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Overview

Your product = Your reputation. Your company. Your future. Magda defends them all.

Magda has extensive experience in complex product liability litigation defending manufactures of talc products, medical devices and mechanical devices in state and federal courts. She handles product liability, personal injury and premises liability cases including multi-district litigation, class actions and individual product defense. As national coordinating counsel in widespread toxic tort litigation, Magda works with a network of internal and external counsel to achieve clients' business objectives through the optimal litigation strategy.

Magda draws on her diverse litigation experience to guide clients to a successful and efficient resolution. Coming from a family of business owners, ranging from a medical practice to an international oil shipping company, she knows what it takes to build a successful business and she works tirelessly to defend clients’ products, reputation and future. Magda engages in-house teams, engineers, physicians and experts to deploy multi-layered defenses with an acute appreciation of the impact of litigation on her clients’ daily and long-term operations. Clients appreciate Magda’s product-focused approach and commitment to defending not just the case, but the company, its reputation and its future.

Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2023
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Litigation, 2020-2023

Education

  • J.D., Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
    • Valedictorian
    • Penn State Dickinson Law Review, Executive Comments Editor
    • Woolsack Honor Society
    • CALI Awards for Excellence in majority of classes
  • B.A., Juniata College
    • Valedictorian
    • Economics

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Not admitted to practice in District of Columbia.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, Co-Chair of Membership Committee
  • Dauphin County Bar Association

Languages

  • French, conversational
  • German, familiar
  • Greek, conversational
  • Latin, familiar
  • Polish, native
  • Spanish, advanced


*Magda works remotely and is licensed in Pennsylvania, practicing in Harrisburg, PA. Contact Magda via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use the Washington, DC office address for mail/deliveries (not licensed in District of Columbia).
Experience
  • Manages talc litigation as part of the national coordinating counsel team for a product manufacturer.
  • Manages Pennsylvania-based herbicide litigation for a national manufacturer.
  • Defends suppliers of benzene-containing products in litigation pending in Pennsylvania.
  • Successfully defends manufacturers of engines and motors in fire, explosion and personal injury litigation.
  • Represented Pennsylvania healthcare and health insurance system in provider dispute.
  • Defended a medical device manufacturer in class-action litigation before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and multi-district litigation pending in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims against a benzene supplier for lack of personal jurisdiction in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims against a medical device manufacturer for lack of personal jurisdiction in numerous cases in federal and state court.
  • Obtained dismissal of petition to intervene on behalf of university regarding environmental contamination dispute.
  • Represented defendant in multimillion-dollar breach of contract litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented small business owners in disputes involving enforcement of operating agreements, misappropriation of intellectual property, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.
  • Assisted business owners in drafting of operating and shareholder agreements, employment agreements, non-competition agreements and leases.
Outside the Office

Magda and her husband – an emergency room physician and a healthcare hero – stay busy with their four children. The family enjoys traveling, especially to their respective home countries, Poland and Greece.

Community Leadership

Magda grew up in Poland and came to the United States to pursue her education as a high school exchange student. When she became a U.S. citizen in 2015, Magda was a guest speaker at a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania. Organized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the event hosted federal judges, U.S. veterans, newly sworn-in U.S. citizens and their families.

Magda is also a co-chair of the Membership Committee of the Federal Bar Association Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, a president of the Parent Teacher Organization at her local school district, and a Board Member of the East Pennsboro Education Foundation.