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Mass Torts

In 2022, Chambers USA ranked Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell among the top 27 "Elite Firms" in the nation for product liability and mass torts defense. Only a few firms nationally match WTO's experience in mass torts litigation. Fewer still can approach our efficiency and cost effectiveness in this field.

WTO lawyers try cases all over the nation involving mass accidents and injuries, toxic torts, and pattern litigation. Our lawyers understand the nuances and natural progressions of litigation in each arena, and they collaborate seamlessly to assist clients as claims evolve.

Our ability to coordinate multidistrict litigation and manage large volumes of consolidated cases—nationally and even internationally—is well established, as our representative MDL matters show. WTO is practiced in simultaneously preparing for the trial of bellwether cases while also developing resolution strategies and assembling and coordinating nationwide teams to achieve favorable settlements quickly and efficiently for our clients.  

If your company is involved in a catastrophic accident or incident with mass casualties or mass tort litigation, WTO has the experience to guide you through it. 

Media Relations
Our lawyers are prepared to respond immediately to client emergencies to help avoid or mitigate legal liability. We know that crisis communications play a significant role at the time of any incident or emergence of issues, as well as during litigation. WTO lawyers have experience handling local and national media inquiries and working with public relations consultants, media specialists, and lobbyists. When the need arises, we can respond appropriately to difficult or pointed questions on behalf of our clients, or work with them behind the scenes to craft skillful, tactful messaging. 

Scientific and Technical Backgrounds
A number of WTO attorneys have formal education in the sciences, and many have in-depth scientific and engineering knowledge acquired through years of practice in technical cases. This knowledge helps our teams communicate effectively with professionals in engineering, the sciences, medicine, and other areas to prepare for trial and develop persuasive briefs and courtroom demonstratives. We always are thinking about how the important technical aspects of a case may be simplified for juries and judges that may not be familiar with the subject area.



Scott S. Barker
Senior Counsel
P. 303.244.1824
F. 303.244.1879
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Herman J. Hoying
Of Counsel – Colorado practice temporarily authorized pending admission under C.R.C.P. 205.6
P. 303.244.0162
F. 303.244.1879
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Zach Lange
Of Counsel
P. 303.244.1929
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John R. (Jack) Trigg
Counsel Emeritus
P. 303.244.1860
F. 303.244.1879
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