Stephanie M. Batchelder

Stephanie M. Batchelder Associate

P 617 670 8525 F 617 670 8725
125 High Street
Oliver Street Tower, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
125 High Street, Oliver Street Tower, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
P 617 670 8525 F 617 670 8725
One Citizens Plaza, Suite 620
Providence, RI 02903
One Citizens Plaza, Suite 620, Providence, RI 02903
Overview

Stephanie Batchelder manages complex, high-risk tort litigation, helping clients in products liability, asbestos, and insurance cases build strong litigation positions in New England and nationwide. Keeping her eyes on the prize for more than 50 cases a year, Stephanie deftly coordinates defense strategies, discovery deadlines, and identifies cases for strategic settlement or dismissal.

Bar Admissions
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
U.S. District Court - District of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts
Education
New England School of Law, J.D., 2009
Suffolk University, B.A. magna cum laude, 2006

With more than seven years of experience handling mass tort litigation, Stephanie is able to see the big picture and ensure that local strategies support national objectives. She stays on top of important legal developments that affect client defenses at all levels of the judicial system. Stephanie is known for clear and timely communications with clients and local counsel throughout the litigation process.

In the courtroom or in chambers, Stephanie is a polished and successful advocate. She is particularly effective on cross-examination, using her experience in hundreds of depositions to discredit witnesses, limit exposure, and drive down the value of plaintiffs’ cases. Stephanie has handled all aspects of litigation from initial intake, to discovery and motion practice, to crafting jury instructions.

Experience
  • Oversees cases throughout the Midwest as part of the regional coordinating counsel team for a global aircraft manufacturer’s premises litigation.
     
  • Assists in oversight of cases as national coordinating counsel team for cosmetic company’s asbestos talc litigation.
     
  • Obtained voluntary dismissals of two-thirds of a talc client’s docket in jurisdiction by identifying cases in which it could pursue motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction following recent Supreme Court decision.
     
  • Settled federal matter for naval defendant for less than one-quarter of plaintiff’s demand because of strength of summary judgment motion arguing that plaintiff’s evidence was self-serving only.
Recognition

Recognition

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer

Involvement

  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section President
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
News & Insights
Super Lawyers
AM Best Recommended Insurance Attorney