JAMIE L. SHELLER SHELLER, P.C. 1528 Walnut Street, Fourth Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 790-7300 EDUCATION: Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PAJ.D., May 1989 Contributing writer to “The Docket”
New York UniversityNew York, NYB.A. with a double major in political science and communications,January 1986GPA 3.6 Cum Laude
Vice-President of Undergraduate Dormitory
Recipient of “Founder’s Day Award” for academic achievement
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, andWashington D.C. since 1989
Legal: Sheller, P.C. - March of 1991 - Present
Managing Partner: I currently handle and supervise lawyers handling product liability, motor vehicle, medical malpractice, medical device and drug product liability cases, multi-district litigation and class action litigation as well as general personal injury cases. I work on all aspects of litigation from the initial client intake through trial and appeal. I have extensive experience in organizing mass document production and use of databases. I am fully familiar with state-of-the-art computer technology and how to effectively use it for litigation. I have participated in national discovery efforts as well as served on committees for drafting discovery and pleadings for both Class Action and Multi-District Litigation. I have been actively involved in interfacing with attorneys from all parts of the country on the various steering committees, as well as the coordinating courts in order to organize and make decisions relating to complex litigation.
Margolis, Edelstein, Scherlis, Sarowitz & Kramer - Aug., 1989 - Mar., 1991
Associate: I worked in the products liability department on all aspects of litigation including legal research, brief writing, pleadings, discovery and trial preparation.
Margolis, Edelstein, Scherlis, Sarowitz & Kramer - May, 1988 - May, 1989
Law Clerk: My duties included legal research, assisting in case preparation and drafting legal documents.
January, 2010 - Liaison Counsel for Risperdal Litigation, appointed by the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
January, 2009 - Local Liaison Counsel for the Paxil Birth Defect litigation, appointed by the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. Local Trial counsel for the first Paxil Birth Defect case in country resulting in a 2.5 million verdict.
Appointed to the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – July, 2007.
Appointed to the Board of Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation by Mayor Ed Rendell (November 1998)
Chair of the New Lawyers Section of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association 1997-1998.
Elected to the Board of Governors of American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) 1997 to 2005 and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (PATLA) 1999 to 2005.
Elected Chair of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Trial Lawyers Association 1995-1996.
Elected Chair of the Section Leaders Council of the American Trial Lawyers Association 1994-1995.
Liaison Counsel for the Pennsylvania State Breast Implant Litigation and State Liaison to the Breast Implant Multi-District Litigation.
Liaison Counsel for the Pennsylvania State Norplant Litigation and Member
of the Discovery Committee for the Norplant Multi-District Litigation.
Member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Steering Committee for Fen-Phen Litigation.
Served numerous times as an Arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.
Member of the Special Advisory Committee for the Womens’ Community Education Project. Speaking Invitations and Presentations:
AAJ Annual Convention July 27 - August 1, 2012, Chicago, Illinois – Law Student CLE Program – Finding a Job in a Tough Legal Market
NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Forum – June 4-5, 2012, presented by HB Litigation Conferences, Philadelphia, PA
How to Properly Document a Settlement Agreement After the New Joint and Several Liability Law – May 15, 2012 - presented by The Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA
2nd Annual NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum June 9-11, 2011, The Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
4th Women in the Profession Summit – The Art of NegotiationOctober 27, 2011 – The Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA
Orthopedic Litigation Conference DuPuy and Zimmer Implant UpdatesJanuary 19, 2011, West Palm Beach, FL
Philadelphia Mass Tort Symposium – Substantive Jurisprudential Issued in Mass Tort Cases - December 7, 2010, Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
DePuy Hip Recall and Avandia Updates – Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida - November 3, 2010
Guest on Law Journal TV – Topic – Auto Accidents, Auto Insurance Then and Now – October 11, 2010
Toyota Recall Litigation: Unintended Sudden Acceleration Telephone
Conference, April 15, 2010, 2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. EST
Paxil Litigation Teleconference December 17, 2009 – sponsored by Litigation Conferences
Guest on Law Journal TV- Topic – Paxil on Trial – December 7, 2009
Civil Litigation Court Decisions, PBI, General Practitioners Update2009 Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA – June 3 and June 24, 2009
Guest on Law Journal TV – Topic – Is the FDA Broken? – March 31, 2008
Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Annual Auto Law UpdateOctober 26, 2007, Mechanicsburg, PA
Products Liability Update 2005, PaTLA Annual Update for CivilLitigators, July 8, 2005 – Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Auto Law: New Twists in Preparing, Settling and Trying the Auto Case. New HIPAA Privacy Regulations December 5, 2003 - Philadelphia, PA
American Trial Lawyers AssociationSmall Office Practice Section Panel “Managing Your Overhead in Today’s Family Firm”July 23, 2002 - Atlanta, Georgia
Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Pennsylvania ParalegalsInstitute for Paralegal EducationMarch 6, 2002 - Philadelphia, PA
National Business InstituteMedical Records for Pennsylvania Attorneys SeminarDecember 11, 2001 - Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Premises Liability Seminar, May 9, 2001 - Speaker on update of the lawEffective Direct & Cross Examination
Texas Bar Association, National Satellite CLE ProgramNovember 2, 2001 - Dallas, Texas
ATLA 2000 Summer Convention, Chicago, IL“What Makes a Good Case: A Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Prospective” and“ERISA Preemption” and “Getting Into Evidence Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain”
American Trial Lawyers NCA Educational Program in New Orleans April 29, 1998“Nontraditional Settlement Techniques”
American Bar Association Trial Techniques, New York, NYMarch 19, 1998“Work-Life Balance”
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer’s Association, Women in the Profession SeminarMarch 12, 1998 Philadelphia, PA“How to Balance it All”
ATLA 1998 Summer Convention, Washington, DCModerator of “Non-Traditional Approaches to Maximizing the Ordinary Collision Case”
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, April 1997 Seminar (Invited Speaker)“Women Trial Lawyers and Gender Discrimination”
ATLA 1996 Winter Convention“Determining When a Liability Expert is Essential to your Prima Facie Case.”
2007 - 2008 Ms. Sheller has appeared on NBC Channel 10 Live at 5:00
On the Hotline with Steve Highsmith as a political commentator.
Served as a Pro Bono attorney for the Disability Law Project in which I have represented numerous disabled children who have been denied insurance coverage for medically necessary care.
1995 - Co-Chaired a project for the Pennsylvania Bar Association to raise $50,000 and rebuild a house in North Philadelphia with Habitat for Humanity
Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and One of Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania June 2010, 2011 and 2012
Outstanding State New Lawyers Division Award 1998
Advocate in the National College of Advocacy of the ATLA 1993 and1999
Job Description Hours: Per working agreement with the Mellen Education Association Days: Monday – Friday Essential Functions : Teach and maintain developmentally appropriate classroom activities and environment in order for students to learn effectively. Requirements of the Essential Functions : Perform the essential function utilizing the required knowledge and skill. Licensure: