Drugwatcher’s Annual 100 List: Mass Tort Lawyers

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Amidst the transfer of power to the Biden Administration and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, people continue to work tirelessly to ensure that America continues its evolution toward greatness.

Welcome to the First Annual Drugwatcher’s Mass Tort Lawyer List, showcasing the most influential and powerful mass tort lawyers in the United States.

These lawyers give people hope in times of distress. Some mass tort cases seemed impossible to win, but they defied the odds, primarily because the wisdom and experience of the lawyers. In short, they fought for justice, and prevailed. After all, it’s what this country is all about.

Have you been injured by a drug or other mass tort event?  If you have, you should have the best representation available, and these lawyers and their law firms are absolutely the best.

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How did we come up with this list?

The Methodology.

Your win-loss record is what makes or breaks you as a lawyer. Just as important, however, is what your clients say about you that makes you a great lawyer. Part of our analysis comes from extensive internet research, including review of the big review sites and direct contact with top lawyers and clients. From that, we were able to determine which lawyers consistently receive good reviews from their customers.

The “Best Mass Tort Lawyer List” rankings are based on a strict evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from top attorneys, and review of other information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking on our list, lawyers must:

The Submission Process

How we evaluated lawyers.

In January, the submission packages are emailed to law firms around the world. Each package includes:

A map and list of eligible practice and metro areas.  Each applicant must be located in one of the metro areas we cover.

We also require a list of clients and references. Upon receipt of this list of references, clients and/or professional references are emailed a survey about the lawyer’s expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the lawyer. NOTE: All submissions are kept strictly confidential.

Ranking

How we ranked each lawyer.

The data is then objectively calculated to produce a “Drugwatcher’s Annual 100 List: Mass Tort Lawyers” score for each lawyer. Because lawyers were often separated by nominal differences in the overall scores, we decided to not rank or tier them.

Award Notification: Firms are notified of their rankings via email every month.

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Drugwatcher's Annual 100 List: Mass Tort Lawyers

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Dominic C. LoVerde

Dominic LoVerde is an attorney with Motherway & Napleton LLP, where his practice focuses on trials involving serious injury and wrongful death, with an emphasis on complex litigation including products liability, medical negligence, car and truck crashes, construction injuries, corporate and financial fraud, and nursing home neglect cases. He has helped obtain numerous favorable settlements and jury verdicts for his clients over the years, including a $1.2 billion settlement against a pharmaceutical company (pending approval), a $108 million settlement against a major corporation for securities fraud violations, a $29.5 million settlement against a company for antitrust violations, a $4.4 million settlement for a client who suffered fatal injuries after a boating crash, and a $150,000 jury verdict for a client who was injured by unsafe property conditions, which is among the Top 100 jury verdicts in Illinois in 2019.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.96
9.9/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Richard D. McCune

Richard D. McCune is an experienced personal injury attorney in Ontario and partner of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP. For over 22 years, he has represented plaintiffs throughout the Inland Empire in a variety of cases, including product liability, business fraud, class actions, and more. He has successfully recovered numerous positive outcomes for his clients, including a $203 million class action verdict against Wells Fargo in California. He has also secured numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million for individual clients. Attorney McCune has an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Call for a free consultation.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.58
9.6/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Alexander Napolin

Napolin provides exceptional service and successful case outcomes for his clients with serious accidents and injuries cases arising from another's negligent behavior. Experienced litigation attorney that handles all aspects of accident and serious injury lawsuits arising from negligence. Some specific types of lawsuits he has successfully prosecuted and is open to taking on a contingency fee include pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, and wrongful death cases.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.9
9.9/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Michael P. Ehline

Michael works for Ehline Law Firm. He has earned a reputation as one of California's best-rated motorcycle accident and car accident attorneys. The firm he works for also litigates truck accident cases like SUV Rollovers. He helps with big damages and little damages. Michael take great pride in helping victims with broken bones and other ailments. Many of his clients suffered things like a broken ankle, brain injury, burn injury. He also helps with victims of catastrophic injury. These people are often vulnerable and helpless. Michael wants to come to their rescue and restore and improve faith in the bar amongst California consumers.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.9
9.9/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Craig McClellan

Craig McClellan is one of the few attorneys who can say that he has made a difference in this country's safety standards, resulting in many lives being saved and many injuries avoided. A pioneer in modern product liability litigation, Craig’s trials and settlements are credited by the Department of Justice with helping ban three wheel All Terrain Vehicles from the U.S. market. One of his cases is cited as bringing about the installation of 3-point shoulder harnesses in automobile rear seats. Another case generated laws barring secrecy agreements.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Tony Buzbee

