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Madeline B. Dennis

Madeline Dennis defends medical device and pharmaceutical companies against product liability and personal injury claims.

For several years, Madeline served on a Tucker Ellis team defending a large medical device manufacturer in hundreds of cases nationwide involving transvaginal mesh. She held leadership roles on the briefing team, in coordinating and conducting discovery efforts, and in developing strategy for trials, including acting as trial counsel in mock jury exercises. Madeline has experience in taking effective expert-witness depositions and obtaining favorable rulings in the Daubert and dispositive motion context. She has had considerable multidistrict litigation involvement, including serving as defense counsel in MDLs related to transvaginal mesh, prescription opioids, diabetes drugs, and chemotherapy agents. She also defends individual cases involving orthopedic devices and consumer products.

Since joining Tucker Ellis as a summer associate in 2012, Madeline has gained considerable experience developing case-specific theories and with complex brief writing, including summary judgment, Daubert issues, pre-trial and trial motions. She has served as an active member on trial teams for numerous federal trials.

Madeline grew up in Cleveland and played soccer for Case Western Reserve University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her husband, two young kids, and dogs.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014); Order of the Coif; Case Western Reserve University Law Review, Associate Editor; CALI Excellence for the Future Award® in Torts, Professional Responsibility, Sales, Discrimination in Employment, and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2011)
State Admissions
Ohio, 2014


  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2020-2022)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • 3Rs Program
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Young Lawyers Steering Committee
      • Expert Witness Subcommittee, Co-Chair
  • Towards Employment
    • Young Professionals Associate Board, President