The Great Trials Podcast
Rachel Lanier │Gail Lucille Ingham, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. │$4.69 billion verdict

Rachel Lanier │Gail Lucille Ingham, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. │$4.69 billion verdict

August 20, 2019
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Rachel Lanier of the Lanier Law Firm ( https://lanierlawfirm.com/  ).
 
 
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National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff Top 40 Under 40 honoree Rachel Lanier discusses how she and other members of the Lanier Law Firm trial team secured the largest verdict in the United States in 2018. This landmark verdict secured justice for 22 women who developed ovarian cancer after continuous use of Johnson & Johnson’s best-selling baby powder and other talcum powder products containing cancer-causing asbestos. Rachel helped prove the multi-billion dollar, multi-national company had known about the asbestos for decades and covered it up with biased tests and skewed interpretations of test results. After a six-week trial, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages.
 
 
 
Guest Bio:
 
Rachel Lanier joined the Lanier Law Firm’s New York office as an associate in 2016 and practices in the areas of toxic torts, pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, and product liability.  In 2017, Ms. Lanier served on the Lanier Law Firm’s trial team in the Pinnacle hip implant litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. which led to a $247 million dollar verdict in favor of plaintiffs.  In 2018, Ms. Lanier was on the trial team in St. Louis, Missouri representing twenty-two plaintiffs in the Talcum Powder litigation against Johnson & Johnson, and was instrumental in obtaining the $4.7 billion dollar verdict for the plaintiffs.  Most recently, Ms. Lanier was appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the 3M Combat Earplug Multi-District Litigation.
 
Ms. Lanier is dedicated to representing injured clients and their families by pursuing justice for those who have been harmed by toxic substances and defective products.  Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm, Ms. Lanier was an associate at a mid-sized firm in Manhattan, where she focused on representing individuals suffering from asbestos-induced diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.
 
Ms. Lanier was recognized as a 2018 New York Rising Star in the practice area of personal injury – products and is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, New York Bar Association, and New Jersey Bar Association.  She enjoys speaking at Continuing Legal Education seminars, and participated in a breakout panel at the annual Mass Torts Made Perfect seminar in Las Vegas, NV.  In 2018, Ms. Lanier spoke on the recent Talc verdict at the HarrisMartin MDL Conference in Napa, CA, and presented at the HarrisMartin Talc and Asbestos Conference in Miami Beach, FL.  She also participated on a panel at the Annual Complex Litigation Symposium in Louisiana and the 2019 National Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami Beach.  Ms. Lanier has further been honored as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff Top 40 Under 40 and recently selected to serve on the 2019 Executive Committee for the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
 
 
Ms. Lanier is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
 
 
 
 
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Tom Girardi│Citizens of Hinkley v. Pacific Gas & Electric│$333 million settlement

Tom Girardi│Citizens of Hinkley v. Pacific Gas & Electric│$333 million settlement

August 13, 2019
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Tom Girardi of Girardi Keese ( https://www.girardikeese.com/ ).
 
 
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Legendary Los Angeles trial attorney Tom Girardi of Girardi Keese reflects upon the landmark 1993 case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which served as the basis for the Academy Award-winning film Erin Brockovich. Girardi represented 650 citizens of Hinkley, California, who developed high rates of cancer and other diseases from exposure to water contaminated with chromium VI and discharged by a Pacific Gas & Electric facility over a 15-year period. Following arbitration, Girardi secured a $333 million settlement for Hinkley residents.
 
 
 
Guest Bio:
 
Tom Girardi
 
Widely regarded by his peers as one of the nation's top trial lawyers and with nearly fifty years of experience representing victims, Thomas V. Girardi has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, handling claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad faith insurance, and toxic torts. In 2003, he received the most prestigious honor of being inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar. Mr. Girardi is a Member of the Board of Directors and former President of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only worldwide organization, limited to 500 trial lawyers. Mr. Girardi is also the first trial lawyer to be appointed to the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the state courts.
 
 
 
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Ep 032: Mary Koch & Keith Forman│ Zubida Byrom, et al. v. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc. │$229.6 million verdict

Ep 032: Mary Koch & Keith Forman│ Zubida Byrom, et al. v. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc. │$229.6 million verdict

August 6, 2019
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Mary Koch and Keith Forman of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, & Offutt, LLC ( https://www.malpracticeteam.com/).
 
