Donald A. Ecklund

Donald A. Ecklund

Donald A. Ecklund is a partner of the firm. He focuses his practice on the representations of individuals, class members, and communities, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer product litigation, environmental litigation, consumer fraud, and shareholder litigation.

An experienced litigator, Don litigates in both state and federal courts across the county, including mass torts and multidistrict litigation. He has served on committees in several multidistrict litigations involving pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Don also has extensive experience in class action matters against automobile manufacturers for excessive emissions, defective design, and safety defects. Recently, he has devoted significant time to advocating on behalf of public entities pursuing claims to hold the companies responsible for the prescription opioid epidemic accountable. He is also seeking compensation for insulin-dependent diabetics in litigation against the three dominant manufacturers of analog insulin for unconscionable and unfair price gouging.

Before joining the firm, Don was an associate at a prestigious New York law firm for four years, where he represented clients in complex products liability litigation, mass torts, environmental litigation, and other matters.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Don earned his law degree from Rutgers School of Law. He is admitted to the Bars of the States of New Jersey and New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • United States Green Building Council
  • Young Professionals in Energy

Practice Areas



Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Labor Law

Whether before a hearing board, in the courtroom, or at the negotiating table, our labor lawyers leverage their considerable advocacy and negotiating skills to advance and protect our clients’ interests.

About us

Student Mental Health and Social Media

Partner Michael Innes wrote an article titled “Why New Jersey school districts are filing lawsuits against social media companies, which is featured in the New Jersey School Board Association Reader Forum: Student Mental Health and Social Media.

Chrysler Owners Win Cert. Of 6M Class In Takata Airbag MDL

A judge has certified a class of roughly 6 million Fiat Chrysler vehicle owners who assert fraud claims against FCA US in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing automakers of hiding the risks associated with allegedly explosive Takata airbags.
The 74

Carella Byrne’s Michael Innes Featured in Recent The 74 Article

Innes was featured in recent article titled Teen Mental Health Crisis Pushes More School Districts to Sue Social Media Giants. “The harms caused by social media companies have impacted the districts’ ability to carry out their core mission of providing education.”

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