Andrew J. Kyreakakis

Andrew J. Kyreakakis

Partner
Location:
Parsippany, New Jersey
Phone:
866-899-1138
Fax:
973-403-0010
Email:

Andrew is a certified civil trial attorney who has represented Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller corporations and individuals in a wide range of litigation matters. He has represented clients in commercial litigation, products liability, toxic torts, estate litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, professional malpractice, business consumer fraud, manufacturer-distributor litigation, real estate litigation and personal injury matters. He has extensive trial and appeals experience, both in federal and state courts. He has 32 reported decisions, including cases in the New Jersey Supreme Court and the New Jersey Appellate Division and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Andrew represented a national company in several hundred cases in a major products liability matter captioned as the New Jersey Breast Implant Litigation. In 2012, he obtained an important victory from the New Jersey Supreme Court where the Court set forth important guidelines as to the time a party has to file a claim for misappropriation of customer accounts and other proprietary assets of a business. He recently represented a major book publisher in a case filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. He has won several multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients, some of which are reported decisions, and he has also obtained numerous dismissals and no causes for clients he has defended.

Andrew is also the author of the New Jersey Law Journal's "New Jersey Trial Evidence and Procedure" book (2015) (555 pages) which provides a comprehensive presentation of New Jersey trial evidence and procedure with an emphasis on trial strategy.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1994-Present

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1978
  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1983

Education

  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • A.B. summa cum laude - 1973
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "New Jersey Trial Evidence and Procedure," New Jersey Law Books, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • "Integrated New Jersey Procedure and Evidence ," New Jersey Law Journal Books 2011, 2013 and 2014
  • "New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure ," Chapter 15, “Significant Variations Between the Federal and State Evidence and Court Rules”, New Jersey Law Journal Books 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • "Antenuptial Law in New Jersey," 24 Seton Hall Law Review 254-287 (1993)
  • "N.J.'s Offer of Judgment Rule: A Possible Reversal of Fortune," 216 N.J.L.J. 222 (2014)
  • "Frivolous Suit Law: Battered, But Still Viable," 237 N.J.L.J. 1134 (1994)
  • "Where Rules of Evidence Are Abandoned," 205 N.J.L.J. 430 (2011)
  • "Opportunity Knocks: A Recent Decision Curtails Public Entity Liability, But Opens the Door for Creative Lawyering," 152 N.J.L.J. 1105 (1998)
  • "Frivolous Lawsuit Statute Rising From the Ashes," 137 N.J.L.J. 1251 (1994)

Representative Cases

  • Fox v. Millman, 210 N.J. 401 (2012)
  • Med Alert Ambulance, Inc. v. Atlantic Health System, 2007 U.S. Dist. Lexis 57083 (D.N.J. 2007)
  • Dun & Bradstreet Software Servs. v. Grace Consulting, Inc., 307 F.3d 197 (3d Cir. 2003)
  • Fox v. Congress Financial Corp., 2005 Bankr. Lexis 2868 (2005)
  • Velop v. Kaplan, 301 N.J. Super. 32 (App. Div. 1997)
  • Maschio v. Prestige Motors, 37 F.3d 908 (3d Cir. 1994)
  • Green v. New Jersey Manufacturers, 160 N.J. 480 (1999)
  • Chrisomalis v. Chrisomalis, 260 N.J. Super. 50 (App. Div. 1992)
  • Grunwald v. Bronkesh, reported at 254 N.J. Super. 530 (App. Div. 1992) and at 131 N.J. 483 (1993)
  • Fox v. Goz, Docket No. A-6652-04T5, 2007 N.J. Super. Unpub. Lexis 349 (App. Div. January 29, 2007)
  • Iglesias v. Winant-Bomack Insurance Company, 166 N.J. 604 (2000)
  • Sebring Associates v. Coyle, 347 N.J. Super. 414 (App. Div. 2002)
  • Kranz v. Tiger, et al., 390 N.J. Super. 135 (App. Div. 2007)
  • 539 Absecon Blvd. L.L.C. v. Shan Enterprises Ltd. Partnership, 406 N.J. Super. 242 (App. Div. 2009
  • 539 Absecon Blvd., L.L.C. v. Shan Enterprises, Ltd., 2010 N.J. Super. Unpub. Lexis 2525 (App. Div. 2010)
  • Fastware, LLC v. Gold Type Business Machines, Inc., Civil Action No. 09-1530, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 59866 (D.N.J. July 14, 2009)
  • In Re Bayside Prison Litigation, 190 F. Supp. 2d 755 (D.N.J. 2002)

Representative Clients

  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.
  • Lehman Brothers, Inc.
  • Greg Manning Auctions, Inc.
  • Jacuzzi, Inc.
  • Price Waterhouse, Inc.
  • General Nutrition Center, Inc.
  • Swatch Watch U.S.A., Inc.
  • Gann Law Books

Classes/Seminars

  • "Evidence Law and Trial Strategy," Lecturer for the New Jersey Law Journal, December 2011, December 2012, and December 2014

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Top Rated Lawyers" for Commercial Litigation in Inside New Jersey, August 2012
  • Henry Rutgers Scholar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Panel of Mediators

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Sidney M. Schreiber, New Jersey Supreme Court, Clerkship, 1976 - 1977

Pro Bono Activities

  • Yale Law School, Executive Committee, Former Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa