Ulmer & Berne’s Paul J. (PJ) Cosgrove Receives Defense Attorney of the Year Award

Cincinnati-based partner Paul J. (PJ) Cosgrove has been named the 2015 Defense Attorney of the Year by Medmarc Insurance Group, a provider of liability insurance protection to medical technology and life sciences manufacturers and distributors.

Medmarc Insurance Group annually selects one attorney for this award based upon nominations, balloting, and feedback from its claims, staff, policyholders, and industry peers. The 2015 Defense Attorney of the Year Award was presented to Mr. Cosgrove on Tuesday, June 16 at the Medmarc Insurance Group’s Medical Device Seminar and Panel Counsel Meeting in Sea Island, Georgia.

Mr. Cosgrove represents medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in pattern litigation or mass torts (particularly “multidistrict litigation”), and in “one-off” product liability suits, serving as national coordinating and trial counsel in both large, complex matters, and individual cases. He has defended toxic and environmental exposure suits, and also defends individuals and companies in complex business litigation, particularly with regard to claims of fiduciary breaches, consumer fraud, deceptive practices, and professional negligence. Mr. Cosgrove has been a key member of trial teams in high-profile litigation, and actively manages all stages of pretrial proceedings. He has significant experience defending and examining corporate and expert witnesses in various fields, including industry specific standards of care, regulatory affairs, medical causation, surgical technique, materials science, toxicology, internal medicine, and economic losses. This experience extends beyond the deposition stage, where he designs and implements strategies to exclude (or limit) expert testimony through motions practice or evidentiary hearings pursuant to Daubert, Kemp, Havner/Robinson, and similar admissibility standards.

Mr. Cosgrove is selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America in the Product Liability Litigation field and has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star. He earned his B.A. from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law. He also obtained an LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law.