Blackwell Burke P.A. founding partner, CEO and chairman, Jerry W. Blackwell, partner Peter J. Goss, and attorney Spiwe L. Jefferson have been selected among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. Selection is by invitation only and is reserved for the most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation.
Jerry W. Blackwell serves as national and trial counsel for several major corporations and has litigated in federal and state courts in 47 states and internationally. He is an experienced trial lawyer with nationwide experience defending class actions, toxic tort, commercial disputes, products liability, and other high stakes complex cases. Mr. Blackwell has numerous winning jury verdicts and favorable settlements to his credit. He is a frequent presenter on winning trial strategies and how to communicate complicated legal, scientific, and business issues to jurors.
Peter J. Goss focuses his national practice on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation and toxic torts. He has represented major pharmaceutical, medical technology, and chemical firms in hundreds of cases. Mr. Goss, who has won several published Daubert decisions, often serves as “science counsel” in life sciences litigation. He collaborates with leading experts to present complex medical and scientific evidence, both in dispositive motions and at trial. He is a frequent commentator on scientific evidence and legal developments of interest to FDA-regulated industries.
Spiwe L. Jefferson serves as trial counsel in cases nationwide, defending major corporations in food safety, toxic tort, products liability, class actions, multi-district litigation, and commercial disputes. She is counsel for a Fortune 500 global food manufacturing company, defending its commercial litigation, product liability, and premises liability claims arising in state and federal courts nationwide. Her litigation experience includes serving as first and second-chair trial counsel and managing litigation across the United States and abroad.
Only the top 100 qualifying defense litigators in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. With these high standards for selection, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of litigators in the community.
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