Leading trial lawyer Lyn Pruitt joins DLA Piper, along with Adria Conklin and Mary Catherine Way
DLA Piper announced today that nationally recognized trial lawyer Lyn Pruitt has joined the firm’s Litigation and Regulatory practice, along with Adria Conklin and Mary Catherine Way. Pruitt, Conklin and Way join as partners based in Dallas.
Pruitt is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has first-chaired trials for a broad range of clients, including leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in major product liability and other complex cases over the past 20 years. Conklin and Way also bring extensive and diverse experience advising and defending pharmaceutical and medical device clients in large product liability litigation matters.
“Lyn is a preeminent litigator who has tried more than 60 cases and handled a wide variety of other complex matters,” said Loren Brown, DLA Piper’s US vice chair. “Her addition to the firm, along with Adria and Mary Catherine – who bring years of experience and impressive track records as well – will immediately enhance our very talented and rapidly growing trial bench for the benefit of our clients.”
“Lyn, Adria and Mary Catherine immediately strengthen our trial bench and bolster our ability to defend life sciences and other clients in mass tort, class action and product liability cases,” said Chris Campbell, chair of the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Torts practice. “We are thrilled to welcome them to our team and look forward to their many contributions.”
Pruitt, Conklin and Way join from Mitchell Williams Selig Gates and Woodyard, PLLC. Pruitt received her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and her B.S. from Ouachita Baptist University. Conklin received her J.D. from the University of Houston and her B.A. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Way received her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and her B.S. from Union University. Pruitt and Way are not yet admitted to practice law in Texas but are preparing to waive into the Texas bar.