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Ms. Esther E. Berezofsky

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Local Address: New Jersey, United States
Public Justice
1825 K Street, NW Suite 200
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20006
United States

Company Description: Public Justice is a national public interest law firm that fights injustice and holds corporate and government wrongdoers accountable. Public Justice created the...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Public Justice
  • Board Member
    Governor's of the New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers

Education

  • J.D.
    Rutgers University School of Law
  • law degree
    Rutgers University Law School
  • bachelor's degree , psychology
    Wayne State University
  • master's degree , clinical psychology
    Wayne State's Merrill Palmer Institute
63 Total References
Web References
Board & Executive Committee | Public Justice
publicjustice.net, 13 Mar 2015 [cached]
Esther E. Berezofsky President Williams, Cuker & Berezofsky
Consumer and Environmental Litigator ...
www.publicjustice.net, 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
Consumer and Environmental Litigator Esther Berezofsky Becomes President of Public Justice
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Esther Berezofsky, a litigator known for her accomplishments in leading pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, and representing communities impacted by environmental contamination, became Public Justice's President at its Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., in late July.
"I'm excited about the privilege of serving as Public Justice President as the organization fulfills its mission bringing high impact cases that advance the public interest and helping Public Justice transition into the future."
Berezofsky served as lead counsel in the Toms River Children's Cancer Cluster Case, representing the families of children who developed cancer, as a result of exposure to a contaminated municipal supply in Toms River, NJ. She continues to prosecute environmental and occupational chemical exposure cases. In her work representing plaintiffs injured by defective medical devices and pharmaceutical products, Berezofsky currently serves on the MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the DuPuy Hip Implant litigation, handles Stryker hip, Insulin pump, Hernia mesh and other mass torts. She has held leadership positions in various mass tort litigations and been trial counsel in many, including Hormone Therapy cases and the New Jersey Fen Phen Medical Monitoring Class Action.
Before becoming an attorney, Berezofsky was a clinical psychologist who evaluated people suffering from post-traumatic stress related to chemical exposure disasters, such as at Three Mile Island, Times Beach, Mo. and others. Her previous career informs her work as a trial lawyer on environmental and other complex litigation.
Berezofsky was inspired to become a litigator because "as a psychologist my goal was to help people discover ways to help themselves.
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Incoming presidents serve as Vice President for a year before ascending to the presidency, and Berezofsky considers herself fortunate to have worked closely with, and benefited from the experience of outgoing president Ted Leopold over the past year.
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Berezofsky first became involved with Public Justice more than 20 years ago and in addition to her law practice has been an active member of the board and executive committee. When asked how she juggles her multiple commitments she said: " I love what I do and in addition to managing a law firm, wading knee deep in mass torts, and my work with Public Justice, I actually do have a life!
Esther E. Berezofsky | Philadelphia Attorney at Law - PA Lawyer
www.wcblegal.com, 24 Nov 2013 [cached]
Esther E. Berezofsky
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Esther E. Berezofsky Partner 856.667.0500 856.667.5133 fax eberezofsky@wcblegal.com
Esther Berezofsky, concentrates her practice on complex plaintiff's litigation in the areas of mass torts, pharmaceutical products liability, consumer fraud class actions, environmental litigation and chemical exposure cases. She became the third partner at Williams Cuker Berezofsky, LLC in 1996.
Berezofsky has, and continues to hold leadership roles in multiple pharmaceutical litigations. She is involved in DePuy Hip implants, Accutane, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Darvon/Darvocett, Actos, Reglan, Ortho Evra, Diet Drug, Rezulin, PPA, and has served as liaison counsel to several of the Mass Tort Courts handling pharmaceutical litigations. She is currently on the MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee of the DePuy Hip Implant Litigation. She was one of the lead trial counsel in the New Jersey Diet Drug Medical Monitoring Class Action trial which led to a national settlement benefiting hundreds of thousands of diet drug users.
Ms. Berezofsky was lead counsel in the Toms River Children Cancer Cluster Case which successfully resolved as a result of an innovative dispute resolution process which she and her firm have since successfully implemented in over a dozen environmental matters involving communities whose soil, air and homes have been contaminated. She continues to represent communities nationally in environmental matters.
Berezofsky serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Public Justice, (formerly Trial Lawyers for Public Justice) a national public interest law firm. She serves as an officer of the Section on Toxic Environmental and Pharmaceutical Litigation (STEP) of the American Association of Justice AAJ (formerly ATLA). Additionally, she is on the Board of Governor's of the New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ) and was awarded the ATLA-NJ Gold Medal for Distinguished Service. Berezofsky has also been named a Super Lawyer in New Jersey.
She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the bars the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Berezofsky received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, N.J. in 1987 and served as an Articles Editor on the Rutgers Law Journal. She has published several articles related to mass tort litigation and lectures regularly on related topics.
Berezofsky was born in Europe and grew up in New York City. Prior to becoming an attorney Berezofsky practiced as a clinical psychologist with a focus on the post traumatic stress experienced by victims of environmental chemical exposure such as those involved in the Three Mile Island and Times Beach, Missouri disasters.
She lives with her husband and twin daughters in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Our Mission & Philosophy | Philadelphia Attorneys at Law
www.wcblegal.com, 24 Nov 2013 [cached]
Esther E. Berezofsky
AAJ : Pharmaceutical Seminar: Las Vegas, September 2008
www.atlanet.org, 9 Sept 2008 [cached]
Esther E. Berezofsky focuses her practice in the area of toxic torts, environmental matters, groundwater contamination, and products liability.She has handled numerous environmental class actions and consolidated class cases.Ms. Berezofsky practiced as a clinical psychologist prior to becoming a lawyer, consulting on posttraumatic stress disorder arising out of chemical exposures.She has authored various articles and has presented at seminars in the area of toxic tort litigation.She is a partner with Williams, Cuker & Berezofsky in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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