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Brenda S. Fulmer

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
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BRENDA S. FULMER is a shareholder with the law firm of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, one of the largest personal injury law firms in Florida.  For the past 20 years, her practice has focused on the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts litigation.  Over the years, she has represented thousands of claimants in claims and individual actions filed in state and federal courts involving Actos; AMO and Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Solution; Avandia; Baycol; Bextra; Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implants; Breast Implants; CardioGen PET scans; DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Implants; Digitek; Drospirenone Birth Control Pills (Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Beyaz, Safyral, and Loryna); Fen-Phen Diet Drugs; Fosamax and other bisphosphonates; Gadolinium; Gulf Coast Oil Spill; Heart Devices; Heparin; Hormone Replacement Therapy; Kugel Mesh; Levaquin; Mirena; NuvaRing; Ortho Evra; Pain Pumps; PPA; Power Morcellator; Pradaxa; Propulsid; Reglan; Smith & Nephew Hip Implants; SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Cases; Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II, and Accolade Modular Hip Implants; Sulzer Hip and Knee Implants; tobacco; Transvaginal and Bladder Slings (including products sold by Bard, Coloplast, Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon, Mentor, Boston Scientific, AMS, ARIS, and ProteGen); Trasylol, Xarelto, Vioxx; Wright Medical Metal on Metal Hip Implants; Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implants; Viagra; Xarelto; Zimmer NexGen Knee Implants; and Zofran.

She has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, selected as a Super Lawyer from Florida, listed as one of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, and included in The Best Lawyers in America. She has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  She has also been named a Fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America. She serves on the Board of Governors for AAJ and the Florida Justice Association and works each year lobbying on state and federal drug and medical device issues.  She is also active in the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Justice Association, The Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association (FJA), American Association for Justice (AAJ), Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), Women En Mass (WEM), and various mass torts-related litigation groups and consortiums. 

She formerly served as co-lead of the AAJ Pradaxa litigation group and currently serves as co-lead of the AAJ Biomet Litigation Group.  In July of 2015, she was appointed as Vice Chair of the Membership Oversight Committee for the American Association for Justice and will be working on membership recruitment and retention for this national plaintiffs’ trial lawyer organization, and has worked on membership recruitment for AAJ for many years.  She has also served on AAJ’s Marketing & Practice Development Committee, Trial Lawyers Care Committee, Compliance Committee, Litigation Group Leaders Council, and Exchange Advisory Committee.  She also serves in leadership roles with the Florida Justice Association Women’s Caucus, the American Association for Justice Women’s Caucus, and on the Executive Committee for The National Trial Lawyers:  National Women Trial Lawyers Association Top 10. 

She has been appointed to serve as Co-Lead Counsel of the Biomet Hip Implant Litigation MDL proceedings pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend as a member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee #2 and previously served on Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee #1 for the Biomet MDL. Ms. Fulmer also served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for the Pradaxa MDL in East St. Louis, Illinois and has been appointed to co-chair a Discovery Committee in the Xarelto MDL based in New Orleans. She has also involved in state and federal court multi-district litigation discovery committee common benefit work for more than 20 years for various national pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts projects, including breast implants; diet drugs; Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella; ProteGen bladder slings; Vioxx; Mentor ObTape; DePuy ASR; Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Hip Implants; and BP Oil Spill claims. 

Ms. Fulmer is a frequent lecturer on mass tort marketing, drug and medical device litigation, and consumer drug safety issues. She has received the Bronze Eagle, “Shoe Leather,” and Cornerstone awards from the Florida Justice Association for her efforts in membership recruitment, political fundraising, and lobbying.  She has also received the President’s Award from the American Justice Association for her membership recruitment work for that national trial lawyers’ organization. She recently co-authored Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, published by Trial Guides.

Ms. Fulmer graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Finance, and received her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Stetson College of Law. She was an Assistant Editor of the Stetson Law Review, and twice earned recognition as an Outstanding Law Review member. She served as a Federal Judicial Intern, and worked on pro bono projects as a Florida Bar Foundation Public Service Fellow and an intern with Gulf Coast Legal Services.


An Indiana native, Ms. Fulmer has been an active volunteer with a number of charitable organizations: Coastal Boxer Rescue; Feed the Hungry at Village Baptist Church; Special Olympics of Palm Beach County; Seagull Industries; Supporters of the Pre-Law Magnet, Inc. at Palm Beach Lakes High School; Buddy Break (providing respite care for autistic and physically-challenged children); Special Olympics; Girl Scouts; and Trial Lawyers Care (providing free legal services to the victims of 9/11 and those impacted by disasters).    She has also volunteered as a foster parent and exchange student host parent.  

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Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409-6601

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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Alley, Clark, Greiwe & Fulmer
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Managing Partner
  • Alley & Ingram
  • 1994 - 2006
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of South Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fen Phen Litigation
  • All Cases Resolved
  • Prempro Hormone Replacement Therapy Drug Litigation
  • Cases still pending
  • Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Litigation
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • FJA Women’s Caucus
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • EAGLE Member
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2008
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2010
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • President's Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Recognition for Pro Bono Service to 9/11 Victims
  • Trial Lawyers Care
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
  • Mass Torts: The Bird’sEye View
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Inc.
  • Drug and Medical Device Safety for Consumers
  • 2014
  • Winter Conference
  • Specialized Track: Labels and Warnings and Recalls – the Latest in Drugs and Devices.
  • 2013
  • Manasota Justice Association
  • Mass Tort Litigation Basics
  • 2012
  • Hip Implant Seminar
  • Stryker Rejuvenate litigation
  • 2012
  • Workhorse Seminar
  • Mass Torts of Mention
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brenda is a very bright and talented advocate. She gets results. I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. While working for a high volume PI firm in Tampa, We exclusively sent all our big defective product cases to Brenda. She is a great lawyer and never disapointed us on our referred cases. Happy clients and great results."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She has extensive experience and skill in handling complex pharmaceutical and medical product liability cases. She has been a leader in national multidistrict litigation and works hard for her clients."
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West Palm Beach Defective and dangerous products Lawyer Brenda S. Fulmer
Brenda S. Fulmer
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 30 years