Pearl A. Robertson
Pearl A. Robertson returned to Irpino Avin Hawkins where she began her legal career in 2011. She primarily focuses on mass tort litigation (local and national) and/or class action litigation. This type of practice includes products liability, consumer class action, drug and device litigation and public nuisance. She returns to the firm after working as an associate for Weitz and Luxenberg in their Environmental, Toxic Torts and Consumer Protection unit where she was actively involved in In re Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2741.
Presently, Ms. Robertson works closely with lead and liaison counsel on MDL 2047, In re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation-a case that has endured for many years to the detriment of home owners still living with defective drywall. Additionally, along with Anthony Irpino, Ms. Robertson represents many governmental entities and non-profit organizations in the Opioid MDL, which seeks corrective action from opioid manufacturers and distributors. Ms. Robertson also represents persons injured by defective drugs or medical devices through various mass torts, including Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, Invokana (Canagliflozin) Products Liability Litigation, and IVC Filter Products Liability Litigation.
Separate and apart from her work on behalf of injured clients and governmental entities, Ms. Robertson also volunteers her time to serve as pro bono counsel through the American Immigration Representation Project. Recently, Ms. Robertson successfully represented a young man seeking asylum in the United States due to religious and political persecution in his homeland.
Ms. Robertson is recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of class action and mass torts. Her professional affiliations include memberships in the American Bar Association, Inn of Court (St. Thomas More Chapter), and the American Association of Justice. Ms. Robertson is barred in Louisiana and admitted to practice in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Her legal career began in 2011, the same year she completed Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She earned a juris doctor degree from that school and served on its law review.
Earlier, she graduated with a Master of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces (a portion of that academic program included studying in China). She graduated magna cum laude from Montana State University in Billings, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.