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Class Actions

"An enviable reputation for defending high-profile
class actions and product liability cases."

—The Legal 500 US

Seven Certified Class Action Trials. Scores of Happy Clients. Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell's class action defense group has handled hundreds of class actions in state and federal courts in at least 33 states. WTO lawyers have defeated certification more than 175 times and won motions to dismiss or for summary judgment in dozens more cases. We have also successfully decertified classes on multiple occasions after being brought in to rehabilitate class actions gone astray. 

Representative class action clients include Aimco, BP, CenturyLink, Electrolux, Ford, GE, Michelin, Toyota, USAA, Volvo, Whirlpool, and Yahoo! As the diversity of our clients suggests, we have extensive experience handling complex class actions involving a wide variety of substantive areas of law, including consumer fraud, product liability, antitrust, insurance, traumatic brain injury, employment, energy and natural resources, securities, and telecommunications.

In 2019, BTI Consulting ranked WTO among the top 22 firms in the U.S. for class actions defense. 

Client Wins

Won summary judgment against certified, seven-state class action alleging false labeling and breach of warranty.
5.20.2020

Client Wins

Won dismissal with prejudice in a putative wage-and-hour class action in Kentucky.
4.2.2020

Client Wins

Successfully represented multiple defendants in a $2.1 billion federal antitrust and labor class action challenging the au pair exchange program administered by the Department of State.
6.8.2019

Client Wins

Successfully defended a telecommunications company in a state and federal putative class action in Washington arising out of an alleged data breach.
3.10.2019

Cases

Attorneys

Scott S. Barker
Senior Counsel
P. 303.244.1824
F. 303.244.1879
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Myra F. Din
Associate
P. 303.244.0171
F. 303.244.1879
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Hays C. Doan
Associate
P. 303.244.1807
F. 303.244.1879
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Diane J. Duero
Staff Counsel
P. 303.244.1946
F. 303.244.1879
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Peter W. Herzog III
Partner
P. 314.326.4129
F. 303.244.1879
P. 303.244.0117
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Robert G. Mason
Trial Support Manager
P. 303.244.1816
F. 303.244.1879
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Allison R. McLaughlin
Of Counsel & Professional Development Manager
P. 303.244.1943
F. 303.244.1879
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Thomas J. Palazzolo
Of Counsel
P. 303.244.0118
F. 303.244.1879
P. 314.326.4130
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Terri M. Schechter
Litigation Support Manager
P. 303.244.1834
F. 303.244.1879
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John R. (Jack) Trigg
Counsel Emeritus
P. 303.244.1860
F. 303.244.1879
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Andrew M. Unthank
Partner & Recruiting Chair
P. 303.244.1897
F. 303.244.1879
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Michael T. Williams
Co-Managing Partner
P. 303.244.1867
F. 303.244.1879
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