Tracey McDevitt Hagan


The Widener Building
One South Penn Square, Ste. 410
Philadelphia, PA 19107
T: 215.972.5200
F: 215.972.0405

Ms. Hagan’s areas of concentration include the representation of defendants involved in the mass tort litigation in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including asbestos and pharmaceutical litigation. Additionally, Ms. Hagan has handled the defense of a variety of alleged environmental toxin personal injury cases, including benzene, diacetyl, and carbon monoxide poisoning. She also defends clients in varied types of general civil litigation, including construction accidents, products liability, legal malpractice, professional liability, dram shop, and premises liability. Ms. Hagan is routinely retained to offer counsel to religious institutions, public entities, corporations, governmental entities and carriers investigating and defending claims and lawsuits related to molestation and assault. Her firm serves as local, regional and national counsel for several defendants sued in the asbestos litigation, and she has taken numerous cases to verdict in Philadelphia and New Jersey in both their state and federal courts. She has served as a liaison to both sides of the asbestos bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey regarding issues stemming from the negotiation of Medicare release language. Tracey also is a certified volunteer attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates where she devotes time, pro bono, representing the interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Among her other non- legal activities, Ms. Hagan is the founder of “Not Just a Walk in the Park,” an annual community fundraising event from 1997 to 2015 that raised funds to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She remains involved in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and has been recognized as one of its top local fundraisers. She also coached track for a North Philadelphia grade school, St. Malachy’s, from 1997 through 2012, and now serves as the President of their charitable board, “The Friends of St. Malachy’s.”


Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Unconventional Case Management and Non-Monetary Terms to Achieve Settlement,” Perrin Conferences. July, 2023.
  • Presenter, “Sexual Molestation: What is it? Who is Responsible? What is the Statute of Limitations? Litigation Defenses for Employers,” Perrin Conferences, August 20, 2019.
  • Chair, “Coverage and Litigation Issues Surrounding Sexual Harassment, Assault and Abuse Claims,” Perrin Conferences, January 27-28, 2019
  • Presenter, “Asbestos Litigation CLE: Overview and Hot Topics in Pennsylvania”, Perrin Conferences, October 1, 2019
  • Presenter, “A Look at Hospitality, Liquor & Food Liability,” Food & Beverage Litigation Conference: October 16, 2018
  • Presenter, “Personal Jurisdiction: Recent Developments,” Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference,  June 15, 2017
  • Presenter, “Products Liability: Breaking the Supply Chain,” DRI Conference, November 11, 2016
  • Moderator, “Insights on Diversity in the Legal Community,” Perrin Conferences: Diversity and Inclusion Conference, November 3, 2016
  • Presenter, “Jurisdictional Update: Status of the Litigation and Recent Decisions” and Moderator, “The Judicial Perspectives,” Perrin Conferences: Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference, May 3, 2016
  • Presenter, “Premises Liability Issues:  NJ, PA, and DE,”  Insurance Society of Philadelphia, April 5, 2016
  • Presenter, “Medicare and Medicaid’s Impact on Litigation,” Hosted by the DRI, November 6, 2014
  • Presenter, “Appointment of Counsel and Potential Ethical Issues That May Arise: Navigating the Murky Waters,” Emerging Asbestos Coverage and Allocation Issues conference Hosted by Perrin Conferences, May 20, 2014
  • Presenter, “Medicare: History of the Act and Practitioner Tips,” Insurance Society of Philadelphia, September 24, 2013
  • Presenter, “Medicare: Where are we and where do we need to go?” Mid-Atlantic Litigation Conference, Hosted by Perrin Conferences, October 10, 2012
  • Presenter, “Philadelphia Complex Litigation Conference: Examining the Court’s New Mass Tort and Asbestos Protocols” presented by Harris Martin Publishing, June 5, 2012
  • Presenter, “Issues Surrounding Equipment, Valve, And Component Part Manufacturers,” New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference, Hosted by HarrisMartin, May 4, 2011
  • Presenter, ‘National Spotlight on Asbestos and Equipment, Valve, & Component Manufacturers,” Hosted by HB Litigation Conferences, December 15, 2010
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments and Perspectives on Practice in MDL 875,” New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference, Hosted by HarrisMartin Publishing, March 8, 2010
  • Presenter, “Handling the Dying Witness Deposition,” Asbestos “Crash Course” Conference, Hosted by HB Litigation Conferences, February 23, 2010
  • Presenter, “Health Risk & Toxicology in Case Evaluation and Litigation: Gaining Maximum Benefit from Your Expert,” EECMA Spring 2009 conference, May 14, 2009
  • Presenter, “Defending the Premises Liability Case in Pennsylvania and New Jersey,” Continuing Education Series Offered by the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, Hosted by South Jersey Claims Association, April 1, 2009
  • Presenter, “Claims Handler’s Guide for Detection and Defense of Potential Fraudulent Claims and Perspectives on Ethical Handling of Claims,” Continuing Education Series Offered by the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, Hosted by South Jersey Claims Association, October 30, 2008
  • Presenter, “Current Trends and Lessons Learned: Mass Tort Litigation,”  EECMA Spring 2007 conference, May 3, 2007
  • Presenter, “Environmental Law: Defense Perspective,” Environmental Law Symposium, Temple University (Beasley) School of Law,  April 2003 and March 2002

Professional Affiliations:
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Atlantic County, NJ Bar Association
  • Former Board Member, South Jersey Claims Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (“MARC”)

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE, J.D., 1996
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1993

  • Pennsylvania 1996
  • New Jersey 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2023
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women, 2015 – 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super lawyers, Top 100 Pennsylvania and Top 100 Philadelphia, 2016
  • President Elect, South Jersey Claims Association, 2006 to 2008 term
  • Pro Bono Roll of Honor, 2008 and 2009, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
  • Honoree, Leadership Class, 2007, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Valley Chapter
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2011