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Scott D. Levensten

Scott D. Levensten

“For the past 30 years, I’ve helped my clients protect their rights in our civil justice system. I’ve represented people from all walks of life who’ve been injured physically, psychologically and economically by the reckless and negligent acts of other persons and corporations. I’m a trial lawyer focusing my practice in the area of personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on injuries from FDA approved prescription drugs and medical devices. I’m A .V. rated by Martindale Hubbell, a 2011 graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, and was recognized by my peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year from 2005 – 2024.”
Scott D. Levensten

Recognized Excellence in Legal Practice

Scott D. Levensten‘s legal acumen is recognized by his inclusion in the Super Lawyers list, issued by Thomson Reuters.

This list is an exclusive directory of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. For more information about the Super Lawyers selection methodology, click here.

Additionally, his skills are acknowledged in the Martindale-Hubbell ratings, known for their comprehensive lawyer ratings and review system, further explained here.

In 2012, Scott was invited to The National Trial Lawyers, comprising the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. This membership reflects his stature as a leading trial lawyer. The details of their selection process can be found here.*

Scott’s legal practice, commencing with his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1994, extends to Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and various federal courts, encompassing a wide range of litigation areas.

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND MEDICAL DEVICE LITIGATION

The Levensten Law Firm‘s current mass tort and class action cases include: 

  • In Re: Elmiron Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2973): A multidistrict litigation addressing claims related to the prescription drug Elmiron.
  • RoundUp Litigation (Circuit Court of St. Louis County, MO): Litigation concerning the herbicide RoundUp and its potential health impacts.
  • In RE: Seresto Flea and Tick Collar Marketing, Sales Practice and Products Litigation (MDL 3009): Litigation involving claims about the marketing and safety of Seresto Flea and Tick Collars.
  • Hernia Mesh Litigation: A series of lawsuits related to complications from hernia mesh implants.
  • In Re: Talc Litigation (MDL 2738): Multidistrict litigation concerning allegations about the safety of talc products.
The Levensten Law Firm‘s past cases include:
  • In re Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592 (E.D. of Louisiana): Focused on allegations against the Xarelto medication.
  • Philadelphia County Xarelto Products Liability Litigation: Local litigation involving Xarelto claims.
  • In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592 (N.D. of Illinois): Nationwide litigation regarding testosterone replacement therapy products.
  • New Jersey Mirena Products Liability Litigation: State-level litigation involving Mirena products.
  • In re CR Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2187 (S.D. of West Virginia): Litigation concerning CR Bard’s pelvic repair systems.
  • In re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2325 (S.D. of West Virginia): Similar litigation against American Medical Systems.
  • In re Boston Scientific Corporation Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326 (S.D. of West Virginia): Litigation against Boston Scientific Corporation’s pelvic repair systems.
  • In re Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2327 (S.D. of West Virginia): Litigation focused on Ethicon’s pelvic repair systems.
  • New Jersey State Court Fosamax litigation: State-level litigation involving Fosamax medication.
Scott D. Levensten has also represented individual injured clients and actively participated in the following personal injury mass torts:
  • In Re: Gadolinium Based Contrast Agent Litigation, MDL 1909 (NDOH): Nationwide litigation related to Gadolinium-based contrast agents.
  • In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1014 (E.D. of Pa.): Litigation concerning orthopedic bone screw products.
  • In re Diet Drugs (Phentermine, Fenfluramine, Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (E.D. of PA): Diet drug-related litigation.
  • In re Propulsid Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1355 (E.D. of Louisiana): Concerns the drug Propulsid.
  • In re Welding Fume Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1535 (S.D. of OH): Litigation involving welding fume products.
  • In re Zyprexa Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1596 (E.D. of New York): Focused on the Zyprexa medication.
  • In re Ephedra Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1598 (S.D. of NY): Ephedra-related litigation.
  • In re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657 (E.D. of Louisiana): Litigation related to Vioxx medication.
  • In re Three Mile Island Litigation (M.D. of PA): Litigation regarding the Three Mile Island incident.
  • Philadelphia County Baycol Products Liability Litigation; Philadelphia County FenPhen Products Liability Litigation; Philadelphia County Vioxx Products Liability Litigation: Various product liability litigations in Philadelphia County.
  • New Jersey Vioxx Products Liability Litigation.: New Jersey’s litigation on Vioxx.
  • Philadelphia County Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Products Liability Litigation; New Jersey Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Products Liability Litigation; In re Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2100 (S.D. of Illinois): Litigations involving Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella.
  • In re ASR Hip Implants Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2197 (N.D. of Ohio); Actos Products Liability Litigation; and federal and state court Fosamax litigation: Various nationwide litigations on specific medical products.

ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY LITIGATION

I worked on behalf of injured victims of the Three Mile Island Litigation, handling important appellant briefing. I also actively participated in the Delaware River oil spill class action litigation (E.D. of PA) representing property owners seeking testing and remediation of their contaminated properties.

I was counsel in three separate federal cases brought against multinational corporations who manufacture and distribute products containing benzene. The suits were brought by an estate of a decedent, and two men who contracted acute myelogenous leukemia caused by exposure to the defendants lethal products. In 2005, all three cases achieved large confidential settlements.

ANTITRUST LITIGATION

Early in my career, I actively participated in the Microsoft Antitrust Multidistrict Litigation on behalf of direct purchasers of certain Windows® software. A multimillion-dollar settlement was reached in that antitrust litigation. The case was pending on the docket of U.S. District Court in Maryland before U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz. I also worked on the Sumitomo Copper Antitrust Litigation which achieved a multimillion dollar recovery on price manipulation claims under the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. Section 1 et seq. See e.g., In re Sumitomo Copper Litigation, 74 F. Supp. 2d 393, 395 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) (“The recovery is the largest class action recovery in the 75 plus year history of the Commodity Exchange Act”).

BUSINESS TORTS

Among other commercial cases, I was counsel for several nationwide classes of insureds whose automobile insurances policies were breached by their insurers.

PROSECUTION BACKGROUND

In August of 1993, I began an internship in the Appellate division in the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office. In January of 1994, I was sworn in as a Special Assistant District Attorney, and prosecuted hundreds of matters in court before the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judges over the next approximate two years.

PERSONAL

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968
Education: Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – B.S., 1990
Law School: Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut – J.D., 1993

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CHARITY RACES/ATHLETICS

Blue Cross Broad Street Run
5/2018 – Philadelphia, PA

Narberth Cystic Fibrosis 5-mile Run 2018
2018 — Narberth, PA.

Host: 5ForChop – May 2016 | 5-Mile Trail Run in Manayunk, PA, Benefiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | 400 Runners in the Inaugural Year.

Narberth Cystic Fibrosis 5-mile Run 2016
2016 — Narberth, PA
2014 NAGA Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia Champion
2/1/14 – Broomall, PA
The Good Fight: Philly Jiu Jitsu Challenge
7/13/13 – Broomall, PA
34th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5k
5/2013 – Philadelphia, PA
2rd Annual Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure 5k
5/2013 – Philadelphia, PA
Blue Cross Broad Street Run
5/2013 – Philadelphia, PA
Narberth Cystic Fibrosis 5-mile Run 2013
4/2013 — Narberth, PA
Minding Your Mind 5k
3/2013 – Ardmore Park, PA
Philadelphia Half Marathon
11/18/2012 – Philadelphia, PA
The Good Fight: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament, Bronze Medal
11/3/12 – King of Prussia, PA
Atlantic City International Sprint Triathlon 2012
9/15/12 – Atlantic City, NJ
Philadelphia Insurance Sprint Triathlon 2012
6/23/12 – Philadelphia, PA
33rd Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5k
5/20/12 – Philadelphia, PA
22nd Annual Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure 5k
5/13/2012 – Philadelphia, PA
Narberth Cystic Fibrosis 5-mile Run 2012
4/21/12 — Narberth, PA
Jackson Hole Marathon/Half-Marathon 2011
9/24/11 — Jackson, WY
Philadelphia Insurance Sprint Triathlon 2011
6/26/11 — Philadelphia, PA
Narberth Cystic Fibrosis 5-mile Run 2011
4/23/11 — Narberth, PA
Upper Main Line Y Triathlon 2011
4/17/11 — Berwyn, PA
ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon 2010
9/19/10 — Philadelphia, PA
Caesar Rodney Half Marathon
3/21/10 — Wilmington, DE
ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon 2009
9/20/09 – Philadelphia, PA
Narberth Cystic Fibrosis 5-mile Run 2009
4/25/09 — Narberth, PA

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