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Attorney Zoe Littlepage

2043A W. Main St.
Houston, Texas 77098
Phone: (713) 529-8000
Fax:     (713) 529-8044
 

Inner Circle of Advocates Top Lawyers in Texas Super Lawyers Esteemed Lawyers of America The Trial Lawyer Round Table

Zoe Littlepage’s practice focuses on complex cases including mass torts, defective medical product or drug cases as well as human rights issues. She typically spends months each year in trial, all across the country. Ms. Littlepage’s jury awards made the list of the Top 10 Largest Verdicts in the country for 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Ms. Littlepage led the charge for the state court Rezulin litigation. Littlepage Booth reviewed more than six million pages of Rezulin documents, took more than 100 days of depositions and Ms. Littlepage tried five of the nine Rezulin trials nationwide, achieving jury verdicts of over $40 million.

In 2003, Ms. Littlepage was appointed Lead Counsel of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the Hormone Replacement Therapy MDL Litigation. Ms. Littlepage went to trial more than a dozen times on hormone therapy cases and achieved jury verdicts in excess of $260 million for her clients.

In 2011, Zoe Littlepage was induced into The Inner Circle of Advocates. Founded in 1972, The Inner Circle of Advocates is an invitation only group of 100 of the best trial lawyers in America who are selected for their character, experience and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle of Advocates was described by The Washington Post as, "A select group of 100 of the nation's most celebrated trial lawyers" and is recognized as one of the most exclusive groups of attorneys in the nation. Inner Circle members often work collectively to share experience, skills and knowledge in pursuit of justice.

American Lawyer magazine as well as Fortune magazine named Ms. Littlepage as one of America’s “Premiere Lawyers.” She has also been nominated as a “Super Lawyer” as well as “Top Lawyer” in the country multiple years running. In 2008, she received the Clarence Darrow award for Best Mass Tort Lawyer. Texas Lawyer praises Ms. Littlepage’s tenacity stating “all bets should be on Littlepage.” Chambers USA, a legal publisher, recognizes Zoe Littlepage as a leading lawyer in nationwide product liability litigation and notes that “Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage Booth does ‘a bang-up job for plaintiffs.’” According to lawyers interviewed by Chambers USA, “[w]hen you see her, you know you have a fight on your hands.”

Examples of Ms. Littlepage’s jury verdicts include:
 

Date Venue Plaintiff Type of Case Verdict Final Results
Feb.2010 PA Singleton Hormone
Replacement Therapy
Breast cancer case
$ 3.45 million - Compensatory
$ 6 million - Punitive
Affirmed on appeal and paid.
Nov. 2009 PA Kendall Hormone
Replacement Therapy
Breast cancer case
$ 6.3 million - Compensatory
$ 28 million - Punitive
Affirmed on appeal and paid.
Oct. 2009 PA Barton Hormone
Replacement Therapy
Breast cancer case
$ 3.74 million - Compensatory
$ 75 million - Punitive
Remitted to $12 Million. Affirmed on appeal and paid.
Sept. 2007 NV Rowatt
Scofield
Forrester
Hormone
Replacement Therapy
Breast cancer case
$ 35 million - Compensatory
$ 99 million - Punitive
Remitted to $22.6 Million in compensatory and $35 Million in punitive. Affirmed on appeal and paid in full.
Jan. 2007 PA Daniel Hormone
Replacement Therapy
Breast cancer case
$ 1.5 million - Compensatory
$ 8.6 million - Punitive
Affirmed on appeal and paid in full.
March 2002 OK Wakefield Rezulin: Liver failure & death case $ 1.55 million - Compensatory
$ 10 million - Punitive
Affirmed on appeal and paid in full.
Dec 2001 MO Griggs Rezulin: Liver failure $ 3.2 million – Compensatory
$ 21 million – Punitive
Settled
Jan 1995 TX Stevens Silicone Breast Implants: Atypical auto-immune disease $2.67 million - Compensatory Settled before punitive damage stage
May 1993 TX Thornhill Premises liability motel fire $4.35 million Settled on appeal
July 1992 TX Bowersox Premises liability sexual assault $1 million

Paid while on appeal



Ms. Littlepage lectures extensively at legal conventions on defective drug litigation issues and, in particular, the use of visual exhibits and demonstrative aides at trial.

