Pearl A. Robertson returned to Irpino Avin Hawkins in 2018, where she began her legal career in 2011. Her practice focuses on mass tort and/or class action litigation, including products liability, consumer class action, drug and device litigation, and public nuisance.
Ms. Robertson, along with Anthony Irpino, presently represents numerous governmental entities and non-profit organizations in MDL 2804, In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, seeking equitable remedies from opioid manufacturers, distributors and dispensers. Ms. Robertson works on myriad aspects of the Opioid MDL, most notably serving as a member of Plaintiffs’ trial team against three opioid distributors in Cabell County Commission v. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, et al., Civil Action No. 3:17-cv-01665. In addition to opiate litigation, Ms. Robertson is involved with various national and individual cases including actions against baby formula manufacturers for injuries to premature infants, actions against insurance companies for hurricane property damage recoveries, consumer product protection for uses of Philips CPAP breathing machines.
Ms. Robertson also volunteers her time to serve as pro bono counsel through the American Immigration Representation Project. Recently, Ms. Robertson successfully represented two clients who sought political and religious asylum in the United States due to persecution in their homeland.
Ms. Robertson is recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of class action and mass torts. Her professional affiliations include memberships in the American Bar Association, Inn of Court (St. Thomas More Chapter), and the American Association of Justice. Ms. Robertson is barred in Louisiana and admitted to practice in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Her legal career began in 2011, the same year she completed Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She earned a juris doctor degree from that school and served on Loyola’s Law Review Journal.