R. Scott Eichhorn

Attorney in Roseland, NJ

Scott joined Marshall Dennehey as a shareholder in the firm's Health Care Department in 2008, bringing a substantial portion of his prior firm, McDonough, Korn, Eichhorn & Schorr, with him. Scott has devoted the vast majority of his 31 years of practice to the defense of physicians and other health care practitioners in various types of health care liability matters. During that time, he developed a reputation for excellence in the defense of medical malpractice cases throughout the courts in northern and central New Jersey.

Scott has routinely retained multiple disciplines of highly qualified experts in sophisticated matters in order to defend such cases on a variety of levels, thus achieving settlements far below the plaintiffs' monetary demands. He has personally handled more than 150 jury trials to verdict, in addition to many hundreds of litigated cases throughout his career. He has achieved successful defense verdicts in 95 percent of his jury trials. The majority have been complex medical malpractice cases involving severe, permanent injuries and/or death. Scott's significant experience has positioned him to represent hundreds of physicians, hospitals and nurses in all types of health care liability and licensing matters.

Based upon his trial skills and experience, Scott has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney since 1985. He was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2005 and has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer (2005-2014) in the field of medical malpractice defense.

Over the years, Scott's medical malpractice defense caseload has evolved into primarily severe, catastrophic permanent injury and death matters ranging from neurological and orthopedic damage, to negligence and misdiagnosis, to cancer and sudden cardiac death cases. Scott has also developed a specific expertise in the handling of birth cases resulting in permanent Erb's Palsy (brachial plexus) injuries.

Scott is a graduate of Bucknell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1976. In 1979, he graduated from Villanova University School of Law, where he was a member of the Villanova National Moot Court Team that was awarded the Frank Edward Roda Award by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association in recognition of the Pennsylvania law school that advanced the farthest in the National Moot Court Competition. After graduation, Scott completed a one-year judicial clerkship for the Honorable Edward W. Beglin, J.S.C., and Honorable Lawrence Weiss, J.S.C., in Union County, New Jersey.


•Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1985-Present

Classes/Seminars Taught

Preparing & Presenting Medical Malpractice Cases: Useful Information From Medical Malpractice Practitioners and Trial Judges, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, May 2011

Fundamentals of Trial Techniques (defense of medical malpractice cases), presented to medical malpractice defense attorneys, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2008

Medical & Legal Responsibilities Associated With Shoulder Dystocia Outcomes, presented to OB/Gyns at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, 2005

•Introductory talk to incoming residents at New Jersey Medical School regarding responsibilities to patients, pitfalls of the medical/legal system and tips for avoiding medical/legal problems,, Piscataway, New Jersey, 2002- -2006

Defending Hospitals, Nurses & Residents in New Jersey, presented to practicing New Jersey attorneys at ICLE Seminar in Woodbridge, New Jersey, 1992

Past Employment Positions

•Judicial clerk to Hon. Edward W. Beglin, Jr. and Hon. Lawrence Weiss, Judges, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1979 --1980

•McDonough, Murray & Korn, 1980-1990

•McDonough, Korn & Eichhorn, 1990-2006

•McDonough, Korn, Eichhorn & Schorr, 2006-2008

Honors & Awards
•New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2005-2014
•Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Roda Award to Pennsylvania Law School that advances the farthest in the National Moot Court Competition, 1979

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Areas of Law

  • Medical Malpractice
  • General Litigation
  • Hospital Malpractice


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in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Litigation
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/24/14
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Exceptional lawyer and advocate. Maintains the highest ethical standards.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/07/14
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Scott Eichorn is a very skillful medical malpractice defense attorney and I have had many cases with him and tried 2 cases to verdict. That is the basis for my high marks above.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/06/14
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I have had several cases with Mr Eichorn as an adversary and have the highest respect for his skills as a trial attorney.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/05/14
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Scott is a highly respected attorne
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/05/14
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Excellent attorney, adversary and human being. Smart, ethical and honest. can't do much better than Scott!!
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/05/14
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Scott Eichhorn is an outstanding medical malpractice defense attorney. He is well known for his thorough preparation, excellent communication, broad knowledge of applicable law, ethical conduct and ability to work with others.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/05/14
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Scott is an experienced and talented trial attorney. He is always well prepared and effective in the court room.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 09/05/14
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Scott is one of the top attorneys in the state. He has a superb reputation, is ethical and should hold the highest rating!
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1979, New Jersey
1979, Pennsylvania
1983, U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Law School Attended

Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Class of 1979
Regional Semi-Finalist in National Moot Court Competition, 1979

University Attended

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Class of 1976
Business Administration

Associations & Memberships

Associations & Memberships
•American Board of Trial Advocates
•Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court, Master since 1993
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(Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney )

Representative Cases

Significant Representative Matters; The case of Howard v. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey , 172 N.J. 537 (2002); successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court to prevent a plaintiff from being able to allege fraudulent misrepresentation against a surgeon for allegedly misrepresenting his credentials and experience to the ... More

Contact Information


(973) 618-4154


(973) 618-0685


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Office Information
R. Scott Eichhorn
 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 302,
Roseland, NJ 07068


Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (Roseland, New Jersey)

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