Madeline M. Sherry - Gibbons  P.C.

Madeline M. Sherry

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Madeline M. Sherry has more than 30 years of experience representing clients from a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, industrial equipment, construction, retail, juvenile products, and consumer good companies, in the areas of products liability, employment, and commercial litigation. Ms. Sherry developed trial skills early in her career in her work in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. She brings passion and focus to her work in civil litigation and trial work, whether the case is a single plaintiff matter, part of a mass tort program, or a class action litigation.

Committed to her clients and to the community, Ms. Sherry has been consistently listed among the leading lawyers in the region in Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and has been honored for her civic accomplishments by a variety of organizations. Ms. Sherry focuses her practice in the areas of products liability and employment litigation. She has defended corporations in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions in individual and mass tort settings.

Products Liability Litigation
Ms. Sherry’s experience in products liability law is as diverse as the industries she defends. Representative matters include major pharmaceutical litigation; toxic tort claims’ class action matters; mass tort litigation; multidistrict litigation (MDL); defense of strict liability; negligence and warranty claims for a variety of consumer goods and juvenile product manufacturers; construction litigation; and the defense of complex personal injury matters. Ms. Sherry brings the same focus to all stages of litigation to ensure the best outcome for the client, whether that outcome is dismissal of the lawsuit through motion practice, resolution of the claims through settlement, or defense of the case through trial.

Employment Litigation
Ms. Sherry defends matters under state and federal employment laws, including claims for sexual harassment, race, age, sex, and disability discrimination in federal and state courts, arbitrations, mediations, and agency proceedings. She prosecutes and defends claims involving restrictive covenants, breach of employment covenants, and trade secret matters.

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Temple UniversityJ.D. Boston CollegeBA
    Philadelphia FuturesPhiladelphia Association of Defense CounselPennsylvania Defense InstituteDefense Research InstituteAmerican Bar AssociationPhiladelphia Bar AssociationHomeless Advocacy ProjectPhiladelphia Futures

    Case History

    • Represented pharmaceutical companies in several major mass tort proceedings in state and federal court proceedings
    • Served as a member of the National Trial Team and counsel for all Philadelphia mass tort litigation for a major medical breast implant manufacturer
    • Defended a chemical company against claims of toxic tort exposure
    • Represented a manufacturer of juvenile products against products liability claims
    • Defended environmental claims relating to underground storage tanks
    • Represented manufacturers of consumer goods against products liability claims
    • Defended a manufacturer of insulation products in a purported class action
    • Defended discrimination and employment claims for a major retailer
    • Assisted with an internal employment investigation for a Fortune 500 company
    • Represented a clinical laboratory in complex personal injury, wrongful death, and employment matters
    • Defended a manufacturer of pediatric medical devices in products liability lawsuit
    • Prosecuted and defended employment restrictive covenant, trade secret, and breach of contract matters for a variety of clients across many industries
    • Defended a manufacturer of safety equipment in personal injury construction litigation

    Office Location

    1700 Two Logan Square
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-2769
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2017 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Philadelphia Metro Area
    Madeline M. Sherry has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

    Practice Areas

    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (Mass Tort, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical)

    Other Information

    Gender: Female