For the past 25 years, I?ve held wrongdoers accountable in court to the victims they harm. I?ve represented people from all walks of life who?ve been injured physically, psychologically and economically by the reckless and negligent acts of other persons and corporations.
I?m a trial lawyer focusing my practice in the area of personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on injuries from FDA approved prescription drugs and medical devices. I?m A .V. rated by Martindale Hubbell, a 2011 graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, and was recognized by my peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer EVERY YEAR from 2005 ? 2017. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the Super Lawyers selection methodology can be found here. A description of the Martindale Hubble Methodology can be found here. In 2012, I was invited to be a member of The National Trial Lawyers, a national organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. The methodology for the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 can be found here. (No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
I was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1994 and am also admitted in D.C., Illinois, New Jersey and New York state courts, and numerous federal courts across the country.
My background contains experience in the following areas of litigation:
PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND MEDICAL DEVICE LITIGATION
My firm?s current cases include: In re Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592 (E.D. of Louisiana); Philadelphia County Xarelto Products Liability Litigation; In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592 (N.D. of Illinois); New Jersey Mirena Products Liability Litigation; In re CR Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2187 (S.D. of West Virginia); In re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2325 (S.D. of West Virginia); In re Boston Scientific Corporation Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326 (S.D. of West Virginia); In re Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2327 (S.D. of West Virginia) and New Jersey State Court Fosamax litigation.
I?ve also represented individual injured clients and actively participated in the following personal injury mass torts: In Re: Gadolinium Based Contrast Agent Litigation, MDL 1909 (NDOH); In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1014 (E.D. of Pa.); In re Diet Drugs (Phentermine, Fenfluramine, Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (E.D. of PA); In re Propulsid Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1355 ( E.D. of Louisiana); In re Welding Fume Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1535 (S.D. of OH); In re Zyprexa Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1596 (E.D. of New York); In re Ephedra Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1598 (S.D. of NY); In re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657 (E.D. of Louisiana); In re Three Mile Island Litigation (M.D. of PA); Philadelphia County Baycol Products Liability Litigation; Philadelphia County FenPhen Products Liability Litigation; Philadelphia County Vioxx Products Liability Litigation; and New Jersey Vioxx Products Liability Litigation.; Philadelphia County Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Products Liability Litigation; New Jersey Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Products Liability Litigation; In re Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2100 (S.D. of Illinois); In re ASR Hip Implants Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2197 (N.D. of Ohio); Actos Products Liability Litigation and federal and state court Fosamax litigation.
ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY LITIGATION
I worked on behalf of injured victims of the Three Mile Island Litigation, handling important appellant briefing. I also actively participated in the Delaware River oil spill class action litigation (E.D. of PA) representing property owners seeking testing and remediation of their contaminated properties.
I was counsel in three separate federal cases brought against multinational corporations who manufacture and distribute products containing benzene. The suits were brought by an estate of a decedent, and two men who contracted acute myelogenous leukemia caused by exposure to the defendants lethal products. In 2005, all three cases achieved large confidential settlements.
Early in my career, I actively participated in the Microsoft Antitrust Multidistrict Litigation on behalf of direct purchasers of certain Windows? software. A multimillion-dollar settlement was reached in that antitrust litigation. The case was pending on the docket of U.S. District Court in Maryland before U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz. I also worked on the Sumitomo Copper Antitrust Litigation which achieved a multimillion dollar recovery on price manipulation claims under the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. Section 1 et seq. See e.g., In re Sumitomo Copper Litigation, 74 F. Supp. 2d 393, 395 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) (?The recovery is the largest class action recovery in the 75 plus year history of the Commodity Exchange Act?);
Among other commercial cases, I was counsel for several nationwide classes of insureds whose automobile insurances policies were breached by their insurers.
In August of 1993, I began an internship in the Appellate division in the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney?s Office. In January of 1994, I was sworn in as a Special Assistant District Attorney, and prosecuted hundreds of matters in court before the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judges over the next approximate two years.
Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968 Education: Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ? B.S., 1990 Law School: Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut ? J.D., 1993
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