1 THE HARMONIE GROUP ENVIRONMENTAL ATTORNEYS IN SELECT STATES DEFENDING INSURERS AND SELF INSURED COMPANIES IN ASBESTOS, SILICA, MESOTHELIOMA, WELDING RODS, HEAVY METALS AND LEAD PAINT EXPOSURE CASES, SICK BUILDING CASES, MOLD CONSTRUCTION DEFECT AND EXPOSURE SUITS, FUEL OIL SPILLS AND FUEL TANK LEAKAGE, CONTAMINATION CAUSED BY UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS, CLAIMS INVOLVING EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND ALLEGED ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION FROM CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, COVERAGE WORK AND RELATED ISSUES, TOXIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS, CLASS ACTIONS AND MASS TORTS. THIS CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND HIGHLY TECHNICAL AREA OF THE LAW POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK TO PROFESSIONALS IN BOTH THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS. THESE HIGH STAKES CASES REQUIRE QUALIFIED REPRESENTATION. Tim Violet, Executive Director AVAILABLE IN BOTH PRINTED AND ELECTRONIC FORMAT PLEASE CONTACT US SHOULD YOU NEED ADDITIONAL COPIES JANUARY 2005
2 ALABAMA William C. Wood Kile T. Turner Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner Financial Center, Suite th Street, North Birmingham, Alabama The firm of Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner has extensive experience in the defense of suits and claims with allegations involving asbestos claims. ALASKA Michael C. Geraghty DeLisio Moran Geraghty & Zobel, P.C. 943 W. Sixth Avenue Anchorage AK Fax: Fax: (907) ARIZONA Kerry M. Griggs (602) THE CAVANAGH LAW FIRM, PA 1850 N. Central Avenue Suite 2400 Phoenix, AZ (602) Fax ARKANSAS Jack Cherry Barber, McCaskill, Jones, and Hale PA 2700 Regions Center Little Rock, AR Fax:
3 CALIFORNIA Eric R. Haas Thomas M. Downey Charles Alfonzo Richard Finn Sheila Flanagan Robert J. Lyman Steven M. Marden John Verber Burnham Brown 1901 Harrison Street Suite 1100 Oakland, California Burnham Brown's Environmental Law Practice Group is experienced in all aspects of environmental law, including private cost recovery actions, citizen suits, governmental enforcement proceedings, regulatory compliance and related state and federal court litigation. We are familiar with claims under CERCLA, RCRA and their state analogs, including California's Proposition 65. We regularly work with governmental enforcement agencies before litigation. We also counsel clients regarding real estate and other business transactions concerning environmental laws and policies. The Group also has extensive experience defending a wide variety of toxic tort claims, including single plaintiff and class actions arising from alleged exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons and an assortment of other hazardous substances. This expertise includes the successful defense of numerous insured and self insured clients confronted with asbestos and, more recently, silica related claims. We are both generally knowledgeable of recurring issues related to causation, worker safety and federal preemption and specifically knowledgeable of unique procedural requirements related to asbestos litigation in Northern California as well as the handling of claims related to so-called "toxic" mold in sick building and other contexts. Fredric Trester Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP 660 South Figueroa Street, 23rd Floor Los Angeles, CA Tel: (213) Fax: (213)
4 CALIFORNIA (Continued) Floyd J. Siegal Spile & Siegal, LLP Ventura Boulevard Suite 610 Encino, CA Fax: Spile & Siegal has successfully defended numerous construction defect and professional liability claims involving allegations of personal injury and property damage arising from exposure to toxic mold, as well as other environmental matters. COLORADO John E. Clough Larry S. McClung Cooper & Clough PC 1512 Larimer St. Suite 600 Denver, Colorado Tel Fax:
