Hadley L. Matarazzo litigates cases involving medical device and pharmaceutical liability, consumer protection, toxic torts, medical malpractice, and catastrophic personal injury. She has extensive experience handling complex litigation, including serving in court appointed leadership positions in multi-district litigation (MDL) in federal court and multi-county litigation (MCL) in New Jersey. Hadley oversees the firm’s defective drug and medical device and consumer protection practices.
Since joining Faraci Lange in 2010, Hadley has handled all types of cases. She was recently appointed Co-Lead counsel in the Excellus Data Breach class action litigation and currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering in the Bard IVC Filter MDL. Hadley is also litigating claims related to metal-on-metal hip implants, including DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet M2a Magnum, and Stryker Rejuventate/ABG II. Hadley had the lead trial case in the DePuy ASR MDL in which a global settlement was announced in the fall of 2013 and was appointed by the court to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Biomet hip implant MDL pending in federal court in Indiana and to the Science Committee in the Stryker Rejuvenate/ABGII hip implant MCL pending in state court in New Jersey. She is also investigating and litigating claims related to several other medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, including, but not limited to, Zimmer knee implants, Zimmer Durom hip implants, IUDs, transvaginal mesh, Mirena IUD, Risperdal, Xarelto, Pradaxa and low testosterone therapy such as AndroGel. Hadley has also settled claims related to the ingestion of Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella.
Prior to joining Faraci Lange in 2010, Hadley practiced for four years as an associate in the Environmental Toxic Tort Unit of Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. in New York City. At Weitz & Luxenberg, she represented individuals and businesses harmed by environmental toxins. Hadley was the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in Franco, et al. v. Coronet Industries, Inc. where she obtained a settlement for more than 1,000 individuals in Plant City, Florida harmed by heavy metals in their drinking water and air. She also represented the County of Suffolk in the lead case in the MTBE MDL as well as several Connecticut companies, a Connecticut water provider and a town in Connecticut, which resulted in a settlement.
Hadley graduated from Rutgers School of Law Newark where she was the co-chair of the Public Interest Law Foundation and a Legal Services of New Jersey Fellow. While interning at Legal Services of New Jersey during law school, she co-founded the Prisoner Re-entry Project, which removed civil legal barriers to successful re-entry of incarcerated individuals into society. Hadley was awarded The Daily Record’s Up & Coming Attorney Award in 2011, Upstate New York Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in 2013 and 2014 and was most recently presented with the 2014 President’s award by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. In addition, she was also chosen as one of The Daily Record’s Top Women in Law in 2014.
Hadley is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. She is a member of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, Women En Mass and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers as President-Elect.
Once a week, Hadley tutors Rochester city students at the Adlai E. Stevenson School No. 29. She also likes to spend time with her husband and two kids, hike, trail run, and snowboard.