Carlos M. Bollar, Esq.

Immediate Past President

Carlos represents clients in complex toxic tort, product liability and environmental litigation matters.  He is adept at handling environmental litigation cases in all of the contexts in which they arise, including single plaintiff cases, mass actions involving hundreds of plaintiffs, class actions and defending clients against state and federal government.  Carlos typically handles high stakes litigation with massive potential damages. He has tried numerous contested matters in federal and state courts and has experience in all aspects of pre-trial and trial work.

Carlos’ cases often involve claims for personal injury, medical monitoring, property damage and natural resource damages. Carlos routinely handles claims involving exposure to various types of hazardous substances including benzene, MTBE and chlorinated compounds.   Carlos also has experience in environmental insurance cases, representing policyholders in their efforts to obtain coverage against insurers for environmental claims. Carlos regularly counsels clients in state and federal regulatory matters and represents those clients in administrative hearings.

Carlos has been involved in numerous professional, charitable and community organizations over the years.  In addition to his work with the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Carlos currently serves as the Deputy Regional President for Region III of the Hispanic National Bar Association. In 2015 Carlos was appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the Working Group on Judicial Fundraising.  Carlos also currently serves on the  Legislative and CLE Advisory committees of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Carlos also actively participates in other organizations including the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, the  Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Energy Action Team, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association.

Carlos frequently lectures on various topics relating to environmental law, complex litigation, e-discovery and diversity in the legal profession.  Most recently, Carlos was a panelist for a seminar entitled “Ethical Implications of Social Media” sponsored by the Hispanic National Bar Association in Boston (September 4, 2015).  Carlos was a panelist for a seminar entitled “Litigation in the Age of Technology” discussing e-discovery and emerging litigation issues at the 14th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars sponsored by the HBA-NJ (May 7, 2015).  Carlos was also panelist for a seminar “Dealing With Difficult Situations Dealing With Diversity” sponsored by the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (May 15, 2015). On November 6, 2015 you can see Carlos as a speaker at the Hispanic Business Forum presented by the Chamber of Commerce for Southern New Jersey.

Carlos graduated from Rutgers College in 1994 and Rutgers School of Law, Camden Campus in 1997.  Carlos clerked for the Honorable William J. Cook in the New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County from 1997-1998. 

Carlos lives in Mt. Laurel with his wife and three children.        

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