Andrea Roberts Pierson

Partner

Overview

Andrea Pierson is a seasoned trial lawyer who has defended product manufacturers and sellers in more than 40 different federal and state courts across the country and in Canada. For the last decade, Andrea's primary focus has been the defense of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in individual cases and multidistrict litigation, protecting the future of their most valuable products. As trial team leader, Andrea has prevailed for medical device makers in all five of her most recent bellwether trials.

Products Expertise

Andrea has acted as national and local counsel in matters involving the following products, among others:
  • Vascular implants and therapies 
  • Orthopedic devices
  • Pelvic mesh products
  • Female hormone replacement therapies
  • Surgical equipment
  • Compounded pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer and commercial vehicles and trailers
  • Industrial products
  • Various consumer goods

Andrea co-chairs FaegreBD’s drug and device practice group.

Mass Tort Experience

Andrea is co-lead counsel to one of the world's largest orthopedic device manufacturers in pending multidistrict litigation. She is lead counsel to a significant manufacturer of vascular products in multidistrict federal and state court litigation, and settlement counsel to a manufacturer in multidistrict federal litigation.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Clerkships

Indiana Supreme Court, Hon. Randall T. Shepard, 1994-1995

Education

Notre Dame Law School
J.D. (1994)

Emporia State University
B.A. cum laude (1991)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Litigation, Product Liability, and Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Sections
  • Defense Research Institute — Product Liability and Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Sections
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Litigation and Women in the Law Divisions
  • Indianapolis Inn of Court — Barrister
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy — Instructor of trial and deposition skills

Honors

  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Women of Influence, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Product Liability Defense, 2013-19
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2007-18
  • Benchmark Litigation — Appellate, Commercial Litigation and Products Liability, 2008-19; Top 250 Women in Litigation, 2012-13, 2015-16
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Distinguished Fellow
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