Profile

Name

Sheila Bossier

Firm

Bossier & Associates, PLLC

Phone

601-352-5450

Address

1520 N. State Street

City

Jackson

State

MS

Zip

39202

Bio

Ms. Bossier has spent over twenty-five years litigating hundreds of complex civil state court and federal court cases throughout the country, involving a broad range of legal issues. She has served as lead counsel in defective drug, medical device, toxic tort, environmental contamination, professional liability and medical malpractice cases, which resulted in favorable jury verdicts and monetary recoveries for many individual clients.

Ms. Bossier’s experience in defective drug and medical device litigation has been recognized by her peers and the judiciary, and has resulted in her serving in leadership roles in multi-district litigation across the country involving thousands of plaintiffs. Ms. Bossier’s leadership roles have included appointment by Honorable Eldon Fallon, United States District Court Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana, to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In Re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1657; appointment by Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, United States District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois, to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in In Re: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2272; and appointment by Honorable David G. Campbell to the Plaintiffs’ Leadership Counsel in In Re: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2641. Ms. Bossier has also been selected to work with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2570.

In addition to representing injured individuals, Ms. Bossier was appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General by the Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, serving as lead counsel in consumer protection litigation involving a pharmaceutical drug that was removed from the market due to its dangerous propensities. After litigating with the manufacturer for a number of years, Ms. Bossier was able to negotiate a significant recovery for the State of Mississippi in 2014.

Honors and Awards:
Top 100 Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
$10 Million Club, Texas Lawyer, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:
Ms. Bossier has organized and spoken at various continuing legal education seminars relating to toxic torts, products liability, and other mass tort matters, and has appeared as a speaker on behalf of the American Bar Association related to these topics. For a number of years, Ms. Bossier served as a Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee. In 2015, Ms. Bossier was awarded membership in the Texas Lawyer’s 10 Million Dollar Club related to her representation of the Plaintiffs in Martha Salazar, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corporation. In addition to being selected as a Super Lawyer for the Mid-South, in 2016, Ms. Bossier was selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. Ms. Bossier is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Capitol Area Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. In 2007, she became a certified Mediator in the State of Mississippi. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, North Carolina and Mississippi.