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Practices

Environmental Litigation

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell lawyers represent major companies that use and dispose of chemicals and other regulated substances in the production and distribution of their products. We routinely try lawsuits involving alleged breaches of environmental warranties; contamination liabilities and related insurance issues; toxic torts related to pharmaceuticals, asbestos, and oil and gas; and personal injury. We also have extensive experience defending a variety of torts in class action and multidistrict litigation.

As national trial counsel to General Electric, Pfizer, Whirlpool, and other manufacturers, WTO lawyers are very familiar with the medical and causation issues associated with claims of current and historical toxic exposure.

Crisis Management
WTO's clients often require legal assistance at the onset of a crisis in anticipation of tort and commercial claims. We are prepared to respond immediately to client emergencies to help avoid or mitigate legal liability. Several of our lawyers have had formal media training and have appeared on numerous local and national news programs.

Technical Knowledge
WTO lawyers know the complex federal and state statutes and regulations at the heart of environmental cases as well as the science associated with regulated substances. We understand the technical aspects of environmental law, can speak in technical terms with engineers and scientists, and have broad experience translating those technical and scientific concepts to lay jurors, judges, and arbitrators.

Client Wins

Obtained dismissal of toxic tort class action claims against Whirlpool in Ohio without any payment by WTO's client.
2.10.2014

Cases

Attorneys

Scott S. Barker
Senior Counsel
P. 303.244.1824
F. 303.244.1879
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Robert G. Mason
Trial Support Manager
P. 303.244.1816
F. 303.244.1879
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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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