Attorney Profiles

Adam Pulaski

Adam Pulaski

Partner
Adam was born in Houston, Texas. He was admitted to the Bar in 1991 and is licensed to practice in the courts of the State of Texas and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Practice Areas
Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Products Liability Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Consumer Fraud.

Education
B.A. University of Texas, 1987;
J.D. University of Houston Law School, 1990;
Law Review- South Texas College of Law, 1988.

Affiliations
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA)

Casework
For the last 30 years Adam has represented his clients from coast to coast, and against the some of the largest corporations and law firms in the country. The clients of the firm and the attorneys who currently make up Pulaski Kherkher have received over $7 Billion in Settlements. Adam has successfully represented clients against corporations like Eli Lilly, Equifax, General Motors (GM), GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, Target, Toys R Us, Volkswagen, and Zimmer. Further, he has successfully represented clients against some of the largest insurance carriers in the country, and abroad. Currently, Adam is litigating active dockets against GSK, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, Chubb, Lloyds of London, State Farm, FM Global and others. In May, 2020, Adam was appointed Co-Lead Counsel of MDL 2924 in the Southern District of Florida by Judge Robin Rosenberg. Further, Adam sits on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the State Court consolidation representing his clients against the manufacturer of JUUL.

Steve Kherkher

Steve Kherkher

Partner
Steve grew up in Houston and attended St. Vincent de Paul and St. Thomas High School before going to the University of Houston. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Steve began working on his master’s and as a football graduate assistant for U of H coach Bill Yeoman. “I loved it!” Steve says enthusiastically, “That was part of the reason I was getting my master’s in education, because I wanted to be a coach. To watch Coach Yeoman and to see his effect on people was tremendous. He is in the College Hall of Fame! I knew I wanted to help people in my own way.”

After receiving his master’s in education Steve decided his way to help those in need was through the law. “After a lot of thought I knew my place was in the law. I would see the injustice that was going on all around me and knew that I could use my education and background to make an impact on the lives of people.” He earned his law degree from the South Texas College of Law where he was Assistant Editor of the South Texas Law Review and graduated cum laude.

Shortly thereafter, Steve joined Williams Bailey Law Firm as an associate and put his nose to the grind stone. “I have always been driven and this firm is like a family. We support one another and are concerned about the well being of our clients. In fact, we look at our clients as family members and work hard for them. Their disappointments are our disappointments and their triumphs are our triumphs. We work hard because we want them to know we are doing everything in our power to take care of them.”

Practice Areas
Personal Injury, Asbestos Litigation, Pharmaceutical Litigation.

Education
Juris Doctorate in 1989, graduating cum laude from South Texas College of Law
Member of Phi Delta Phi
Member of Order of the Lytae
Assistant Editor of the South Texas Law Review
Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston
Master’s degree in education from the University of Houston
Football Graduate Assistant under Bill Yeoman

Affiliations
Houston and American Bar Associations
State Bar of Texas
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates

Professional Honors
Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Personal Injury Trial Law
Steve was named a Super Lawyer®, by Thomson Reuters, in 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 as selected by practicing attorneys in Texas
Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers 2012 Edition, by Thomson Reuters
Named a 2015 Top Mass Tort/Toxic Tort Lawyer in H-Texas Magazine
Darsey L. Glean

Darsey L. Glean

Partner
Darsey Glean, a native Texan, graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2003, with a B.A. in Political Science and concentrations in History and Philosophy. She worked for the personal injury law firm of Herman, Howry & Breen in Austin before pursuing a law degree. Darsey then attended South Texas College of Law, where she was also given the opportunity to work as a law clerk for Stevenson & Murray, whose practice focused entirely on plaintiff’s Jones Act and catastrophic injury cases. Following her graduation from South Texas College of Law in 2009, Mrs. Glean became licensed to practice law in all courts of the State of Texas, and joined a prominent Houston product liability and mass tort firm. In 2011, she joined the Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC, whose practice was solely focused on product liability litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. In 2016, Mrs. Glean became a partner at the firm and she continues to manage the firm’s personal injury, products liability, and pharmaceutical drug and medical device dockets. Over the past 10 years, Mrs. Glean has practiced and worked exclusively on behalf of plaintiffs, in complex mass tort civil litigation. Mrs. Glean has been employed to work on tens of thousands plaintiff’s cases in product liability mass tort litigation.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, First Party Insurance and Consumer Protection, Pharmaceutical Litigation, and Jones Act cases.

