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John J. Burbridge is an associate in the firm’s General Liability, Tort, and Insurance Defense department. He practices in the area of personal injury defense, with a particular focus on alleged exposure to asbestos in products and on residential and commercial premises. He represents insurance carriers, equipment manufacturers, utilities, and public authorities in pre-trial and trial litigation, and he has also has briefed and argued numerous cases on appeal.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Toxic Tort defense
  • Appellate Practice

Practice Areas



  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1992
  • B.A., Fordham University, 1989

Representative Experience

  • Koulermos v. A.O. Smith Water Products, 137 A.D.3d 575, 27 N.Y.S.3d 157 (1st Dep’t 2016)
  • Barrera v. City of New York, 270 A.D.2d 373, 704 N.Y.S.2d 882 (2nd Dep’t 2000)
  • Barrera v. City of New York, 265 A.D.2d 516, 697 N.Y.S.2d 132 (2nd Dep’t 1999)
  • Murray-Gardner Mgmt. Inc. v. Iroquois Gas Transmission System L.P., 251 A.D.2d 954, 674 N.Y.S.2d 820 (3rd Dep’t 1998)