Christopher T. Karounos

Top rated personal injury attorney in River Edge, New Jersey

Brandon J. Broderick, Personal Injury Attorney at Law
Christopher T. Karounos
Brandon J. Broderick, Personal Injury Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Civil litigation, Business litigation; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 2007

Education: Rutgers School of Law - Newark

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
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Brandon J. Broderick, Personal Injury Attorney at Law

65 East Route 4
River Edge, NJ 07661 Visit website

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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 primarily 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 served as an approved mediator, listed on the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Roster of Mediators, and is currently 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 is also a Barrister with the Bergen County Pashman Civil Inns of Court.

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 practiced as a litigation associate at Lowenstein Sandler, PC and Archer & Greiner PC (formerly known as Herten Burstein PC in Hackensack, N.J.). Upon graduating Rutgers Law he clerked for Bergen County Superior Court Judge Menelaos W. Toskos, J.S.C.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Business litigation

Focus areas

Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

First Admitted: 2007, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawctk.com/attorney/karounos-christopher-t-esq/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono Attorney for Partners for Women & Justice representing underprivileged victims of domestic violence. ('07-'09) 
  • Past President, Crew Chief & Driver Trainer, and EMT-D w/Leonia Volunteer Ambulance Corps (15+ years)
Educational Background:
  • Rutgers University, B.A. - Biology/Biomedical Science, 1992
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
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, N.J. Supreme Court
  • Single & Multi Engine, Instrument & Commercial Rated Pilot
  • Former EMT-D & AHA Advanced CPR Instructor
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
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
  • $1,300,000 Settlement - gentleman fell on ice in a motel parking lot, sustained an ankle fracture requiring surgery and later required cervical fusion surgery (as of counsel for an outside firm), 2021
  • $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 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
  • $401,500 settlement for driver rear ended while stopped in traffic. (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
  • $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
  • $315,000 Jury Trial Settlement - 91-year-old woman fractured her hip due to car dealership’s uneven sidewalk; settled during the trial while Plaintiff’s expert was testifying (as of counsel for an outside firm), 2017
  • $210,000 Jury Trial Settlement - 52-year-old man injured when assaulted in a road rage incident; settled while waiting to pick a jury, 2013
  • $130,000 Partial Settlement - 50+-year-old woman fractured her Tibia when she fell on an icy driveway apron; partial settlement, with 2 remaining defendants awaiting trial for remainder of damages. (as of counsel for an outside firm), 2020
Honors/Awards:
  • Selected through a peer review survey as one of only 8% of Bergen attorneys designed as a "Top Lawyer" in the County. (Review conducted by Professional Research Services of Troy, Michigan of over 3,000 lawyers across Bergen County)., Bergen County Top Lawyer, Bergen Magazine, 2022
  • , Super Lawyers, Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list, 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Myron Harkavy Award - Best Trial Attorney, Outstanding Trial Attorney Award, Rutgers Law School
  • TANJ Scholar, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), 2005, Trial Attorney Scholarship, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Class of 2006, Rutgers Law School, 2006
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Burn Advocates Network (BAN), 2007

Office location for Christopher T. Karounos

65 East Route 4
River Edge, NJ 07661

Phone: 201-479-4447

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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