for Justice, Meadowlands Seminar November 15, 2013 Lecturer, “Identifying Consumer Class Action,” New Jersey Association of Justice, Boardwalk Seminar, April 9, 2015 Co-author, “A Plaintiff’s Perspective of the New “Ascertainability” Requirement in Federal Class Actions,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, March 2015 Lecturer, “Insights into Federal Practice: Perspectives of the Bench and Bar”, The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, February 24, 2017 Lecturer and Co-Chair, “Consumer Law – Boardwalk Seminar 2017 – Update on Arbitration Decisions and Aspects of the TCPA”, NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc.’s Boardwalk Seminar, April 26, 2017 Moderator and Co-Chair, “Consumer Law – Boardwalk Seminar 2018”, NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc.’s Boardwalk Seminar, May 9 & 10, 2018
    • Insights into Federal Practice: Perspectives of the Bench and Bar, Lecturer, U.S. District Court and Federal Bar Association
    • A Plaintiff's Perspective of the "New Ascertainability" Requirement in Federal Actions, Co-Author, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
    • Lecturer, Identifying Consumer Class Actions, New Jersey Association of Justice
    • Lecturer, Ascertainable Loss Under the NJ Consumer Fraud Act, New Jersey Association of Justice
    • Lecturer, Litigating Medical Negligence Claims: Similarities and Differences Between NJ and PA
    • Lecturer, Consumer Fraud Product Labelling Class Actions: One Label, Very Different Perspectives, Perrin Conferences
    • Lecturer, The Impact of Recent Developments in Class Action Law in the Interests of Plaintiffs and Defendants, Camden County Bar Association
    •   , Lecturer, Challenges for Plaintiffs and Defendants Posed by Recent NJ Class Action Decisions, Camden County Bar Association
    • Lecturer, Opposing Perspectives on the Tort Settlement Process, The Sharper Lawyer
    • Lecturer, Anticipating Class Actions, Camden County Bar Association
    • Lecturer, Private Practice Professional Development Symposium - Class Action Litigation, Rutgers University School of Law

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Ingling v. Ryder Truck Rental
    • DeMarco v. National Collector’s Mint
    • France v. Merrill Lynch
    • Anderson v. Redflex and Telliho v. American Traffic Solutions
    • Andrews et al. v. Gap. where Mr. DeNittis served as lead counsel and obtained a class settlement of approximately $144 million on behalf of a class of 25,000,000 consumers. The class alleged that Gap Factory Outlet and Banana Factory Outlet stores and website offered products with false reference prices which results in fake discounts and fake sales. Consumers received up to $12 in vouchers to obtain free products or use to receive discounts off products, 2019
    • Spector v. TD Bank, where Mr. DeNittis was one of the lead counsel and obtained a $9.4 million settlement on behalf of approximately 3,000,000 account holders of TD Bank. This case involved New Jersey consumer fraud claims against TD Bank’s for its faulty Penny Arcade Coin Counting Machines allegedly undercounting consumers’ money, 2018
    • Sekelew et al. v. Burlington where Mr. DeNittis served as lead counsel and obtained a class settlement of $9.6 million on behalf of a class of 1,000,000 New Jersey consumers. The class alleged that Burlington stores and website offered products with false reference prices which resulted in fake discounts and fake sales. Consumers received up to $12 in vouchers to obtain free products or use to receive discounts off products, 2019
    • Coladonato v. JCrew where Mr. DeNittis served as one of the lead counsel and obtained a class settlement of $24 million on behalf of a class of 2.6 million New Jersey, New York and California consumers. The class alleged that JCrew Outlet stores and website offered products with false reference prices which resulted in fake discounts and fake sales. Consumers received up to $16 in vouchers to obtain free products or use to receive discounts off products, 2019
    • Obtained a$1.35 million class settlement was obtained in the case Krivy v. Jean Madeline on behalf of approximately 70,000 customers of Jean Madeline Beauty school clinics who were alleging overcharged for services received in violation of the PA Unfair Trade Practices Act, 2017
    • Obtained a $6.75 million class settlement was obtained in the case Jones v. Empire on behalf of approximately 250,000 customers of Empire Beauty school clinics who were alleging overcharged for services received in violation of the PA Unfair Trade Practices Act and NJ Consumer Fraud Act, 2017
    • Obtained a $7.1 million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a devastating brain injury in a slip and fall on ice that occurred on Ryder Trucks property located in Pennsauken, NJ, 2008
    • Obtained a $43.5 million class settlement was obtained in the case France v. Merrill Lynch on behalf of approximately 23,000 Merrill Lynch financial advisors who alleged Merrill Lynch was violating State and Federal wage and hour laws un the Fair Labor Standard Act, 2010

    Educational Background:

    • Rutgers University, Camden, Camden, New Jersey, 1992, B.A. Major: Economics
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    5 Greentree Centre, Suite 410
    Marlton, NJ 08053

    Phone: 856-797-9951

    Fax: 856-797-9978

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