Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
A partner in our New York office, Wendy R. Fleishman is a passionate and experienced lawyer for the injured and the loved ones of those who died due to the wrongful misconduct of others. With more than thirty years of courtroom experience to draw upon, a large part of Wendy’s practice today consists of representing patients prescribed drugs with undisclosed and dangerous side effects or who received defective medical devices.
Wendy has served in leadership roles in significant Multidistrict Litigation cases in federal and state courts involving pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and personal health products, including a 2022 appointment by the District Court as Co-Lead Counsel in the Bovine Milk Formula MDL, a 2019 appointment by the District Court as Co-Lead Counsel in the NFL Concussion Injuries litigation, the 2019 appointment in the MDL lawsuit against the Riddell Helmet Manufacturing Co., and a recent appointment to the Plaintiffs Executive Committee in the Bard IVC Filter Injuries MDL pending in the District of Arizona.
Wendy’s leadership roles in other cases include the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II hip implant litigation, Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Litigation, Yaz and Yasmin litigation, DePuy hip implant litigation, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis heart lead, the Guidant cardiac defibrillator, the Ortho Evra Patch litigation, and contaminated contact lens solution litigation against Bausch & Lomb and Abbott Medical Optics. Wendy devotes a part of her practice to a wide range of individual catastrophic injury cases. Her expertise includes vehicle accidents based on design defects, as well as serious and complicated medical malpractice cases.
Since 2006, Wendy has been named a New York Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. She is an AV+ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates she is regarded as preeminently qualified by her peers. She has been named in the top 100 trial lawyers in America. Wendy is an officer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. She is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the New York State Delegate to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, and past President of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Tort, Environmental and Product Liability Litigation.
Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in fields of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2019-2024
“Lawyer of the Year for Mass Tort & Class Action Litigation,” New York City, Best Lawyers, 2023
“Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2021, 2022
“Super Lawyer for New York Metro,” Super Lawyers, 2006-2022
“Top 10 Attorneys in New York,” Attorney & Practice Magazine, 2021
“Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers in NY,” The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
“Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” The National Trial Lawyers Association
Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” 2019-2022
“Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2020, 2021
American Association for Justice, Board of Governors Outstanding Achievement Award, 2019
“10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in New York,” American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
“New York Litigation Star,” Benchmark Litigation, 2013-2016
Legal 500 recommended lawyer, 2013
“Lawdragon Finalist,” Lawdragon, 2009