Melissa A. Chuderewicz
Melissa A. Chuderewicz is an associate in the Health Effects Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Princeton office. Her practice encompasses product liability litigation as well as toxic tort and environmental matters.
The following is a partial list of representative engagements in which Ms. Chuderewicz has been involved. She has represented:
Ms. Chuderewicz is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where she was a case and note editor for the American Journal of Law and Medicine. She also was co-founder of the law school’s Shelter Legal Services Chapter. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.
- a human tissue allograft distributor, which had claims brought against it by recipients of distributed allograft. Suspect activity by a tissue recovery agency led to a voluntary recall of the distributed allograft, and recipients of allograft filed suit against all entities in the recovery/distribution chain. Summary judgment was granted on behalf of client.
- a glass manufacturer in defense of a federal class action by adjacent property owners seeking to recover response costs and property damages, including diminution of value, resulting from alleged contamination by arsenic used in manufacturing operations. Jury ruled in favor of client on all counts after four-week trial.
- product manufacturers, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, in product liability actions
- suppliers of chemicals and solvents in several workplace exposure suits involving serious injury, including death.
B.A. 1998, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
J.D. 2001, Boston University School of Law; Case and Note Editor, American Journal of Law & Medicine
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York