Mass tort & pharmaceutical litigation

Stefanie Colella-Walsh is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Litigation, Insurance Coverage & Liability, Intellectual Property and Mass Torts Groups where she concentrates her practice in complex litigation with a focus in mass tort and pharmaceutical litigation. She also handles litigation related to nursing home negligence and abuse claims, elder abuse, and assisted living facility litigation. Recently, Ms. Colella-Walsh was a member of the national trial team involved the first trial in the country of a TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh device case against Ethicon/Johnson and Johnson. The Plaintiff, a Stark & Stark client, was awarded a $20 million jury verdict.* Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Ms. Colella-Walsh gained experience as a trial attorney handling all aspects of pretrial discovery and trial preparation concentrating on the defense of individuals being sued in relation to bodily injury claims generally stemming from motor vehicle accidents, home accidents and slip and falls. She also has experience with insurance coverage litigation as well as civil and criminal municipal court matters. Ms. Colella-Walsh also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Schuck, Criminal Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, and as a Legal Intern in the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.

Bar Admissions

  • 2007` State Bar of New Jersey
  • 2007 State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • State Bar of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1000 River Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 2003
Rutgers Law School, 123 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
JD - Juris Doctor - 2007

Career Highlights

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars List issued by Thompson Reuters. 2014 – 2017; Class Action/Mass Torts, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation

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