Hunter J. Shkolnik is an esteemed and dedicated attorney who focuses on the trials of significant personal injury cases, primarily in the area of drug, automobile, aviation-related, and heavy truck product liability litigation.
He leads the discovery and trial teams of various mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device litigations for the Napoli Shkolnik PLLC law firm. He is also active in managing national litigation and plaintiff litigation groups including the American Association of Justice’s Actos Litigation Group.
He is currently serving as a chairman, leader, or court-appointed representative on Plaintiff Steering Committees in various drug and other mass torts. Additionally, Mr. Shkolnik has also held officer positions in the New York State Trial Lawyers, Nassau County Bar Association and Committee Chair positions in ATLA Health Care Finance Litigation Group, Orthopedic Implant Litigation Group, AAJ Breast Cancer Litigation Group, Co-Chair AAJ Heart Device Litigation Group, and the Chair of the Medtronic ICD and CRTD Litigation Sub Group.
Mr. Shkolnik has also lectured and organized seminars on issues involving Guidant, Medtronic, and St. Jude pacemakers; ICD and lead wire recall science and litigation; cardiac device product liability litigation; class action topics such as Ethics of Mass Tort Settlements, Lone Pine, State Federal Coordination and Preemption; and has — on multiple occasions — lectured on the science related to various pharmaceuticals.
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States Supreme Court
Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
University of Massachusetts, B.A., cum laude
AWARDS AND HONORS
The Best Lawyers in America: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
The Best Lawyers in America: Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Marquis Who’s Who®, 2018
The National Trial Lawyers, Aviation Trial Lawyers – Top 10
New York Super Lawyers®: 2006 – 2020