Jane's practice has focused primarily on defending major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in products liability litigation. Jane has defended complex cases in both federal and state courts throughout the country. In her role as regional and national counsel, Jane has managed all aspects of pre-trial preparation and provided on-site trial support. Jane has successfully obtained the dismissal of numerous cases through pre-trial dispositive motions on issues such as Daubert and the learned intermediary doctrine. In a recent victory, the trial court granted summary judgment after determining that a product recall did not equate to a defect under the law. Jane has particular experience with the issue of the preemption of claims against manufacturers of prescription medical devices.

Jane has also managed and coordinated resources for high-volume litigations, as well as multidistrict litigation procedures.

Jane also has an active appellate practice and has successfully defended both pre-trial and trial victories following briefing and oral argument in front of courts such as the Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Jane has served as a faculty member for deposition and trial advocacy training programs.

Prior to joining Shook, she spent three years teaching English, speech, drama and history in public high schools. While in law school, Jane was the managing editor of the Nebraska Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers.


Jane J. Bartley, An Update on Autism: Science, Gender, and the Law, Gender Medicine, June 2006.