Shepard O’Donnell’s Erika O’Donnell Presents at Women of PALS Trial Academy

Shepard O’Donnell, one of the top asbestos personal injury law firms in Massachusetts for 25 years, announces that the firm’s Co-Managing Partner Erika O’Donnell presented on the panel, “Negotiation and Mediation Tactics,” at the Women of PALS (Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Seminar) Trial Academy in Las Vegas on May 9. The seminar featured speakers from across the country and covered numerous asbestos-related litigation topics. The firm was also an event sponsor.

O’Donnell serves as co-managing partner of Shepard O’Donnell. An accomplished litigator, she has achieved numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts in cases involving mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases, smoking-related cancers and pharmaceutical drugs and devices. Most notably, O’Donnell successfully represented the Summerlin family in Summerlin v. Philip Morris USA, et al. (No. 1581CV05255, Mass. Super., Suffolk Co.), a case that brought co-defendants from an asbestos product company and a cigarette manufacturer to trial before a jury. After a five-week trial before the Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Shepard O’Donnell secured a $43 million verdict on behalf of their client.O’Donnell is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Worcester Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. She has been recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2012.