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Advocating on behalf of plaintiffs has always felt right to me. Even before joining the firm, I learned about the firm’s initiative and litigation efforts to help hard-working people and their families. I read accounts of how the firm has made a positive impact in real people’s lives. And I knew I wanted to do the same.
Alexis Wilicki has joined our Cherry Hill, New Jersey team. She is taking her place among our knowledgeable, highly accomplished asbestos litigators. For nearly three years, Ms. Wilicki worked for us as a law clerk, learning about the work we do and the clients we represent who have developed serious illnesses due to asbestos exposure. Now she can do even more for them as an associate attorney.
“From the very beginning, I felt drawn to the clients Weitz & Luxenberg represents,” Ms. Wilicki explains. “Early on, I read through one client deposition after another, and I immediately felt moved by their stories.
“Our clients are incredibly hardworking and devoted people. Throughout their careers, they gave everything to their jobs so to provide for their families.
“I have a strong admiration for our clients. Family is important to me; family means everything. And reading our clients’ stories, I knew more than anything I want to do everything in my power to help these men and women receive the justice they deserve.”
“To be invited to join Weitz & Luxenberg’s team of asbestos litigators is a privilege,” Ms. Wilicki says. “I work with a great group of dedicated people who really care about our clients and their families.
“They feel just as strongly as I do — big companies that took advantage of their employees or consumers and knowingly subjected them to the hazards of asbestos should not get away with their actions,” Ms. Wilicki emphasizes. “There is no excuse for putting their employees’ or consumers’ lives in danger. Simple changes, warnings, and protections could have made all the difference.
“Our clients should be enjoying their retirement and spending time with their families. Instead, they have developed devastating asbestos-related diseases because of the actions of companies, who merely sought to financially benefit themselves. We must hold these companies liable.
“Weitz & Luxenberg stands up to these multimillion and multibillion dollar companies,” Ms. Wilicki says. “I cannot think of work more valuable than holding them accountable and doing everything we possibly can, from a legal standpoint, to secure justice for our clients.”
For three years, while attending law school, Ms. Wilicki served as a law clerk for Weitz & Luxenberg in the same office where she is now an attorney. In this position, Ms. Wilicki utilized her writing skills; her primary responsibilities involved drafting and preparing various legal arguments, including oppositions to motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss.
She also conducted extensive research on state laws, court procedures, and case law spanning an array of topics. This research assisted in crafting compelling legal arguments on behalf of our clients. Additionally, she provided recommendations on how to address motion responses by thoroughly reviewing and applying case law to individual case files.
Before joining W&L, Ms. Wilicki served as an intake and litigation paralegal at a law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While there, she provided support to three attorneys. Among her responsibilities, Ms. Wilicki drafted and filed a variety of litigation documents, including complaints, discovery, motions, and orders. She also spent much of her time corresponding with clients and their families, to keep them consistently up to date on the status of their cases. She also assisted with the initial intake process by screening potential client phone calls and conducting initial interviews.
Ms. Wilicki served as a legal intern for the Honorable Christopher J. Cerski, Magisterial District Judge for Montgomery County Court in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. According to Ms. Wilicki, Hon. Cerski was her first mentor. She took a number of legal courses he taught while she was an undergraduate at Arcadia University. After her initial course with Hon. Cerski, she knew she would be heading to law school. He helped shape her career path.
Being his intern was an “eye-opening” experience, one where she learned behind-the-scenes legal processes and observed live courtroom proceedings. Her responsibilities included conducting and assisting with research and writing; helping manage courtroom proceedings by answering inquiries from attorneys, litigants, witnesses, and the general public; and monitoring and recording courtroom attendance.
In the fall of 2014, Ms. Wilicki served as an intern in the Office of the District Attorney in Philadelphia. Ms. Wilicki credits this experience with giving her the opportunity for client interaction and direct observation of attorneys and judges in hearings. Much of Ms. Wilicki’s time at the Office of the District Attorney’s was dedicated to corresponding with clients, as she regularly participated in conducting client interviews, in addition to preparing and processing legal documents, and attending a variety of court proceedings at the Criminal Justice Center in Center City, Philadelphia.
Ms. Wilicki is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey. At graduation, she received the Albert P. Blaustein Memorial Award for exemplifying the highest standard of legal scholarship through her publication in Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion. Ms. Wilicki earned her B.A. from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Wilicki enjoys every opportunity to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, writing, and spending time outdoors. In fact, any day either hiking in the mountains with her dog, or spent on the beach, is a great one.
Alexis Wilicki will be happy to review your case.