Angela is experienced in many types of complex product liability litigation. She has been involved in class action and multidistrict litigation in state and federal courts across the country and has defended pharmaceutical manufacturers in numerous claims related to both over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications for diabetes, epilepsy and cancer, among other products.
Angela has also deep knowledge in the scientific and medical aspects of product liability litigation. Angela has prepared, produced and deposed several nationally-recognized expert witnesses in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, oncology, pulmonology, pathology and hepatology. Likewise, she has extensive experience deposing treating physicians and other fact witnesses. She has also been involved in preparing and producing corporate witnesses and coordinating large-scale document productions for Fortune 500 clients.
In 2007, Angela second-chaired a pro bono case where she successfully represented an elderly landowner in a fraud case. The case resulted in a verdict for her client, which was later upheld on appeal.
Publications and Presentations
Angela M. Seaton, Strategies to Consider When Deposing Treating Physicians Who May Offer Expert Testimony, 21:1 Rx for the Defense, January 2013.
Angela M. Seaton, "The New Drug Approval Process: NDA Submission and Review," Food and Drug Law Institute's Introduction to Drug Law and Regulation: How the Government Regulates the Drug Industry, 2011.
"Deposition Skills Workshop," Faculty member for intensive two credit intersession course at University of Kansas Law School, January 2010.
Harvey L. Kaplan and Angela M. Seaton, Strategies For Dealing With the Risk of Punitive Damages, Chapter 2 in Global Legal Group: The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2007, 5th Ed.
Harvey L. Kaplan and Angela M. Seaton, Avoiding/Minimizing the Risk of Punitive Damages, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability 2004.
Marie S. Woodbury and Angela M. Seaton, An Arsenal for Excluding Expert Witness Causation Testimony, Defense Research Institute Monograph and Presentation, May 2001.