Adam D. Porter
Adam focuses his practice on the representation and defense of manufacturers in products liability litigation, with an emphasis on complex pharmaceutical medical device litigation in both state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigation. He has provided on-site trial support to lead trial counsel in multiple pelvic mesh jury trials, which has included preparing defense experts, preparing witness outlines, arguing case-specific and company witness deposition designations, and arguing motions in limine against lead Plaintiffs’ counsel. In addition to his trial experience, Adam regularly deposes expert witnesses around the United States, and he has lead numerous de bene esse depositions of fact witness physicians. Adam graduated first in his law school class, receiving his J.D., summa cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. He obtained his B.B.A., cum laude, in Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi.
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- Mississippi, 2016
- Make-A-Wish Mississippi: Old Waverly Golf Tournament Committee
- Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016
- Associate Editor, Mississippi College Law Review
- Member, Moot Court Board
- Hearin Scholar
- Amjur Award in 14 legal areas
- Mississippi Defense Lawyer Award
- American Inns of Court, The Charles Clark Inn, 2015-2016
- University of Mississippi, B.A., Business Administration, cum laude, 2010
- Provided on-site trial support to lead trial counsel in 3 state court pelvic mesh trials, including assisting with development of strategy, coordinating deposition designations of company and case specific witnesses, arguing objections to deposition designations and motions in limine, preparing company and expert witnesses, and assisting with preparations of cross examinations of plaintiffs’ case specific and general causation experts.
- Emmet v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Pelvic Mesh Litigation, 2018-2019, six week jury trial.
- Mesigian v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Philadelphia Court Common Pleas, Pelvic Mesh Litigation, 2019, five week jury trial.
- Dunfee v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Pelvic Mesh Litigation, 2019, four week jury trial in which the jury only awarded compensatory damages. The Dunfee trial resulted in the lowest plaintiff jury verdict in the Philadelphia pelvic mesh litigation.
- Author, "Ready or Not … Here Comes a Global Pandemic: A Legal and Practical Overview of the New Normal to Patient Healthcare – Telehealth," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 13, No. 2, June 2020.
- Speaker, “2018: Life Sciences Year End Roundup,” In-house Client Presentation, December 2018.