5 CONNECTICUT Charles A. Deluca Robert C. E. Laney Michael T. Ryan R. Kelley Franco Ryan, Ryan, Johnson & Deluca, LLP 80 Fourth Street, P.O. Box 3057 Stamford, CT Tel: (203) Fax: (203) Ryan, Ryan, Johnson & Deluca is actively involved in the defense of pump manufacturers, welding machine distributors, component part manufacturers and other entities in cases pending in the Asbestos Litigation Docket in Connecticut. The firm is also involved in the defense of latex glove cases, underground oil tank claims, mold cases and chemical exposure lawsuits. Ryan, Ryan, Johnson & Deluca tried the first (and only) DES case to conclusion in Connecticut, achieving a defense verdict on behalf of Squibb. The firm is also handling coverage litigation involving Oxycontin and silica lawsuits. Members of Ryan, Ryan, Johnson & Deluca have litigated Daubert/Kumho Tire issues in both the state and federal courts in Connecticut, and the firm is currently defending several appeals involving the admissibility of expert witness testimony. DELAWARE Robert J. Katzenstein Cell Smith, Katzenstein & Furlow LLP 800 Delaware Avenue P.O. Box 410 Wilmington, DE Fax: FLORIDA Jonathan Hollingshead Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap 20 North Orange Ave. Suite 1500, P. O. Box 712 Orlando, FL Fax: 407/ Mr. Hollingshead has extensive experience in the defense of suits and claims with allegations involving asbestos claims.
6 FLORIDA (Continued) D. David Keller (954) Bunnell, Woulfe, Kirschbaum, Keller, McIntyre & Gregoire, P.A. One Financial Plaza, 9th Floor 100 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 900 Fort Lauderdale, FL Fax: (954) Mary K. Simpson (850) Huey, Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz & Williams, P.A Centre Pointe Boulevard Suite 200, P. O. Box Tallahassee, Florida Fax: (850) GEORGIA Randy Moody Drew, Eckl & Farnham 880 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA Fax: HAWAII Paul Yamamura Yamamura & Shimazu Central Pacific Plaza Suite S. King Street Honolulu, HI Fax: IDAHO Don Farley (208) Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, P.A.702 West Idaho, Suite 700 Key Financial Center P.O. Box 1271 Boise, ID 83702
7 ILLINOIS Robert Varney Sanchez & Daniels/ Robert T. Varney & Associates 121 North Main St, Bloomington, IL / Fax: 309/ Jack Daniels Sanchez & Daniels 333 West Wacker Drive Suite 500 Chicago, IL Jerome C. Simon William S. Thomas RABBITT, PITZER & SNODGRASS, P.C. 100 South Fourth Street Suite 400 St. Louis, MO Fax: Mr. Simon has extensive litigation experience defending asbestos and lead paint cases. Currently, he is defending over 300 lawsuits in Madison County, IL and a massive lead paint remediation nuisance suit in St. Louis, Missouri. He has fifteen years experience in representing alleged manufacturers, suppliers and users of asbestos. Clients include Benjamin Moore & Company, BMW of North America, General Mills, Alberici Constructors Inc., and Massey-Ferguson among others. Jury verdict wins in trials in Madison County, IL asbestos suits are extremely rare. We have secured scores of voluntary dismissals and secured summary judgments for our clients in asbestos suits. Mr. Thomas is responsible for handling environmental litigation including disclosure issues and standard of care cases for environmental testing firms. Recently he has handled cases involving design professionals sued by developers and land users concerning environmental analysis performed on properties, and a landfill operator in Illinois in litigation regarding alleged violations of CERCLA and other state statutes. Other clients include SCI Environmental, Inc., Oak River Insurance Company, and XL Design Professional, formerly DPIC Insurance Company, among others.
