Lucia J.W. McLaren

Attorney

Lucia J.W. McLaren HeadshotLucia J.W. McLaren’s practice primarily focuses on representing plaintiffs who are injured by defective devices and dangerous pharmaceuticals. Since she began practicing law, Lucia has helped hundreds of plaintiffs recover for injuries caused by Medtronic Defibrillators, Guidant Defibrillators, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads, Ortho Evra Birth Control Patches, Viagra, Pain Pumps, and Trasylol. Lucia is actively involved in representing plaintiffs injured by NuvaRing, Yaz & Yasmin Birth Control, Fosamax, Kugel Mesh Patches, Levaquin, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and SSRIs.

Prior to embarking on her legal career, Lucia participated in AmeriCorp, volunteering full time at a homeless drop-in shelter in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. She continued her work there for two and a half years after her volunteer placement ended, helping homeless and low-income individuals with basic needs and financial assistance. Lucia’s desire to continue helping those most in need was the impetus in her decision to pursue a legal degree. Today, Lucia continues helping others by being a strong advocate for those injured by defective devices and dangerous drugs. Lucia truly believes in fighting for what is in the best interest of her clients.

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS & CASE RESUME

  • MDL 1708: In re Guidant Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court, District of Minnesota (Settlement Claim Review)
  • MDL 1905: In re Medtronic Inc., Sprint Fidelis Leads Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court, District of Minnesota Claims Review Screening Committee Member
  • MDL 2100: In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospireonone) Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois (Discovery Committee Member)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Exclusively representing Plaintiffs in the following types of cases:

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Product Liability

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association for Justice
    Women Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Activation and Outreach Committee
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Minnesota, 2007
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court of Wisconsin, Eastern District, 2010
  • United States Supreme Court, 2011

EDUCATION

  • WILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Juris Doctor)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Saint Louis, Missouri (Cum Laude, Bachelors of Arts in Architecture)