 
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Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC partners Mary Koch and Keith Forman discuss how they secured the largest medical malpractice verdict in U.S. history, advocating on behalf of Zubida Byrom, a child who was born with cerebral palsy due to the negligence of doctors and medical staff in treating her mother, Erica Byrom, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Erica, who suffered from preeclampsia, was misinformed about Zubida’s chance of survival and signed a consent form indicating she did not wish to undergo a c-section. The impact of the induced delivery on Zubida’s brain and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staff’s failure to act appropriately left Zubida without oxygen, causing the baby to be born with cerebral palsy and requiring round-the-clock care for life.
 
 
 
Guest Bios:
 
 
Mary M. Koch
 
 
Mary McNamara Koch joined WVFO as a partner in January of 2016. Shortly after her arrival, she obtained Plaintiffs’ verdicts in two medical negligence cases, with one jury awarding a stroke victim over $6,000,000.00 and another jury awarding a woman with debilitating drop foot over $2,000,000.00. These successes were in keeping with her reputation of winning big cases.
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In 2014, Ms. Koch spearheaded a team of attorneys that successfully negotiated the historic $37 million settlement against St. Joseph Medical Center on behalf of former patients of Dr. Mark G. Midei, a cardiologist at the hospital who was accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary cardiac stent procedures. As part of this landmark victory, Ms. Koch conducted over 100 depositions, argued many of the motions, and made the successful class action argument. In addition to giving the 273 patients financial resources, and even more important some closure so they could resume their lives, the settlement helped establish a national dialogue on unnecessary medical procedures.
 
 
 
Keith Forman
 
Keith is a partner at the firm. Since becoming an attorney, he has almost exclusively represented minor children injured as a result of obstetrical or neonatal malpractice. Keith is licensed to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Minnesota.
In 2012 and 2013, he was instrumental in the firm obtaining three of the four largest verdicts in medical malpractice cases in Maryland history – a $55 million dollar verdict against Johns Hopkins Hospital, a $21 million dollar verdict against Harbor Hospital, and a $15.6 million dollar verdict against a nurse-midwife and a hospital in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
In 2019, Keith was part of the trial team that obtained what is believed to be the largest verdict in a medical malpractice case in the history of the United States of America - a $229 million dollar verdict against Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for a child who was injured at birth and suffers cerebral palsy as a result.
 
 
 
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Ep 031: Mikal Watts│United States of America v. Mikal Watts

Ep 031: Mikal Watts│United States of America v. Mikal Watts

July 30, 2019
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Mikal Watts of  Watts Guerra, LLP. ( https://www.wattsguerra.com/ )
 
 
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Mikal Watts, the founding partner of Watts Guerra LLP in Texas, has always been known as a fierce mass torts litigator with a history of winning cases against big corporations like Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Then, he was charged with 95 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, identity theft and aggravated identity theft. 
 
Falsely accused of stealing Social Security numbers to file claims on behalf of 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill victims, Watts discovered he was, in fact, the victim of fraud. A Mississippi-based consultant for the mass torts case and a claims manager spent millions of dollars funding their extramarital affair, rather than making sure money went to the victims of the oil spill. 
 
Faced with a possible life sentence and the end of his legal career, Watts shares why he chose to defend himself in court, how he proved his innocence to the jury and how he defines justice now that he has experienced a trial as both a lawyer and the accused.
 
 
 
Guest Bios:
 
In August of 2002, Mr. Watts formed Watts Law Firm, L.L.P. In 2009, Mikal Watts joined forces with Francisco Guerra IV to form Watts Guerra LLP which handles catastrophic personal injury, toxic torts, product liability, automotive defects, refinery negligence, commercial trucking negligence, medical device, pharmaceutical, and commercial litigation.
 
Mr. Watts has been admitted to practice pro hoc vice in New, York, Alabama, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, and California. Mr. Watts has defended punitive damages obtained in federal court by oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
 
Mr. Watts’ litigation against Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Company resulted in resolving the most significant product liability case in the country. The terms of the settlement in the Bailey case were unprecedented in American history for a case of this type; not only monetarily, but by virtue of what the companies agreed to do with respect to the disclosure of information relating to their own investigations into the alleged defects with their products and their corporate safety policies and practices.
 
Watts Guerra LLP is nationally recognized as one of two firms leading in the pursuit of hundreds of claims brought nationwide against Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Company.
 
Mr. Watts was instrumental in bringing to light Ford’s quiet efforts to recall these defective tires in foreign countries while consumers in the United States continued to be injured or killed riding on the same tires. This litigation and settlement has been chronicled on the ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC, and CNBC, and in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Associated Press, and all other major news sources in this country and around the world.
 
 
 
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Ep 30: Brandon McHugh & Jeananne Ayoub│GibsonBros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College, et al. │ $44 million verdict

Ep 30: Brandon McHugh & Jeananne Ayoub│GibsonBros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College, et al. │ $44 million verdict

July 23, 2019
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Brandon Mchugh of  Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. ( https://www.lawlion.com).
 
 
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Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. attorneys Brandon McHugh and Jeananne Ayoub explain how their team secured justice for a multi-generational Ohio bakery after it was defamed as a racist business by Oberlin College administrators and students.
 
In November 2016, a Gibson’s Bakery employee confronted three African-American Oberlin College students for attempted shoplifting, which resulted in student protests, flyers encouraging boycotts, and the termination of the college’s business with the bakery. With no evidence of racial discrimination, Oberlin College continued to harm the bakery’s reputation and failed to retract or correct the wrongful statements, leading the jury to conclude that Oberlin College acted with actual malice that warranted punitive damages.
 
 
 
Guest Bio:
 
Brandon W. McHugh is an associate attorney with our firm.  His practice includes business litigation, legal malpractice litigation, personal injury cases, and general litigation.
 
Mr. McHugh is a native of Summit County, Ohio and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Mr. McHugh graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law where he received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for obtaining the highest grades in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Basic and Incorporated Business Associations, Torts, and Contracts I courses.  While at Akron Law, Mr. McHugh refined his oral and written advocacy skills as a member of the Evidence Team for the Akron Law Chapter of the Moot Court Honor Society.  Mr. McHugh also served as an Associate Editor for the Akron Law Review.
 
Mr. McHugh was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2017, where he scored in the 100th percentile on the Ohio Bar Examination, and is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Ohio.
 
 
 
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Episode 029: Steve Vartazarian & Matt Whibley│Reed v. County of San Bernardino Children and Family Services│ $113.4 million verdict

Episode 029: Steve Vartazarian & Matt Whibley│Reed v. County of San Bernardino Children and Family Services│ $113.4 million verdict

July 16, 2019
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Steve Vartazarian & Matt Whibley of The Vartazarian Law Firm (https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-vartazarian-law-firm/).
 
 
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Four-time Southern California Super Lawyer honoree Steve Vartazarian and Matt Whibley of the Vartazarian Law Firm share their strategy for holding San Bernadino County liable for its failure to follow mandatory regulations in a case of extreme child abuse against 5-year-old Noah Reed. Despite multiple reports to Children and Family Services and a visit to the home, county social workers did not implement a case plan or follow-up on Noah’s welfare. Months later, Noah lay comatose in the hospital. Today, he is confined to a wheelchair with devastating injuries, including permanent brain damage. The jury awarded $13.4 million in economic losses and $100 million in non-economic losses, which is believed to be California’s largest pain and suffering award in a case without punitive damages.
 
 
 
Guest Bios:
 

Steven Vartazarian Biography

Steve graduated cum laude from Oklahoma City University and cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), and he serves on the Board of the Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Los Angeles Trial Lawyer’s Charities (LATLC), Brain Society of California, and is a member of the Cowboy Lawyers Association and the Armenian Bar Association.

After starting out as an associate in a Los Angeles based personal injury firm, Steve opened his own firm, the Vartazarian Law Firm, in 2010. The Varazarian Law Firm prides itself on obtaining significant non-economic damages awards on cases where the economic damages are relatively low.

