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. 

Representative Matters

  • 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.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • 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

Experience

  • 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

Selected Publications