Born and raised in the Caribbean, Ms. Littlepage attended boarding school in England and graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. She received a bachelor’s degree in 1987 from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a triple major. She attended Emory University Law School and received her law degree with honors from University of Houston in 1990, where she served on the Houston Law Review.

Each year Ms. Littlepage competes in various adventure races to raise money for charity such as the Global Scavenger Hunt.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Rice University, 1983-1987

Triple Major: English, Psychology & German

Doctor of Juris Prudence

Emory University School of Law, 1987-1988

University of Houston, 1988-1990

Graduated with Honors

WORK EXPERIENCE

The Littlepage Firm, P.C. (joint venture partner of Littlepage Booth)

1999-Present: Partner

Ravkind & Littlepage, Houston, TX

1994-1999: Partner

Mandell & Wright, P.C., Houston, TX

1991-1994: Associate & Partner

Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, TX

1990-1991: Associate

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

Recipient of American Bar Association TIPS Section “Pursuit of Justice” Award, February 2015

Esteemed Lawyers of America: 2014

Member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Inducted 2011)

The Round Table: America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, The National Trial Lawyers

Texas “Super Lawyer:” 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Texas “Top Lawyer” as nominated by The Legal Network 2013

Clarence Darrow award for Best Mass Tort Lawyer of 2008, Awarded by Mass Torts Made Perfect

The National Trial Lawyers: National Women Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee Member: 2013-2014

Public Citizen: Executive Committee Member: 2013-2014

The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008-2009 Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Zoe Littlepage

American Lawyer, Top Lawyers of the Year for 2007: Zoe Littlepage

Fortune Magazine, Sept 2007, America’s Premiere Lawyers. Zoe Littlepage named as one of the top twelve lawyers in the U.S.

National College of Advocacy’s Achievement Recognition Program, September 30, 2004, Zoe Littlepage recognized as an Advocate

Inside Houston Magazine, May 2002, Houston’s Best Lawyers, Zoe Littlepage named as best lawyer for Pharmaceutical Litigation

University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute’s Advisory Board, 2003. This Board consists of 30 judges and trial lawyers who assist the law school in shaping the advocacy program

AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell

LAW SCHOOL HONORS

Houston Law Review, Associate Editor, University of Houston 1988-1990
Order of the Barristers
Order of the Coif
Winner of Hippard Mock Trial Competition 1990
University of Houston Advocates, Member of Thelen-Marrin Mock Trial Team

PEER REVIEWER

Peer review editor for Trial Magazine (2008 - Present).

PUBLICATIONS

Textbooks

Drug Injury: Liability, Analysis and Prevention, 2nd Edition (2005), Chapter 28, The Rezulin Litigation by Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth

Published Articles

Trial Magazine, October 2007
Keep Jurors Awake with Powerful Visuals by Zoe Littlepage

Propulsid Litigation Report, Vol. 1, Issue 11 (September 2001)
A New Burden for the Plaintiffs: Handling Epidemiology Evidence By Zoe Littlepage

Mealey’s Diabetes Drugs Litigation Report, Vol. 1, Issue #11 (April 2001)
Defeating the FDA Defense in Rezulin Cases by Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth

Emerging Drugs & Devices, Vol. 6, Issue 4 (February 2001)
The Trovan Experiment: Killing Nigerian Children by Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth

Propulsid Litigation Report, Vol. 1, Issue 3 (January 2001)
Propulsid: Causes of Action and Initial Discovery by Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth

TELECONFERENCES

Pharmaceuticals in Litigation, Topic; Hormone Therapy Litigation, June 24, 2009, HB Litigation Conferences

SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS

AAJ Rules of the Road for Medical Negligence, Drugs, and Devices
April 7-8, 2017: Sonoma, CA
Topics: Persuading Conservative Jurors

Law 360 Trial Skill’s from the Woman’s Perspective
March 12-13, 2017: New Orleans, LA
Conference Chairperson and Presenter
Topics: Top Ten Trial Tips
Visual Storytelling
Trying cases in a polarized country

Inner Circle Mid-Winter Meeting
February 24, 2017: San Francisco, CA
Topics: Conservative Juries in the Post-Trump World

Barton’s Advocacy Bootcamp
January 7, 2017: Portland, OR
Topics: Visual Storytelling
Shaping your client’s story
Effective Focus Groups: Standing in the shoes of the jury

Louisiana Association for Justice
December 15, 2016: New Orleans, LA
Topic: Visual Storytelling: Thinking outside the Box

