Four DiCello Levitt Partners Named to Lawdragon’s Inaugural List of 500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers

Apr 11, 2024

We are proud to announce that Founding Partners Mark DiCello and Adam Levitt, as well as partners Diandra “Fu” Debrosse and Bobby DiCello, have been named to Lawdragon’s inaugural list of 500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers—a first-of-its-kind guide that honors standout lawyers for their leadership roles in cases of global importance.

According to Lawdragon’s editors, this guide recognizes a “remarkable, globe-spanning group of advocates who are forging a new day for justice throughout the world.” Most of the honorees are dedicated plaintiffs’ lawyers, they write, who are “taking on the mantle of the underdog each and every day.”

DiCello Levitt’s attorneys were selected from among thousands of submissions through Lawdragon’s proprietary process of journalistic research and peer critique.

Mark DiCello is a renowned trial lawyer and distinguished figure in the mass torts bar who has spearheaded major mass tort actions for decades, advocating for plaintiffs harmed by medical devices, pharmaceutical products, chemicals, automobiles, and more. He has held leadership positions in massive, headline-grabbing multidistrict litigations that have recovered billions of dollars for plaintiffs, and, as a founding partner of DiCello Levitt, he has assembled a mass tort practice group that has taken on some of the most significant cases in the United States, including litigation against corporate giants like Chevron, Syngenta, Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson, L’Oréal, and others for marketing and selling disease-causing products.

Adam Levitt is a founding partner of DiCello Levitt and one of the nation’s leading advocates for plaintiffs in complex multidistrict, class action, public client, mass tort, and commercial litigation. In his decades-long career, he has scored numerous significant and precedent-setting victories, delivering more than $20 billion in recoveries to clients in biotechnology, financial services, insurance coverage, consumer protection, automotive defects, agricultural products, antitrust, and securities disputes. An elected member of the American Law Institute and the Economic Club of Chicago, Adam is a leader in the legal profession whom The National Law Journal has called a “pioneer” in technology litigation. His innovative approach to tough cases has led to his appointment by multiple State Attorneys General in the largest ongoing environmental PFAS water contamination cases of our time, the historic litigation arising from Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, and other headline-grabbing litigations. Nationally recognized as an authority on class action litigation, Adam writes a monthly class action column in The National Law Journal.

Diandra “Fu” Debrosse is the managing partner of DiCello Levitt’s Birmingham office, chair of the firm’s Mass Torts Practice Group, and co-chair of its Civil and Human Rights Litigation Practice Group. Recently named one of America’s Top 200 Lawyers of 2024 by Forbes, Fu is widely known as a relentless client advocate who fights passionately for individuals and public entities injured by wrongful conduct, whether by defective medical devices or drugs, environmental contamination, corporate misconduct, or civil rights abuse. In May 2022, Fu made legal history by becoming the first Black woman ever appointed plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel in a multidistrict litigation—the massive products liability case against two of the world’s largest infant formula manufacturers, Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson—which she followed with another groundbreaking appointment, in the MDL against L’Oréal and other makers of harmful hair relaxer products marketed primarily to Black and Latina women. Nationally recognized as a powerhouse in mass torts, class actions, products liability, discrimination, and sexual assault claims, Fu has recovered nearly $1 billion in damages for her clients.

Bobby DiCello is one of the top trial lawyers in the United States and among the nation’s most innovative courtroom tacticians. As a co-founder of the DiCello Levitt Trial Center and co-chair of the firm’s Civil and Human Rights Litigation Practice Group, Bobby has obtained record verdicts in cases thought unwinnable. In 2021, Public Justice awarded Bobby its prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award for his work in the landmark Black v. Hicks police brutality and corruption case in the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, which resulted in one of the largest civil rights verdicts for any single person in American history. With a focus on restoring the human dignity stolen from his clients by civil rights abuses, catastrophic injuries, defective products, and corporate misconduct, Bobby has a distinguished track record in winning high-stakes cases and has established himself as a leading voice for civil and human rights.

For the full list of the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers, read here.

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