Smith Stratton



Gerald D. Wixted
Partner

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Gerald D. Wixted

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • General Commercial Litigation

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
New York

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Gerald D. Wixted is a partner in the firm. Prior to joining the firm in 1995, Gerry was an attorney at Dechert Price & Rhoads in Philadelphia. Before that, he completed a clerkship with the Honorable John F. Gerry, Chief Judge, District of New Jersey. Gerry has appeared in courtrooms nationwide and overseas in complex insurance coverage and product liability disputes. His practice has included:

  • Defending a national liability insurer in a London market arbitration through discovery and a six week trial in London;
  • Representing a latex glove manufacturer as chief trial counsel in medical device products liability actions filed in federal and state courts nationwide;
  • Representing the trustee of one of the largest charitable trusts in the United States in several separate accountings;
  • Defending numerous environmental and toxic tort coverage actions for national liability insurers;
  • Defending a national cosmetics manufacturer in products liability action; and
  • Won a substantial verdict for a client in a two-month palimony trial.

EDUCATION:

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1988
M.A., Lehigh University, 1985
B.A., LaSalle College, 1983

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Mercer County Inn of Court

OTHER AFFILIATIONS:

  • President and Board Member, Moorestown Rowing Club, 2003-2006
  • Board Member, Friends of the Moorestown Library 2006 – Present
  • Board Member, Sunnybrook Swim Club, 2004 – Present
  • Member, Yale Parents Rowing Association, 2005 – Present