Arati Furness

afurness@foresterhaynie.com

214-210-2100

Admissions:

  • State of Texas
  • State of California
  • Northern District of Texas
  • District of Arizona
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Ohio

managing attorney

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation

Arati graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Psychology in 1999 then went on to pursue her law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law).  She began her law career working in insurance in California before moving back to the great state of Texas.

Her past experience working as defense counsel provides an advantage to the firm. She has a better understanding of the inner workings of defendants and this has helped her become an incredible advocate for plaintiffs. 

Sadly, Arati’s jump back to Texas was initially spurred by a family emergency. Her father, suffered at the hand of a negligent doctor – and still suffers more than a decade later.

When I learned about mass torts and how I, as an attorney, can help clients get justice, I jumped at it.  I understand how these injuries are life-changing not only for the client, but also for their families.

Currently, Arati works tirelessly advocating for thousands of plaintiffs who were wronged by bad pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. As managing attorney, she is responsible for all aspects of pharmaceutical, product liability and environmental exposure claims, representing individuals in over 10 different litigations.  In addition, she has the honor of being a Plaintiff’s Steering Committee member in the Exactech Multidistrict Litigation in the Eastern District of New York.

Outside of work, Arati makes sure to have plenty of family time. This includes cycling, reading, traveling (when feasible) and a newly-learned “skill” of crocheting amigurumi.

Education

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX

◦ J.D., 2002

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

◦ B.A. Psychology, 1999