Melick & Porter has maintained an active toxic tort practice from our founding in 1983. Since that time our Toxic Tort Practice Group has defended thousands of toxic tort cases in federal and state courts. We are involved in the defense of a wide range of toxic tort claims, including claims alleging exposure to asbestos, silica, mold and lead paint. We have experience representing companies in cases involving allegations of occupational exposure to toxic substances. Our clients include manufacturers of automotive friction products, aircraft, building construction materials, commercial and residential water pumps and valves, boiler controls, industrial compressors, plumbing and lumber supply companies and naval shipyards. We have represented property owners and managers who are alleged to have provided toxic housing. We are also involved in the defense of environmental claims, including oil and gasoline contamination and hazardous waste disposal. Our attorneys routinely develop and implement creative strategies and tactics, including decisive pre-trial motions and innovative settlements. Perhaps most importantly, our clients know they can count on Melick & Porter to successfully represent them at trial. Success comes from experience.