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Arthur M. Owens

Roseland, New Jersey

ARTHUR M. OWENS  concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability defense, complex commercial litigation, federal practice and appellate matters. Mr. Owens has successfully represented numerous high profile clients in nationally publicized cases.  He represents defendants and plaintiffs in class action, complex personal injury and product liability matters. Mr. Owens has extensive experience in litigation concerning emerging technologies, including e-commerce, online search and internet marketing issues. Mr. Owens also has an established background in e-discovery and complex data management issues.  Mr. Owens joined Lum, Drasco & Positan, LLC in September 2006, following an appellate level judicial clerkship with Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., J.A.D. After seven years with the Firm, Mr. Owens was named partner, as of January 2014.  Mr. Owens is active in the Essex County, New Jersey State Bar Associations, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation and has lectured and published articles on a variety of legal topics and disciplines. In 2016, Mr. Owens was appointed as a Trustee of the Essex County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2009
  • Federal Claims Court, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2016

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 New Jersey Law Journal New Leader of The Bar, 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star 2009-2017


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Journal: Seton Hall Law School Legislative Bureau Journal, Member
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Psychology

Published Works

  • Co-Authored an editorial published in New Jersey Law Journal regarding Fee Shifting in Legal Malpractice Litigation, June 6, 2016
  • New Jersey chapter in the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation’s 50-State Survey of Accounting and Auditing Liability Issues, 2016
  • General Jurisdiction and Multijurisdictional Practice Following Daimler AG v. Bauman, 2015
  • Article, Ethical Issues in Communications with Proposed Class Members, ABA Section of Ethics and Professionalism, February 5, 2014


  • Speaker, ECBA Panel, “Baller$: The Intersection of Money and Amateurism in Major College Athletics”, February 28, 2018, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Speaker, ECBA Panel, “The Importance of In-Person Networking in the Digital Age”, June 15, 2016
  • Moderator, Essex County Young Lawyers CLE Series 2012 & 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Essex County Bar Association, Trustee 2016-2019
  • Essex County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Membership Director 2011, E-Board
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Board Member 2009
  • The American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher Jr., New Jersey Appellate Division, Law Clerk

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Class Action
  • Technology Litigation
  • Internet and SEO Litigation
  • Business Divorce & Partnership Disputes
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury - Defense
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
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