Staff Attorney

Danielle M. Salerno

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Danielle Salerno advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases and other occupational hazards.

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Danielle also assists with national litigation targeting the distribution and deceptive marketing of prescription painkillers, alleged to be a direct cause of the opioid epidemic.   
 
Prior to joining Motley Rice, Danielle was a legal intern for the University of South Carolina Office of Compliance Services where she researched NCAA cases and bylaws, monitored student-athlete and coach compliance, and drafted violations and waivers. 

Danielle gained valuable experience through internships with multiple municipal offices, including the City of Charleston Office of Corporation Counsel, the Office of Media Relations for the City of Charleston, and the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office. 

Additionally, while pursuing her studies at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Danielle performed extensive research in the area of products liability law and edited numerous textbooks while serving as a research assistant for USC Professor of Law Emeritus David Owen.

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Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2016
  • B.A. cum laude, University of Georgia, 2013

Associations

  • Charleston County Bar Association

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Casework

Opioid Litigation

The growing opioid epidemic crosses virtually all demographics, and with more than half a million related deaths recorded in the U.S. since 2015, the crisis has officially been declared a public health emergency.

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