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Andrea Roberts Pierson



Andrea Pierson is a seasoned trial lawyer who has defended product manufacturers and sellers in more than 40 different federal and state courts across the country and in Canada. For the last decade, Andrea's primary focus has been the defense of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in individual cases and multidistrict litigation, protecting the future of their most valuable products.

Products Experience

Andrea has acted as national and local counsel in matters involving the following products, among others:
  • Vascular implants and therapies 
  • Orthopedic devices
  • Pelvic mesh products
  • Female hormone replacement therapies
  • Surgical equipment
  • Compounded pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer and commercial vehicles and trailers
  • Industrial products
  • Various consumer goods

Mass Tort Experience

Andrea is co-lead counsel to one of the world's largest orthopedic device manufacturers in pending multidistrict litigation. She is lead counsel to a significant manufacturer of vascular products in multidistrict federal and state court litigation, and settlement counsel to a manufacturer in multidistrict federal litigation.

Personal Interests

Andrea is a proud mom to Sierra (age 6) and Theo (age 5).

Andrea grew up in Kansas and moved to Indiana to attend Notre Dame Law School in 1991. She moved to Indianapolis to clerk for the Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, and has happily called Indianapolis her home for more than 25 years.

Related Topics


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Indiana Supreme Court, Hon. Randall T. Shepard, 1994-1995


Notre Dame Law School
J.D. (1994)

Emporia State University
B.A. cum laude (1991)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Broker Dealer Law Blog – a resource that provides practical insights on litigation, regulatory, compliance and fiduciary issues impacting broker-dealers
  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Litigation, Product Liability, and Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Sections
  • Defense Research Institute — Product Liability and Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Sections
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Litigation and Women in the Law Divisions
  • Indianapolis Inn of Court — Barrister
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy — Instructor of trial and deposition skills


  • Chambers USA — Nationwide, Product Liability & Mass Torts, 2019-24
  • Best Lawyers®— Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2013-24
  • LMG Life Sciences — Leading Life Sciences Lawyer, 2023
  • LMG Life Sciences — Life Sciences Star, 2022
  • The Indiana Lawyer, Leadership in Law — Distinguished Barrister, 2019
  • Law360 — Product Liability MVP, 2018
  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Women of Influence, 2017
  • IBJ Media — Indiana 250, 2022-23
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2007-21
  • Benchmark Litigation — Appellate, Commercial Litigation and Products Liability, 2008-20; Top 250 Women in Litigation, 2012-13, 2015-16
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Distinguished Fellow
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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