ASBESTOS

Our asbestos practice dates back more than 25 years, to the very start of asbestos litigation. From asbestos litigation centers like Madison County, St. Clair County, and Cook County, Illinois; the City of St. Louis; and Los Angeles, to other venues across the country, our litigators have led the way in effective, inventive defense strategies in thousands of cases involving more than 10,000 claimants.

Over decades, our asbestos litigators have developed an in-depth knowledge of their clients’ industries and products, including automobile manufacturers, power sports equipment manufacturers, agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers, railroads and others.

Companies often turn to us to help them break out of a taxing pattern of expensive settlements. They do this because we employ creative strategies to obtain early resolution of claims, often resulting in dismissals. We also have a track record of success in removing cases from perceived plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions like Madison County, IL. In fact, we represented the winning defendants in most of the seminal opinions on forum non conveniens, including the most recent forum non conveniens opinion from a Madison County, Illinois, asbestos case.

Partner
New York

John draws on his more than 30 years of litigation experience to represent a wide variety of clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

John draws on his more than 30 years of litigation experience to represent ...

John Amato
Partner
Los Angeles

As a senior litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops and executes highly effective litigation strategies for clients with all types of complex dispu...

As a senior litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops ...

Jeff Brown
Counsel
Southern Illinois

Crystal has years of experience defending large corporations in civil litigation.

Crystal has years of experience defending large corporations in civil litig...

Crystal Campbell
Associate
Southern Illinois

Jayci is a member of the Litigation Group and represents clients in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, personal injury and railroad litigation.

Jayci is a member of the Litigation Group and represents clients in the are...

Jayci Costello
Partner
Chicago

David concentrates his practice in product liability and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts in Illinois and elsewhere.

David concentrates his practice in product liability and complex commercial...

David Duffy
Associate
Southern Illinois

Misty represents companies facing litigation in high-risk venues across southern Illinois.

Misty represents companies facing litigation in high-risk venues across sou...

Misty Edwards
Associate
Southern Illinois

Ken is a member of the Litigation Group and practices in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, personal injury and railroad litigation.

Ken is a member of the Litigation Group and practices in the areas of produ...

Ken Giacobbe
Associate
Southern Illinois

Erik practices in the Litigation Group, with an emphasis on products liability, toxic torts, and railroad litigation.

Erik practices in the Litigation Group, with an emphasis on products liabil...

Erik Lewis
Partner
New York

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in federal and state courts throughout the United States in a wide variety of major commercial disp...

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in f...

Steven Mandelsberg
Partner
Southern Illinois

Kevin is a litigation partner focusing in the areas of asbestos, toxic tort, personal injury, products liability, and railroad litigation.

Kevin is a litigation partner focusing in the areas of asbestos, toxic tort...

Kevin McGinley
Partner
Chicago

Audrey focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Audrey focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Audrey Mense
Partner
St. Louis

Carl has represented corporations in high-stakes litigation on a regional and national basis for over 30 years.

Carl has represented corporations in high-stakes litigation on a regional a...

Carl Pesce
Partner
Southern Illinois

Kurt is experienced in the defense of personal injury and property damage litigation including FELA, trucking, product liability, class action and mass tort litigation.

Kurt is experienced in the defense of personal injury and property damage l...

Kurt Reitz
Partner
St. Louis

Carl is a trial lawyer who chairs the Firm's Mass Tort Practice, co-chairs its Consumer Products Practice, and is a member of its Cannabis Practice.

Carl is a trial lawyer who chairs the Firm's Mass Tort Practice, co-chairs ...

Carl Rowley
Partner
Southern Illinois

Erick is a litigation partner in the Firm's Southern Illinois office.

Erick is a litigation partner in the Firm's Southern Illinois office.

Erick VanDorn
Associate
Southern Illinois

Mike practices in the Litigation Group, with an emphasis on products liability, toxic torts, and railroad litigation.

Mike practices in the Litigation Group, with an emphasis on products liabil...

Mike Vogel
Partner
Dallas

Dawn defends major product manufacturers and chemical distributors in products liability and mass tort litigation.

Dawn defends major product manufacturers and chemical distributors in produ...

Dawn Wright