Jeff is currently the head of the Expert Committee and Bellwether Trial Committee in the In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327). Jeff was co-lead counsel in the Huskey v. Ethicon case which was the first SUI sling case tried in the Pelvic Repair MDL and resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict for plaintiff. He has assisted in numerous other cases to be tried in front of a jury against Ethicon. He is a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee and helped try the first Bellwether case in the multidistrict litigation, In Re: Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 1842). He is also currently a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) 4615 In Re: Infusion Pump Cases. Jeff was recently appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the In Re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2606).
In addition to being honored as Best of the Bar by Kansas City Business Journal and as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, Jeff was the 2010 recipient of the Thomas J. Conway Award, an award presented annually by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association to a trial lawyer who “exemplifies outstanding trial skills and the ability to be a fierce advocate and a good friend to opposing counsel at the same time.”
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