Theresa Langschultz practices in the area of litigation, with a focus on products liability, commercial litigation, and appellate litigation. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Ms. Langschultz interned with a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, and both a Magistrate Judge and Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Langschultz is a 2015 cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was the articles and symposium editor of the Temple Law Review, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.) and Northeastern University (B.A., magna cum laude). Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Langschultz was a middle school math teacher with Teach for America.
- Obtained a decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania confirming that the Fair Share Act, 42 Pa.C.S. § 7102, applies in asbestos and other strict liability cases and requires apportionment of liability among defendants and settled tortfeasors, regardless of their bankrupt status.
- Obtained dismissal of cases filed in Pennsylvania state court by out-of-state Plaintiffs, pursuant to forum non conveniens.
- Represent interstate railroad in premises liability actions, actions brought under Federal Employers’ Liability Act, and significant third-party personal injury claims.
- Represented indigent Philadelphia resident to help client attain beneficial settlement of a claim under Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
- Articles and Symposium Editor, Temple Law Review
- Certificate in Trial Advocacy
- Fellow, Rubin Public Interest Honor Society
- University of Pennsylvania, M.S., 2012
- Northeastern University, B.A. magna cum laude, 2010
- Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2015-present
Honors and Awards
Awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Large Firm Management Committee (LFMC) Public Service Award, 2018. The award honors two young lawyers for their exceptional pro bono or public service work.
Awarded the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Child Advocacy Award, 2018. The award honors one young lawyer and one seasoned lawyer for their dedicated service on behalf of children.
Named to Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County's Pro Bono Honor Roll for pro bono services rendered to the Philadelphia community, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Civic and Charitable Activities
Philadelphia Bar Association
- Co-Chair, Mock Trial Committee for John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition
- Membership and Marketing Committee Co-Chair, Public Interest Section
- Young Lawyers' Division Liaison to Women in the Profession Committee, 2015-2017
Temple Inn of Court
Philadelphia Reads, 2015-2017
Featured in, "People in the News," The Legal Intelligencer, July 27, 2018
Contributor, Duane Morris Appellate Review, 2017
- Co-author, "Seller Beware: Recent Lawsuits Under N.J. Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act Target E-Commerce Businesses," Duane Morris Alert, August 4, 2016