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Advanced Techniques for Success in Multidistrict (MDL) Mass Torts Litigation

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Course Information

Time 1h 37m
Difficulty Advanced
Topics covered in this course: Insurance Health Care

Course Description

This program, taught by Michael Lynch and Brenda Fulmer, veteran plaintiff-side mass tort litigators and consumer advocates, will begin with an overview of expert development in an MDL setting for both general and specific causation. The presenters will cover deposition protocol negotiations and considerations, the argument of pre-trial motions and orders, and an overview of “Science Day” in court. They will also provide an analysis of the pros and cons of both global and inventory settlement options.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Avoid Daubert pitfalls in expert development
  2. Develop an appropriate pre-trial workup in an MDL setting
  3. Make the most of your case-specific inventory at time of settlement

Credit Information

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Faculty

Michael Brady Lynch

Michael Brady Lynch Firm

Michael Brady Lynch is the founder and lead trial attorney for The Michael Brady Lynch Firm. For over 20 years as a trial attorney, Michael has been a passionate consumer advocate for victims of defective drugs, medical devices, and many types of personal injuries. Michael created The Michael Brady Lynch Firm as a national practice specializing in complex litigation representing clients from across the country.

The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently at the forefront of litigations representing users of Gilead’s TDF HIV medications with kidney damage and bone density loss, victims of Paragard IUD T-arm breaks, those who used the recalled medication valsartan and were diagnosed with liver, kidney, colorectal, stomach, bladder or pancreatic cancer, and people who have have been diagnosed with cancer from using the drug Zantac.

Relying upon his years of trial and litigation successes and personal life experience, Michael Brady Lynch is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic trial attorneys in the country. Since 1997, Michael has been actively involved in almost every major pharmaceutical and medical device mass tort in the United States. Michael has played leading roles in numerous pharmaceutical litigations including SSRI birth defects, Sulzer hips, Vioxx, Baycol, Ortho Evra, Trasylol, Fosamax, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Viagra, Pradaxa, Transvaginal Mesh (TVM), Xarelto, Onglyza, Invokana, Essure, Zofran, and Actemra.

The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is also a Patron of the prestigious Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). This selective group of national firms helps AAJ protect the civil justice system by increasing financial resources for public relations, legislative advocacy and public education efforts on Capitol Hill and in the court of public opinion. He also serves on the Executive Committee of AAJ’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP).

In August 2017, the American Association for Justice honored Michael as a 2017 Trial Lawyers Care Finalist for his various charitable contributions. This highly selective award is given to an attorney who demonstrates a commitment to serving the community as a trial lawyer and fostering positive relationships that benefit the public through volunteer opportunities.

Attorney Michael Brady Lynch is frequently sought out as a lecturer at national conventions and seminars on pharmaceutical, medical device and complex litigation for groups such as Mass Torts Made Perfect, the American Association for Justice, HB Litigation Conferences, Mass Tort Nexus, Mealey Publications, and Harris Martin.  And in recognition of his leading role as an educator of his fellow attorneys in the area of pharmaceutical mass tort litigation, Michael was appointed to the Advisory Board of The 360 Advocacy Institute, the leading attorney seminar and educational group in the country.

Michael Brady Lynch holds leadership positions in numerous State and Federal mass tort products liability actions, including:

  • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (“PSC”) of In re Pradaxa Products Liability Litigation MDL #2385, which resulted in a global settlement of claims in excess of $650 million.
  • Plaintiff’s Executive Committee (“PEC”) in California coordinated Pradaxa litigation JCCP 4863, ongoing litigation representing victims of Pradaxa uncontrollable bleeding events post-MDL settlement.
  • Plaintiff’s Leadership Committee (“PLC”) of In re Pradaxa Connecticut State Court Consolidated Proceeding, ongoing litigation representing victims of Pradaxa uncontrollable bleeding events post-MDL settlement.
  • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (“PSC”) of In re Viagra Products Liability Litigation MDL #2691, representing victims of melanoma associated with the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.
  • Bellwether Committee for In re Xarelto Products Liability Litigation MDL #2592, responsible for the analysis and selection of trial cases in the Xarelto MDL.

