Kaczynski, Stephen J.

North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190

Updated: 11/13/2013

Overview

For almost a quarter century at Jones Day, Steve Kaczynski has practiced in the area of product liability litigation, most specifically, as one of the most senior litigators on the national coordinating counsel team for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the smoking and health litigation.

Most recently, Steve has served as lead counsel for RJR in several Engle progeny cases throughout the state of Florida, and has been recognized by the Courtroom View...

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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Product Liability & Tort Litigation
  • Business and Tort Litigation (USA)

Representative Cases

  • R.J. Reynolds is dismissed from first smoking and health case to be tried in Queens
  • R.J. Reynolds obtains first defense verdict in favor of tobacco companies in California since 1985
  • R.J. Reynolds obtains NJ court ruling in smoking and health case that RICO not applicable to personal injury claims
  • R.J. Reynolds obtains voluntary dismissal of case filed in New York Superior Court
  • R.J. Reynolds obtains voluntary dismissal of Louisiana smoking and health case after extensive discovery
  • R.J. Reynolds obtains voluntary dismissal of Louisiana smoking and health case after extensive discovery
  • R.J. Reynolds obtains voluntary dismissal of smoking and health action in Louisiana federal court after extensive discovery
  • R.J. Reynolds prevails in first smoking and health case tried in New York
  • R.J. Reynolds prevails on removal issue due to fraudulently joined parties
  • R.J. Reynolds receives voluntary dismissal on eve of trial from Brooklyn smoking and health case
  • R.J. Reynolds resolves Medicaid recoupment action filed by State of Florida against major cigarette manufacturers
  • R.J. Reynolds settles health-care cost recovery action brought by the state of Minnesota
  • R.J. Reynolds settles State of Washington Medicaid recoupment action against major cigarette manufacturers
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in first smoking and health case tried in Manhattan

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Past Positions

  • United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1979 - 1985
  • The Judge Advocate General's School (JAG), Charlottesville, Virginia, Staff and Faculty, 1982 - 1985
  • Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Trial Counsel
  • Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Assistant Chief of Military Justice
  • Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Defense Counsel, 1979 - 1982

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984
    LL.M.
  • St John's University, School of Law, 1978
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: St. Thomas More Scholar

Office Information

Address

North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190

Fax

  • (216) 579-0212

Email

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