A.J. de BARTOLOMEO is a shareholder of Tadler Law LLP, with nearly thirty years of experience prosecuting class actions, complex and collective matters in courts throughout the country. Ms. de Bartolomeo has earned a national reputation as a zealous and passionate advocate, “[S]he is not only extremely intelligent but is tireless in her representation of her clients and no one cares more about doing a great job for her clients than A.J.” 1 Because of her experience and character, Ms. de Bartolomeo has been appointed by Courts as Lead or Co-Lead Counsel, or as a Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee member in numerous MDL class action, mass torts and bankruptcy proceedings. She has also served on Law and Briefing committees and been involved with Daubert challenge briefings in a number of these cases. Ms. de Bartolomeo has been named among the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills with an AV-Preeminent™ rating by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized by her peers as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2013.
Ms. de Bartolomeo is committed to advancing opportunities for women lawyers. She is the former Chair of the Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus of the American Association of Justice (2015-2016), where she oversaw the caucus’s work in leadership training, student scholarship, membership and political outreach, and other pro-civil justice functions. She is an active member of the American Bar Association Sections on Tort Trial and Insurance Practice and the Consumer Attorneys of California. She is a former member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Ms. de Bartolomeo is frequently an invited speaker before industry organizations and public corporations on the subjects of ethical procedures for client and case management, best settlement practices and procedures in complex litigation and MDL practice, ESI protocols and compliance, Daubert challenges, Federal Rule 37, corporate litigation risk management and compliance procedures, and class action notice and settlement administration. She has also written articles on class action settlement procedures and best practices.
1 Judge David R. Herndon (Ret.), U.S. District Court, S.D. Ill.