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Amy Eskin


Amy Eskin is the Director of the Mass Tort department at Schneider Wallace.  Amy has been a trial lawyer for more than thirty years representing injured individuals and consumers nationally in personal injury, medical negligence, products liability and complex pharmaceutical and medical device cases. She has authored several articles in legal publications and has lectured extensively to lawyers, health care professionals, and law students on topics including ethics, mandatory arbitration, jury selection, discovery and all aspects of trial practice.

Committed to advancing opportunities for women lawyers, Ms. Eskin has mentored many women law students and young lawyers including by volunteering as a member of the faculty of the University of San Francisco Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Clinic. She is a strong advocate for increasing diversity in appointed leadership in national mass tort and state wide coordinated proceedings and has spoken frequently at professional meetings of attorneys and the judiciary on this topic.

Federal and state Courts have appointed Ms. Eskin as lead counsel, co-lead counsel, liaison counsel or a member of the Plaintiffs’ leadership in a wide variety of complex pharmaceutical and medical device cases, including an appointment as co-lead counsel of MDL 2325 In Re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation where she directed the prosecution of thousands of individual cases filed on behalf of women who suffered devastating injuries as a result of being implanted with transvaginal mesh products. She was also one of only eight attorneys appointed by Judge Goodwin to serve on the Transvaginal Mesh Executive Committee.

Most recently, the Honorable Andrew Cheng of the San Francisco Superior Court appointed Ms. Eskin as Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead counsel in the California Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding JCCP 5043, Gilead Tenofovir Cases which involves cases filed by more than 20,000 individuals who have been injured as a result of taking certain prescription medications developed to treat individuals infected with HIV or those at risk for contracting HIV.


  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1987 Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1983, Major: Rhetoric


  • Super Lawyer – 2007 to present
  • Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top Attorneys of Northern California, 2019 – San Francisco Magazine
  • Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2017 – Super Lawyers
  • Civil Justice Award, 2013 – San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Featured in – Plaintiff Magazine, 2010
  • 3000 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America, 2007 – Law Dragon

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Ms. Eskin was elected into the American Board of Trial Advocates (San Francisco Chapter) in 2004. ABOTA is an invitation only organization of accomplished trial lawyers who exemplify the highest standards of trial skills, integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession. She was the youngest female chapter member at the time of her election. She also served as one of the San Francisco Chapter’s National Board Representatives.
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (Former Member, Board of Directors, Former Co-Chair Education Committee)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice (Co-Chair Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group)
  • Women En Mass
  • National Association of Women Judges, Invited Resource Board Member 

Admitted to Practice

  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Federal Court of Claims


  • University of San Francisco School of Law Intensive Advocacy Program (since 1990)
  • Stanford University Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Visiting Lecturer, Products Liability, Golden Gate University School of Law