Victoria J. Maniatis graduated with a BA from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990, a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993 and has been admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey since 1994. During law School, Ms. Maniatis interned for two summers with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office. Once admitted, she started practicing as a general negligence defense attorney, before transitioning into the field of Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort in 1998 at Kreindler & Kreindler litigating Aviation disasters. Currently she is a partner at Sanders Phillips Grossman where she works on mass tort cases involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the field she has worked in for seventeen years. She is a frequent invited lecturer and moderator on a wide variety of pharmaceutical and mass tort cases including, Opioids, Trans Vaginal Mesh, Fosamax, Ortho Evra, Risperdal, Propecia, Avandia, Onglyza, as well as several medical devices. She has also published articles on pharmaceuticals and vaccines. She currently serves on her firm’s Opioids Task Force educating lawyers and municipalities about the epidemic. Ms. Maniatis has been appointed by State and Federal Judges to serve as lead counsel and on Plaintiffs’ steering committees. She currently acts as lead counsel in the New Jersey Propecia Multi County Litigation. She also serves on the Fosamax Femur PSC (DNJ), the Transvaginal Mesh MDL PSC’s in the Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems and Ethicon cases (DWV), the Benicar MDL PSC (DNJ) as well as the Talcum Powder MDL PSC (DNJ). Vicki has also regularly performs common benefit work outside her PSC appointments.
Vicki performs all levels of bellwether trial case specific work up including, plaintiff, spouse and family member depositions, implanting, explanting, treating physicians, sales representative and expert depositions, for over 30 cases in several mass torts including TVM, Mirena and Propecia cases.
Vicki has taken part in researching, meeting, retaining, working with experts for depositions and all levels of preparation in several litigations she has worked on and can provide additional information in this regard (subject to strategy and attorney work product).
Vicki has participated in focus group/mock trial scenarios for medical malpractice, aviation disasters, and pharmaceutical cases. She has presented as counsel and witnesses for Plaintiff and defense in Mock trials, and focus groups.
Vicki has been recognized as a Top Attorney of the NY Metro Area and Top Woman Attorney in the NY Metro Area (2013 to date). She is an active participant in the American Association for Justice (AAJ), New Jersey Association for Justice and New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). Ms. Maniatis serves as a founding member of Mass Tort Med School, an annual medical seminar for Plaintiffs’ attorneys that offers numerous physician speakers and cutting edge medical issues. She previously served as a committee co-chair for the Women En Mass group. Ms. Maniatis in an active runner and triathlete having completed Marathons, half iron and full Ironman races. She also serves as an Advisory Council Member to the Academy for Biotechnology of the Morris County Vocational School District & Mountain Lakes HS.