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Danielle Ward Mason



Danielle Ward Mason is a personal injury attorney specializing in claims involving dangerous drugs and medical devices. Ms. Mason was the first black woman to be named partner at two major national law firms and is a leading litigator on cases impacting women’s health, including toxic hair relaxers, hormone replacement therapy, transvaginal mesh, and talcum powder ovarian cancer. Danielle is a leading lawyer in the country for litigation related to toxic hair relaxers primarily used by women of color.

Ms. Mason is one of the country's most successful talcum powder litigation attorneys, securing nearly $1 billion in verdicts against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about ovarian cancer risks. In addition to this talcum powder work, Ms. Mason's civil litigation experience has focused primarily on claims that impact and highlight important issues in women's health, a cause that she is proud to advance. In January 2020, Ms. Mason was appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) over Janssen Pharmaceuticals' drug Elmiron. Previously, in 2017, Ms. Mason was appointed to the PSC of the Invokana MDL.

In the sixteen years that she has practiced law, Danielle has achieved numerous awards and has been recognized extensively for her legal advocacy, detailed on the awards page. Danielle is an active member of the American Association for Justice, where she has been the chair of the Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group since its inception in 2016. She is active in both the Minority Caucus and the Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus, and currently holds several key committee appointments. She has held numerous leadership positions in Alabama legal organizations, including serving as president of the Alabama Lawyers Association and president of the Montgomery County Association for Justice.  Additionally, her insightful contributions have earned her recognition, with her Article Featured in AAJ Trial Magazine showcasing her expertise and commitment to advancing legal discourse.

Danielle was born and raised in historic Montgomery, Alabama, where she currently resides with her husband, Dwan, and their sons, Jordan and Jaxon.

Honors & Awards

  • Forbes Top 200 Lawyers List 2024
  • Milestone Foundation “Compassionate Counsel” Award Recipient 2024
  • Law 360 Diversity & Inclusion Editorial Board Appointee 2024
  • 2020 Harry M. Philo Award - American Association for Justice
  • 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers
  • 2020–2024 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014–2024 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Law 360 Practice Group of the Year 2017 (Talc verdicts)
  • 2017 Law 360 Rising Star
  • 2017 Leading Lady award - Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
  • 2016 Law 360’s Top Attorneys Under 40
  • 2016 American Association for Justice’s F. Scott Baldwin Award
  • 2016 finalist for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
  • 2015 Alabama Black Achievers Award Attorney of the Year

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