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Asbestos & Talc

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Asbestos Attorneys in New England

Defending Suppliers, Manufacturers and More Throughout New England

Melick & Porter, LLP has litigated and actively defended asbestos exposure lawsuits involving personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout New England for over 35 years. Our attorneys are highly trained and experienced in asbestos defense in state and federal courts. We deliver prompt, vigorous, and client-specific strategies when asbestos lawsuits attack the integrity and reputation of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and premises owners. We have resolved thousands of asbestos cases for our clients through negotiations, arbitrations, and trials.

Our asbestos attorneys have countless successful cases settled for insureds and self-insureds under our belt, we can be depended on to protect you.

Our System Works

To control the cost of litigation and maximize the predictability of the outcome, we believe in early case evaluations. Therefore, we utilize standardized procedures to streamline case management. We have developed an effective way to manage large caseloads for our clients to defend not only the immediate case at hand, but also to assist our clients' current and future cases. Furthermore, we work closely with our clients to develop best practices and procedures to avoid future lawsuits and limit liability exposure.

Our clients who have had asbestos claims filed against them include:

  • Manufacturers
  • Product suppliers and vendors
  • Contractors
  • Premises owners
  • Component part manufacturers

Our team is highly skilled on regulatory matters and is well-versed with the statutes established by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and other state agencies. We strive to produce favorable results to propel our clients toward successful futures. With more than 35 years of legal experience and accolades including top peer reviewed ratings, our recognition among our clients and peers speaks for itself.

The sooner you end litigation, the sooner your company can move on.

Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Steven M. Banks

    Junior Partner

    Steve is a Junior Partner in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. Steve studied business and psychology at Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He then attended Quinnipiac University School of Law and was honored with the Dean's Scholarship award. Following graduation from law school, Steve joined a small law firm in Danbury, Connecticut where he grew his practice for eleven years before joining Melick & Porter.

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    Jacqueline A. Crockwell


    Jacqueline is an associate in the Providence office. Her practice focuses on toxic torts, products liability, and premises liability. Jacqueline represents manufacturers of a variety of products including valves, pumps, boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. She also handles general liability matters. Jacqueline is a cum laude graduate of Salve Regina University, and Roger Williams University School of Law.

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    Robert W. Healy


    Bob rejoined the firm in 2021 after several years at firms similarly specializing in complex civil litigation. He has extensive experience handling general liability, construction, liquor liability, premises liability, products liability, transportation, and toxic torts.

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    Shannon M. O’Neil


    Shannon is a partner in the firm's Boston and Providence offices and her practice concentrates on complex civil litigation, with a special focus on toxic tort litigation.

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    John F. Rooney III


    John F. Rooney, III, who joined the firm in 1986, has successfully tried over 300 cases in both state and federal court. His practice focuses on toxic torts, complex products liability, environmental damage, utility companies, fire and explosion cases, aviation law, contract actions, insurance fraud, sexual abuse matters, premises liability, and criminal law.

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    Dos T. Urbanski


    Dos Urbanski has been with Melick & Porter since 2002 and has represented clients in all state and federal courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He has broad experience in a number of litigation areas with cases involving employment and professional liability issues, along with commercial and general liability matters.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Client-Centered Approach
  • Well-Qualified & Accomplished Firm
  • Nationally Recognized Super Lawyers®
  • Seasoned Litigators & Appellate Attorneys
  • High-End Legal Representation
  • Track Record Of Client Success