Jean Macchiaroli Eggen, Esq., is Distinguished Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, where she has been teaching Toxic Torts for more than 20 years. She is the author of West’s TOXIC TORTS IN A NUTSHELL, the 4th edition of which was published in August, 2010. She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles on such topics as toxic torts at Ground Zero, scientific evidence, federal preemption, toxic reproductive and genetic hazards in the workplace, class actions and mass torts, and law and medicine. At Widener, she is a member of both the Health Law Institute and the Environmental Law Center. Professor Eggen received an A.B. in French literature from Connecticut College and an M.A. from Michigan State University, and was a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan. She received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, where she served as Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review. Before joining the Widener Law faculty in 1986, Professor Eggen worked as an associate attorney in the litigation department of Bond, Schoeneck & King in Syracuse, NY, specializing in tort and environmental litigation. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Eric J. Laury, Esq., graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.S. in Forensic and Toxicological Chemistry and a minor in Biology. Upon graduation, he gained experience in the business world and held positions including: Corporate Project Manager, Media Planner/Buyer, Sales and Marketing Manager, and Entrepreneur. Eric received his J.D. in May 2011 from Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, where he served as the External Managing Editor of the 2010/2011 Widener Law Review and was President of the Intellectual Property Society (2009-2011). During the summer of 2009, he studied International and Comparative Law in Sydney, Australia with law students from around the country. Currently, as an Associate with Minor & Brown, P.C. in Denver, Colorado, Eric combines his experience in business with his passion for the law to counsel his clients before, during, and after they become a party to litigation. Primarily, he handles those issues which arise in the context of corporate, commercial, and civil matters, and his background in the technical sciences allows him to provide a unique service to those involved in the burgeoning technical corporation boom in Colorado. He is admitted to practice in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Holly Frey ‘15 is a paralegal of Hardwick Collier, LLC and has focused on labor and employment law for the last four years. Holly was an honors graduate of the Bucks County Community College Paralegal Studies Program where she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and she received her Bachelors Degree, summa cum laude, in Paralegal Studies from Peirce College, where she was recipient of the Raymond L. Palzer Class of ’52 Academic Leadership Award. At Widener, she has received Certificates of Achievement in Torts and Legal Methods I, II, and III, and is a member of the Widener Law Review.