Rebecca M. Waddell is a civil litigator with over two decades of civil litigation experience in both state and federal courts. She has substantial experience representing hospitals, academic medical centers, and medical care providers in complex medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Waddell is a sought-after litigator for catastrophic and wrongful death cases because of her knowledge and innovative approaches to handling matters. She has been involved in all aspects of litigation, from the initial pleadings through jury trial verdicts.
Before joining the TLG, Ms. Waddell honed her skills as a partner in local law firms, focusing on defending intricate medical malpractice claims. This role underlined her ability to manage complex cases with a blend of tenacity and finesse, ensuring optimal outcomes for her clients. Ms. Waddell has participated in over 30 jury trials, both as lead counsel and as co-counsel. Moreover, her experience in conducting several hundred depositions underlines her meticulous approach to case preparation and evidence gathering.
Previously, Ms. Waddell mastered the intricacies of in-house legal management in her role at a leading pediatric hospital. In that capacity, she focused on day-to-day litigation related to commercial and general litigation matters. This experience further refined her ability to navigate complex legal landscapes, enhancing her skills in strategizing and managing a diverse array of legal challenges.
Ms. Waddell’s expertise is often sought on various litigation issues including risk management, expert witness handling and communications, and the trial of matters involving complex medical issues.
Ms. Waddell received her undergraduate degree in history from Johns Hopkins University, where she was a three-time First Team All-America Women’s Lacrosse player. She obtained a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan. She obtained her law degree from the Villanova University School of Law.
In her free time, Ms. Waddell enjoys spending time with her family, reading and playing squash.