McGlinchey Stafford

Deirdre McGlinchey

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Practice Areas

Products liability, medical device litigation, class action defense, toxic torts.


Practice focuses on products liability litigation defense. Represents Fortune 100 companies throughout the US. Cases handled involve construction, mining, and agricultural equipment; diesel and natural gas engines; industrial turbines; automotive design; marine propulsion systems; toxic torts; and medical devices. Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Irish Legal 100. Invited to speak on products liability litigation for professional organizations including the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Product Liability Advisory Council.

Professional Memberships

American, Louisiana State, New Orleans, and Federal Bar Associations; American Bar Foundation, Fellow; Association for Women Attorneys; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel; Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow; New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel; Product Liability Advisory Council.


Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Committee, Chair. McGlinchey Stafford General Litigation practice group, Chair.

Tulane University Law School, J.D.; Bates College, B.A. with high honors.