Meshbesher & Spence

Speaker Bio

Ava is an attorney in Meshbesher & Spence’s Rochester office. Her practice areas include representing clients across the country in a wide variety of mass tort and class-action lawsuits, including injuries from:

  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Exposure to Chemicals

Ava currently serves as court-appointed Counsel and Chair of the Leadership Development Committee for plaintiffs in MDL 3014: In Re: Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-level PAP, and Mechanical Ventilator Products Liability Litigation in the U.S. Western District of Pennsylvania. She also worked on discovery with the MDL 2875: In Re: Valsartan NDMA Contamination Products Liability Litigation in the District of New Jersey.

She also represents injured Minnesotans regarding:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bites

Ava also defends clients charged with:

  • DUI
  • Assault
  • Drug Possession

Ava recognizes the need for lawyers to be accessible in the community and her hands-on approach to her practice means she meets directly with her clients whether at home, at their farm, in the hospital, or at any of the Meshbesher & Spence offices across the state.

When Ava is not in the office, she is very active in the American Association of Justice (AAJ). She is currently serving a 2-year term on the AAJ Board of Governors and is Co-Chair of AAJ Minority Caucus Education Committee. Out of the office, she can also be found teaching 1L Torts as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, skiing, learning to golf, or trying the latest foodie destination.