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Patricia M. Giordano

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The Team

Education

New England School of Law, J.D., 1985

American University, B.S., 1982

Admissions

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.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE:

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BIRTH INJURY:

  • $16 million in federal court for the negligent management of labor and delivery resulting in an infant sustaining permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy
  • $10 million in New York state for cerebral palsy caused by failure to respond to non-reassuring electronic fetal monitoring and failure to perform a biophysical profile
  • $7.5 million in rural Michigan for brain injury sustained by an infant in the course of a negligently managed labor and delivery

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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.

Education

New England School of Law, J.D., 1985

American University, B.S., 1982

Admissions

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

Affiliations

Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Women in the Courts Committee
Representative for New Jersey Association for Justice, 2018 – Present

New Jersey Association for Justice
Executive Committee, 3rd Vice President, 2019 – 2020
Executive Committee, Treasurer, 2018 – 2019
Executive Committee, Secretary, 2017 – 2018
Executive Committee, Assistant Secretary, 2016 – 2017
Executive Committee, Parliamentarian, 2015 – 2016
Board of Governors, 2010 – Present
Medical Malpractice Committee Co-Chair, 2013 – Present
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, 2018 – Present
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, 2014 – Present
Nominating Committee, 2019 – Present
Boardwalk Program Co-Chair, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Co-Chair, 2013 – Present
Meadowlands Seminar, Investigating Your Case: Thinking Outside of the Box, Co-Chair, Moderator and Presenter
Meadowlands Program Co-Chair, 2016
Meadowlands, E-Discovery + Ethics Seminar, Co-Chair, 2016
PAC Trustee, 2015 – 2018
Education Foundation Trustee, 2018 – Present

Camden County Bar Association
Member

Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member

Philadelphia Bar Association
Member

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Member

Awards

Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters, 2013 – Present

Top Attorney SJ Magazine
2018, 2015

Top 100 Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff Category
National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Martindale-Hubbell
“AV” Preeminent rating

Speaking Engagements

Investigating Your Case: Thinking Outside of the Box
New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar, 2019

Corporate Negligence: How to Increase the Value of a Claim
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2019

Top Ten Torts
New 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 Cases
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2017

Opening Statements, Mock Trial of an Anesthesia Case
New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Program, Medical Malpractice Seminar, 2016

Motions in Limine
New 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 Expect
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2015

Building a Damage Case on the Pediatric Traumatic Brian Injury
New 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 Cases
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2014

Winning Strategies: Making the Most of First Impressions
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Seminar, Program Co-Chair, 2014

Federal Tort Claims Act
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2014

Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases
New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2013

Relation Back Doctrine
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2013

Creative Lawyering from Investigation Through Verdict: Part 2
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2012

Use of Medical Literature on Cross-Examination
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2012

The Dreaded Expert: Doing Your Homework Before the Deposition
New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Medical Malpractice Program, 2011

Community Involvement

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 projects
2015 – Present

Philadelphia Bar Association, Judicial Commission Investigator
2013, 2015, 2017