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Jill H. Fertel

Jill H. Fertel is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office and a member of the growing Life Sciences Group.  With almost 15 years of litigation experience, she defends medical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as healthcare institutions and contract research organizations involved in personal injury and financial loss claims.  She also represents clients in technology E&O, construction defect, and media law matters.

Jill H. Fertel is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office and a member of the growing Life Sciences Group.  With almost 15 years of litigation experience, she defends medical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as healthcare institutions and contract research organizations involved in personal injury and financial loss claims.  She also represents clients in technology E&O, construction defect, and media law matters.

Prior to joining Cipriani & Werner, Ms. Fertel worked for a litigation firm where she handled defense litigation including complex products liability, employment and premises cases.  Additionally, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia DA’s office for a number of years, handling a large volume of serious criminal matters.

Ms. Fertel was also an Adjunct Professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School from 2015 to 2018 where she created a practical curriculum teaching evidence and the fundamentals of trial advocacy for upper class law students

She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Fertel is a member of the Associate Board of the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia and serves on its Advocacy Committee.

Ms. Fertel received her B.A. from Syracuse University in 2004 and served as Vice President of Students for the Advancement of Sexual Safety and Equality.  She received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2007 where she was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar. While in law school, Ms. Fertel worked as a research assistant for noted forensic scientist and legal scholar James E. Starrs. She also worked as a legislative and legal advocate for victims of crime.

Syracuse University (B.A., 2004)

The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2007)

 

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