Trial Partner Wayne Cousin’s primary focus is the defense of complex high-exposure medical, dental, podiatric and chiropractic malpractice matters. In addition, Wayne’s practice includes the defense of labor, employment, products liability, and other personal injury litigation.
For over 20 years Wayne has successfully represented physicians, nurses, hospitals, podiatrists, dentists, chiropractors, and corporations in a variety of medical specialties including ophthalmology, cardiology, otolaryngology, anesthesiology, plastic surgery, internal medicine, gastroenterology, pathology, radiology, obstetrics and gynecology and various types of surgery. He has defended dentists including endodontists, periodontists, general dentists and oral surgeons. In addition, he has defended podiatrists in a wide array of cases including bunionectomy, neuroma and hammertoe surgeries. Wayne’s practice also includes handling matters involving race, age and gender discrimination, reasonable accommodation, and workplace harassment.
Wayne has lectured on various aspects of risk management and medical defense related issues to medical professionals at several metropolitan area hospitals. He has contributed several articles to The New York Law Journal dealing with a variety of discovery and trial-related issues.
Wayne graduated cum laude in 1991 from Brandeis University, with a dual degree in History and Economics, and obtained his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 1994. He is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York, and certified to appear before both Federal and State Courts in those jurisdictions. Wayne is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Medical Defense Bar Association.
He lives in New Jersey with his wife Laura, an attorney. When not defending professionals and corporations, Wayne enjoys spending time with their two children, Jonathan and Deborah, as well as writing and composing music.