Judge Marina Corodemus (Ret.)

Managing Partner, Director ADR Practice Area

Judge Corodemus is a highly experienced professional in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and a sought after special master by Federal and State Courts involving class actions, mass torts, environmental contamination, natural resource damages, products liability, consumer fraud and serious aggregate litigation. She brings over 10 years experience on the bench as New Jersey’s sole Mass Tort Judge.

Judge Corodemus most recently served as Special Master for dePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products, , MDL 2197 to oversee the appeals and fee disputes associated with the $2.7 billion settlement, and has also served as Special Master for American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2325 and Vioxx: Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1657. Widely respected in her field for her diligence, integrity and fair play, she was voted ‘Best Individual Mediator 2015’ in the National Law Journal and served as President of the Academy of Court Appointed Special Masters from 2014-15.

Judge Corodemus is the Director of ADR Practice in her firm Corodemus & Corodemus LLC with a national practice. She has lectured throughout the country. She is a member of the ALI Aggregate Litigation Advisor Committee, is a Board and Executive Board Member of the Sedona Conference and is a adjunct Professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey. She was recently awarded the Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz Lifetime Achievement Award and serves as president of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters.

Areas of Practice

75%
Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation-Arbitration-Settlement Negotiations
25%

Special Master Appointments Federal and State Courts Management, Discovery

Honors and Awards

Mass Tort Judge Presided over:

Pharmaceutical Cases:

  • Fen-phen Diet Drug
  • PPA
  • Rezulin
  • Latex Gloves
  • Propulsid

Products Liability Cases:

  • DePUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC., ASR HIP IMPLANT PRODUCTS [Court Order]
  • AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC., PELVIC REPAIR SYSTEMS PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION [Court Order]
  • Talalia v. Cooper Tire (National Class Action)
  • Perez v. Wyeth Laboratories Birth Control Cases

Tobacco Cases:

  • Mehlman v. Phillip Morris and RJR et als.

Environmental Contamination Cases:

  • Durham Woods Pipe Line Explosion
  • Toms River Ciba Geigy Cancer Cluster Cases

IN RE LEAD PAINT CASES ASBESTOS

ADR Professional SPECIAL MASTER APPOINTMENTS:

  • Federal District Court of New Jersey: EPHEDRA BANKRUPCY CASES
  • Federal MDL VIOXX: SPECIAL MASTER
  • HUDSON COUNTY CHROMIUM CASES
  • SPECIAL MASTER APPOINTMENTS IN THE STATE COURTS:
    • New Jersey
    • California
    • Florida
    • New York

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1981
  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1981

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. – 1980
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. – 1977
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • “Rock’em, Sock’em Preemption:Who Is Getting Their Block Knocked Off?, BNA CLASS ACTION REPORTER Vol. 9, 9/26, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutger University School of Law, 2002 – Present
  • Presenter Mass Torts Judicial Seminar, HB Conferences, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Fellow, 1999 – Present
  • ALI, Member, 2001 – Present
  • Academy of Court Appointed Masters, 2014 President-Elect

Past Employment Positions

  • New Jersey State Court, Judge of the Superior Court, 1983 – 2004
  • Assistant Township Attorney, Old Bridge Township, 1981 – 1983
  • Superior Court Bench, 1993 – 2004
  • Private Practice, 1981 – 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • NJ Metro Chapter Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2000 – Present