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Contributors

  • 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.

  • Ben C. Martin, Martin | Baughman, Dallas

    Ben Martin has dedicated his career to helping individuals and families whose lives have been shattered by catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He has represented thousands of clients, from people injured in the oilfield to those harmed by medical negligence and dangerous products, including defective machinery, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in Texas, Mississippi, California and Arkansas and represents people in all 50 states.

  • Ellen Presby, Van Wey, Presby & Williams, Dallas

    I knew I wanted to be a lawyer in third grade. Even then, I saw the power of argument in helping people. Now, more than 30 years later, my drive has not changed. I am proud to represent people who have been injured by pharmaceutical products and medical devices, or who have put their trust in the medical profession and were failed.

    I am passionate about trust and duty. I believe strongly that a person should be able to rely on the expertise of a medical professional or pharmaceutical manufacturer in the care and treatment of medical conditions, and that Big Pharma should share all information about risks and benefits of a drug with the prescribing doctors so the doctors can explain them to their patients. I am relentless in learning about information hidden from doctors and patients and uncovering unnecessary risks taken with patients that have led to disastrous results.

  • Noah Lauricella, GoldenbergLaw, PLLC, Minneapolis

    Personal injury lawyer Noah C. Lauricella joined GoldenbergLaw in 2014. He previously worked at a large Chicago firm where he defended corporations from initiation of suit to trial in products liability matters involving over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and surgical implants. He also worked on a large number of asbestos cases. As such, Noah brings a diverse and valuable set of skills to the GoldenbergLaw team.

  • Brenda S. Fulmer, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, West Palm Beach, FL

    BRENDA S. FULMER is a partner and shareholder with the law firm of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, one of the largest personal injury law firms in Florida. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and leads the firm’s dedicated Mass Tort Unit which focuses on complex litigation for defective drugs, medical devices, and consumer products.

  • Hadley L. Matarazzo, Faraci Lange, Rochester, NY

    Hadley L. Matarazzo litigates cases involving medical device and pharmaceutical liability, consumer protection, toxic torts, medical malpractice, and catastrophic personal injury. She has extensive experience handling complex litigation, including serving in court-appointed leadership positions in multi-district litigation (MDL) in federal court and multi-county litigation (MCL) in New Jersey. Hadley oversees the firm’s defective drug and medical device and consumer protection practices.

  • Carmen S. Scott, Motley Rice LLC, Mount Pleasant, SC

    With a focus on women's products, Carmen Scott represents victims of harmful medical drugs and devices, medical negligence, and corporate misconduct. She also advocates for human trafficking victims who seek to hold hotel franchises and other corporate entities accountable for allegedly enabling trafficking for profit.

  • Wendy R. Fleishman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, New York

    A partner in our New York office, Wendy R. Fleishman is a passionate and experienced lawyer for the injured and the loved ones of those who died due to the wrongful misconduct of others. With more than thirty years of courtroom experience to draw upon, a large part of Wendy’s practice today consists of representing patients prescribed drugs with undisclosed and dangerous side effects or who received defective medical devices.

January 14, 2021
Thu 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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