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Derek Braslow Derek Braslow N/A
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Derek T. Braslow, a Philadelphia-based attorney with a national practice, has devoted his career to seeking justice for individuals who have been injured by the reckless conduct of powerful institutions. Since joining Ketterer, Browne & Associates, LLC  (now Ketterer, Browne & Davani, LLC) as a Partner in 2018, and as Owner of The Braslow Firm, he has dedicated this pursuit of justice to helping survivors of sexual abuse.

Bringing over 25 years of complex litigation experience, Derek is known for his compassion to clients and has prosecuted claims for thousands of injured victims against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers concerning dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, and medical devices.

Recent Successes

Derek has represented hundreds of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Prominent recent claims and cases include:

  • Settlement with the Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Settlements with the Archdiocese of Boston
  • Settlements with the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Settlement with the Archdiocese of Hartford
  • Settlements with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Settlements with the Archdiocese of Miami
  • Settlement with the Archdiocese of Newark
  • Settlements with the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
  • Settlements with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Settlements with the Archdiocese of Seattle
  • Settlement with the Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Settlement with the Archdiocese of Washington
  • Settlement with the Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn
  • Settlement with the Diocese of Burlington
  • Settlement with the Diocese of Fall River
  • Settlements with the Diocese of Greensburg
  • Settlements with the Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph
  • Settlements with the Diocese of Little Rock
  • Settlements with the Diocese of Manchester
  • Settlement with Diocese of Orange
  • Settlement with the Diocese of Sacramento
  • Settlements with the Diocese of Springfield
  • Settlements with several independent religious orders
  • Pending cases involving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Archdiocese of Newark, Archdiocese of New York, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Diocese of Brooklyn, Diocese of Metuchen, Diocese of Monterey, Diocese of Orange, Diocese of Paterson, Diocese of Peoria and Diocese of Trenton

Leadership Experience

Derek has served in numerous Court-appointed leadership positions in other pharmaceutical and medical device litigations and has been appointed as Co-Liaison Counsel in multiple state and federal courts, including Risperdal and Paxil in Philadelphia, Levaquin in New Jersey and Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Products Liability Litigation MDL 2158. Additionally, Derek is counsel to sexual abuse survivors in the Official Committee for Unsecured Creditors in the Diocese of Camden and Diocese of Sacramento bankruptcies.

A sought-after speaker at conferences sponsored by the American Association for Justice, Maryland Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, Harris Martin, Mass Torts Made Perfect and the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, Derek has lectured on issues ranging from federal preemption of drug products, antidepressants and suicide, antibiotics and tendon ruptures, pelvic mesh injuries, metal-on-metal hip and knee device failures, proton pump inhibitors and kidney disease, Onglyza and heart failure, Risperdal and gynecomastia, clinical trials, bioethics and pharmaceutical litigation and policy. Most recently, he has been a featured speaker on Damages and Injuries caused by Sexual Assault and Institutional Liability for Childhood Sexual Abuse.  Derek has also been featured in multiple documentaries concerning psychotropic medication and has been quoted in numerous articles on issues of health care provider sexual assault, institutional liability for clergy childhood sexual abuse, health care reform and the risks of psychotropic medication, most recently in the Chicago Sun Times, The Patriot Ledger and Bergen Record.

Derek has argued several notable cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the New Jersey Supreme Court, involving insurance coverage and federal preemption of pharmaceutical drugs.

Prior to joining KBA, LLC, Derek was a founding partner of Pogust Braslow & Millrood where he served as managing partner for over a decade, representing thousands of individuals in class and collective employment and consumer actions and mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device litigations. He was previously a shareholder in the New Jersey firm of Sherman Silverstein where he focused on personal injury, bad faith insurance, and clinical trials litigation.

Education

Derek is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and 1996 graduate of Temple University School of Law. While at Temple, he clerked for the Hon. Norma L. Shapiro in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and served as co-chair of Temple’s Women’s Law Caucus. Derek also led Temple’s National Trial Team to a regional championship and was awarded the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Award for Trial Advocacy.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Pennsylvania SuperLawyer 2012-2024

Pennsylvania Rising Star 2010-2011

Note: The Super Lawyers and Super Lawyer Rising Star lists are issued by Thomson Reuters, a publication. A description of the selection methodology can be found at.  http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.

This is inclusion in a publication list based on that selection criteria. It is not a comparison to any other lawyer. No one should take this as a suggestion that the results that can be achieved by this attorney are likely to surpass those that can be achieved by an “ordinary” attorney.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • District Of Columbia

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Crime Victims Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society
  • Temple Law Alumni Association
  • Ablechild

Derek lives in suburban Philadelphia and has spent much of his free time over the last decade coaching soccer and basketball for his three daughters.

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