Practice areas

Toxic and Mass Tort

Our firm has defended toxic tort matters for some of the largest companies in the country.  We have appeared in claims involving single plaintiffs and matters where entire communities have filed suit against our clients.  We are experienced in all areas of toxic and mass tort, including litigation involving:

  • Benzene
  • Asbestos
  • Silicosis
  • Ground water contamination
  • Coal tar pitch
  • TCE
  • Welding fumes
  • Mercury

Representative Cases:

  • Defended private causes of action in one of the nation’s largest superfund sites
  • Defended major chemical company on a plant explosion with over 1100 plaintiffs
  • Defended Fortune 100 company on claims of ground water contamination with over 1200 plaintiffs
  • Defended two major industrial companies against allegations of benzene exposure

Representative Clients:

Lead counsel: Alcoa Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Reynolds Metals Company, Seadrift Coke Company, Specialty Products, Inc., and Union Carbide Corporation

Local counsel: Numerous corporations for cases in South Texas


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