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Amy Eskin

Amy Eskin is a trial lawyer who has been successfully representing injured consumers nationally in personal injury, medical negligence, products liability and complex pharmaceutical and medical device cases for more than 25 years.


She is a tenacious, highly accessible and personal advocate for her clients and is devoted to representing individuals who have been injured by corporations who value profits over safety.  Amy loves trying cases in order to obtain justice for those who have been injured.

In April of 2013, Amy was honored to be awarded the Civil Justice Award by the San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association – an award to an attorney who “fights the good fight in the trenches every day” and who “contributes to the betterment of consumers and/or injured victim and their families.”

In July of 2016, Amy was appointed as Plaintiff’s Liason Counsel by Judge Mary Wiss in JCCP 4863 In Re Pradaxa cases. Also in July 2016, Amy was elected as a Co-Chair of the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group.

Amy has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee by the Honorable Dennis Saylor In Re: Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation. Amy will take a leadership position in advocating for the parents and child victims of birth defects from Zofran and Ondansetron – heart defects, cleft palate defects and other congenital birth defects.

Ms. Eskin has been litigating transvaginal mesh cases since 2008.  In April of 2012, Chief U.S. District Justice Joseph R. Goodwin appointed Amy as co-lead counsel of MDL 2325 In Re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation where she directs the prosecution of over 7,500 cases filed on behalf of women who suffered devastating injuries as a result of being implanted with transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems. Amy is also one of only 8 attorneys appointed by Judge Goodwin to serve on the Executive Committee overseeing thousands of lawsuits filed by injured women against American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon/Gynecare (Johnson & Johnson) and Coloplast which have been centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Amy plays a central role in advocating for these victims of corporate misconduct.

Amy has worked extensively on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation including, Breast Implants, DES, Fen-Phen, Sulzer-Hip Implants.  For more than a decade she dedicated much of her time to representing clients who had been injured by the diet drug combination Fen/Phen and for whom she has recovered over $150,000,00.00. She served as a member of the Law and Briefing Committee in In Re Zypexa Product Liability Litigation (MDL 1956).

She has authored a number of articles in legal publications and has lectured extensively to lawyers, health care professionals, law students and paralegals on many topics, including ethics, discovery and trial practice.

In December 2010, Amy was featured in Plaintiff Magazine and lauded for her fierce determination in taking on “big pharma and other giants.”  In 2011, San Francisco Attorney Magazine recognized her commitment to ensuring access to trial by jury for her clients.

Contact Info:

44 Montgomery Street, 32nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (888) 426-4156 | (415) 426-3000

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional & Bar Association Memberships:

American Board of Trial Advocates
Amy was elected into the American Board of Trial Advocates (San Francisco Chapter) in 2004 and was the youngest female chapter member at the time of her election. ABOTA is an invitation only organization of accomplished trial lawyers who exemplify the highest standards of trial skills, integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession. Amy is one of the San Francisco Chapter’s National Board Representatives.

University of San Francisco Intensive Advocacy Program
Amy is on the faculty of the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Intensive Advocacy Program.

Stanford University & Golden Gate University School of Law
Amy taught trial practice at Stanford University and has been a Visiting Lecturer in Products Liability Law at Golden Gate University School of Law.

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Amy serves on the Board of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Consumer Attorneys of California
Amy has been a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California since 1987.

SuperLaywer
Amy has been named a SuperLawyer by Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2007.

Lawdragon 3000
In 2007, Amy was named to the Lawdragon 3000 Guide of Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America.

National Association of Distinguished Counsel
In 2015, Amy was selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
Amy is also a member of the Executive Board of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association.

National Association of Women Judges
Amy is an invited member of the Resource Board of the National Association of Women Judges.

American Association for Justice
Amy was elected as a Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group on July 24, 2016.

 

Education:

  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1987
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
    Major: Rhetoric

Awards:

  • Civic Justice Award – San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association 2013
  • Amy’s Bio – Plaintiff Magazine
  • Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Press Release
  • Super Lawyers – Top Woman Attorney in Northern California 2017