8 INDIANA Michael A. Bergin Karl M. Koons, III Locke Reynolds, LLP 201 N. Illinois Suite 1000 P.O. Box Indianapolis, IN Fax: In terms of environmental services, Locke Reynolds works with clients to ensure compliance with existing rules, regulations and statutes, and to anticipate the effects of proposed or pending ones. They protect their interests in real estate transactions, and they defend them as potentially responsible parties in Superfund (CERCLA) cases and other regulatory actions. Locke Reynolds also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution procedures. They appear on their behalf before the Environmental Protection Agency, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and other local, state and federal regulatory agencies. They also represent clients in litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts. In terms of toxic exposure, Locke Reynolds represents manufacturers and employers in claims against them for bodily injury and/or occupational disease allegedly caused by contact with toxic materials. Toxic torts often create complex and widespread litigation, often involving large numbers of people with similar claims of injury or disease stretching over long periods of time. Locke Reynolds has developed and invested significant capital in state-of-the-art systems for managing representation of multiple parties in mass litigation. They have significant, successful experience in toxic tort arbitration, mediation and litigation, as suggested by the fact that they serve as counsel for over 30 clients in product liability, premises liability and contractor liability claims. The attorneys at Locke Reynolds have defended occupational disease claims involving inhalation of coal, silica, asbestos, lead, chromate, grain dust, hard metal dust, aromatic hydrocarbons and biological exposures to pharmaceuticals and infectious agents including tuberculosis (of the bone), hepatitis and histoplasmosis. They have defended product and premises liability claims involving, formaldehyde, Sarabond, hepatitis infected blood products, ethylene oxide, Chromates, pitosin, CCA treated lumber, latex, di-isocynate, perchloroethylene, silica and asbestos. Mr. Bergin has been involved in the defense of the above cases for many years. Mr. Bergin has significant experience in asbestos cases dating back to Clients include General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company, ArvinMeritor, Ind., Delphi Automotive, Detroit Diesel Corp., Honeywell International, Inc., Maremont Corporation, ICI America, Indopco, Inc. d/b/a National Starch and Chemical Co., Arkema, Inc., Amchem Products, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, Sherwin Williams, CertainTeed Corporation, Ball Glass, Inc., Lowes Companies, Inc., Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Conagra- I.H.F.P., Kraft Foods North America, Inc., Raytheon Corporation, Mt. Vernon Mills, Inc., Hoosier Energy Electric Cooperative, Commonwealth Edison, Olin Brass, Dover Corporation, Peerless Industries, Kohler Inc., IU North America. Past asbestos clients include all the members of the Asbestos Claims Facility and Center for Claims Resolution, which are among the bankruptcy casualties of that litigation including notable Armstrong
9 World Industries, U. S. Gypsum, National Gypsum, GAF Corporation, Flexitallic, Inc., T& N, Frodo America, and numerous others. My Bergin has handled 60 Appeals that resulted in reported opinions, and has tried numerous jury cases to verdict. The vast majority of multi-party toxic tort cases are resolved immediately before trial, or after commencement of the evidence portion of the trial but before verdict. He is a Diplomat of the Indiana Defense Trial Counsel. Mr. Koons has been a member of the toxic tort group's various iterations since 1986 defending primarily asbestos claims with multiple defendants in any given case. This includes product liability defense and the defense of premises owners. Mr. Koons is also engaged in the defense of silica claims. He has been deeply involved in the work-up of product identification and medical issues. He has also defended claims against ginkgo biloba alleged to cause cerebral bleeding. He has also been chosen to be part of the team defending the mass-tort estrogen-related personal injury claims on behalf of one of the manufacturers. Clients include Union Carbide Corporati0n, CertainTeed Corporation, Amchem, General Motors, Ford, National Starch, Bendix (Honeywell), Maremont, Arvinmeritor, Detroit Diesel Allison, Mount Vernon Mills, Solvay, Black & Decker, and Whole Foods, among others. IOWA Edward W. Remsburg Jane B. McAllister David H. Luginbill Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. 100 Court Avenue Suite 600 Des Moines IA Tel: (515) Fax: (515) Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. has significant experience handling asbestos and other related environmental claims. Edward W. Remsburg is a senior litigator in the Litigation Group with over 25 years of trial experience. He has handled environmental claims including superfund cases and leaking gas tank cases in both state and federal court. Jane B. McAllister practices primarily in the area of environmental law. She served from 1978 to 1987 in the Office of Regional Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII, last serving as Associate Regional Counsel for Hazardous Materials. David H. Luginbill is the chair of the Litigation Group and has over 25 years of trial experience. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute & Iowa Defense Counsel. He has handled cases involving mold exposure claims and claims involving exposures to pesticides and industrial chemicals.
