Mass Tort Litigation
With the FaegreBD team, Traci defends and coordinates mass tort and multidistrict litigation across the United States and in Canada, particularly on behalf of large medical device makers. She helps clients pursue alternative dispute resolution strategies when aligned with their business interests — and boldly presents a strong defense at trial when appropriate for the client. In addition to her litigation experience and solid trial record, Traci also advises on appeals and helps lay the groundwork for appeal during earlier stages of litigation.
Catastrophic Injury Claims
At FaegreBD, Traci also defends lawsuits arising out of catastrophic injuries.
In addition to product liability litigation, Traci previously represented individuals, corporations and governmental entities in professional malpractice, premises liability and personal injury claims. Among her clients, Traci represented several local school boards and organizations tasked with the responsibility of caring for children in their custody. She argued multiple cases in the Second District Court of Appeals in Florida, and argued a case to the Florida Supreme Court. Before her legal career, Traci gained valuable experience working as a claims specialist for State Farm Insurance Company.
A native Floridian, Traci enjoys living in Fort Myers with her husband, Rusty, and two sons, Brett and Braden. She is a former Women’s Volleyball Team captain at the University of North Florida.