Education
University of Texas at Austin, B.A.
South Texas College of Law, J.D.

Affiliations
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyer’s Association
South Texas College of Law Alumni Association
Texas Exes University of Texas Alumni Association
Eric Boss

Eric Boss

Partner
Eric was born in Houston, Texas. He began his legal career gaining trial experience through the Texas Attorney General office, Consumer Protection Division. Formerly a lawyer for insurance companies at a nationwide firm, Eric left his this path to pursue a career in personal injury law – a decision that has allowed him the opportunity to protect those individuals who truly need it most.

Eric is admitted to practice in all state courts of the State of Texas, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Practice Areas
Consumer Protection, Pharmaceutical litigation, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Auto and Truck accidents, Toxic torts, and Wrongful Death.

Education
South Texas College of Law, Doctorate of Jurisprudence.

Affiliations
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Leslie Lamacchia

Leslie Lamacchia

Partner
Leslie has been involved in some of the largest mass tort lawsuits in the country, representing thousands of injured claimants against major pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, Wyeth, Eli Lilly, Bayer, and Astra Zeneca, resulting in multi-million dollar settlements. Leslie has deposed and defended expert and corporate representative witnesses in complex scientific issues including pharmacology, epidemiology, and obstetrics and gynecology. Notably in 2007, Leslie also successfully represented hundreds of injured claimants in a refinery explosion against British Petroleum resulting in a $142 million dollar settlement, one week after the start of trial.

Leslie has also been appointed by the Honorable Paul Engelmayer to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in MDL No. 2767, In re: Mirena IUS Levonorgestrel-Related Products Liability Litigation (No. II), and served as co-chair of the Science Committee and a member of the Law and Briefing Committee.

Leslie’s extensive pharmaceutical drug and product liability experience and practice currently includes defective women’s birth control devices, breast cancer chemotherapy drugs and anti-coagulants.

Practice Areas
Pharmaceutical products liability and personal injury litigation.

Education
Monmouth University, B.S., Summa Cum Laude, May, 2001 (Two-sport full scholarship athlete)
South Texas College of Law, J.D., December, 2004

Bar Admissions
Texas, May 2005
New Jersey, November 2005
US Supreme Court, April 2018

Affiliations
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New Jersey
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Katherine Cornell

Katherine Cornell

Partner
Katherine Cornell is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device cases nationwide. Clients have come to rely on Ms. Cornell for her breadth of experience and dedication to each and every case.

Ms. Cornell is well known amongst her peers for her work in the global transvaginal mesh litigation. She served on the trial team against Mentor Worldwide and its parent company Johnson & Johnson that obtained a $4.4 million dollar verdict in 2016.

Her experience working has proved invaluable to not only her clients but also to other victims of defective medical products and dangers prescription medications. Ms. Cornell is currently working with victims of defective hernia mesh products to help hold manufacturers accountable for their defective devices and she also assists victims of personal injury accidents in getting compensation for their injuries.

In her spare time, Ms. Cornell is an active member of the legal community. She has been named a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers and is a 2018 Rising Star recipient, which is an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys. Ms. Cornell is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, where she currently serves as a member of the board of directors. She is also the treasurer for the Law Practice Management Section of the Houston Bar Association and serves on the board of directors for the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation.

Ms. Cornell received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Grand Valley State University before attending Michigan State University College of Law, where she received Dean’s List recognition. While in her home state of Michigan, she worked as a probation officer in the 59th District Court, served as a Law Clerk to Judge F. Kay Behm in The Probate Court For The County of Genesee, and as a Law Clerk to Judge Joseph J. Farah of the 7th Circuit Court.

