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Co-Chair Bradley D. Honnold, Goza & Honnold, LLC, Overland Park, KS Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Bradley D. Honnold

Bar Admissions:

Missouri, 1989
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1989

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1989
Honors: With Distinction
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1986
Honors: With Distinction

Co-Chair Andy Birchfield, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Andy Birchfield

Andy Birchfield manages Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Mass Torts Section, which is recognized as a national leader in pharmaceutical litigation. The section successfully resolved claims for thousands of clients in the Vioxx, Bextra/Celebrex, Baycol, Rezulin, PPA and Ephedra litigations.

Notable Cases

Andy’s efforts have been indispensable in heading the firm’s Vioxx litigation. In April 2005, he was chosen to co-lead the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the federal Vioxx Litigation Multidistrict Litigation; and he has been lead counsel or co-lead counsel in five Vioxx trials, including one that resulted in a $51 million verdict against Merck.

After joining Beasley Allen in 1996, Andy handled cases involving consumer fraud and commercial litigation. He later proved to be instrumental in developing the Mass Torts Litigation Section in 2000 and was named section head for Mass Torts, which now consists of 11 lawyers and 60 support staff. To date, Andy has been involved in cases resulting in settlements and verdicts totaling in excess of $7.5 billion.

R. Seth Crompton, The Holland Law Firm, St. Louis

François M. Blaudeau, M.D., J.D., FACHE, FCLM, Southern Institute for Medical & Legal Affairs, Birmingham, AL

Kevin Anderson, Senior Deputy Attorney General and Director, Consumer Protection Division at North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh, NC

W. Lewis Garrison Jr., Heninger, Garrison & Davis, LLC, Birmingham, AL

Jonathan R. Gdanski, Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Kirk J. Goza, Goza & Honnold, LLC, Overland Park, KS

Adam J. Gutride, Gutride Safier LLP, San Francisco

Vincent L. Greene IV, Motley Rice, Providence, RI

Wendy R. Fleishman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, New York

Kristine Kraft, Schlichter Bogard & Denton, LLP, St. Louis

Ashley Brittain Landers, Morgan & Morgan, Lexington, KY

Sarah R. London, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco

Mike Morgan, Morgan & Morgan, Orlando, FL

Tracy A. Finken Magnotta, Anapol Weiss, Philadelphia

Esfand Y. Nafisi, Migliaccio & Rathod LLP, Washington, DC

Angela J. Nehmens, Levin Simes Abrams, San Francisco

Stuart M. Paynter, Paynter Law, Washington, DC

Russell D. Paul, Berger Montague, Philadelphia

Jacob Plattenberger, TorHoerman Law, LLC, Chicago

Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Robert L. Salim, Salim-Beasley, LLC, Natchitoches, LA

Scott P. Schlesinger, Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Johnny M. Simon, The Simon Law Firm, P.C., St. Louis

Jason L. Solotaroff, Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP, New York

Joseph VanZandt, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL