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MASS TORT LITIGATION

We have handled thousands of toxic tort cases for chemical and petroleum companies, agribusinesses, railroads and others. Many of these cases were brought in the City of St. Louis and the Illinois counties of Madison and St. Clair, which have a history of substantial plaintiff verdicts. 

We have successfully defended mass tort cases throughout the country, including in Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In addition, we have served as national counsel to companies in the rail, automobile and general manufacturing industries in more than 20 states.

Our client won a summary judgment after excluding the plaintiffs’ experts in a multi-plaintiff case alleging brain damage due to organic solvents. The Ninth Circuit’s affirmance of that order is one of the major post-Daubert decisions.

On behalf of our client, we sued in federal court to bar the plaintiffs’ expert in a 40-plaintiff state-court brain damage case. The day we obtained the injunction barring the expert’s testimony, the plaintiffs' lawyer called and settled.

After securing a Lone Pine order against residents claiming groundwater contamination, we obtained a voluntary dismissal for our client when the plaintiffs could not produce causation evidence.

Counsel
Southern Illinois
618 236 3469

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

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

Crystal Campbell
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6250

David has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years, and has tried dozens of cases.

David has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years, and has tried dozens of ca...

David Coffman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6019

Ed has substantial experience in a wide range of complex lawsuits, most of which involve multi-party environmental litigation.

Ed has substantial experience in a wide range of complex lawsuits, most of ...

Ed Cohen
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6551

Heather defends clients facing consumer products claims and commercial litigation.

Heather defends clients facing consumer products claims and commercial liti...

Heather Counts
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6139

Dan handles various types of complex litigation, including business, tort, product liability, intellectual property, and class action defense.

Dan handles various types of complex litigation, including business, tort, ...

Dan Cox
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3424

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
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6338

Suzanne is a versatile litigator who has spent her career finding solutions for clients facing difficult and protracted legal battles in a variety of industries and juris...

Suzanne is a versatile litigator who has spent her career finding solutions...

Suzanne Galvin
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6341

John represents domestic and international clients in complex litigation and multi-district litigation in some of the most challenging state and federal venues in the cou...

John represents domestic and international clients in complex litigation an...

John Galvin, III
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6040

Allan’s practice includes preparation and trial work in product liability, asbestos, carpal tunnel syndrome, and legal and medical malpractice.

Allan’s practice includes preparation and trial work in product liability, ...

Allan Goodloe
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6166

Joe is an experienced environmental law counselor who provides actionable, common-sense advice to clients on a wide array of regulatory and litigation issues.

Joe is an experienced environmental law counselor who provides actionable, ...

Joe Kellmeyer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6066

Nick is a highly experienced trial lawyer in all types of civil litigation, including management of class action and commercial litigation.

Nick is a highly experienced trial lawyer in all types of civil litigation,...

Nick Lamb
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3425

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
Southern Illinois
618 236 3467

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
312 580 5035

Audrey is a partner in Thompson Coburn's business litigation group.

Audrey is a partner in Thompson Coburn's business litigation group.

Audrey Mense
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6081

Mike has extensive experience in complex litigation, including products liability, RICO, toxic tort claims, and contract disputes.

Mike has extensive experience in complex litigation, including products lia...

Mike Minton
Partner
Dallas
972 629 7111

Elizabeth represents clients in high-stakes litigation across the country, including commercial disputes, product defects claims, and consumer fraud and securities fraud ...

Elizabeth represents clients in high-stakes litigation across the country, ...

Elizabeth Myers
Partner
Southern Illinois
618 236 3415

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
314 552 6100

Carl has more than 30 years of experience in representing consumer product and agricultural clients in jury trials throughout the United States.

Carl has more than 30 years of experience in representing consumer product ...

Carl Rowley
Counsel
Dallas
972 629 7120

Mackenzie is a strategic trial attorney who skillfully handles cases at all stages of litigation from pre-suit investigations to post-judgment recovery.

Mackenzie is a strategic trial attorney who skillfully handles cases at all...

Mackenzie Salenger
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6110

Dave represents railroads and major manufacturers in environmental and occupational exposure litigation throughout the Midwest and across the country.

Dave represents railroads and major manufacturers in environmental and occu...

Dave Stratmann
Partner
Southern Illinois
618 236 3411

For more than 20 years, Erick has defended product liability, toxic tort, trucking litigation and railroad injury cases in some of the most difficult jurisdictions in the...

For more than 20 years, Erick has defended product liability, toxic tort, t...

Erick VanDorn
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3429

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
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3430

Ryan is a member of the Litigation group and practices in the areas of toxic tort, personal injury, products liability, and railroad litigation.

Ryan is a member of the Litigation group and practices in the areas of toxi...

Ryan Webb
Partner
Dallas
972 629 7121

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
Chair
St. Louis
314 552 6121

Roman serves as Chair of Thompson Coburn.

Roman serves as Chair of Thompson Coburn.

Roman Wuller