Corodemus & Corodemus provides Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services including Mediation, Arbitration, Special Master, and Complex Litigation Management. We resolve complex civil disputes as true neutrals with expert knowledge of mass torts, class actions, and multidistrict litigations (MDLs).

Who We Are

Corodemus & Corodemus, LLC, is a second generation Alternative Dispute Law Firm with a national practice. We serve clients in both Federal and State Court, with Judge Marina Corodemus (Ret.) as the Director of the ADR Practice Area. Our firm, founded by the Judge’s father, James Corodemus (now retired), retains family pride in serving clients as if you were family.

Judge Corodemus is uniquely qualified for to help you with your next case. She brings extensive experience of both private practice litigation and judicial knowledge, having set the standard for Mass Tort Cases in New Jersey and thereafter the country. Since retiring from the bench, she has distinguished herself as one of the nation’s leading ADR professionals.

You the client are always our top priority.

We continue the tradition of serving our clients with honesty, integrity and dedication. Our name is synonymous with excellence, generation to generation. We are here to work with the courts in a supplementary role and NOT to substitute or supplant, but to facilitate your resolution without long time delays or the expense of protracted litigation. You, the client, are always our top priority. Your due diligence requires you to seek and retain a professional with the integrity and gravitas that lends to resolving the most complex of matters.

What We Do

We resolve complex civil disputes as true neutrals. We get the job done!

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is our only business. Our attorneys and support staff maintain strict independence from any conflict of interest or partisan roles. Our lawyers do not represent any parties in litigation. We are committed and dedicated to being true neutrals, to best serve you, our clients.

We are committed and dedicated to being true neutrals.

We pledge to maintain the highest ethical standards and our Director enjoys the highest permitted AV Martindale Hubbell rating. We will resolve your individual case with a custom crafted solution, creating peaceful resolution to your serious civil dispute, confidentially, without expensive litigation costs or lengthy courtroom dramatics.

Why Choose Us?

When you deserve the very best ADR professional for your complex civil disputes, choosing our firm is the first step towards solving your problems. Not just because we say so, but because they do:

  • 2017, The New Jersey Law Journal named Judge Marina Corodemus Best Individual Arbitrator.
  • 2016, The National Law Journal named Judge Marina Corodemus an ADR Champions Trailblazer.
  • 2015, The National Law Journal named Judge Marina Corodemus Best Individual Mediator in the country.
  • 2013, The National Law Journal named Judge Marina Corodemus Best Individual Mediator in the country.
  • 2012, The National Law Journal named Judge Marina Corodemus Best Individual Mediator in the country.
  • 2013, The National Law Journal named the Firm Corodemus & Corodemus BEST ADR Provider in the country.
  • 2012, The National Law Journal Named the Firm Corodemus & Corodemus BEST ADR Provider in the country.
  • Judges for some of the most complex Federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) cases have named Judge Corodemus as Special Master:
    Judge Eldon E. Fallon, Eastern District of Louisiana
    Judge David A. Katz, Northern District of Ohio
    DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (CMO)
    Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, Southern District of West Virginia
    American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (Pretrial Order)

Our business model is based upon three fundamental principles:

We pledge to provide a fair and honorable resolution of your dispute;
Our “team approach” allows work to be done by the right people experienced in your particular area of the law;
Time is money and we respect both.


September 18: “Reversed & Remanded: The Impact of Recent Appellate Court Rulings on Mass Torts”

Date: Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
Time: 2pm Eastern | 1pm Central | 12pm Mountain | 11am Pacific
Duration: 90 minutes
Format: Broadcast live from the JAMS Resolution Center, New York
CLE: This webinar is eligible for CLE (depending on state and local rules)
Price: Complimentary
Register: Sign up for the program here

“I thought mass tort practice was going to be directed by legislation, but state and federal appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court, have stepped in and mixed things up.” –Judge Marina Corodemus (ret.) 

Judge Corodemus is referring to a spate of rulings this year that are significant to mass tort attorneys everywhere.

In its BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell decision, the Supreme Court held that its general jurisdiction holding in Daimler AG v. Bauman wasn’t limited to only certain types claims. Shortly after that the high court handed down its much-anticipated jurisdiction ruling in Bristol Myers v. Superior Court, a win for defendants who had argued against litigation in states in which they are neither incorporated nor do business.

The New Jersey Appellate Division in McCarrell v. Hoffmann-La Roche found a lower court erred in its evidentiary rulings on science, causation and warnings. The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals revived thousands of cases in In re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation, finding that the trial court had improperly granted summary judgement on preemption grounds by misapplying the Supreme Court’s “clear evidence” standard in Wyeth v. Levine.

Because of these developments the judge has impaneled a group of experts to share their insights during a 90-minute educational webinar.

Join Judge Corodemus and her panel of experts on Sept. 18 when they will:

  • Review the case history of these seminal decisions.
  • Analyze the meaning and impact of the courts’ holdings.
  • Discuss critical issues now before many courts on specific personal jurisdiction and general jurisdiction, i.e. Daubert, Kemp and Frye.
  • Debate the future of these cases and whether they represent a change for the better.
  • Comment on whether class actions are changed forever.
  • Predict – as best they can – the real impact of these cases.
  • Answer your questions.


Drugmakers Agree to $300M Settlement in MDL Over Hypertension Medication Benicar

Drugmakers Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories have agreed to a $300 million settlement in multidistrict litigation by users of hypertension drug Benicar who claimed they developed severe gastrointestinal side effects.

Attorneys placed the settlement on the record before U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler in Camden on Tuesday. The agreement would apply to about 2,000 cases from across the nation that were consolidated before Kugler, as well as another 100 cases pending in state Superior Court in Atlantic County. Kugler appointed former state Superior Court Judge Marina Corodemus, who served as a state mass tort judge, to oversee compliance with the agreement and dismissal of claims that fail to meet its conditions.

Read full article at the New Jersey Law Journal