Maha M. Kabbash is a Partner in the Firm’s Products Liability, Toxic Tort and Mass Tort Practice. She has been a key player in its pharmaceutical drug, medical device, and tobacco litigation practice, and has represented major companies in both centralized litigations and individual lawsuits.
She has extensive experience with defense of medical device manufacturers through every stage of litigation through trial, including in particular the regulatory and medical components of device litigation. She has argued before NJ’s appellate courts regarding the admissibility of trial evidence regarding FDA’s 510k clearance process for Class II medical devices and the availability of punitive damages under NJ’s Product Liability Act for such devices.
She played a central role in a five-month trial of a groundwater contamination case brought under CERCLA, in which the client prevailed at trial. For several years, Maha handled numerous consumer lawsuits in New Jersey on behalf of a leading computer manufacturer, achieving favorable settlements, dismissals, and trial victories. Through Maha’s wide-ranging experience, she has developed expertise in federal and state court practice, on both the trial and appellate levels.
She currently serves on Riker Danzig’s Management and Diversity Committees. She has also extensively volunteered with local and national civil rights organizations and serves on her church’s Parish Council.
Maha received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, cum laude, in 1994. She obtained her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law, magna cum laude, in 1998.
Areas of Emphasis
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Western District of New York
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998
Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., cum laude, 1994
Rankings & Recognitions
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has included Maha in its 2022 publication for Product Liability Litigation, saying she “wins praise for her strong litigation practice. She regularly handles high-value product liability disputes and offers notable expertise in cases concerning the healthcare sector.” Chambers sources say: “She is an exceptional attorney and a quick study. She’s highly responsive and will not be out-worked.” “Maha is an impressive attorney.”
Maha was included on the “Top Woman in the Law” list in 2020 by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Thomson Reuters included Maha on its Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list from 2008 to 2012 for Personal Injury – Products: Defense.
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