Jillian is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on product liability prevention and defense and commercial litigation matters. She successfully represents clients in the home safety product, medical device, transportation safety product, consumer goods, and retail industries. She serves as national coordinating and trial counsel for a consumer safety product manufacturer and roadside safety product manufacturer in product liability matters throughout the United States. Jillian has significant experience litigating cases in the federal and state courts throughout the United States, where she has achieved results ranging from full defense verdicts to summary judgment dismissals on behalf of her clients.
In addition, Jillian has represented private companies, public companies, and individuals, including banks, insurance companies, and health services providers, in complex commercial litigation cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and professional malpractice. She has defended clients in shareholder derivative actions, partnership disputes, securities litigation cases, arbitrations, and class action suits.
Based on Jillian’s trial skills, she was selected to serve as an assistant district attorney as part of the Cozen O'Connor Partners Program. In this role, Jillian worked as prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, effectively handling hundreds of criminal trials and preliminary hearings.
Jillian devotes a substantial amount of time toward pro bono cases. She recently represented a juvenile defendant previously sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in obtaining a new, constitutional sentence. Jillian currently serves as a board member of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income, persons with disabilities in the Philadelphia region.
Jillian earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh.