Lorna A. Dotro


(973) 631-6016
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Lorna A. Dotro is a Partner of the firm. Her practice concentrates in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation in federal and state courts in New Jersey and in several other jurisdictions.

The emphasis of her practice is in product liability and mass tort claims, including class actions and multi-district federal litigation.

Lorna served as the law clerk to the Honorable Carol E. Higbee, P.J. Civ. (Mass Torts) for the 1997-1998 term.  She joined McElroy Deutsch & Mulvaney LLP in 1999 and Coughlin Duffy LLP at its inception in March 2004.


  • Serves as New Jersey counsel to several large pharmaceutical companies representing their interests in New Jersey State Courts on a variety of products liability claims including, OTC pharmaceuticals, analgesics, antibiotics, hormone replacement therapy, cholesterol lowering medications, pain medications, acne medications, birth control products and immunizations.

  • Represents a number of pharmaceutical sales and marketing clients in a wide spectrum of litigation and commercial matters.

  • Extensive experience litigating Class Action claims in state and federal courts in a number of jurisdictions.  


Awards and Honors

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers®* (2016-2017)

Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences: Product Liability®* (2016 - 2017)

New Jersey Rising Stars (2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011)

New Jersey Law Journal 40 under 40 (2010)


Member, American Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, Defense Research Institute

Member, New Jersey Defense Association

Member, New York State Bar Association