10 KANSAS Barry Warren Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs, Chartered West 87th Street Overland Park, KS Fax: KENTUCKY John L. Tate Stites & Harbison, PLLC 1800 Aegon Center 400 West Market Street Louisville KY Tel: (502) Fax: (502) Stites & Harbison s Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Service Group is uniquely qualified to provide the legal support required by the regulated community as environmental regulation continues to expand. Through significant experience with local, state and federal regulatory agencies and administrative and judicial tribunals, the firm s Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Service Group has addressed issues in every substantive area of environmental law. From providing counsel for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or on permitting the "green fields" development of electrical power generating plants to litigating the responsibility for contamination caused by underground storage tanks, the group's lawyers have experience in a very broad range of issues that require a sound understanding of the law and the ability to identify legal issues and develop creative solutions before problems arise. Stites & Harbison s recent Kentucky representations in the area of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations include engagements with Perdue Farms Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., and the Kentucky Farm Bureau and involve the poultry, swine, and equine industries. The firm is also advising at least one national client on the rulemaking and participating on its behalf.
11 LOUISIANA Scott L. Zimmer Albert M. Hand, Jr. Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, APLC 333 Texas Street, Suite 1700 P.O. Box Shreveport, LA Tel: (318) Fax: (318) Cook, Yancey has represented defendants against plaintiffs alleging bodily injury due to exposure to various chemicals and mold. Specific injuries alleged include toxic encephalopathy, neurotoxicity, scleroderma, polymyositis, toxic fungal reaction, cognitive disorders and chronic fatigue. Mr. Hand has represented and is representing defendants in toxic tort (silica and other toxic tort cases) and environmental (land, water and air contamination) cases in both mass joinder and class action settings. Representative clients of Cook, Yancey include: Louisiana Hydro-Electric, Ruskin Manufacturing Company, Richardson s Plumbing & Heating, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., El Paso Corporation, Calumet Lubricants Company, Union Pacific Railroad Company, EOG Resources, Inc., U.S. Silica Company, Arch Chemicals, Inc., and Olin Corporation. The cases for these clients have been dismissed or settled without the necessity of trial. (See, e.g., Brown v. Olin Chemical Corp., 231 F.3d 197). Jury verdict wins have occurred in other areas, such as products liability (see, e.g. Bernstine v. Textron, 546 So.2d 614). James R. Sutterfield (504) Sutterfield & Webb, L.L.C. 650 Poydras Street Suite 2715 New Orleans LA (504) Fax
12 MAINE James M. Campbell (617) Brian P. Voke (617) Congress Street, 5 th Floor Portland, ME Website: The defense of claims of toxic torts, including asbestos related cases, environmental contamination, and chemical exposure, is a significant part of the practice of Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy. The firm represents manufacturers of hazardous chemicals and toxic solvents, companies that use hazardous chemicals and asbestos in the manufacture of their products, owners and operators of properties alleged to be contaminated, lenders who have secured interests in property alleged to be contaminated, distributors of food products claimed to be tainted, property owners in lead and carbon monoxide exposure cases, individuals and institutions in social host and alcohol intoxication cases, and insurance companies in coverage disputes. The cases involve claims brought under both state and federal environmental statutes, as well as in tort. In asbestos cases Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy serves as lead trial counsel for General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and DaimlerChrysler AG for frictions products cases filed in New England. Most of these cases involve mesothelioma, and our attorneys have developed substantial working knowledge of toxicology, epidemiology, environmental medicine, occupational medicine, preventive medicine, industrial hygiene, pathology, and engineering. Representative clients include: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Anheuser-Busch, Inc., CNH America LLC, Caterpillar Inc., Daimler Chrysler AG, The Dow Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, The Home Depot, Inc., International Paper Company, Marriott International, Inc., Monsanto Company, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation. Jury verdict wins include: Acushnet v. Amoco et al., Fall River Superior Court, Fall River, Massachusetts, and, Erhardt v. Anheuser Busch, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts. Rob Lanney (603) Ed Kaplan (603) Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. 9 Capitol Street P.O. Box 1256 Concord, NH Fax:
