Tobi

Millrood

Partner
Kline & Specter PC

Tobi L. Millrood, a partner, joined the firm to chair its Mass Tort Department. Millrood is a national leader in the trial bar and has 25 years of complex litigation experience, including in court-appointed leadership positions, and has won a number of major jury verdicts in complex litigation. His focus is on pharmaceutical, medical device and complex personal injury litigation.

Most recently, in October 2023, Millrood was co-counsel in a case that resulted in a $175 million verdict against Monsanto Co. for an elderly Philadelphia man who was diagnosed with cancer after years of using the company's herbicide Roundup. The verdict in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court was the bellwether case among hundreds awaiting trial in the Philadelphia mass tort program over Roundup. The verdict included $150 million in punitive damages.

Millrood is past president of the world’s largest trial bar, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), where he completed his term in July 2021 and currently serves as Immediate Past President. As a result of his leadership within AAJ, Millrood has received numerous awards including Distinguished Service, Heavy Lifting and the prestigious President’s Award in 2015.

In addition, Millrood has won many accolades and enjoys a national reputation in the field of mass torts. He has been named among the best attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers* every year since 2009, including for 2023.

Among his numerous highlights in the field of prescription drug and medical device litigation is his perseverance and success against Wyeth, Pfizer and numerous other Fortune 100 companies in the landmark Hormone Therapy litigation. In 2002, Millrood was the first in the nation to file a Hormone Therapy lawsuit and he dedicated the next twelve years to the litigation, serving as Plaintiffs’ Lead Liaison Counsel for the matter in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, presiding over thousands of cases.

He also served on the plaintiffs’ executive committee In Re Prempro Products Liability, and was chair of the AAJ Hormone Therapy Litigation Group. Millrood tried four hormone therapy cases, winning jury verdicts in all four, including those of $72.6 million and $34.3 million.

He also played a major contributing role in critical  appellate victories in the litigation, ranging from the state courts of Pennsylvania and Minnesota, to the U.S. Eighth Circuit. He also served in numerous court-appointed leadership positions in other pharmaceutical and medical device cases, including co-Lead counsel in In re Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2657, and as co-lead counsel in In re Zimmer Nexgen Knee Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2272.

Millrood was named a co-lead counsel in Pennsylvania opioid litigation, Del. Cty. vs Purdue Pharma, et al. Working in combination with leaders both locally and nationwide, Millrood served on a leadership team that produced a settlement that can bring more than $1 billion to Pennsylvania municipalities and communities devastated by the opioid epidemic.

In addition, he has served in other court-appointed leadership positions, including the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees of In re Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and ABG Modular Hip Litigation, Bergen County, N.J., and In re Consolidated Fresenius Cases in Superior Court in Massachusetts, where in both he was also appointed as Discovery Chair.

Millrood is often called upon within mass tort litigation for his strategic planning and discovery architecture. He is a frequent speaker at various seminars on the topics of Mass Tort Litigation, Expert Witnesses, Direct and Cross-Examination, Closing and Rebuttal at Trial, the Ethics of Settling Mass Tort Cases, Trial Strategies and Electronic Discovery.

Millrood has testified before the Federal Civil Rules Committee on proposed rule changes and has authored numerous comments to the Rules Committee and Subcommitee on MDL litigation. He is an invited lecturer at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and an invited trial team coach at the Tulane Law School. Earlier in his , Millrood garnered several notable achievements and verdicts, including serving as co-counsel in a $22 million medical malpractice verdict, among the largest in state history at that time. Millrood is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice Board of Governors and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Board of Directors. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the federal District of New Jersey, the U.S. Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Third Circuit.

Millrood earned his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law.

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Apr 30
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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9:30 AM

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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May 2
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

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5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception - Hosted by JBSL

Other Speakers

Richard
Arsenault

Attorney

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

Carlos R.
Baralt-Suárez

Of Counsel
Delgado & Fernández, LLC

Dr. Charles
Bennett

Professor

University of South Carolina

James
Bergener

Founder

The Bergener Firm

Robby H.
Birnbaum

Partner
Greenspoon Marder LLP

Tony
Clayton

Lawyer
Clayton Frugé Ward Injury Attorneys

Chris
Coffin

Partner

Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P.

