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Cary Sklaren is a litigation strategist and tactician,
litigation manager, and trial lawyer, with more than thirty five
years of high profile products liability, asbestos, general
tort, and commercial litigation experience. He also deals with
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other
federal regulatory agencies.
He is currently involved with the development, management and
implementation of national strategy and case specific tactics
for an international vehicle manufacturer in asbestos friction
products litigation and served as a senior trial adviser for
crashworthiness litigation as well as a litigation counselor for
a Japanese vehicle manufacturer. In the past, he has managed
Jeep CJ and DJ rollover litigation as Assistant General Counsel
(Litigation) for American Motors Corporation (1981-1984), and
Pinto and Fuel Tank Litigation as a Senior Attorney for Ford
Motor Company (1979-1981). He also dealt with litigation issues
involving prescription and over-the-counter drugs, devices,
cosmetics, hair colorings and toiletries, and household products
as Assistant Products Liability Counsel at Bristol-Myers
Corporation (now Bristol-Squibb)(1969-1979).
He has tried products liability, asbestos, general tort and
commercial lawsuits, and has counseled the management of major
American and international corporations on litigation and
In the commercial sphere, Mr. Sklaren had acted as lead
counsel for an Eastern European nation at the trial of a
multi-million dollar breach of contract action and represented
numerous other domestic and foreign manufacturers, importers,
suppliers distributors and service business entities in state
and federal litigation.
Mr. Sklaren received his B.A. from the University College of
Arts and Science at New York University in 1964, and his J.D.
from Fordham University School of Law in 1967. Cary served as an
Army Captain with the Americal Division in Chu Lai, Vietnam
(1968-1969), where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Army
Commendation Medal. Stateside, as a Military Police First
Lieutenant, he was the Confinement Officer at the Post Stockade,
Fort Belvoir, VA (1967-1968).
Mr. Sklaren is the author of numerous products liability and
litigation articles and treatise chapters, and is an Adjunct
Professor of Law at New York Law School, teaching New York
Practice. He has also taught Products Liability. He has been a
featured speaker with numerous organizations including the
American Bar Association, the Canadian Institute, the Marino
Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Practicing Law
In discussing his editorship of the “classic treatise on
products liability law, Frumer, Friedman and Sklaren,
Products Liability, Professor David Owen has written: “Cary
took on the editorship during the 1980s, and the treatise since
that time has been reinvigorated, and much of it rewritten. Now
containing 11 volumes, Frumer, Freedman and Sklaren has once
again regained its rightful place as the leading treatise in the
field. It explores products liability law and litigation widely,
in great depth and with sensitivity, such that courts and
lawyers ignore this treatise at their peril.” David Owen,
Products Liability Law at 8 (West Hornbook Series 2005).
Mr. Sklaren’s other publications include:
Co-Author, Selected Readings in Sociology and the Law,
Charles C. Thomas, (1972).
Articles and Papers:
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Sklaren has been admitted
to the bars of New York (1969) and Michigan (1981) and is a
member of the American Bar Association, Association of the Bar
of the City of New York and the Defense Research Institute. He
is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.
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