Formerly a trial attorney in the Florida-based national mass tort litigation firm Levin, Papantonio P.A, Michael founded The Michael Brady Lynch Firm to provide aggressive, dedicated trial advocacy in client-oriented, complex litigation specialized setting. His tireless work ethic has garnered him the respect and recognition of his peers and his success as an advocate speaks for itself with over $200 million in recoveries and verdicts on behalf of his clients.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New Jersey 1997
  • California 2002
  • District of Columbia 2002
  • Florida 2003
  • United States District Court for New Jersey, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1996 Juris Doctor
  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1992 Bachelor of Arts

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice – Executive Committee for AAJ’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP), Past Chair Crestor and Nexium/PPI Litigation Groups
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Orange County (FL) Bar Association (Mentor – New Lawyer Mentor Program)


Brenda S. Fulmer

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA

Brenda S. Fulmer is a Partner, Shareholder, and member of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley. She joined the firm in September of 2008 and helped to expand the firm’s dedicated Mass Tort Unit, which provides representation to clients in state and federal courts for various product liability, pharmaceutical, and medical device claims as well as working with other members of the law firm on personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. Current and past mass torts projects include lawsuits involving 3M Combat Arms Earplugs; Abilify; Actos; AMO and Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Solution; Avandia; Baycol; Bextra; Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implants; Breast Implants; CardioGen PET scans; Cialis; DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Implants; DePuy Attune Knee Implants; Digitek; Drospirenone Birth Control Pills (Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Beyaz, Safyral, and Loryna); Fen-Phen Diet Drugs; Fosamax and other bisphosphonates; Gadolinium; Gulf Coast Oil Spill; Guidant and Medtronic Pacemakers and Defibrillators Heparin; Hormone Replacement Therapy; Hernia Mesh; Invokana; IVC Filters; Levaquin; Mirena; NuvaRing; Ortho Evra; Pain Pumps; PPA; Power Morcellator devices; Pradaxa; Propulsid; Proton Pump Inhibitors; Reglan; Smith & Nephew Birmingham and R3 Hip Implants; SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Cases; Stockert 3T heating/cooling devices; Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II, Accolade, and LFIT V40 Modular Hip Implants; Sulzer Hip and Knee Implants; tobacco; Transvaginal Mesh and Bladder Slings (including products sold by Bard, Caldera, Coloplast, Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon, Mentor, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical, Neomedic, Covidien, AMS, ARIS, Sofradim, and ProteGen); Trasylol, Viagra; Vioxx; Wright Medical Metal on Metal Hip Implants; Xarelto; Zimmer-Biomet Reverse Shoulder Implants; Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implants; Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Implants; Zimmer NexGen Knee Implants; and Zofran

Past Experience:

Alley, Clark, Greiwe & Fulmer (formerly Alley & Ingram), Tampa Shareholder and Managing Partner (April 2000 to August 2008) Associate (April 1994 to April 2000) Legal Assistant (January 1989 to April 1991) Successful representation of more than 5,000 Plaintiffs in various complex personal injury and mass tort cases, including claims involving tobacco, Vioxx, Bextra, Guidant, and Medtronic defibrillators, Sulzer hip, and knee implants, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads, ProteGen bladder slings, Ortho-Evra, hormone replacement therapy, Redux and Fen-Phen diet drugs, PPA, Propulsid, Baycol, and breast implants.

Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, Tampa
Law Clerk (January 1993 to October 1993)

Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal, and Banker, St. Petersburg
Law Clerk (March 1992 to January 1993) 

Prior to entering law school, she worked full-time while supporting her husband and herself as they completed their undergraduate studies. During these seven years, she was employed as a Legal Secretary and Legal Assistant with law firms in Cape Coral and Tampa and as a Commercial Real Estate Closing Agent for a title insurance underwriter in Tampa.


