Frances R. McDermott


Frannie McDermott is an associate with Cohen, Placitella & Roth, where she represents clients in various complex civil litigation matters including medical malpractice, products liability, and premises liability claims.

Ms. McDermott earned her J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in 2021 where she received the Kline & Specter Award for Exceptional Advocacy. While at Drexel University, Ms. McDermott competed on the trial team where she won the prestigious Texas Young Lawyers Association’s regional trial competition in 2020 and 2021 and finished as a quarterfinalist in the national competition in 2021. Ms. McDermott currently serves as a trial team coach at Drexel University. Prior to law school, Ms. McDermott graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018.

Before joining Cohen, Placitella & Roth, Ms. McDermott represented major companies in complex civil litigation including products liability and premises liability across the country.

Ms. McDermott is admitted to practice before the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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