Joyce D. Edelman
, a partner in Porter Wright's Litigation Department, was formally inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America
at the LCA’s 2012 Fall Conference & Induction of Fellows on Oct. 25, 2012. The Induction of Fellows Dinner was held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
Edelman practices in federal and state courts in Ohio and several other jurisdictions. She focuses her practice on product liability defense with particular emphasis on pharmaceutical products and medical devices. She has defended cases involving antifibrinolytics, antidepressants, vaccines, breast implants, spinal instrumentation, latex gloves, surgical clips and needle products, among others. Edelman has represented companies in class action consumer litigation and in multi-district federal litigation. She has extensive toxic tort experience and currently represents a domestic subsidiary of an international food company in the microwave popcorn butter flavoring litigation. Edelman also has experience in the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice litigation. She continues to serve as lead counsel for the American Red Cross in donor injury cases and in cases alleging the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis from blood transfusions.
The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the 21st century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.