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Duane Morris Partner Demetrios C. "Jim" Batsides to Be Named President of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

October 11, 2011

Jim BatsidesNEWARK, October 12, 2011—Duane Morris partner Demetrios C. "Jim" Batsides will be installed as the new president of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) at the organization's 44th annual Trial Bar Banquet. The event will be held on October 13, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick.

Batsides is a trial attorney in Duane Morris' Newark and New York offices. His practice focuses on the defense and counseling of healthcare companies; clinical and genetics laboratories; pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers; medical and laboratory professionals; and product distributors, retailers and manufacturers. He has extensive experience in cases involving complex liability and medical causation issues and has represented clients in cases involving claims for significant personal injuries and economic damages from catastrophic neurological injury, wrongful death, wrongful birth, loss of fertility, toxic exposure and failure to diagnose cancer. Batsides also routinely counsels healthcare clients and product manufacturers on risk management best practices and regulatory compliance issues.

Batsides is an appointed member of New Jersey State Bar Association Medical Malpractice Committee, as well as an active member of numerous local and national legal professional organizations, including the Defense Research Institute and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Batsides was recognized by his peers in New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine from 2007 to 2010 in the areas of medical malpractice and civil litigation defense. He is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law and of Villanova University. Batsides is fluent in Greek.

About the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ)

TANJ is a statewide, nonprofit organization of approximately 800 members from the plaintiff and defense civil trial bar, members of the criminal bar and retired members of the judiciary. It is dedicated to promoting the interests of the public at large, the interest of the litigants involved in civil and criminal cases, and the interests of the bench and bar.

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