HarrisMartin's Ozempic Plaintiff Conference: An Emerging Litigation Speaker Profiles

Co-Chair Lee Floyd, Breit Biniazan, Richmond, VA Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Lee Floyd

Before joining Breit Biniazan, Lee Floyd spent a decade defending some of the country’s largest and most influential corporations. From pharmaceutical companies to national automotive manufacturers, Lee worked in the trenches with impressive battalions of attorneys and seemingly unlimited resources. Lee was the first female partner in the products liability group of one of the nation’s leading law firms and the youngest partner in that firm’s history. In 2019, she was one of only ten lawyers selected nationwide to join the prestigious Products Liability Advisory Council’s as a Future Leader. During this time Lee was recognized consistently: by Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star” and by Best Lawyers in America® as “Ones to Watch.” She has received national recognition by Benchmark Litigation as a partner in the Product Liability Firm of the Year and is the only attorney in Virginia to be recognized on their “40 and Under Hot List” list five years running. On paper, she displays the kind of career that many attorneys aspire to achieve.

Co-Chair Thomas P. Cartmell, Wagstaff & Cartmell, Kansas City, MO Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Thomas P. Cartmell

Tom Cartmell is a founding partner of the firm, and a leading trial attorney for individuals, businesses and public entities in cases pending across the United States. Tom has been appointed by federal judges throughout the United States to leadership in over a dozen MDL matters, and is widely recognized for his trial skills. Tom has been selected for membership in many prestigious, invitation-only trial lawyer organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. Tom is a multiple time recipient of Best Lawyers of America’s “Lawyer of the Year” Award and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He holds the Martindale-Hubble peer review rating of AV Preeminent.

Co-Chair Jonathan D. Orent, Motley Rice LLC, Providence, RI Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Jonathan D. Orent

Jonathan Orent litigates for people alleging harm by defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, including all aspects of discovery and expert development. He represents women suffering from painful side effects associated with pelvic mesh/sling products, hernia patients harmed by mesh repairs, as well as military service members suffering from hearing loss due to allegedly defective earplugs.

Alexandra Walsh, Walsh Law, Washington, DC

Brad J. Bradford, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Bradley D. Honnold, Goza & Honnold, Overland Park, KS

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

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

Layne Hilton, Meyer Wilson, New Orleans

Mike Daly, Pogust Goodhead, Philadelphia

Sarah Ruane, Wagstaff & Cartmell, Kansas City, MO

Sara O. Couch, Motley Rice LLC, Mount Pleasant, SC