Tony Buzbee is a former Recon Marine officer. His mettle has been tested time and again through some of the most demanding training in the armed services and due to his involvement in some of the most intense Marine operations in various countries. Buzbee didn’t just survive or endure as a Marine officer, he excelled. In the Marine Corps, officers are taught to lead from the front, to do more with less, to work smart, to hit fast and exploit weaknesses, and to be creative. Tony Buzbee, and the firm he has built, use these same principles and attitudes in the practice of law.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Brant Stogner

Brant Stogner grew up in El Campo, Texas - a small town about an hour southwest of Houston. In high school, Brant excelled at both athletics and academics. Brant graduated in the top ten percent of his high school class; in sports, Brant and the Ricebirds won six district championships in football and baseball during his three years starting on varsity. Brant earned all-district honors all three years in both sports while also participating in theater and the National Honor Society. Despite a knee injury and subsequent knee surgery in his senior year of high school, Brant accepted a full scholarship to the University of Houston to play linebacker for the Cougars under former head coach Kim Helton.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Cynthia L. Ball

Cindy represents landlords and multifamily housing owners and practices in the areas of fair housing compliance, housing discrimination defense, landlord and tenant law, evictions and collections. She appears regularly in courts located in Indianapolis and the surrounding counties representing landlord interests in cases involving landlord and tenant law, evictions and collections. She represents landlords and multifamily housing owners by assisting in the defense and resolution of housing discrimination claims in administrative agencies and courts. She designs and presents training programs for landlords, multifamily housing owners and trade associations related to multifamily housing on such subjects as landlord and tenant law, fair housing compliance and lease/contract law related to multifamily housing. Cindy is a native of Indianapolis and received her B.A. in History from Butler University, magna cum laude. She attended the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis where she received her degree in law.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Bill Forteith

Mr. Forteith was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1974 and is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Northern District in the State of Texas. A lifelong resident of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area he received his Bachelor's degree (Government & History double major) from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1971. In December, 1973 Mr. Forteith earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Forteith has been a civil trial lawyer since entering practice and has been representing his clients' interests in the courtroom for almost four decades. Having tried cases on both sides of the docket, Mr. Forteith has a tremendous insight into how insurance companies fight the claims of injured persons which helps clients maximize their recovery. He believes in giving his client a forthright assessment of facts and the law which enables the client to make an informed decision regarding the disposition of the case. Mr. Forteith is based in our Dallas office and handles trials throughout Texas.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.41
9.4/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Jason Turchin

Florida Car Accident & Personal Injury Attorney Jason Turchin is proud to be a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum List. When choosing the best personal injury attorney to handle your accident case, experience may be a very important decision. Jason Turchin is proud to have handled more than 6,000 accident and injury claims throughout Florida. Our attorneys fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your car accident or other type of personal injury case stemming from a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury matter.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

R.Sadler Bailey

As the founder of Bailey & Greer, R. Sadler Bailey has battled his fair share of insurance giants and wrongdoers and has achieved numerous multimillion-dollar results for the victims of catastrophic injuries and their families. What's more, he has been involved in more than 40 appellate court decisions affecting Tennessee personal injury law, including many landmark appearances before the Tennessee Supreme Court. In addition, he's one of only a handful of lawyers in Memphis to have earned an advanced law degree in litigation. As a symbol of his respect within the Tennessee legal community, he is consistently called upon to teach both practicing lawyers and law students a brand of law designed to make a difference in peoples' lives. A brand of law that Bailey & Greer was founded on.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.6
9.6/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Jonathan Gilbert

Jonathan T. Gilbert has devoted his entire legal career to protecting the legal rights of those injured or wronged in the State of Florida. Since joining Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter in 2013, Jon has continued in this quest by focusing on representing those affected by personal injury, medical malpractice or nursing home abuse.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.8
9.8/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Ken Eulo

Ken Eulo grew up in Los Angeles, California. As a student, he was consistently in the top ten percent of his advanced program of classes. He was also a top athlete and served as a mentor and assistant coach on baseball teams for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children. He moved to Central Florida in 1996 and attended the University of Central Florida on a Bright Future’s Scholarship in 2000, where he studied Criminal Justice and Pre-Law. During this time, he participated in “ride-alongs” with police, where he got a close look at criminal procedures and gained an understanding of criminal law. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science from UCF in 2005 with cum laude honors, Ken Eulo helped plan and run the first branch of the International Coffee Chain Testa Rosa, where he was offered advanced management training in Europe. However, he decided to return to his first love: The Law.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Michael A. Rose

Michael Rose has spent his entire career representing accident victims. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and settled many claims resulting in tens of millions of dollars in recovery for clients. Many of these cases have resulted in seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements. During a recent six-month time span, Mr. Rose tried three cases; each independently resulted in a seven-figure jury verdict. In both 2010 and 2011 he was responsible for securing four of the top one hundred personal injury results in the State of New York for personal injury claims as reported by the New York Jury Verdict Reporter. In 2012 he was responsible for securing the largest jury verdict in the State of New York for Construction Site accidents as reported by the New York Jury Verdict Reporter, the jury verdict was in excess of thirteen million dollars.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.6
9.6/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Bova Frances

Frances was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She began her professional life as a Registered Nurse. While working as a staff nurse on a surgical unit, Frances obtained a Masters Degree in Medical/Surgical Nursing. She then began working as a Clinical Nursing Instructor, providing in-service education and guidance for the nursing staff. To encourage accurate documentation in patient’s charts, and advise the staff regarding the legal ramifications of poor charting, she developed a course on the Legal Aspects of Nursing, at which point she decided to attend law school. Frances began practicing law in the area of medical malpractice defense in New York and then in New Jersey. She joined Jacoby & Meyers in 2001 as a New Jersey associate motions attorney, In that capacity, she works collaboratively with all members of the NY and NJ staff by advising as to NJ procedure and law on all types of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death cases, construction accidents and fee disputes. She performs substantial research on NJ substantive, evidentiary and liability theory issues, which assists in the development of case strategies.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.05
9.1/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Dennis A. VanDerGinst

Dennis VanDerGinst is the President/CEO of VanDerGinst Law, one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the country. He has been a tireless advocate for his clients and a stalwart ambassador for his profession. As a result, he has been recognized as one of the best in the country by clients, peers, and other professionals.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Lindsay Sewekow

As part of her law school education, Ms. Sewekow participated in the Delaware Civil Law Clinic of Widener University School of Law as a Certified Legal Intern. In this capacity, she worked under direct attorney supervision on family law cases that involved domestic violence, custody, and visitation matters. While she awaited her Bar Exam results, she worked as a law clerk for Carlsbad, CA-based business and estate planning law firm Kelsall & Associates, P.C. She is also a Member of the New Jersey Association for Justice, a statewide organization thousands of members strong which fights for laws that promote safe consumer products and employment settings, high-quality healthcare, and environmental protection.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.45
9.5/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Shannon Crew

Shannon helps clients develop and implement estate plans with customized documents, tax strategies and beneficiary designations related to insurance policies and retirement assets. In addition, her practice involves the preparation of Federal Gift Tax Returns, Crummey withdrawal notices and the administration of decedents’ estates, including the filing of related Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax and Federal Estate Tax Returns. Shannon represents people at various stages of life including parents of minor children, individuals having a family member with special needs, adults who have never been married, are divorced, have a blended family, are married with no children or grown children or are widowed. Clients include executives, professionals, business owners and retirees as well as individuals serving in fiduciary roles under another’s estate plan document.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Allen Tittle

Allen Tittle has dedicated his entire career to protecting the "little guy," and acheiving justice for the injured. This is why he formed Tittle & Perlmuter in 2015 - to provide personal attention to those in need. Mr. Tittle graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, magna cum laude, after he obtained his B.A., magna cum laude, from Bowling Green State University.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Randy Klezmer

A native Hoosier, Klezmer created the firm after receiving his J.D. from McKinney School of Law, in 1992. From the beginning, he has focused his practice largely on worker’s compensation cases, but also has a significant concentration on personal injury cases. Whether it’s a worker’s compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit, Klezmer is committed to the belief that clients deserve the firm’s fullest personal attention. To that end, he has developed a large and organized staff that is responsive to client needs and keeps them apprised of developments in their cases. Klezmer also believes in a persistent approach in dealing with insurance companies, employers, and opposing counsel. “We’re pretty aggressive at moving cases along,” he says. “We like to pester insurance companies and defense attorneys to get the answers that we need.”

