Esther Berezofsky

Attorney with Motley Rice LLC

A trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience litigating complex mass torts, Esther Berezofsky has devoted her career to representing communities impacted by environmental contamination and fighting for the rights of consumers, individuals and families impacted by fraud and misconduct across a range of litigation areas.

Esther focuses her practice on protecting the rights and seeking accountability for people harmed by toxic chemical exposure—environmental and occupational—as well as patients who suffer life-altering complications caused by dangerous and defective medical drugs and devices. She serves on the Executive Committee as class counsel for residents exposed to lead contaminated water in the Flint Water Crisis litigation. She also represents residents in communities nationally, as well as government entities in the United States in PFAS litigation. Esther is also a consultant to the Flemish Minister of Justice and the Environment in Belgium in PFAS matters involving 3M and working on environmental matters in the Netherlands.

She was lead counsel for a cancer cluster of children in Toms River, N.J, the story of which is memorialized in the Pulitzer prize winning book: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Esther practiced as a clinical psychologist and consultant for a national network of law firms on post-traumatic stress and community trauma arising out of environmental disasters such as Three Mile Island, Pa., and Times Beach, Mo.

In addition to her environmental and toxic exposure work, Esther has held numerous leadership positions and represented clients in MDLs and other litigations involving medical drugs and devices including Medtronic® Pain and Insulin Pumps, DePuy ASR, Pinnacle and Stryker® Hip Implant cases, Benicar®, Risperdal®, Xarelto®, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Ortho Evra®, Rezulin, PPA, Invokana®, Taxotere®, among others.

Active in the legal community, Esther previously served as Board President of Public Justice, a national public interest law firm, and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. She also sits on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association of Justice and was awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service in 2008 and the Gerald B. O’Conner Award for Trial Advocacy in 2021.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Esther founded Berezofsky Law Group in New Jersey where she pursued complex consumer mass torts. Prior to that, she was a name partner in a plaintiffs’ law firm in Philadelphia for more than two decades.

She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on matters related to environmental contamination and toxic exposure, and mass torts. She served as an adjunct professor on trial advocacy at Rutgers Law School, her alma mater in 2014. While completing her legal studies at Rutgers Law, Esther served as an articles editor for the Rutgers Law Journal.

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If I’m registered for the conference will I automatically get my CLE Credits?

No. You must sign out at the Registration/CLE desk before departing the conference.

What do I need in order to sign up for CLE?

You need to have your Bar number for all states in which you would receive credit.

What if I cannot attend the whole conference? Can I receive partial credit?

Yes. When you sign out at the end of your last day, you will indicate the number of hours/days that you actually attended.

Do I need to send my Certificate of Attendance to the state bar(s) or will Trial Lawyers of Mass Torts report my attendance to them?

Each individual attorney will need to file their own CLE credits.