Toxic Torts

In today’s litigious environment, successful defense of a toxic tort case requires a thoughtful legal strategy, effective factual defenses, and the ability to resolve mass tort claims as expeditiously as possible. A deep understanding of the scientific facts affecting your case is critical — making experience and education key. Effective litigation requires deep knowledge of relevant scientific issues. Steve Russell, who leads the firm’s toxic tort practice, holds a graduate degree in public health and has substantial experience in industrial hygiene and technical issues, which he puts to use when challenging plaintiff’s medical and liability experts. Our attorneys have handled thousands of toxic tort claims, including alleged injuries from exposure to various substances, including:

  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Silica
  • Styrene
  • Welding fumes

Toxic tort cases can be highly complex, requiring sophisticated legal strategies. We take a proactive approach, working with clients to develop effective structures for avoiding lawsuits and resolving cases early in the litigation process. When cases progress to trial, we work with other outside counsel in “virtual defense teams,” bringing in scientific, medical, and engineering experts. If you’re facing a toxic tort case, you need the legal expertise and powerful advocacy of an experienced attorney who will fight to protect your interests, and achieve the best possible outcome. To learn more about our toxic tort practice, contact us.