Adrianne Webb joined Anapol Weiss as an associate in 2007. After working on individual personal injury cases, Adrianne is now a member of the firm’s Unsafe Drug and Medical Device Team and her practice primarily involves pharmaceutical and medical device mass tort litigation involving complex medical, scientific and legal issues. Anapol’s Unsafe Drug and Medical Device Team has successfully represented and obtained compensation for clients from all over the country in state and federal courts across the nation.
Adrianne grew up in Wayne, Pennsylvania and attended St. Katherine of Siena School in Wayne for grades 1 through 8. Her favorite memories at St. Katherine’s included the Rummage Sale, Christmas plays, and field hockey games at South Devon field. Adrianne then attended Merion Mercy Academy in Merion Station, Pa. for high school. Fortunately for her parents’ sake, years of piano lessons paid off and Adrianne was the recipient of a music scholarship at Merion. Although field hockey season and broken fingers threatened her scholarship, she maintained both activities, in addition to many others, for four years.
Adrianne then attended the University of Virginia on an Air Force ROTC scholarship, following in her older sister’s footsteps. It wasn’t long before Adrianne realized that the military life and a nursing major was not for her. She enrolled in the University’s College of Arts and Science as a psychology major and excelled in the Distinguished Majors Program studying developmental psychology. Adrianne volunteered at the Virginia Institute of Autism and worked closely with a Charlottesville family with five beautiful children, two were diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and required individualized home therapy programs. In addition to sporting events, theme parties, and Thursday nights, Adrianne’s experiences with the kids were some of her fondest while in college.
After graduating college, Adrianne deferred her law school acceptance and spent a year travelling and working abroad. She started Temple University Beasley School of Law in the fall of 2004 ready to begin her professional studies. While at Temple Law, Adrianne participated in the clinical program at Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and received the Distinguished Classroom Performance and Outstanding Oral Advocacy Awards.
Currently, Adrianne represents clients in the Paxil Birth Defect (Pregnancy) Litigation in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas mass tort program, In re Kugel Hernia Mesh Litigation in Rhode Island state and federal courts, and is investigating claims against the manufacturers of AlloDerm Human Tissue Matrix for its use in hernia repair surgery. Adrianne also represents juveniles and parents involved in the “Kids for Cash” scandal that occurred in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania - where two former judges received millions of dollars in kickbacks to send juveniles to privately-owned juvenile detention centers.
Adrianne has assisted in mediation and trial preparation for cases in In re Vioxx Litigation in New Jersey state court, as well as products liability and medical malpractice cases involving individual plaintiffs. Adrianne devotes a significant portion of her practice to difficult legal issues and was involved with fighting pre-emption in a prescription drug case that went to the United States Supreme Court.