DrugWatcher Rating

9.8
9.8/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Trisha Hargrove

Trisha Hargrove has been licensed for 16 years and handles cases in General Practice. This attorney works in Columbus, GA and attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

John Alan Jones

John Alan Jones is the founding member and managing partner of Martin & Jones, where he has worked since he began practicing law in 1982. John Alan was born and raised in Pine Level, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1979, he entered law school at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Holderness Moot Court.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.99
9.9/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Allen Ayoub

Allen Ayoub graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with high distinction in 2010. He went on to earn his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he graduated third in his class of 329. At Cooley, Allen earned eight Certificates of Merit, served as a teaching and graduate assistant, and was senior associate editor of the school’s law review. As an attorney at the Mike Morse Law Firm, Allen has dedicated his career to protecting accident victims across Michigan. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and working out.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.5
9.5/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Michael E. Ellery

When Mr. Ellery graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with his bachelor’s degree, he worked as an insurance adjuster. In fact, he worked for two of the biggest insurance companies in the nation before becoming a lawyer – an experience that would later give him a unique insider’s view into insurance companies’ practices. In 1995, Mr. Ellery earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Widener University School of Law. For more than 15 years, he would handle both plaintiff work – on behalf of the people bringing a legal claim – and defense work, on behalf of the people being sued. In March 2008 Mr. Ellery began representing plaintiffs exclusively.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.54
9.4/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Alan J. Konigsberg

Alan J. Konigsberg is of counsel at Levy Konigsberg LLP. As a founding member of the firm, Alan specializes in complex litigation, personal injury, and property damage cases. Alan is involved in various areas of the firm’s practice including healthcare fraud, whistleblower law, lead poisoning, aviation accidents, and asbestos litigation.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Stuart L. Nachman

Trial Attorney Stuart L. Nachman received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1971 and since then he has been representing clients throughout Virginia in their serious injury cases. He has been in the practice of litigating civil and personal injury claims for the past four decades and is an active member in many legal and professional organizations. He focuses his practice on helping those who are facing catastrophic injuries from the wrongdoing or negligence of others, including traumatic brain injuries and medical malpractice, as well as helping surviving families through a wrongful death claim. Mr. Nachman is active in his community and supports many local and international charitable organizations.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.1
9.1/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Ellen C. Bognar

Ellen Bognar has been practicing law for nearly a decade. As a powerful advocate for the injured, she has worked on various medical malpractice cases, and is especially passionate about nursing home care. She thrives when doing the necessary detective work in these cases; uncovering the full story in order to deliver justice for the elderly. On medical malpractice cases, she enjoys partnering with health experts to study the world of medicine, and the effects that certain drugs can have on patients. Her clients describe her as sympathetic, caring, and a natural relationship-builder. She knows that no two cases, clients or circumstances are alike, and treats each case with specialized attention. Ellen is licensed to represent clients in Florida and Virginia. Originally from Miami, Ellen moved to Charlottesville for law school and decided to stay. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking the mountains around Charlottesville, reading, and swimming with her young son.

DrugWatcher Rating

8.91
8.9/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Dean Rohde

Dean Rohde believes that quality representation begins with treating every client as if they are the only client. He will spend whatever time necessary to get the best result. When working with injury victims, Dean makes sure his clients know he will be as aggressive as necessary and fight tirelessly on their behalf. A Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Dean has represented hundreds of injured people throughout Wisconsin. At east in the courtroom and prepared. Dean received his Masters of Business Administration degree in 1986 after working as a commercial loan officer. In 1989, he received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dean has been active in the community as a board member for Chippewa Valley Technical College and the River Falls Community Foundation. He enjoys spending time with his family, particularly at their lake cottage. Dean also enjoyss the outdoors along with an occasional round of golf.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Kyle Israel

Raised in Arizona, I started out as a CPA in the business world. I then realized I could affect the lives of individuals more profoundly by becoming an attorney. I began working at the largest Arizona civil defense firm for 7 years. On the eve of being made a partner, I decided to go out on my own and form a firm in order to work as closely with clients as possible. I continue to work directly with clients and do not have them handled solely by staff or underlings. I am competitive and if I take your case, I am doing so because I believe we can obtain a good result for you.

DrugWatcher Rating

9.64
9.6/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

Jonathan Fitch

As both an advocate and arbitrator, Mr. Fitch has a wealth of experience and a strong record of accomplishment in the resolution of highly complex commercial disputes – often involving technologies and life sciences. He has received stellar professional recognitions from a number of respected third parties, including Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Best Lawyers in America®, which have both recognized Mr. Fitch as a "Lawyer of the Year." Mr. Fitch embraces a multi-disciplinary approach and a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession in developing strategies for the quick and satisfactory resolution of difficult and complicated disputes.

DrugWatcher Rating

10
10/10

Based on a cumulative score taking into account multiple review sites.

The list is updated weekly.

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