Practices
-High Stakes Litigation
-Class Actions-Mass Torts
-Products Liability-Personal Injury

Patricia Mulvoy Kipnis

Trish is a partner in the firm’s Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. Trish concentrates her practice on complex litigation and appellate advocacy, including mass torts, consumer rights litigation, class actions and contract disputes. She received a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, from Swarthmore College in 1997; a Master’s of Science in Information from the University of Michigan in 1999; and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2003. Trish was a law clerk to Judge Anita B. Brody of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the 2003-04 term. Following her clerkship, Trish practiced law at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, focusing on pharmaceutical products liability defense. She joined Bailey & Glasser LLP in 2009. Trish is an adjunct professor of legal writing at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is an active volunteer on behalf of abused and neglected children referred to the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. In 2017, she received a Distinguished Advocate award from the Support Center for her twelve years of volunteer work.

Professional Involvement

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • New Jersey, 2003
  • West Virginia, 2016
Government Experience
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Anita B. Brody, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004
Prior Experience
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP, 2004-2009
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Additional Info
  • Adjunct Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research at Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 2011-2012
  • Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2018

Cases

Toyota Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Product Liability Litigation In 2009, we filed one of the first wrongful death actions alleging sudden-acceleration defects in a Toyota Camry, a case featured on CNN, the New York Times, and other national media. Ultimately, our lawyers were appointed to key MDL leadership roles in what came to be one of the largest products liability cases ever filed. Ben Bailey served on the plaintiffs’ lead counsel committee pursuing economic-loss damages; Eric Snyder serves in the same capacity on the committee pursuing personal injury claims. The firm has played a leading role in developing expert testimony on the sudden acceleration defect in 2002-2010 Toyota vehicles. The economic-loss claims settled for $1.6 billion; the personal injury claims remain pending.

Education

  • J.D., 2003; Legal Writing Instructor; Moot Court Board Chairperson; Editor, Journal of International Economic Law - University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • M.S.I., 1999 - University of Michigan School of Information
  • B.A., 1997; Honors, English Literature - Swarthmore College