Thomas R. Anapol, course advisor, concentrates his practice in pharmaceutical and medical device, medical negligence, asbestos, and other catastrophic injury-related civil litigation. Mr. Anapol was recently appointed to serve on AAJ’s Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee, is cochair of AAJ’s DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Implant Litigation Group, and is a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum. He has served on various MDL Plaintiff Steering Committees including Guidant, Medtronic, DePuy ASR, NexGen, and various other state coordinated mass tort litigations. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) and as chair of PAJ’s Business Partners Committee. Mr. Anapol is a shareholder with the Philadelphia based law firm of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C., and serves as cochair of the firm’s mass tort department.
Paul R. Cordella concentrates his practice in the areas of pharmaceutical, mass tort, toxic tort, and products liability litigation. Mr. Cordella also has experience in litigating cases involving wrongful death, municipal and premises liability, as well as construction defects and motor vehicle accidents. He is a member of AAJ and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Cordella is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm in New York, NY.
Brenda S. Fulmer concentrates her practice in defective medical devices and drugs. Ms. Fulmer is a member of the Palm Beach County Justice Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and Florida Justice Association (FJA). She serves on AAJ’s Board of Governors, and FJA’s Board of Governors. She is a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum, cochair of AAJ’s Pradaxa Litigation Group, and is active in multidistrict litigation discovery committee work for various national pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts. Ms. Fulmer is a partner and shareholder of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Michael L. McGlamry is a member of several associations including the Atlanta and American Bar Associations, State Bar of Georgia, AAJ, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and is past chair of the ethics committee for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. McGlamry is a member of AAJ’s Litigation Group Leaders Council, Products Liability Section, and Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts, and cochair of AAJ’s Wright Hip Litigation Group. Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C. has offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia.
Karen Barth Menzies, course advisor, concentrates her practice in plaintiffs’ pharmaceutical mass tort and consumer class actions. Ms. Menzies served as the lead plaintiffs’ counsel in the Paxil MDL, Central District of California. She is currently a member of the plaintiffs’ steering committee for the Avandia MDL, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and coliaison counsel for the Paxil Birth Defects litigation pending in Philadelphia. She is cochair of AAJ’s DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Implant Litigation Group and a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum. Ms. Menzies has testified three times before the FDA and also before the California State Senate regarding the risks of pharmaceutical drugs. She has published numerous articles and speaks on preemption, FDA, and pharmaceutical drug risks to both legal and medical organizations. Ms. Menzies is a partner with Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. in Newport Beach, California.
Daniel A. Nigh concentrates his practice in ATV and DePuy litigation in the mass torts litigation department of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. in Pensacola, Florida. He has spoken at several conferences and coauthored a journal article regarding the DePuy ASR recall, the science behind the defects, and injuries and damages resulting from the defect.
Ellen Relkin concentrates in pharmaceutical, medical device products liability, and toxic tort litigation. She is past chair of AAJ’s Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts, cochair of AAJ’s Hydroxycut Litigation Group, and a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum. Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.is located in New York, New York.
Daniel S. Robinson is partner in the Newport Beach office of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., concentrating in civil litigation. In 2011, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) awarded Mr. Robinson the 2011 OCTLA Young Gun Award. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and has been appointed to the plaintiffs’ executive committee for the federal multidistrict proceeding for the Contaminated Heparin Litigation, MDL 1953, the plaintiffs’ steering committee in the In re: Actos Product Liability Cases, and the plaintiffs’ steering committee in the In re: Fosamax/Alendronate Sodium Drug Cases. Mr. Robinson serves as past cochair of AAJ’s Yaz/Yasmin Litigation Group and is a member of AAJ’s Litigation Group Leaders Council and Leader’s Forum.
Navan Ward, Jr., course advisor, concentrates his practice in pharmaceutical and nursing home litigation. Mr. Ward has lectured on hip replacement, Cox-2 drug, Permax/Ostinex litigation, hormone replacement therapy litigation, and nursing home litigation issues throughout the country. He was selected to the plaintiffs’ steering committee for the DePuy Hip Implant Recall MDL and the plaintiffs’ steering committee for the Pinnacle Hip Replacement MDL. He serves as cochair for AAJ’s DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Implant Litigation Group, the vice president for the Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama State Bar, vice president for the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association, treasurer for the Capital City Bar Association, president for the Alabama Lawyers’ Association, and is a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum. Mr. Ward is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, and is an American Bar Association State Delegate for Alabama. He is a shareholder in the firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. located in Montgomery, Alabama.