Justin E. Kerner

Associate

kernerj@ballardspahr.com
Tel 856.761.3448
Fax 856.761.1020
New Jersey

Justin Kerner is an associate in the Litigation Department. He handles complex commercial cases in state and federal courts, including class actions and single-plaintiff litigation pertaining to product liability, environmental liability, fraud, insurance coverage, IP infringement, and other commercial disputes.

Prior to attending law school, Justin worked for several years in the produce and transportation industries, serving a variety of clients in the food and beverage sector. He has practical experience negotiating industry contracts and resolving disputes between growers, shippers, wholesalers, and retail and food service operators.

Justin has relied on his in-depth legal knowledge to write alerts and articles on a variety of litigation matters, including class actions, civil RICO matters, and false endorsement claims. He currently serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, and is participating in the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey's Leadership Institute.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Robert E. Cowen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, September 2013-September 2014

Hon. Mary L. Cooper, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, September 2011-September 2013

Hon. Michael J. Koury, Jr., Northampton County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas, August 2010-August 2011

Professional Activities

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Judge Pro Tem

Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Federation Leadership Institute

Villanova Law Alumni Association, Board of Advisors

J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court

Publications

Co-author, "PA Federal Court Nixes Out-of-State Business Entities' Supposed 'Consent' to General Personal Jurisdiction as Unconstitutional," Ballard Spahr alert, June 11, 2019

Co-author, "Local Thoughts on Global Class Actions," Law360, January 2, 2019

"Taking Control of Class Actions from the Beginning," The Labor Dish blog, February 18, 2015

"'It's Third and Eight!' – The Third Circuit Adopts an Eight-Factor Test for Likelihood of Confusion in False Enforcement Cases and Flags Related Defenses in Facenda v. NFL Films," 32 HASTINGS COMM. & ENT. L.J. 111, 2009

"Labor Pains: the Seventh Circuit Distorts the PDA to Bar Discrimination Based on In Vitro Fertilization," 24 WIS. J.L. GEN. & SOC. 117, 2009

Villanova University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)
Order of the Coif
Managing Editor of Symposia, Villanova Law Review
Recipient, Hyman-Goodman Award, for outstanding service to the law school community
Recipient, Joseph R. Wenk Award, for outstanding commitment to the Civil Justice Clinic
Recipient, Dorothy Day Award, for pro bono service

The College of New Jersey (B.S. 2002)

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

New York

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey