Won dismissal for a Colorado-based manufacturer in an asbestos product liability case in the plaintiff-friendly "judicial hellhole" of St. Clair County, Illinois. WTO asserted jurisdictional defenses at the pleading stage and later won dismissal after the plaintiff's deposition.
Won a landmark federal case in Illinois defining the obligations of lead and liaison counsel in multidistrict litigation.
Won a defense verdict, as second chair trial counsel, in a living mesothelioma case following a seven-week trial in Mclean County, Illinois.
Obtained dismissal of Colorado-based manufacturer in a product liability case in Madison County, Illinois. WTO asserted various jurisdictional and workers' compensation defenses at the pleading stage, obtaining a rare dismissal in a multi-million dollar lawsuit in one of the worst venues for defendants in the United States.
Won motion to compel plaintiffs' privilege documents in a legal malpractice dispute in Illinois and defended the motion to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Successfully defended a physician and hospital in a birth trauma case in Illinois. Handled damages claims, prepared defense witnesses, and conducted a mock trial. The case settled a month before trial on terms that saved WTO's client eight figures. The client was extremely pleased.
Munch v. Sears, Roebuck and Co. (N.D. Ill. Sept. 30, 2008) - Obtained dismissal of putative state consumer protection claims alleging that Sears failed to disclose that certain Whirlpool-manufactured washing machines contained defective electronic control boards and a design defect that caused them to develop moldy odors.
Won the first asbestos wrongful death defense verdict for General Electric in Madison County, IL, one of the top "judicial hellholes" for corporate America as featured in The Wall Street Journal.
St. Clair County and City of Centreville v. Ford (Ill. St. Clair Cnty. Cir. Ct. 2004) - Won a complete defense jury verdict for Ford in a six-week, certified class action trial in Illinois.