American Association of Justice’s Weekend with the Stars Seminar
December 9, 2016: New York, NY
Topic: Exposing Corporate Fraud and Advocating for the Consumer

Kentucky Justice Association: 2016 Convention
September 15, 2016: Nashville, TN
Topic: Shaping the Plaintiffs’ Story

New Jersey Association for Justice: Boardwalk 2016
April 7, 2016: Atlantic City, NJ
Topic: Visual Presentation of Evidence

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association: Educational Seminar
March 31 and April 1, 2016: Indianapolis, IN
Conference Chairperson and Presenter
Topic: Preparing Plaintiffs to Testify: Help Clients Tell Their Story Visual Storytelling

New Jersey Association for Justice: Learn from the Legends Coast to Coast
November 19, 2015: Rutherford, NJ
Topic: Visual Presentation of Evidence

American Association of Justice’s Trial Advocacy College: Depositions
October 29-31, 2015: Newport, RI
Topic: Addressing Bias in Depositions
Preparing the Plaintiff for Deposition

Law 360: Lean In: Trial Skills from the Woman’s Perspective
October 11-13, 2015: Aspen, CO
Conference Chairperson and Presenter
Topic: How to best “Lean In” as a Woman Trial Lawyer
Thinking Outside the Visual Box
Focus Groups and Preparing your whole Case

American Association of Justice’s Education: Advanced Trial Lawyer’s Guide on “Rules of the Road”
October 2, 2015: Chicago, IL
Topic: Presenting Community Rules Visually

Texas Bar Association: Choosing and Courting a Jury in 2015
March 27, 2015, Houston, Texas
Topic: Thinking Outside the Visual Box

American Association for Justice Education: Next Step Seminar: The Newest Innovations in Case Framing, November 21 – 22, 2014: Atlanta, GA
Topic: Case Framing and Creating Echoes at Trial

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 50th Annual Convention, November 6-7, 2014: Indianapolis, IN
Topic: Trial Advocacy

360 Advocacy Institute: Annual Women’s Legal Conference, Chairperson and Speaker, September 14-16, 2014: New Orleans, LA
September 14-16, 2014, New Orleans, LA
Topic: Thinking Outside the Box: Women in the Courtroom

Trial Guides Conference: The Elements of Trial, January 31-February 1, 2014: Las Vegas, NV
Topic: Telling Your Story with Visuals

National Trial Lawyer’s Summit: Women Lawyers' Trial Skills Retreat, September 22-24, 2013: Aspen, Colorado
Topic: Opening & Closing Arguments: Communicating with the Jury

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention August 2, 2013: Aspen, Colorado
Topic: Telling Your Story Using Visuals

Trial Lawyer’s Summit 2013: Transform Your Business, Your Practice & Your Skills
February 2013: Miami, Florida
Topic: Use of Cutting Edge Trial Technology and Demonstratives to Level the Playing Field

Inner Circle Annual Conference 2013, August 6-9, 2012 New York, New York
Topic: Visually Proving Causation at Trial

Judicial Forum: Mass Torts: A Roundtable for Judges & Lawyers, February 9, 2012: Philadelphia, PA
Topic: Trial Issues in Mass Tort Cases

Mass Torts Made Perfect: Litigation Update, February 8, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
Topic: Learned Intermediary issues in Pelvic Mesh Litigation

AAJ: Advocacy Track: Storytelling & Persuasion, July 11, 2011, New York, NY
Topic: The Courtroom as your Theater: Using Props to Persuade the Jury

HB Litigation Conferences, Mass Torts Judicial Forum, June 27, 2011, Philadelphia, PA
Topic: Opening Statements in a Mass Tort Case

AAJ’s Weekend with the Stars Seminar, December 9-11, 2010, New York, NY
Topic: Theater in the Courtroom as your theater: Use of Visual Aides at Trial

Iowa Association for Justice Annual Convention, November 4-6, 2010, Des Moines, Iowa
Topic: Visual Trial Evidence

The Colorado Women’s Bar Association’s 33rd Annual Convention, May 14-16, 2010, Vail, CO
Topic: Trials in an MTV World: How to Up Your Game on Visual Presentation of Evidence

AAJ Education: Advocacy Track, July 28, 2009, San Francisco, CA
Topic: Living in an MTV World: Visual Presentation of Trial Evidence in an HRT Case