Speaking Engagements

October 2009 – Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) Meeting – “Addressing Mass
Torts Cases in Your Work Comp Practice”

June 2010 –Florida Justice Association Convention – “Mass Torts Marketing”
September 2010 – Florida Alliance Meeting –“Consumer Drug and Medical Device Safety”
October 2010 – Mid Florida UAW Retirees FLARA Members Meeting – “Consumer Drug and
Medical Device Safety”

December 2010 – Knights of Columbus, United Retired Carpenters and UAW Central Florida
Meeting – “Consumer Drug and Medical Device Safety”

February 2011 – Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar – “Mass Torts of Mention”
October 2011 – Mass Torts Made Perfect - “Competing with the High Rollers on a Penny Slot
Budget”

October 2011 – WILG Convention – “Leveraging Client Databases, Marketing, Resources &
Intake to Identify Mass Tort Cases”

December 2011 – Florida Alliance Meeting - “Consumer Drug and Medical Device Safety”
December 2011 – Martin County Paralegal Association – “Basics of Mass Tort Litigation”
January 2012 – Martin County Bar Association – “What is a Mass Tort?”

April 2012 – American Association for Justice – Pradaxa Litigation Group - “Screening the Case
and Representing the Elderly” 

July 2012 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention – “Leveraging Your Workers’
Compensation Practice into Mass Torts”

July 2012 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention – Co-Moderator for “Toxic,
Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP)”

August 2012 – American Association for Justice – Stryker Hip Implant Rejuvenate Stem Failure
Teleseminar – “Metallosis with No Metal on Metal Articulation – “FDA Adverse Reaction
Reports”

August 2012 – Manasota Justice Association – “Mass Tort Litigation Basics”
December 2012 – American Association for Justice – “Nuts and Bolts of Stryker Rejuvenate and
ABG II Hip Implant Litigation”

January 2013 – Trial Lawyer’s Summit – “Witness Preparation: Old School No Longer Works
with Both Fact and Expert Witnesses”

February 2013 – American Association for Justice Winter Convention – ”Pradaxa Litigation
Overview”

February 2013 – Florida Justice Association – “Women and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
Cases”

March 2013 – Southeast Unit of Teachers Retired in Florida – “An Informed Patient is a Safe
Patient – Protecting Yourself from Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices”
July 2013 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention – Chair and Moderator of the
Pradaxa Litigation Group CLE program

July 2013 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention– “Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella
Litigation”

December 2013 – American Association for Justice – Moderator of Plaintiffs-Only Drug and
Medical Device Conference

February 2014 – American Association for Justice Winter Convention – Moderator of “Holding
Corporations and the Insurance Industry Accountable”
April 2014 - Harris Martin – 5th Annual Mass Tort Conference with Judge Maria Corodemus –
“Adverse Events”

July 2014 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention – Moderator for Actos CLE
Program
July 2014 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention – “Professional Conduct Rules
on Advertising: What You Need to Know About What Is On Your Web Site and What You are
Blogging”

September 2014 - 360 Advocacy Institute: Annual Women’s Legal Conference ”Case
Management – Brining in New Cases, Screening, and Initial Client Contact”
October 2014 – Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group – “Searching for Mass Tort Cases Hiding
in Your File Cabinet”

December 2014 - American Association for Justice - Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant
Settlement Seminar – “Enhanced Benefits Program and Future Enhanced Benefits Program”
December 2014 – The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Inc. -Quarterly Board Meeting -
“Drug and Medical Device Safety for Consumers”

April 2015 – SEAK, Inc. - 24th Annual National Expert Witness Conference - “How to Survive
and Thrive at Your Deposition”

September 2015 – The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Inc. and United Auto Workers of
Pinellas County – “Drug and Medical Device Safety for Consumers”

October 2015 – 360 Advocacy- Trial Skills from the Woman’s Perspective Lean In - “Managing
Your Law Practice”

January 2016 – Inner Circle of Advocates Mid-Winter Meeting - “Managing the People in Your
Practice

April 2016 - Harris Martin – Annual Mass Tort Conference with Judge Maria Corodemus - “Off
Label Use Warnings”

May 2016 – Ohio Association for Justice – “Views from Leadership: How to Utilize Lead Counsel
in a Mass Tort Case”

June 2016 – 360 Advocacy – “Hard Firm Management Decisions You Need to Make for Larger
Verdicts and Settlements”

July 2016 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention – “Metal-on-Metal (MoM)
Litigation Update – Biomet”

July 2016 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention – “Marketing and Obtaining
Litigation Leads Ethically”

February 2017 – Palm Beach County Bar Association – “Ethics in Advertising – How to Ethically
Cast the Net”

February 2017 – Radio Interview on Legal News & Review on iHeart Radio Network – “Mass
Tort Cases for Consumers”

March 2017 – Florida Justice Association Workhorse Conference – “Identifying and Handling
Defective Drug Cases”

April 2017 – HB Litigation Conferences – Mass Torts Judicial Forum – “The Media and Mass
Torts”

May 2017 – American Association for Justice – “Follow My Lead? Are Online “Leads” for all
types of cases”

June 2017 – Florida Justice Association Convention – “Effectively Dealing with Difficult
Witnesses and Clients”

July 2017 – American Association for Justice Summer Convention - Mass Tort Best Practices
Seminar – “The End Game: How to Wrap Up Your Cases”

January 2018 – MDL Leadership Conference at Emory University – “Plaintiff’s Breakout: The
Appointment Process”

February 2018 – American Association for Justice Winter Convention – “Getting Your First
Leadership Role: What You Need to Know To Be Successful”

March 2018 – Florida Justice Association Workhorse Conference – “The Daubert Report of
Plaintiff’s Expert Witness in Federal Court Litigation”

March 2018 Florida Justice Association Workhorse Conference – “Successfully Litigating
Defective Drug Cases”

March 2018 Florida Justice Association Workhorse Conference – “Successfully Litigating
Medical Device Cases”

April 2018 – Mass Torts Made Perfect – “Nuts and Bolts on Settlement”
April 2018 – Mass Torts Judicial Forum with Judge Marina Corodemus and JAMS – “PostSettlement Considerations: The Devil is in the Details”
January 2019 – The Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar
Association – “Mass Torts”

January 2019 – HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: The Significance of Proposed Rule Changes in
MDL Procedures – “2018 Rule Changes and Recent Impact”

February 2019 – Masters of Mass Tort – “Marketing for Mass Torts and the Associated Ethical
Issues” and “Zimmer Taper Hips”

April 2019 – Mass Torts Made Perfect – “Nuts and Bolts of Mass Torts Litigation”
June 2019 – Broward County Trial Lawyers Association – “Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation”
July 2019 – Harris Martin’s Litigating in a Post-Fosamax World – “Litigating MDLs from A to
Z”

July 2019 - American Association for Justice Annual Convention - Mass Tort Best Practices
Seminar – “The End Game: How to Wrap Up Your Cases”

                                                         

Professional Activities and Awards

Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and all United States District
Courts in Florida

Full admission or pro hac vice permission to appear in the following state and federal courts:

 USDC for Northern District of Alabama
 USDC for Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
 USDC for Arizona
 USDC for Northern District of California
 USDC of Colorado
 USDC for Middle and Northern District of Georgia
 USDC for Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana,
 USDC for Southern District of Illinois
 USDC for Northern District of Indiana
 USDC for Western District of Kentucky
 USDC for Eastern District of Louisiana
 USDC of Massachusetts
 USDC for the District of Maryland
 USDC for Eastern District of Michigan
 USDC for District of Minnesota
 USDC for the District of New Jersey
 USDC for Southern District of New York
 USDC for Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Ohio
 USDC for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 USDC for the District of Rhode Island
 USDC for Southern District of West Virginia
 USDC for Western District of Wisconsin
 USDC for Western District of Virginia
 Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division for Bergen and Atlantic Counties

Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel, In Re: Breast Implant Litigation, Hillsborough County Circuit Court
Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel, In Re: Diet Drug Litigation, Hillsborough County Circuit Court (and
involved in the establishment of coordinated proceedings statewide)

Discovery Committee Member, In Re: Diet Drugs, MDL No.1203; Philadelphia
Discovery Committee Member, In Re ProteGen Sling and Vesica System Products Liability
Litigation, MDL No. 1387, Baltimore

Governing Committee Member, In Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy Litigation, MDL No.
1507, Little Rock

Discovery Committee Member, In Re: Vioxx, MDL No. 1657, New Orleans
Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel, Post-Engle Progeny Tobacco Cases, Hillsborough County Circuit

Court (and involved in the establishment of coordinated proceedings statewide)
Discovery Committee Member, In Re: Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobturator Sling Products
Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2004, Columbus, Georgia

Discovery Committee Member, In Re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices
and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100, East St. Louis

Environmental Damages Committee Member, In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater
Horizon”, MDL No. 2179, New Orleans

Discovery Committee Member, In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products
Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2197, Toledo

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, In Re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability
Litigation, MDL No. 2385, East St. Louis

Discovery Committee Member, In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Litigation,
Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Bergen County

Co-Lead Counsel for PSC #2 and Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee Member for PSC #1, In Re:
Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Litigation, MDL No. 2391, South Bend, Indiana

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, In Re: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv
Technology and Versys Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2859, New York
City

Co-Lead of the American Association for Justice’s Pradaxa Litigation Group

Co-Lead of the American Association for Justice’s Biomet Hip Implant Litigation Group

Member, AAJ Litigation Groups for Digitek, Heparin, Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Solution, PPA, Cox 2 Inhibitors, Baycol, Diet Drugs, Breast Implants, Kugel Hernia Mesh, Heart Devices, Hydroxycut, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Rezulin, Sulzer Hip and Knee Implants, Ortho Evra, AMO Contact Lens Solution, Propulsid, Pain Pumps — Chondrolysis, Fosamax, Fentanyl, Pain Patches, Oral Sodium Phosphate, Denture Cream, Gadolinium, Nuvaring Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella, Levaquin, Trasylol (Aprotinin), Chantix, Heparin, Reglan (metoclopramide), transvaginal mesh, Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler, Wright Medical hip implants, Biomet hip implants, DePuy hip implants, Pradaxa, and Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade hip implants, Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology and Versys Femoral Head.

EAGLE Member, Florida Justice Association (formerly AFTL)

Sustaining Member, American Justice Association (formerly ATLA)

Member, Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association

Member, The National Trial Lawyers Association

Member, American Bar Association

Executive Committee, The National Trial Lawyers: National Women Trial Lawyers Association
Top 10

State Executive Committee, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

Member, Palm Beach County Justice Association

Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association

Member, Florida Justice Association Nominating Committee

Member, Supreme Court Historical Society

Board of Governors, Florida Justice Association (FJA)

Board Member, FJA Women’s Caucus

Member, FJA Stalwart’s Committee

Member, Executive Committee, American Association for Justice

Board of Governors, American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Board Member, Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)

Subcommittee Co-Chair, AAJ Women Trial Lawyers’ Caucus

Member, AAJ’s Leaders Forum

Member, AAJ’s Preemption Task Force

Member, AAJ’s Convention Planning Committee (2017-2019)

Member, AAJ’s Trial Lawyers Care Committee (2001 – 2020)

Member, AAJ’s Marketing & Practice Development Committee (2014 – 2019)

Chair (2017-2019), Vice-Chair (2015-2017), and Member, AAJ’s Membership Oversight

Committee (2019-2020)

Member, AAJ’s Political Action Committee (2012 – 2014)

Member, AAJ’s Compliance Committee (2015-2017)

Chair (2017-2018) and Member, AAJ’s Exchange Advisory Committee

Member, AAJ’s Evergreen Advisory Board (2016 – 2020)

Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Wrongful Death/PI Committee

Member, Public Justice Foundation

Member, Public Justice Foundation Communications & Marketing Committee

Member, Roscoe Pound Institute

Member, AAJ’s Law Schools Committee (2019-2020)

Volunteer, Trial Lawyers Care (through AAJ) – donated more than 400 hours representing two

families who lost loved ones on 9/11 and those impacted by natural disasters

Volunteer, Bay Area Legal Services

Volunteer, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers – providing assistance to victims of

domestic violence

Volunteer, Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)

Nominated for Super Lawyers (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019) for plaintiffs’

class action and mass tort litigation
Named in The Best Lawyers in America (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and
awarded Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort Lawyers (2013) by U.S. News and World
Report

Listed in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite (July 2014)

Listed in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite (February 2018)

Awarded FJA Shoe Leather Award (June 2012) for work as a lobbyist in 2012 in Florida
The legislature, FJA Bronze Eagle Award (June 2012), and Membership Cornerstone Award (June
2014)

Awarded President’s Award by American Association for Justice (July 2014) for membership
recruitment efforts

Committee Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar (2014-2017)

Committee Member, Selection Committee for American Association for Justice Leadership
Academy

Trial Lawyer Honorary Society Fellow (2014)

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent 

Marie Lambert Award from the American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
– given in recognition of exemplary leadership to the profession, to her community, to AAJ, and
to the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (July 2016)

JD Supra Top Author for Medical Device and Product Liability topics (2017, 2018, and 2019)

Top Lawyer in Class Actions/Mass Torts, Palm Beach Illustrated (2019)
                                                                                                     
Education

Stetson College of Law, J.D., cum laude (Graduated December 1993)

Graduated 7th in Class with 3.408 GPA
 Dean's List & Honor Roll
 Assistant Editor, Stetson Law Review
 Award for Outstanding Law Review Member
 Best Oralist Runner-Up, Freshman Moot Court
 Florida Bar Foundation Public Service Fellow
 Federal Judicial Intern for Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich Executive Committee,
Stetson Association of Public Interest Law Legal Intern, Civil Poverty Law Clinic –
Gulfcoast Legal Services Research Assistant, Professor Jayma Meyer
 Recipient of Law I, II and III Academic Scholarships

University of South Florida, B.S. in Finance (Graduated December 1990)

Personal

Born December 4, 1966, in Beech Grove, Indiana

Married to Robert J. Fulmer since June of 1985; mother of Molly Louise who is currently a student
at the University of Florida

Troop Leader and Service Team Volunteer, Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council, Tampa

Volunteer, Buddy Break at St. James United Methodist Church, Tampa, providing respite care for
autistic and physically-challenged children and their families

Volunteer, Carrollwood Day School and Pride Elementary, Tampa and Dwyer High School, Palm
Beach Gardens

Volunteer, Seagull Industries, Riviera Beach

Volunteer, Special Olympics of Palm Beach

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County

Volunteer, Autism Speaks, Palm Beach County

Volunteer, Love Doctor’s Toy Drive, Palm Beach County

Volunteer, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Palm Beach County

Volunteer and Foster Parent, Coastal Boxer Rescue

Volunteer, Feed the Hungry, Palm Beach County

Volunteer and Mentor, Take Stock in Children, Palm Beach County

Foster Parent and International Exchange Student Host Parent, Palm Beach County

Board Member, Supporters of the Pre-Law Magnet, Inc. at Palm Beach Lakes High School



Reviews

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Aurelius W.

Lively and very thorough presentation!!

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eugene b.

I do not practice in this area but I learnt a lot of collateral lessons from this course - which was the point of my taking it- excellent!

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Lily L.

Great depth

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Joseph F.

they know what they are talking about and it is more than book knowledge. It is "having done it" knowledge.

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Leonora S.

Excellent presentation. Very informative

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Otis G.

They, the presenters, were a good team

AM
Antoine M.

Professional and extremely knowledgable attorney presenters with great moderator support.

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Tresa V.

This was great!

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