13 MARYLAND Monte Fried Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP. 100 North Charles Street, 16th Fl. Baltimore, MD Fax: (410) MASSACHUSETTS James M. Campbell (617) Brian P. Voke (617) Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy One Constitution Center Third Floor Boston, MA Tel: (617) Fax: (617) Website: The defense of claims of toxic torts, including asbestos related cases, environmental contamination, and chemical exposure, is a significant part of the practice of Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy. The firm represents manufacturers of hazardous chemicals and toxic solvents, companies that use hazardous chemicals and asbestos in the manufacture of their products, owners and operators of properties alleged to be contaminated, lenders who have secured interests in property alleged to be contaminated, distributors of food products claimed to be tainted, property owners in lead and carbon monoxide exposure cases, individuals and institutions in social host and alcohol intoxication cases, and insurance companies in coverage disputes. The cases involve claims brought under both state and federal environmental statutes, as well as in tort. In asbestos cases Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy serves as lead trial counsel for General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and DaimlerChrysler AG for frictions products cases filed in New England. Most of these cases involve mesothelioma, and our attorneys have developed substantial working knowledge of toxicology, epidemiology, environmental medicine, occupational medicine, preventive medicine, industrial hygiene, pathology, and engineering. Representative clients include: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Anheuser-Busch, Inc., CNH America LLC, Caterpillar Inc., Daimler Chrysler AG, The Dow Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, The Home Depot, Inc., International Paper Company, Marriott International, Inc., Monsanto Company, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation. Jury verdict wins include: Acushnet v. Amoco et al., Fall River Superior Court, Fall River, Massachusetts, and, Erhardt v. Anheuser Busch, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts. MICHIGAN Mark Shreve
14 Mark Shreve Garan, Lucow, Miller P.C West Long Lake Road Suite 300 Troy, MI. Fax: MINNESOTA Brad Jones (612) Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P. 33 South Sixth St., Suite 4200 Minneapolis, MN Fax: (612) MISSISSIPPI Arthur D. Spratlin, Jr Lee Davis Thames Patti Gandy Mark Garriga Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC P.O. Box Jackson MS Tel: Fax: From dioxin to PCBs, HCL, agricultural chemicals and other substances, Butler Snow has successfully defended toxic tort cases across the United States. We have tried many cases to verdict that involve a wide range of allegedly toxic chemicals transmitted through various media including rivers and surface waters, underground waters, and air. These trials have ranged from a single plaintiff to several hundred plaintiffs, to over 10,000 plaintiffs in a single case. The firm has managed, coordinated and tried class actions, consolidated class actions, and cases before the Multidistrict Litigation Panel in addition to individual plaintiffs. Issues have ranged from personal injury to trespass and nuisance. On such cases, the firm's environmental and regulatory groups serve as a particularly helpful resource in addition to the legal assistants and technical personnel who regularly work in this area; so we can immediately provide both litigation management and remediation assistance where necessary. Many of our toxic tort litigators publish and speak regularly in this field. One of the firm's toxic tort litigators is the co-author of the chapter on toxicology in the text Expert Evidence A Practitioner's Guide to Law, Science, and the FJC Manual published by the West Group in Others have co-authored chapters in publications relating to the
15 exclusion of expert witnesses under the Daubert case and have had extensive experience addressing this issue of expert witness testimony. Representative clients include: Milacron, Inc.; FMC Corp.; International Paper Company, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC; Borden Chemical, Inc.; (AIG/Mississippi Limestone); National Gypsum Company; BPB America, Inc.; Ameron International Corporation; Armstrong International, Inc. ; Standard Sand and Silica Company; East Hill Group, Inc.; PPG Industries, Inc.; The Dow Chemical Company; Conoco Phillips Company; Great Lakes Chemical Corporation; Celanese International Corp.; The Henkel Corporation. Some of Butler Snow s jury verdict wins and other significant matters include: Debra Lynn Henley, et al v. FMC Corporation, U. S. D. C., S.D.WV, was a class action in which plaintiffs alleged a wide range of personal injuries in connection with an upset at a chemical plant in West Virginia. Plaintiffs originally obtained a verdict of $37+ million dollars. The trial court set aside the verdict and, when the case was retried a defense verdict was obtained. It was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the ten biggest defense verdicts for 1999.
