JAMES F. MURDICA

PArtner Patterson Belknap Webb & TylerContact

James Murdica practices in the firm’s litigation group with a concentration in products liability litigation. Mr. Murdica's practice focuses on the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device cases in state and federal courts nationwide, including multi-district litigation. In 2012, he played a key role in securing favorable decisions from the highest state courts in New Jersey and Texas for clients that manufacture medical devices and biologic medicines. 

Representative Matters 

Medical Device Manufacturer
Defended manufacturer of cardiac device in nationwide litigation alleging personal injuries from use of the device. Obtained preemption-based dismissal of the claims in multiple state and federal jurisdictions. Coordinated the defense and favorable resolution of all claims. 

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer 
Obtained the dismissal of several claims alleging personal injury from use of a prescription medicine at the trial and appellate levels, resulting in favorable decisions for a client from the Fourth, Seventh, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits.