Madison defends multinational companies in complex product liability litigation, focusing especially on claims involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices. As a member of numerous case and trial teams, she has worked on all stages of litigation, from initial discovery through trial. Madison has represented Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex litigation in a number of state and federal jurisdictions.
Madison's work includes managing large dockets and analyzing dispositive legal and factual issues. She has been a member of several teams defending clients in multidistrict litigation, including a bellwether trial (Cardenas v. Boston Scientific Corp.) in the pelvic mesh litigation. Madison’s work includes taking depositions, drafting motions and briefs, and preparing expert and company witnesses. She has drafted motions for summary judgment that have disposed of central claims and of cases entirely, leading to favorable pretrial outcomes for her client.
Pro bono work is also important to Madison. She leads the firm's Kansas Pro Bono Adoption program; she helps families with adoption proceedings and represents them at hearings and has successfully defended juveniles in family court. In 2017, she received the Kansas Bar Association Pro Bono Award, given annually to lawyers who provide direct legal services to the poor or to charitable organizations serving the poor.
Matthew Keenan & Madison Hatten, A New Paradigm for Damage Calculations: Plaintiffs Not Offering Medical Bills, IADC Committee Newsletter (April 2015).
Madison Marcolla, Protecting the Living and the Dead: How Missouri Can Enact a Constitutional Funeral-Protest Statute, 77 Mo. L. Rev. 543 (2012).