16 MISSOURI Jerome C. Simon William S. Thomas RABBITT, PITZER & SNODGRASS, P.C. 100 South Fourth Street Suite 400 St. Louis, MO Fax: Mr. Simon has extensive litigation experience defending asbestos and lead paint cases. Currently, he is defending over 300 lawsuits in Madison County, IL and a massive lead paint remediation nuisance suit in St. Louis, Missouri. He has fifteen years experience in representing alleged manufacturers, suppliers and users of asbestos. Clients include Benjamin Moore & Company, BMW of North America, General Mills, Alberici Constructors Inc., and Massey-Ferguson among others. Jury verdict wins in trials in Madison County, IL asbestos suits are extremely rare. We have secured scores of voluntary dismissals and secured summary judgments for our clients in asbestos suits. Mr. Thomas is responsible for handling environmental litigation including disclosure issues and standard of care cases for environmental testing firms. Recently he has handled cases involving design professionals sued by developers and land users concerning environmental analysis performed on properties, and a landfill operator in Illinois in litigation regarding alleged violations of CERCLA and other state statutes. Other clients include SCI Environmental, Inc., Oak River Insurance Company, and XL Design Professional, formerly DPIC Insurance Company, among others. Barry Warren Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs, Chartered West 87th Street Overland Park, KS Fax: MONTANA Michael J. Milodragovich G. Patrick HagEstad MILODRAGOVICH, DALE, STEINBRENNER & BINNEY P.C. 620 High Park Way P.O. Box 4947 Missoula, MT Tel: (406) Fax: (406)
17 NEBRASKA Tom Culhane Jerald L Rauterkus Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C Regency Parkway Drive Omaha Neb Fax: Tom Culhane and Jerry Rauterkus have over 40 years experience defending environmental and toxic tort claims including those dealing with asbestos. Mr. Rauterkus has defended mass tort cases in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, dealing with soil and water pollution matters and subsequent personal injuries. Mr. Culhane has defended numerous suit brought against farm chemical manufactures, distributors and applicators. We have also defended asbestos cases in both the personal injury context and the workers compensation context. Representative clients have included Dow Chemical, Arron-Ferrer Manufacturing, Cornhusker Casualty, and Zurich North American Insurance. NEVADA Jim Olson Rawlings, Olson, Cannon, Gormley & Desruisseaux, P.C West Cheyenne Avenue Las Vegas, NV Fax: NEW HAMPSHIRE Rob Lanney (603) Ed Kaplan (603) Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. 9 Capitol Street P.O. Box 1256 Concord, NH fax
18 NEW JERSEY Bruce E. Barrett, Esq Dawn Dezii, Esq Margolis Edelstein Fax: Haddon Ave. Westmont, NJ Fax: Bruce Barrett is a Senior Partner who joined the firm in 1983 after earning his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Barrett has litigated and tried toxic tort cases such as: paint pigments, asbestos, silica, pesticides, and latex. In recent years his practice has focused on environmental contamination matters including landfills, oil jobbers, leaking underground storage tanks and chemical manufacturing site cleanup. Bruce has worked closely with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on behalf of insureds to obtain approvals for cleanup and No Further Action letters. Bruce has also handled a number of environmental insurance coverage declaratory judgment actions through trial and appeal. Dawn Dezii, Esquire, is a partner in our New Jersey office and has been a member of the firm since 1988 focusing her practice in the toxic tort/asbestos area. Ms. Dezii