Lori G.
Cohen

Vice Chair
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jonathan
Cohen

Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Greg
Coleman

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Amy
Collins

Attorney

Amy L. Collins, PC

Jayne
Conroy

Shareholder

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP

Mildred
Conroy

Associate
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Erin
Copeland

Partner

Fibich Leebron Copeland & Briggs

Katherine
Cornell

Partner
Pulaski Kherkher

Grant L.
Davis

Attorney
Davis Bethune & Jones, LLC

Jim
DeMay

Partner

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Diandra “Fu”
Debrosse Zimmermann

Partner

DiCello Levitt LLP

Sharon
Desh

Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

Robert J.
Drakulich

Partner
The Drakulich Firm

Nicholas J.
Drakulich

Founding Partner
The Drakulich Firm

John
Driscoll

Attorney
The Driscoll Firm, LLC

Patrick J.
Driscoll

Attorney
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Paul
Farrell Jr.

Principal
Farrell & Fuller Law

Yvonne
Flaherty

Partner
Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Lee
Floyd

Partner
Breit Biniazan

Michael
Fuller

Principal

Farrell & Fuller Law

Dr. Manuel
Gonzalez-Brito

CMO

MSP Recovery Law Firm

Robin
Greenwald

Attorney
Weitz & Luxenberg

Marc D.
Grossman

Senior Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Jake
Grossman

J.D. Candidate at the
University of Michigan Law School

Stacy
Hauer

Attorney
Johnson Becker PLLC

Aaron
Heckaman

Partner
Bailey, Cowan, Heckaman PLLC

Eric
Holland

President

Holland Law Firm

Bradley D.
Honnold

Founding Partner
Goza Honnold Trial Lawyers

Evan M.
Janush

Managing Attorney
The Lanier Law Firm

Rhon
Jones

Principal
Beasley Allen Law Firm

Ashley
Keller

Partner
Keller Postman LLC

Rayna
Kessler

Partner

Robins Kaplan LLP

Gary
Klinger

Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Douglass A.
Kreis

Founding Partner
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholdtz PLLC

Ari
Kresch

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer

1-800-LAW-FIRM

Mark
Lanier

Attorney & Founder

Lanier Law Firm

Rachel
Lanier

Senior Attorney
The Lanier Group

Adam
Levitt

Partner
Dicello Levitt

Patrick
Luff

Founding Partner
Luff Law Firm

Victoria
Maniatis

Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Mike
Morgan

Attorney
Morgan & Morgan, P.A

Majed
Nachawati

Managing Partner

Nachawati Law Group

Marie
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Paul
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Hon. Glenn A.
Norton (Ret.)

Missouri Court of Appeals

Jonathan
Orent

Attorney

Motley Rice LCC

Sara
Papantonio

Attorney
Levin Papantonio Rafferty

Gale
Pearson

Attorney
Nachawati Law Group

William G.
Pintas

Founding Member, Partner

Pintas & Mullins Law

Christopher M.
Placitella

Shareholder
Cohen, Placitella & Roth

Scott
Powell

Trial Lawyer
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP

Troy
Rafferty

Shareholder

Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty

John M.
Restaino, Jr.

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Joseph F.
Rice

Attorney
Motley Rice LLC

Christopher
Schnieders

Partner
Napoli Shkolnik Law

John K.
Sherk

Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Hunter
Shkolnik

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

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Sims

Senior Counsel

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC

Gerald
Singleton

Managing Partner

Singleton Schreiber

Lana K.
Varney

Partner
King & Spalding LLP

Aimee H.
Wagstaff

Attorney
Partner, Andrus Wagstaff

Alexandra
Walsh

Founder
Walsh Law

Mikal C.
Watts

Capital Partner

Watts Guerra LLP

R. Brent
Wisner

Managing Partner

Wisner Baum LLP

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May 04 - 06, 2022
May 04 - 06, 2022
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