Daniel Carroll is a formidable product liability defense lawyer with winning courtroom strategies and daunting deposition tactics that have succeeded in dozens of mass tort product cases. He has defended essential products for pharmaceutical and consumer product companies, including latex gloves, cough and cold medications, antibiotics, food flavorings, hypertension medications and anticoagulants.

Dan’s skills are especially valued when it comes to interrogation. He is highly regarded for his finely honed technique in taking plaintiff, treater and expert depositions. Dan serves as the firm’s informal instructor on the precision questioning required to establish powerful evidence in a product liability case. He has extensive experience in developing and defending defense expert witnesses.

Dan also advises on breach-of-contract actions, commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation and personal injury defense.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a New Jersey Superior Court Mass Tort involving a fluroquinalone medication. Obtained a ruling that the label for the medication was adequate as a matter of law
  • Defended a New Jersey hospital at trial regarding a breach of contract claim

Personal Background and Interests

Dan was a journalist after college and practiced admiralty law early in his legal career.


Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York


Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (1994)

Seton Hall University
B.A. (1978)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP— Co-chair, Products Liability and Mass Tort Group
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