Education
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., Dean’s List, 2012
Grand Valley State University, B.A. in Social Work, 2009

Bar Admissions
State of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Affiliations
Houston Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Treasurer,
2018 – Present
Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation, Gala Marketing/Media Committee, 2015
Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2015
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2012
American Association For Justice, 2012

Professional Awards
Thomson Reuters, Rising Star, 2017 – 2018
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top Lawyer, 2016
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2016

Speaking Engagements
“Living and Working in the #MeToo Era,” Texas Women Rainmakers Annual
Conference, August 2018
“Statute of Limitations and Its Applicability On Hernia Mesh Cases,”
HarrisMartin Conference, July 2018
“Hernia Mesh: Litigation Update,” HarrisMartin Conference, April 2017
“Building Blocks for Civil Litigation,” Texas Women Rainmakers Annual
Conference, August 2017
“Experiences as a New Attorney,” University of Houston Pre-law Society, 2013.
Marlo Fischer

Marlo Fischer

Marlo Fischer has always had a passion for helping people. This led her to pursue a career in law, where she is able to assist those tragically injured by the wrongdoing of others. She dedicates the majority of her practice to nationwide pharmaceutical mass tort and products liability cases.

Practice Areas
Pharmaceutical products liability and personal injury litigation.

Education
Sam Houston State University, BBA
South Texas College of Law, JD
Bret Stanley

Bret Stanley

Partner
Over the course of his career, Mr. Stanley’s practice areas have focused on litigating pharmaceutical device and drug claims, mass tort litigation, wage claim cases, complex first-party insurance litigation, and catastrophic personal injury litigation.

Practice Areas
Pharmaceutical Drug and Devices / Mass Tort Litigation / First Party Insurance Litigation / Contract Dispute / Catastrophic Injury / Automobile Injury / Maritime Injury Litigation

Education
University of Texas at Austin B.A. in History/Geography, 2006
Member of the Texas Cowboys – New Man Fall 2003
Texas Educators Certificate
Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2010 – Cum Laude with honors.

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court of Federal Claims
Prior Pro Hac Vice Admissions – U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, U.S. District Court of Arizona, U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Indiana.

Affiliations
National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for Texas 2018
National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for Texas 2019
David P. Matthews

David P. Matthews

Of Counsel
Attorney David Matthews has been repeatedly voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Voted one of the Best Lawyers in America by his peers since 2016, Mr. Matthews has taken more than 125 cases to a jury verdict.

Practice Areas
Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation, Products Liability Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Survivors of Clergy Abuse.

Education
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1988 J.D.
Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards: Property, Civil Procedure
Law Review: South Texas College Law Review, Assistant Editor, 1988
Law Review: South Texas Law Review, Comment Editor
University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1984 B.A.

Affiliations
Texas Bar Foundation Member
Houston Bar Association Member
American Bar Association Member
State Bar of Texas Member
Houston Young Lawyers Association Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association Associate Director
American Board of Trial Advocates Member
American Association of Justice
Amber Prange

Amber Prange

Prior to becoming an attorney, Amber Prange played professional golf for several years. Ms. Prange joined Pulaski Kherkher while attending law school full-time. After her admittance to the bar in 2018, Ms. Prange began representing clients who had suffered serious injury, death or other damages from dangerous and defective products, as well as representing clients in their first party insurance claims. Within her second year of practice, Ms. Prange successfully negotiated several settlements with Johnson & Johnson on behalf of her clients. Currently, Ms. Prange is working on cases related to Covid-19 Business Interruption claims, as well as Federal and State court claims dealing with pharmaceutical and medical device concerns. Ms. Prange’s work ethic, competitive nature, and compassion allow her to be a true advocate and confidant for her clients.

Practice Areas
Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Products Liability Litigation, Insurance Litigation, and Personal Injury litigation.

Education
UNT Dallas College of Law, J.D.
University of Washington (full golf scholarship athlete), B.A. in Communication and Marketing

Affiliations
State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice

Megan Robinson

Megan’s practice areas have focused on Mass Tort litigation and Toxic Tort litigation. Prior to joining Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC, Megan worked at the Montgomery office of Beasley Allen, where she worked on numerous multidistrict litigations and state-court coordinated actions involving dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. Megan also worked on the perfluorinated chemical or PFC litigation where she represented water systems whose water supply had been contaminated by industrial discharge of PFCs. Currently, Megan represents individuals who have suffered injuries related to the use of JUUL vaping devices, as well as working on other complex litigation regarding pharmaceutical claims.

Practice Areas
Products Liability Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation, and Toxic Torts.

Education
Texas State University
B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Forensic Psychology
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions
Alabama, September 2014
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, November 2016
Eric A. Hawley

Eric A. Hawley

Mr. Hawley manages a wide variety of commercial cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants involved in complex business litigation. He represents a diverse group of clients, which include executives, investors, small business owners, and large international corporations. Mr. Hawley has represented clients at each stage of litigation, from the pre-petition negotiations all the way through the verdict at trial and post-judgment. Mr. Hawley also has assisted with representation through the appeals process.

