The American Association for Justice has selected Ellen Presby of the nationally-recognized Nemeroff Law Firm as a moderator for a portion of the organization’s 2014 Winter Convention in New Orleans, La., Feb. 8-12, 2014. The conference brings accomplished trial lawyers and experts together to discuss the latest developments in trial advocacy and attend interactive education seminars.
Presby will moderate the program “Advocacy Track, Making the Case—Experts and Evidence: Using Daubert Effectively.” Attendees will learn how to effectively prepare and use experts in the wake of high hurdles created by various court interpretations of the decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to share my trial experience and to help other attorneys learn how to get the most out of expert witnesses,” Presby said. “Used effectively, experts are powerful tools that can deliver a significant advantage for clients. Even with the boundaries set by Daubert, expert testimony is necessary to help juries understand the issues.”
Presby is a sought-after speaker with nearly three decades of litigation experience. She holds multiple legal victories against major corporations, including a role in a $1.275 billion pharmaceutical class action settlement, and she was recently appointed to the plaintiff’s steering committee for a major multidistrict pharmaceutical litigation. She specializes in personal injury and product liability cases and stands at the cutting edge of pharmaceutical law and trial techniques.
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, the Public Justice Foundation, and the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.