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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 35 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.

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.  Most recently, she was appointed as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee by the Honorable Carolyn B. Kuhl of the Los Angeles Superior Court in JCCP 5255 Social Media Cases, litigation against five companies operating some of the world’s most used social media platforms : Meta’s Facebook and Instagram, Google’s YouTube, ByteDance’s TikTok and Snapchat focusing on the mental health crisis among our youth caused by addiction to social media. Ms. Eskin currently serves as the Court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead counsel in the California Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding JCCP 5043, Gilead Tenofovir Cases which involves cases filed by more than 24,000 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.  The Honorable Nancy Rosenstengel, Chief Judge of the Southern District of Illinois has appointed Ms. Eskin to serve as member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee and as State Court Liaison Counsel for California in MDL 3004 In Re Paraquat Products Liability Litigation.  The Paraquat litigation is focused on the link between Paraquat exposure and an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. There are currently more than 5,000 active cases in this multi-district  litigation.  Pursuant to her appointment by The Honorable Edward G. Weil of the Contra Costa Superior Court, Ms. Eskin serves as Federal MDL liaison counsel in the California Coordinated Paraquat Litigation (JCCP 5031)  She served 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.  She served as a member of the Law and Briefing Committee in In Re Zypexa Product Liability Litigation (MDL 1956).

In 2004 Ms. Eskin was elected into the American Board of Trial Advocates (San Francisco Chapter) 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.


  • 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
    (Member since 2004, Former National Board Representative)
  • 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