Presby Chosen for Expertise and Track Record in Pharmaceutical Trial Law
DALLAS (July 31, 2013) – The United States District Court of Massachusetts has appointed attorney Ellen Presby, of the nationally-recognized Nemeroff Law Firm, to serve on a national Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC) for Fresenius, Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability litigation. The litigation is proceeding as a Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) matter. The PSC is responsible for coordination and management of discovery in the MDL court.
Presby’s work on the PSC committee will involve conducting pretrial discovery, examining evidence, coordinating counsel hearings and meetings, selecting trial teams, and management and presentation of case trials.
“In the last year, it has become clear that women are underrepresented in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) cases and more female attorneys are needed in leadership positions,” said Annika Martin, an attorney at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein. “Ellen Presby brings considerable experience and a track record of success, and she will be a powerful asset as we navigate complex pharmaceutical cases through our legal system.”
“I am honored to be chosen for this appointment and hope that my extensive litigation experience will be a valuable asset to plaintiffs and attorneys throughout the country,” Presby said. “My primary goal is to protect the rights and health of Americans who have been unknowingly and often irreversibly harmed by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices.”
With nearly three decades of litigation experience, Ellen Presby is a sought-after speaker, a proven trial lawyer and a valued member of the nationally recognized Nemeroff Law Firm. She has represented hundreds of individuals and families in numerous personal injury, medical negligence and product liability cases and stands at the cutting edge of pharmaceutical law and trial techniques. Presby has won multiple legal victories against major corporations, including playing a role in a $1.27 billion pharmaceutical class action settlement.
Presby has been listed as one of National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers from 2007 to 2012, a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2003 and was named one of the top 50 female lawyers in Texas by Law & Politics Media and Texas Monthly magazine in 2004. She has served as Co- Chair of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, and on the Boards of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Public Justice Foundation.