Additionally, Mr. Hawley advises clients on a broad range of catastrophic and serious personal injury matters, including negligence, wrongful death, and premises liability, among others.

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation, Product Liability, and Personal Injury Litigation.

Education
The University of Texas School of Law – Juris Doctor (2010)
The University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Arts in History (2005)

Bar Admissions
Admitted to all courts of the State of Texas, 2010
Admitted to practice in the Southern District of Texas, 2013
Admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Texas, 2015

Affiliations
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Recent Developments Associate Editor, The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, 2009-10
Lifetime Member of the Texas Exes
Ryan Haun

Ryan Haun

Of Counsel
Attorney Ryan Haun has spent the last twelve years holding corporations and insurance companies accountable for the promises they have made to their customers and to the public. More than 1,300 cases later, the goal is still the same – to help people replace what has been taken from them when companies refuse to honor their promises.

Practice Areas
Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation.

Education
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas J.D. – 2006
Honors: Board of Advocates, 2005 State Bar of Texas Administrative Law Tournament Moot Court Champion
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas B.A. – 2003
Honors: 2002 University Honors recipient Major: English

Bar Admissions
Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2006

Affiliations
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 2007-present)
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2006-present)
American Association for Justice
Douglas Mena

Douglas Mena

Of Counsel
For the last eleven years Doug has primarily focused on litigating personal injury cases with a specialization in catastrophic events and injuries. Doug’s practice includes commercial litigation matters, relating to trucking and transportation liability, products liability, dram shop liability, and premises liability as well as construction defects, toxic tort, business litigation, first-party litigation, and general negligence. Additionally, he also has experience in appellate practice at both the state and federal levels.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury, Trucking and Transportation Liability, Products Liability, Dram Shop Liability, Premises Liability, Construction Defects, Toxic Tort, Business Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, and Medical Malpractice.

Education
South Texas College of Law, JD, 2007
St. Edward’s University, BBA, 2004; magna cum laude

Bar Admissions
Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2006

Affiliations
Houston Young Lawyers Association; co-chair of the Charity Golf Tournament Committee (2008)
American Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
Fort Bend Bar Association
South Texas College of Law Young Alumni Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Board Member (2019)
The National Trial Lawyers
Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards

Of Counsel
In the last decade, Mr. Edward has focused his practice on helping those who have been injured or harmed by the negligence, malfeasance, or recklessness of others. Mr. Edwards has represented numerous victims in medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort litigations, including Transvaginal Mesh, IVC Filters, Actos, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Paxil, Depakote, and Topamax.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Medical Device Litigation, Multidistrict Litigation, and Clergy Abuse Survivors.

Education
Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. 2003
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1999

Bar Admissions
Texas, 2003
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2003
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2004

Affiliations
National Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Timothy Bearb

Timothy Bearb

Of Counsel
Attorney Timothy Bearb focuses most of his practice on child sex abuse and clergy abuse cases.

Mr. Bearb is a native Houstonian with years of courtroom experience. He has years of experience handling personal injury cases involving child sexual abuse, insurance property loss, breach of contract, and employment litigation. His legal practice is dedicated to helping people who have suffered at the hands of large corporations and institutions.

Mr. Bearb began his injury and insurance law practice with a desire to help people who have been wronged by forces with apparently unlimited financial and political resources. Along the way, he has won the confidence of his clients, representing them in a significant number of injury, abuse, and insurance claims’ matters.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Medical Device Litigation, Multidistrict Litigation, and Clergy Abuse Survivors.

Education
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas – J.D.
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas – B.A. Physics

Bar Admissions
Texas
Washington
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Affiliations
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Washington State Association for Justice
Washington State Bar Association
Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews

Of Counsel
Ms. Matthew’s extensive corporate experience brings a unique perspective to her work representing plaintiffs, giving her valuable insight into corporate structures, their legal strategies, and insurance and risk management practices – all of which she uses today to fight for her injured clients’ rights.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury, Products Liability, and Medical Malpractice.

Education
BA, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
JD, South Texas College of Law

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Texas bar in 1990
Active Member of Wisconsin Bar since 1992