Mary-Jo Pullen

Biography

Mary-Jo's practice focuses on the defense of medical malpractice, toxic tort and product liability litigation. She has represented hospitals and individual health care providers in professional negligence cases and product manufacturers in complex claims. She has extensive experience serving in regional and national coordinating roles involving food flavorings, smoking and health, chemicals and drugs and medical devices. Mary-Jo's experience with complex litigation in state and federal courts includes case management, discovery, ediscovery, resolution and/or trial. She is active in the development of defense themes involving medical and scientific strategies and corporate conduct. Her jury trial experience includes representation of a cigarette manufacturer in a medical monitoring class action which went to verdict and an global manufacturer of flavor sand fragrances in multiple trials. Mary-Jo has a degree in nursing and practiced in that field prior to becoming an attorney.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law  (J.D., 1991)
  • Xavier University  (B.S.N., magna cum laude, 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron
  • Omicron Chapter at Large

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers© 
    • Mass Tort, Personal Injury, Class Actions and Product Liability Litigation
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants (2015)