Awards and notes:
- two verdicts in the TopVerdict list of top 100 verdicts of 2018
- two verdicts in the TopVerdict list of top 100 verdicts of 2017
- CVN’s top 10 most impressive verdict of 2017
- winner of the DK Global Golden Advocate award in 2015
- member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

 

Matthew Whibley Biography

Matt attended the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, then went on to tour the world with a platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated Canadian punk rock band. He then attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, quickly obtaining numerous academic awards and scholarships eventually graduating number 1 in the school. He attended Trial Lawyers College in 2017.

Matt joined the law firm as an associate after graduating from law school in 2014. Matt handles the majority of the pre-trial litigation, depositions, and discovery for Steve’s trials as well as co-counsels the trial and handles the economic-damage witnesses.

 
 
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Ep 028: Betty Nguyen Davis & Bethany Schneider │Laguerre v. Cajun Contractors, Inc.│$5 Million Verdict

Ep 028: Betty Nguyen Davis & Bethany Schneider │Laguerre v. Cajun Contractors, Inc.│$5 Million Verdict

July 9, 2019
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Betty Nguyen Davis (http://www.bettydavislaw.com) & Bethany Schneider (https://schneiderlawpc.com/).
 
 
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The National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40 honoree Bethany Schneider of Schneider Law, P.C. and three-time Georgia Super Lawyers honoree Betty Davis of The Davis Injury Firm LLC discuss a recent personal injury case involving a metro Atlanta hotel, a general contractor, a subcontractor, and a Haitian cab driver. Struck by an 8-foot metal pipe falling from the construction site four floors above, cab driver Max Laguerre sustained a traumatic brain injury, due to a lack of safety precautions taken by Cajun Contractors, Inc. In June, a DeKalb County, Georgia jury returned a $5 million verdict, which was added to a $1 million pre-trial settlement with the hotel and over $500,000 in punitive damages.
 
 
 
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Betty Nguyen Davis
 
Bethany Schneider
 
 
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Ep 027: Barry Eichen │Fuccilli v. New Jersey Transit, Central Railroad of New Jersey│$19.2 Million Verdict

Ep 027: Barry Eichen │Fuccilli v. New Jersey Transit, Central Railroad of New Jersey│$19.2 Million Verdict

July 2, 2019
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Barry Eichen of Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow ( https://www.njadvocates.com ).
 
 
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A member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Barry Eichen of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP shares how he secured justice for New Jersey railroad worker Roger Fuccilli, who died of a lung disease caused by occupational exposure to toxic fumes. After 5 weeks of trial, a New Jersey Superior Court jury returned what is believed to be one of the largest Federal Employers Liability Act verdicts in the country for pulmonary fibrosis. Fuccilli’s widow, Catherine, was awarded $19.2 million, including $4.1 million in pre-death pain and suffering and $15.1 million for his wrongful death.
 
 
 
 
Guest Bio:
 
NJ medical malpractice lawyer, Barry R. Eichen, grew up in the middle-class neighborhood of South Edison.  His father was a manager at an auto parts store and his mother worked part-time while raising five children.  After graduating from Edison High School, Mr. Eichen worked at night while attending college to help pay for his education.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Eichen opened his own law practice in 1987.  Mr. Eichen is one of New Jersey’s most seasoned and well-respected trial lawyers.  In 2012-2013 alone, Mr. Eichen tried eight cases resulting in verdicts totaling more than ten million dollars. Mr. Eichen recently represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2010, wherein he obtained a $51 Million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for overcharging Medicaid recipients. This verdict led to a recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
 
In a recent trial against the City Of Newark, Mr. Eichen was able to obtain a verdict in the amount of three million dollars.  The case involved the failure of the City of Newark to repair a pothole that was approximately three feet wide and four feet long. The jury had determined that this was a dangerous condition that the city knew or should have known existed for approximately one year, although there were complaints that the city had neglected to repair said dangerous conditions for a period of one year. While this matter was reversed due to a procedural technicality, Mr. Eichen looks forward to a retrial.
 
