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Esther E. Berezofsky, Motley Rice LLC, Cherry Hill, NJ
A trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience litigating complex mass torts, Esther Berezofsky has devoted her career to representing communities impacted by environmental contamination and fighting for the rights of consumers, individuals and families impacted by fraud and misconduct across a range of litigation areas. Esther focuses her practice on protecting the rights and seeking accountability for people harmed by toxic chemical exposure—environmental and occupational—as well as patients who suffer life-altering complications caused by dangerous and defective medical drugs and devices.
Gale Pearson, The Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, Minneapolis
For more than 25 years, Gale Pearson has represented thousands of plaintiffs in a range of complex litigation, from environmental law to pharmaceutical litigation to Qui Tam prosecution. Before receiving her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Gale attended California State University, where she studied laboratory medicine, physics, and chemistry. She spent years working in the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and is a nationally recognized clinical laboratory scientist. As such, Gale plays a substantial role in Fears Nachawati’s representation of those who have been harmed by environmental polluters, as well as the bad acts of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Throughout her career, Gale has played a pivotal role in several MDL litigations, serving on science committees, or, as in the case of a Certified Class Action against Phillip Morris, Co. and its parent company, as lead counsel. In United States Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center Inc., she served as co-lead counsel and helped achieve a substantial verdict for her clients. In addition, she was asked to serve as Plaintiff’s liaison counsel in the Minnesota State Medtronic Cases, and was appointed to the same position in the Minnesota State Guidant Cases. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Gale’s legal success has earned her peer recognition across the country. In 2003, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer presented her the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award for her work with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. In 2005, she was recognized by Forbes Magazine among America’s top attorneys, and she has been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters from 2015-2019. Gale is frequently invited to speak on scientific issues related pharmaceuticals, as well as complex interstate civil procedures.
T. Roe Frazer II, Frazer PLC, Nashville, TN
Roe Frazer is a lawyer with considerable first-chair experience in complex litigation. He is an early adopter of technology, leveraging it in his practice to achieve better, faster, and more predictable results. Roe is also a lawyer-entrepreneur, with seasoned experience in start-up businesses. Roe is the chair of Frazer PLC. Roe is one of the top trial lawyers in the United States, trying many complex tort and product liability cases, primarily on the plaintiff’s side, as well as representing business and commercial litigants. Early in his career, Roe was selected as the Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year in Mississippi in 1993. He has been lead counsel in many multi-million dollar verdicts in complex and commercial litigation cases, and handled scores of civil settlements in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Roe also has a considerable amount of experience defending companies in a myriad of business disputes, contract claims, and tort litigation.
Stephanie Biehl, Sher Edling LLP, San Francisco
Stephanie Biehl has dedicated her career to advocacy on behalf of communities and individuals taking on prodigious and powerful adversaries in complex, high-stakes litigation. She has a variety of experience prosecuting cases from investigation through trial and appeals and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star consistently throughout her practice.
Before joining Sher Edling, Stephanie was successful in obtaining multi-million-dollar recoveries through complex cases in the business, consumer, employment, securities, derivative, and class action fields. She and her teams were routinely appointed Lead Counsel and Class Counsel in a variety of state and federal cases.