HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Uber Litigation and Other Mass Tort Updates Speaker Profiles

Co-Chair Mikal C. Watts, Watts Guerra LLP, Puerto Rico Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Mikal C. Watts

Mr. Watts’ litigation against Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Company resulted in resolving the most significant product liability case in the country. The terms of the settlement in the Bailey case were unprecedented in American history for a case of this type; not only monetarily, but by virtue of what the companies agreed to do with respect to the disclosure of information relating to their own investigations into the alleged defects with their products and their corporate safety policies and practices.

Watts Guerra LLP is nationally recognized as one of two firms leading in the pursuit of hundreds of claims brought nationwide against Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Company.

Mr. Watts was instrumental in bringing to light Ford’s quiet efforts to recall these defective tires in foreign countries while consumers in the United States continued to be injured or killed riding on the same tires. This litigation and settlement has been chronicled on the ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC, and CNBC, and in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Associated Press, and all other major news sources in this country and around the world.

Co-Chair Jennifer A. Moore, Moore Law Group, PLLC, Louisville, KY Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Jennifer A. Moore

Jennifer A. Moore tried the only case in federal court involving the weedkiller, Roundup, proving that it caused her client’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma resulting in an $80 million verdict against Monsanto and leading to settlements exceeding $10 billion for thousands of injured victims. For over 20 years, Ms. Moore has fought to secure justice for her clients and held numerous wrongdoers accountable resulting in multi-million dollar trial verdicts and settlements.

She is the founder of her own law firm, Moore Law Group, PLLC, based in Louisville, Kentucky and represents individuals and families all over the country who have been injured as a result of harmful products, drugs, and medical devices, medical negligence, nursing home neglect and abuse, and automobile and truck wrecks.

Aimee Wagstaff, Wagstaff Law Firm, Denver

Alejandro J. Salicrup, Williams Hart & Boundas LLP, Houston

Allison M. Brown, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York

Ashley Keller, Keller Postman LLC, Chicago

Ava Cavaco, Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn, Minneapolis

Bret Stanley, Kherkher Garcia, Houston

Celine Cutter, Cutter Law P.C., Oakland, CA

Erin Copeland, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, Houston

Grace P. Chandler, Motley Rice LLC, Mount Pleasant, SC

Hailey Watts, Watts Guerra LLP, San Antonio

Jennifer M. Hoekstra, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Joseph D. Satterley, Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, Oakland, CA

Karen Barth Menzies, KBM Law, Los Angeles

Katherine Cornell, Cornell Law, Houston

Kim Dougherty, Justice Law Collaborative, LLC, North Easton, MA

Leigh O’Dell, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL

Mark S. Cheffo, Dechert LLP, New York

Marlene Goldenberg, Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn, Washington, DC

Michael Moreland, Clark, Love & Hutson, Houston

Mike Morgan, Morgan & Morgan, Orlando, FL

Paula Bliss, Justice Law Collaborative, LLC, North Easton, MA

Rachel Abrams, Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway, LLP, San Francisco

Randi S. Ellis, Randi S. Ellis, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA

R. Brent Wisner, Wisner Baum, Los Angeles

Zina Bash, Keller Postman LLC, Austin, TX