Cortney practices in the area of complex product liability defense, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and health care litigation. She represents clients in state and federal courts nationally, and has served as counsel in consolidated state mass tort litigation and nationwide litigation involving prescription drugs.

Cortney also advises and represents corporate and individual clients in matters involving employment disputes, professional liability, insurance coverage, commercial disputes, and premises liability. A dedicated and respected litigator, Cortney works with each of her clients to develop a strategy that supports the client’s objectives. Clients rely on her thorough, thoughtful and holistic approach to the issues they face, as well as her ability to effectively and efficiently analyze and communicate complex issues. Clients appreciate her ability to work collaboratively with client representatives, witnesses, experts, co-counsel, and others to achieve desired outcomes.

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Bioscience General Committee (2019-2020)
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Leadership Academy (2018-2019)
  • Federal Bar Association, Massachusetts Chapter
    • Board of Directors (2017-Present)
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors (2018-Present)
    • Co-Chair, Trial Practice Committee (2017-Present)
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute