Madison H. Kitchens specializes in defending product manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, consumer goods, and energy industries against class action and mass tort claims brought by plaintiffs across the United States.
Madison graduated from Duke University, magna cum laude, in 2004 with a B.A. in Economics. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, with honors, in 2010. While in law school, Madison served as Chief Articles Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and was a semifinalist in Harvard’s Ames Moot Court competition. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Frank M. Hull of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Madison is a frequent author and speaker on class actions, complex litigation, and product liability. He is the Co-Editor of the Fifth Edition of The Product Regulation and Liability, which analyzes the landscape of product liability law in 18 countries. Additionally, he has written chapters in numerous practitioner treatises, including the ABA’s Business & Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts (4th ed.) and Drug and Device Product Liability Litigation Strategy (2d ed.).
Madison maintains an active appellate practice in addition to his trial work, and has authored briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and state supreme courts. Additionally, Madison has served as an instructor for Emory University School of Law’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and as a Barrister in the Bleckley Inn of Court.
- J.D., Harvard University
- B.A., Economics, Duke University
- Court of Appeals of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
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