Keri Avellini


East Orange, NJ





Keri focuses her practice on representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. Keri comes to the firm with twenty years of litigation experience. She graduated from the University of Scranton in 1994 where she majored in History and minored in Biology and Political Science. After college, Keri moved to Oregon where she worked as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corp providing academic, housing and medical assistance for homeless and disadvantaged high school students. During law school, Keri clerked for The Honorable James D. Thomas, a United States Magistrate Judge. Keri graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1998. She received the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys Award. Keri was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1998, the New York Bar in 2000 and the California Bar in 2003. After graduation, Keri concentrated her practice on defending clients involved in product liability, construction and premises liability matters in both New Jersey and California. Keri is now applying the skills and knowledge she obtained as a defense attorney to helping victims of personal injury.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Work Accidents
  • Slip & Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Injuries Caused by Defective Products

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of Scranton, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1994

Representative Cases

  • Mull v. Zeta Consumer Products, 176 NJ 385 (2003)
  • Galvad v. G.R. Robert , 179 NJ 462 (2004)
  • Constr. Co.
  • Mody v. Brooks, 339 NJ Super 392 (App. DIV. 2001)
  • Aikins v. General Electric Co Asbestos MDL
  • Mack v. General Electric Co Asbestos MDL


  • American Academy of Matrimonial

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association

Past Positions

  • McDermott & McGee, Attorney
  • JJR Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP, Senior Counsel
  • Vogl & Meredith, Attorney
  • The Honorable James D. Thomas, Clerk

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Essex County Lawyers for Justice
  • Former President of the Northern California Chapter of the University of Scranton Alumni Association
  • Board Member of the University of Scranton Alumni Association
  • Secretary, Our Lady of Sorrows Home School Association, South Orange, New Jersey
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corp

Fraternity or Sorority

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney