Motley Rice expands team, forms new office in Cherry Hill

Close up of several volumes of law books of codes and statutes on consumer protection

Motley Rice LLC, a plaintiffs’ law firm, announced Tuesday it has added four new attorneys and formed two new offices, in Cherry Hill and Philadelphia.

The new attorneys consist of:

  • Esther E. Berezofsky as senior counsel;
  • Michael J. Quirk as senior counsel;
  • Daniel R. Lapinski as senior counsel; and
  • Sarah T. Hansel as an associate.

They all have experience representing clients in complex environmental, chemical exposure, consumer protection class actions and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

“The addition of Esther, Michael, Dan and Sarah, along with support staff, are a natural complement to the complex litigation we already practice, particularly with our history of consumer protection litigation. We look forward to expanding and enhancing our environmental litigation, chemical exposure, consumer fraud, drug and device litigation and other mass tort areas,” Anne McGinness Kearse, attorney and practice group leader, Motley Rice, said.

Berezofsky, who has more than 30 years of experience practicing law, currently serves as class counsel and a member of the executive committee for residents of Flint, Michigan, who were exposed to toxic levels of lead contaminated water. She is also currently litigating similar cases throughout the nation.

“Having co-counseled and worked alongside Motley Rice attorneys in leading national awareness and advocacy efforts, I have immense respect for the firm they have built and the complex and challenging litigations they pursue to achieve meaningful differences in people’s lives. We share a mutual commitment to championing causes that require the experience and resources of an innovative firm. The environmental litigation we have collaborated on has given me a profound appreciation for the high caliber of the firm’s work and I am excited that our clients will have the benefit of the additional resources and bench strength at Motley Rice and our network of co-counsel,” Berezofsky said.

Quirk also currently represents individuals impacted in the Flint case. Prior to joining Motley Rice, he was a partner at two Philadelphia law firms. Lapinski, who has 20 years of litigation experience, previously served as a shareholder of a New Jersey law firm.

The firm’s new offices are located at 210 Lake Drive East, Suite 101 in Cherry Hill and 40 West Evergreen Ave., Suite 104 in Philadelphia.