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Patrick Luff

Patrick Luff is a nationally recognized litigator who has obtained a number of significant victories for his clients, including a $15.4 million wrongful death judgment and a precedent-setting federal appeal. Patrick has served as Co-Liaison (Lead) Counsel in Texas MDL No. 2021-41903, In re: Winter Storm Uri Litigation, and on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in MDL No. 2974, In re: Paragard IUD Products Liability Litigation. In March 2021, Patrick also filed the initial motion to transfer in MDL No. 3004, In re: Paraquat Products Liability Litigation, and continues to play a leading role in the paraquat litigation nationally.

Prior to entering practice, Patrick spent several years as a professor of law. While at the University of Oklahoma, Arizona State University, and Washington and Lee University, he taught courses on legislation and statutory interpretation, civil procedure, and administrative law.

He also spent time as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. During this time, Patrick established himself as a national authority on mass torts, with scholarship appearing in the Connecticut Law Review, the Utah Law Review, and the Arizona State Law Review, among others. Between law school and teaching, he did doctoral work at the University of Oxford on the regulatory role of litigation.

Selected Publications:
Selected Presentations
  • Paragard Litigation Group Meeting Update, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, February 2022.
  • Mass Tort Litigation & The Current Landscape – Game Changing Rulings, HarrisMartin, January 2022.
  • Mass Tort Opportunities and Reviews, M&L Legal Marketing and Management, January 2022.
  • Multidistrict Litigation – Navigating the Landmines, HarrisMartin, December 2021.
  • The Growth of MDLs: What’s Driving the Trends and At What Consequence for Civil Justice?, Law & Economics Center, George Mason University, October 2021.
  • Paragard IUD Litigation Update, Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 2021.
  • Paraquat is a Killer: Let’s Do Something About It, Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 2021.
  • Mass Torts, M&L Legal Marketing and Management, July 2021.
  • Paragard Litigation Group Meeting Update, American Association for Justice Annual Meeting, July 2021.
  • Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Meeting Update, American Association for Justice Annual Meeting, July 2021.
  • Paraquat Herbicide Litigation, HarrisMartin, June 2021.
  • Paraquat, Mass Torts Nexus, June 2021.
  • Preemption, Mass Torts Nexus, June 2021.
  • Paraquat Herbicide Litigation, HarrisMartin, May 2021.
  • Paraquat, Mass Torts Nexus, April 2021.
  • Texas Power Outage Litigation, HarrisMartin, April 2021.
  • Paraquat, CASE Legal Media, April 2021.
  • Natural Disaster Litigation, HarrisMartin, March 2021.
  • Elmiron, Mass Torts Nexus, January 2021.
  • Elmiron Eye Damage Litigation, HarrisMartin, October 2020.
  • Preemption, Mass Tort Nexus, October 2020.
  • The Law of Mass Torts, Mass Torts Nexus, September 2020.
  • Using Black Box Data in Crash Reconstruction, 2020 Virtual Car Wrecks On-Demand, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, September 2020.
  • Handling Business Interruption Insurance Claims and Other First-Party Insurance Claims Webinar, American Association for Justice, March 2020.
  • Lessons Learned from a Negligent Entrustment Verdict: Holding the Employer Accountable, American Association for Justice Jazz Fest, May 2019.
  • Innovative Liability Theories in Medical Malpractice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, December 2018.
  • Evaluating the Regulatory Impact of the Tobacco Litigation, Arizona State University Legal Scholars Conference, March 2014.
  • Regulating Firearms Through Litigation, The Second Amendment and Gun Control, Connecticut Law Review Symposium, November 2013.
  • Captured Legislatures and Public-Interested Courts, Junior Federal Courts Workshop, October 2013.
  • Evaluating the Regulatory Impact of the Tobacco Litigation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Junior Faculty Colloquium, September 2013.
  • Public- and Private-Interest Judicial Decisionmaking, Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association, October 2012.
  • Public and Private Interests in Judicial Risk Regulation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Junior Faculty Forum, June 2012.
  • Legal Innovation as Court-Centered Risk Regulation, Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference, December 2011.
  • Risk Regulation and Regulatory Litigation, Queen Mary PhD Conference, Queen Mary, University of London, June 2011.
  • Aggregate Litigation as Regulation and the Public/Private Law Distinction, Oxford Graduate Legal Research Conference, University of Oxford, April 2010.

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