Irene M. McLafferty is an experienced litigator with more than 20 years of trial experience. She specializes in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, motor vehicle negligence and premises liability.
Ms. McLafferty graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1987 and received a law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1990. From her earliest days as a lawyer, Ms. McLafferty has been in the courtroom, first as a law clerk to the Honorable G. Craig Lord in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (1990-1991), and subsequently as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (1991-1995). While in the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. McLafferty was appointed to head the Juvenile Division of the District Attorney’s Office and then served as the chief of the Sex Crime Division where she was honored with an award for trial excellence.
Since leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. McLafferty has expanded her expertise and skills as a litigator. She has handled a variety of both general and tort litigation cases with a concentration for the past decade on catastrophic injury cases. She has successfully tried, arbitrated and mediated numerous complex medical malpractice and other personal injury cases throughout the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania resulting in substantial awards to her clients.
Ms. McLafferty is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She has been involved in many professional organizations including the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Montgomery and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the Montgomery County Inn of Court and the J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court. In 2005, Ms. McLafferty was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star and was named a Super Lawyer for 2011 and 2012.
- United States Supreme Court
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- New Jersey Supreme Court
- US District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- US District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
- US District Court – District of New Jersey
- Super Lawyers
- American Bar Association
- American Association of Justice
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Montgomery County Inn of Court
- J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court