On Feb. 7, Gordon & Rees partner Ann Thornton Field spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Civil Practice in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania – 2014” event, held at the CLE Conference Center in Philadelphia. The program also was simulcast at locations in Allentown, Easton and Lebanon, Pa.
Field and other practitioners and judges discussed requirements for litigating civil cases successfully in the Eastern District — from pre-filing to investigation through trial. They also addressed the critical elements of trial, such as pre-complaint investigations and initial pleadings; scheduling and traditional discovery; electronic discovery; witnesses; pretrial requirements; and settling cases versus going to trial.
Field is a member of Gordon & Rees’s Aviation, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Groups. Her practice focuses on general litigation, aviation, and products liability matters and she has been lead counsel for numerous matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Field sits on the Board of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Court’s Historical Society and she chairs the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Federal Courts Committee. She recently won a Philadelphia Business Journal Outstanding Director Award for her exceptional service as an outside director for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. She was named a Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the National Association of Women Business Owners, and she received the Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. She also has a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0).