New England School of Law, J.D., 1985
American University, B.S., 1982
Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1985
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2004
Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
A practicing lawyer for more than 30 years, Trish Giordano represents individuals throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have been injured by medical malpractice. A seasoned trial attorney, Trish litigates cases against healthcare providers on an assortment of claims, from birth defects arising out of the mismanagement of a woman’s labor and delivery to severe and permanent injuries caused by delays in diagnosis or treatment. Trish also lectures to other attorneys on medical malpractice and related topics. She has authored numerous appellate briefs and has argued before the Pennsylvania and New Jersey appellate courts.
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Since 2013, Trish has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. Additionally, in 2015 and 2018, she was honored by South Jersey Magazine as a Top Attorney. And in 2014, she was chosen as a Top 100 Pennsylvania Civil Plaintiff Trial Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers. Trish was also awarded an AV Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating. In recognition of her accomplishments in law school, she was awarded a scholarship from the Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts and received the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Student Bar Association.
Trish is active in the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) and serves on its Executive Committee. Trish has been co-chair of NJAJ’s Medical Malpractice Committee since 2013 and co-chair of several other committees since 2011. She is a member of NJAJ’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and a co-chair of its Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. In 2018, Trish was appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner as the NJAJ representative to the New Jersey Supreme Court Women in the Courts Committee. Trish is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Camden County Bar Association.
A life-long resident of Camden County, Trish and her husband live in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Besides spending time with family and friends, Trish enjoys traveling, spinning, yoga and watching the Philadelphia Eagles.
Trish earned her law degree from the New England School of Law and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the federal courts located in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. She earned her undergraduate degree from American University.
Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Women in the Courts CommitteeRepresentative for New Jersey Association for Justice, 2018 – Present
New Jersey Association for JusticeExecutive Committee, 3rd Vice President, 2019 – 2020Executive Committee, Treasurer, 2018 – 2019Executive Committee, Secretary, 2017 – 2018Executive Committee, Assistant Secretary, 2016 – 2017Executive Committee, Parliamentarian, 2015 – 2016Board of Governors, 2010 – PresentMedical Malpractice Committee Co-Chair, 2013 – PresentDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, 2018 – PresentWomen Trial Lawyers Caucus, 2014 – PresentNominating Committee, 2019 – PresentBoardwalk Program Co-Chair, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Co-Chair, 2013 – Present Meadowlands Seminar, Investigating Your Case: Thinking Outside of the Box, Co-Chair, Moderator and PresenterMeadowlands Program Co-Chair, 2016 Meadowlands, E-Discovery + Ethics Seminar, Co-Chair, 2016 PAC Trustee, 2015 – 2018Education Foundation Trustee, 2018 – Present
Camden County Bar AssociationMember
Pennsylvania Association for Justice Member
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember
Super LawyersThomson Reuters, 2013 – Present
Top Attorney SJ Magazine2018, 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff CategoryNational Trial Lawyers, 2014
Martindale-Hubbell“AV” Preeminent rating
Investigating Your Case: Thinking Outside of the BoxNew Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar, 2019
Corporate Negligence: How to Increase the Value of a ClaimNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2019
Top Ten TortsNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Personal Injury Program, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Trial of a Civil Case: Practical Tips and Demonstrations“Using Direct Examination to Build Your Case,” Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2019
Supersize Your Verdicts: Creative Tips for Maximizing Jury Verdicts“Using a Plaintiff’s Documentary Film to Maximize Recovery,” Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2018
Capping the USA’s Liability in NJ Federal Torts Claim Act CasesNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2017
Opening Statements, Mock Trial of an Anesthesia CaseNew Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Program, Medical Malpractice Seminar, 2016
Motions in LimineNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2016
Maximizing Your Client’s Recovery in Personal Injury Cases from Investigation Through Trial“Identifying the Deep Pocket Before Filing the Complaint,” Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2015
Deposing the Defendant: How to Prepare & What to ExpectNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2015
Building a Damage Case on the Pediatric Traumatic Brian InjuryNew Jersey Association for Justice, Four Concurrent Seminars, 2015
Obstetrical Malpractice: A Case Study on Overcoming Defendant’s Objections to Opinion Questions & Questions about the Electronic Fetal Monitor Using the Audit Trail in Obstetrical CasesPennsylvania Association for Justice, 2014
Winning Strategies: Making the Most of First ImpressionsNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Seminar, Program Co-Chair, 2014
Federal Tort Claims ActNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2014
Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice CasesNew Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2013
Relation Back DoctrineNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2013
Creative Lawyering from Investigation Through Verdict: Part 2Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2012
Use of Medical Literature on Cross-ExaminationNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2012
The Dreaded Expert: Doing Your Homework Before the DepositionNew Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2011
Co-Chair of the NJAJ Thanksgiving Turkey Drive(collecting donations for New Jersey’s food banks), 2012 – 2018
Volunteer at the Camden County Bar Foundation “Breakfast with Santa” and other community service projects2015 – Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Judicial Commission Investigator2013, 2015, 2017
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