AAJ Education: Hormone Therapy Litigation Group, July 26, 2009, San Francisco, CA
Topic: Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth-Only If You Let Them: Coordination of a Pharmaceutical Litigation

AAJ’s Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation Seminar, September 12-13, 2008
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy

AAJ Education: David v. Goliath: Holding Big Pharma Accountable, February 15-16, 2008, Las Vegas, NV
Topic: Visual Presentation of Evidence at Trial

Mealey’s Drug & Medical Device Teleconference Series, January 16, 2008
Topic: Hormone Therapy Litigation: Status of the Litigation

AAJ Education: Weekend with the Stars, December 8-9, 2007, New York, NY
Topic: Hormone Therapy Litigation: Battling for Breast Cancer Survivors

Wyoming Trial Lawyer’s Association CLE Program, Nov. 1-2, 2007, Scottsdale, AR
Topic: HRT Litigation Update

Arkansas Trial Lawyer’s Association, 2007, Eureka Springs, AR
Topic: Visual Evidence at Trial

ATLA Education, October 1-2, 2004, Las Vegas, NV
Topic: The Case for Hormone Therapy: For Better or For Worse?

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2004, Vancouver, Canada
Topic: Use of Visual Evidence at Trial

ATLA Summer Convention, HRT Litigation Group, July 5-6, 2004 Boston, MA
Topic: Discovery Update: Prempro Sales Representative Data

Mealey’s Emerging Drugs, March 22-23, 2004, Scottsdale, AR
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy Update

ATLA Education: Pharmaceutical Seminar, March 5-6, 2004
Topic: Examination of Corporate Designee

ATLA Midwinter Convention, February 14, 2004, Orlando, FL
Topic: HRT Litigation Group Update

Mealey’s Mass Torts Conference, April 22-23, 2002, Phoenix, AR
Topic: Effective Trial Strategies

Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 2002, Biloxi, Mississippi
Topic: Defective Drugs & Medical Devices

Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, September 2001, Birmingham, Alabama
Topic: Defective Drug Litigation

ATLA Annual Convention, July 2001, Montreal, Canada
Topic: Sulzer Hip Implants: Status of Discovery

Mealey’s Rezulin Litigation Convention, April 2-3, 2001, Boston, MA Conference Co-Chair
Topic: Rezulin Litigation: The Big Picture

MDL Rezulin Litigation, April 2001, Denver, CO
Topic: Rezulin Litigation: Discovery Themes and Deposition Realities

Mealey’s Propulsid Litigation Conference, January 22-23, 2001, New Orleans, LA
Topic: Propulsid Litigation: Causes of Action and Initial Discovery

Mealey’s Rezulin Litigation Conference, October 23-24, 2000, Phoenix, AR
Topic: Update on Rezulin Litigation

Mealey’s Propulsid Litigation Conference, September 25, 2000, Philadelphia, PA
Topic: Propulsid: Causes of Action and Filing Cases

Rezulin Litigation Convention, 2000, Atlanta, GA
Topic: Rezulin Discovery: Federal and State Cases Interact

MDL APPOINTMENTS

Hormone Therapy Litigation, MDL 1507, Little Rock, Arkansas
Appointed as Lead Counsel, 2003-2014

Viagra Blindness Litigation, MDL 1724, Minnesota
Appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, 2006

TEACHING/ADJUNCT PROFESSOR POSITIONS

Stanford Law School, Nov 29 & 30, 2016: Palo Alto, CA
Role: Guest Lecturer
Topic: Practicing Plaintiff’s Law: Ground Zero Perspective

University of Houston Law Center, November 17, 2016: Houston, TX
Role: Guest Lecturer
Topic: Behind the Scenes as a Plaintiff’s Lawyer

Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA: May 2016
Role: Guest Lecturer
Topic: Complex Litigation from the Plaintiff’s Lawyer Perspective

University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, November 2011
Role: Guest Lecturer
Topic: Presenting Liability Themes to a Jury: Capturing the Attention of an MTV Audience.

University of Arkansas School of Law, Summer Program 2005 and 2006
Role: Guest Lecturer
Topic: Mass Torts

University of Houston School of Law, Spring 2004
Role: Adjunct Professor for Trial Advocacy Department

ATLA National College of Advocacy, March 5-6, 2004, Dallas, TX
Conference: Trial of a Pharmaceutical Case: Prescriptions for Success
Role: Faculty Member

University of Houston School of Law, January 2004
Role: Assistant Professor of Deposition Workshop