 
In April of 2007, Barry Eichen obtained a verdict against Ford Motor Company for a defective throttle body which resulted in a brachial plexus injury to the right arm of the plaintiff. After a 4 week trial, the jury awarded plaintiff $10,626,479.89. In August of 2005, Mr. Eichen obtained a $19.2 million verdict on behalf of a railroad worker who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis as a result of various railroads’ failure to provide adequate respiratory protection. This was one of the largest FELA verdicts in the Country for pulmonary fibrosis. New Jersey medical mistakes lawyer, Barry R. Eichen, was part of the team that successfully litigated the class action claim against LYMErix a vaccine developed to prevent Lyme disease.
 
 
Mr. Eichen has also sat as a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for Phen-Fen and Rezulin Drug Litigation. Currently, Mr. Eichen is a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the Vytorin/Zetia Drug Litigation as well as the Schering-Plough Intron A Drug Litigation. He also recently settled a Consumer Fraud Class Action against an automobile dealership for overcharging customers documentary fees. He has served as a prosecutor for various townships and has tried over 100 complex cases. His areas of practice include products liability, Federal Employee Liability Act cases (FELA), medical malpractice, employment discrimination, consumer fraud class actions, and other litigation matters. Mr. Eichen has also served on the Board of Governors for ATLA-NJ and has taught seminars at the request of ATLA.
 
 
Mr. Eichen was featured in a televised forum “A Jersey Matters Town Hall: The Heroin Crisis,” This one-of-a-kind statewide town hall took place at Monmouth University on March 16th, 2017. WJLP-TV (Me-TV) in association with the Asbury Park Press sponsored the program to discuss the real problem of heroin and opiate addictions and deaths in New Jersey. Click here to watch the program. View segments from the Town Hall forum here.
 
 
Barry R. Eichen is currently representing the firm in numerous class action litigation, including Vytorin/Zetia, Intron/Temodar, Countrywide, Baxter and Wellpoint consumer class action cases, as well as, many of the firm’s complex medical malpractice cases.
 
 
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Bonus Episode: Zoe Littlepage | Visuals at Trial

Bonus Episode: Zoe Littlepage | Visuals at Trial

June 25, 2019
Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage, Booth, Leckman ( http://www.littlepagebooth.com/ ) joins us to discuss the value of using visuals and demonstratives at trial.
 
 
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Ep 026: Zoe Littlepage | Rowatt, Forrester and Scofield v. Wyeth | $134.1 Million Verdict

Ep 026: Zoe Littlepage | Rowatt, Forrester and Scofield v. Wyeth | $134.1 Million Verdict

June 25, 2019

This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage, Booth, Leckman (http://www.littlepagebooth.com/).

 

 

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Three Nevada women who developed breast cancer as a result of their use of Wyeth’s hormone replacement drugs, Prempro and Premarin. The jury found that Prempro and Premarin helped cause their cancers and that Wyeth misled the public about the drugs’ health risks. The court ultimately awarded $22.8 million in compensatory damages and $35 million in punitive damages.

 

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Zoe Littlepage

Zoe Littlepage’s practice focuses on complex cases including mass torts, defective medical product or drug cases as well as human rights issues. She typically spends months each year in trial, all across the country. Ms. Littlepage’s jury awards made the list of the Top 10 Largest Verdicts in the country for 2007, 2009 and 2010.

In 2011, Zoe Littlepage was inducted into The Inner Circle of Advocates. Founded in 1972, The Inner Circle of Advocates is an invitation only group of 100 of the best trial lawyers in America who are selected for their character, experience, and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle of Advocates was described by The Washington Post as, "A select group of 100 of the nation's most celebrated trial lawyers" and is recognized as one of the most exclusive groups of attorneys in the nation. Inner Circle members often work collectively to share experience, skills, and knowledge in pursuit of justice.

 

American Lawyer magazine as well as Fortune magazine named Ms. Littlepage as one of America’s “Premiere Lawyers.” She has also been nominated as a “Super Lawyer” as well as “Top Lawyer” in the country multiple years running. In 2008, she received the Clarence Darrow award for Best Mass Tort Lawyer. Texas Lawyer praises Ms. Littlepage’s tenacity stating “all bets should be on Littlepage.” Chambers USA, a legal publisher, recognizes Zoe Littlepage as a leading lawyer in nationwide product liability litigation and notes that “Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage Booth does ‘a bang-up job for plaintiffs.’” According to lawyers interviewed by Chambers USA, “[w]hen you see her, you know you have a fight on your hands.”

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