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WTO Leads the Nation for Ranked Lawyers in Product Liability & Mass Torts Defense in Chambers USA 2015

Date: 07.09.15

DENVER: In its 2015 edition, Chambers USA recognized six Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) lawyers for product liability and mass torts defense nationwide. That is more than any other law firm in the country. In addition, the firm was listed in Band 2 for its practice in this area. 

In its editorial, Chambers USA writes that WTO “houses highly experienced practitioners and an impressive new guard operating throughout the country.” Noteworthy newcomers to the list include firm chairman, Michael O’Donnell (Band 5), who is recognized for his diverse national practice defending high-profile clients, and Michael Williams (Up and Coming), who, according to Chambers USA, is “widely acknowledged for his leading role representing Whirlpool in its front-loading washing machine litigation.” 

Additionally, John Fitzpatrick (Band 4 and Spotlight Table) has been named alongside only three other lawyers in the nation for toxic tort defense nationwide. Fitzpatrick has tried over 60 asbestos cases (and 160 others) to verdict in jurisdictions across the country, including in such plaintiff-friendly venues as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cook County, Illinois. 

Other ranked WTO lawyers include James Hooper (Band 5), who is heavily involved in current Zoloft litigation for Pfizer, Jack Trigg (Band 2), and Malcolm Wheeler (Senior Statesmen). 

The firm is also recognized in Band 1 in Colorado for general commercial litigation and Band 3 for labor and employment litigation. 

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP represents some of the nation's best-known entities and professionals in civil disputes that threaten their businesses, brands, reputations, people, and relationships. In the past five years alone, WTO lawyers have tried over 45 cases to verdict nationwide. Our lawyers serve as national counsel in high-stakes trials, appeals, arbitrations, and related complex matters, including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation.

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