KBA Attorneys

Speaker Bio

A founding partner of KBA Attorneys, Brian Ketterer is recognized as one of the preeminent trial attorneys in the country, particularly in the area of plaintiff's complex civil litigation and catastrophic injury. Over the course of his career, Mr. Ketterer has concentrated on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, representing plaintiffs who suffered devastating injuries or loss of life from unreasonably dangerous drugs or products.

On both the local and national levels, Mr. Ketterer's practice is aimed at helping clients resolve mass tort, medical negligence, and personal injury claims through the full range of dispute resolution mechanisms. Mr. Ketterer has extensive experience in mass tort litigation and is frequently appointed to chair or co-chair the science or expert committees nationally for Multi-District Litigations (MDLs). Recently, Mr. Ketterer was co-chair of the science and expert committee for the GranuFlo Dialysis Products Litigation, which resulted in successfully overcoming the defendant's Daubert challenges.

Widely recognized as an authority in the area of Daubert as well as understanding medical/scientific causation and retaining world-class experts, Mr. Ketterer is a frequent lecturer to other attorneys in these areas.  Mr. Ketterer is recognized as one of the 100 Best Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  Additionally, Mr. Ketterer is recognized as one of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Top 25 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from America's Top 100 Attorneys.

Prior to starting his civil litigation practice, Mr. Ketterer served as an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia. A champion for public justice since the beginning of his career, Mr. Ketterer also represents victims of sexual harassment, wage discrimination and human trafficking in addition to his mass torts practice.  Mr. Ketterer is a champion of social justice causes across a variety of fields and industries.

Mr. Ketterer has distinguished himself as a leader in his field in the area of mass torts, especially adept in navigating complex pharmaceutical, medical device, and product liability cases. Innovative, accomplished and bold, Mr. Ketterer's unique background and experience make him one of the most fearless and passionate litigators in the country.

Representative Cases and Expertise

Mr. Ketterer is widely known for his expertise in the area of expert Daubert challenges and the workup of scientific evidence for pharmaceutical and device cases. In the recent Granuflo MDL, Mr. Ketterer handled various experts in the Daubert briefing and argument phases of litigation and was successful in protecting significant portions of the Plaintiffs' experts' opinions, which was essential to the success of the litigation.

Mr. Ketterer has worked on hundreds of medical device and pharmaceutical cases on behalf of Plaintiffs at all stages of litigation, from prospective client screening, through bellwether trial preparation and up to the verdict. Mr. Ketterer has vast experience with other tort and personal injury cases as well, including matters involving medical negligence and products liability. He is routinely sought out by his peers across the country to serve as their local counsel for cases involving products liability, personal injury, class actions, and mass torts.

Some of Mr. Ketterer's representative cases and MDLs include:

  • The Hormone Therapy Trial Of Co-Lead Counsel For Simon V. Wyeth Et Al (Philadelphia Common Pleas)
  • Co-Lead Counsel, Ogburn V. Fresenius Medical Care (MA. State Court)
  • Lead Counsel, Stewart V. Med Star Medical Center
  • Co-Counsel, Scroggin V. Wyeth Et Al (Western Dist. Of Ark)