serves on the Middlesex County, New Jersey Asbestos Advisory Committee, and, the Committee for Electronic Forms and Filing. Dawn is national coordinating counsel for a major construction and engineering firm and works with law firms and insurance companies throughout the United States and the Virgin Islands. Dawn handles a wide range of toxic issues, in addition to asbestos, involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act, the Clean Streams Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, silica, latex, polyurethane, formaldehyde and benzene. Brian Harris Keith Harris Braff, Harris & Sukoneck 570 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ Fax: The firm handles asbestos and many other types of environmental matters.
19 NEW MEXICO Dave Bunting Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. 201 Third Street Northwest Suite 2200 Albuquerque, NM Fax: NEW YORK Glenn Jacobson Abrams Gorelick Friedman & Jacobson, P.C. 115 Broadway, 11th Floor New York, New York Fax: Abrams Gorelick has many years of experience in defending asbestos and lead paint cases, sick building cases, fuel oil spills and fuel tank leakage. The firm also does coverage work in toxic and environmental matters. Representative clients include Chubb, Lexington, Seneca, AIG and Nationwide. Harry F. Mooney Andrea Schillaci Hurwitz & Fine, P.C Liberty Building, Buffalo, New York Fax: Hurwitz & Fine has long been active in the practice of environmental law, handling matters involving SEQRA compliance, CERCLA cost recovery, Wetlands regulation, asbestos management, EPA & DEC compliance. In addition, we have represented a number of different product manufacturers who have been sued for any number of environmental claims, including manufacturers of asbestos products, lead paint, paint solvents, ethylene oxide, perchlorethelyne, tobacco, etc. The firm also handles a substantial amount of toxic exposure work involving sick building claims, mold litigation and toxic dumping lawsuits. The Environmental Law practice group leader Andrea Schillaci was previously affiliated with the New York State Attorney General s Office Department of Environmental Protection and is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of civil environmental regulations. The firm has extensive experience representing local and regional government agencies and private corporations in the full range of environmental issues. A representative client is Nationwide Indemnity.
20 NEW YORK (Continued) Alice Spitz, Esq Molod Spitz & DeSantis, P.C. 104 West 40th Street New York, NY Fax: Claims of elevated levels of lead, mold infestation and any other environmental toxins require thorough scrutiny from varied vantage points. Our firm has repeatedly and successfully defended the interests of building owners, real estate developers and home owners by bringing to bear our knowledge of environmental, scientific, medical, economic and additional coverage implications. Clients include Apex Insurance Managers, LLC, Caliber One Management Company, Magna Carta Companies, and the New York State Liquidation Bureau (formerly Legion Insurance Group), among others. Jury verdict wins include Sylman v. 451 Clinton Owners Corp., Supreme Court, Kings County, defendant lead paint case, dismissed at trial, 1998, Guzman v. Main Street Capital Corp., Supreme Court, Bronx County, defendant lead poisoning case, defendant s verdict, 1994, and Chaparro v. Rooz Real Estate Corp., Supreme Court, New York County, defendant lead poisoning case, $100,000 verdict, Robert S. DiPalma (802) (For upstate north-east New York State) Paul Frank + Collins P.C. One Church Street Burlington, VT Fax: (802)
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