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LISA M. PASCARELLA,

Lisa is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars as well as the United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, and District Courts of New Jersey. Education: St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 1988); St. John's University (B.S, 1985). Member: NYS Bar Association, American Bar Association, NJ Bar Association, Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, Defense Research Institute. Lecturer: The Opinion of the Court: Update on the Latest Rulings Shaping Asbestos Litigation in 2012, Litigating Asbestos Cases In Today's Environment, Featuring Insights From The Bench: The Judicial Perspective, New York, New York; HarrisMartin New Jersey Asbestos Litigation February 2015 "The Do’s and Dont’s in Depositions". ¬†In 2013 Lisa received an award for excellence in litigation by a fortune 500 Company.

Lisa is nationally recognized as a premier negotiator and has proven consistent results. She is frequently called upon to resolve cases where individualized attention is needed. From structuring high-stakes deals and mediating complex disputes, to resolving intractable problems and strengthening difficult relationships, clients and businesses turn to Lisa for her unmatched skill and negotiating abilities. Lisa is a full service attorney who becomes actively involved with the strategy of the case from its inception through trial. She works closely with her partners and team to ensure all goals and objectives of her clients are met and satisfied. Lisa has defended high profile clients for over 25 years and provides unmatched service and professionalism to those she represents. She has successfully litigated innumerable product liability and general liability matters and has acted as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel, and local counsel to a variety of manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of products in various parts of the nation throughout the years. Lisa has argued and won innumerable summary judgment motions and has been successful in obtaining early dismissals on behalf of her clients consistently in the jurisdictions in which she practices. Lisa has been recognized as an outstanding litigator by her clients and has a proven record of success in defending toxic tort claims in some of the most significant jurisdictions in the Country, including New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California.

Contact Lisa directly at lpascarella@pdltlaw.com.

STEPHANIE A. DIVITA,

Stephanie is admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bars as well as the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Education: St. John's University School of Law (J.D. 1998), Marist College (B.S. 1995). Member: New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations and Defense Research Institute. ¬†Stephanie has lectured in asbestos litigation; HarrisMartin New Jersey Asbestos Litigation February 2015 "The Do’s and Dont’s in Depositions"; and is frequently asked to train in the strategy and skill behind effective deposition taking in asbestos litigation.

Stephanie has extensive and vast experience in the areas of product liability, environmental, mass tort and general liability defense both in a national and local counsel role. She litigates complex civil matters in the state and federal courts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As a litigator, Stephanie has represented clients in thousands of asbestos, chemical exposure and other toxic tort and product liability related cases throughout the tristate area, many on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. Stephanie also acts as regional defense counsel for a worldwide food manufacturer involved in general liability and product liability suits. Her vast litigation experience enables her to regularly interface with corporate personnel and be charged with overall defense strategies and development of witnesses and experts to ensure the best and most successful defenses are pursued in every case. In addition to her being a skilled litigator in the venues in which she practices, she constantly interfaces with the firm's client base to develop procedures and strategies to meet their particular legal goals and objectives. She has a proven record in the lowering of indemnification and defense costs resulting in significant savings to clients. Stephanie plays an intricate role in and frequently is tasked with the preparations and productions of Corporate Representatives in the asbestos litigation as well as the training and management of the firms' attorneys and staff on litigation techniques from the inception of a matter’s filing. Stephanie has argued and won innumerable summary judgment motions and has been successful in obtaining early dismissals on behalf of her clients consistently in the jurisdictions in which she practices.

 

Contact Stephanie directly at sdivita@pdltlaw.com.