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Toxic Torts

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Toxic Torts in New England

Giving Each Case The Individualized Attention It Deserves

Melick & Porter, LLP's involvement in the toxic torts area began in the 1980s with lead paint, asbestos, and chemical exposure claims. Our practice now additionally encompasses talc, mold, and numerous other toxic tort exposures. Over the past three decades, we have developed efficient and effective strategies for managing and litigating toxic tort cases. We tailor our approach for defending cases for each of our clients, whether it is quick resolution, aggressive in discovery and motion practice, or trial.

Our toxic torts defense attorneys are proud to serve New England.

Complex Matters Deserve In-Depth Solutions

As one of the region’s leading toxic tort defense firms, we have made a commitment to provide high quality legal and expert services to our clients who find themselves mired in this complex and ever-changing body of law. As toxic tort litigation grows more complex, we are committed to maintaining our unique ability to provide a broad range of services to insurers, insureds, and uninsureds faced with some of the most pressing legal and public policy issues of today. We provide on-site client assessments and we frequently lecture at industry events on toxic tort litigation. Melick & Porter, LLP has the knowledge, experience, and ability to provide the best defense for any defendant in the toxic tort area.

Our toxic torts defense attorneys are highly trained and have helped countless businesses get back on their feet.

Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Kyle P. Dutch


    Kyle is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Boston office.

    Kyle worked for various Philadelphia-area law firms while attending Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law. At Drexel, Kyle was the Lead Research Editor of the Drexel Law Review, a Dean's List honoree, a recipient of the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Workers' Compensation Law, a member of the Business Law Society, a full-tuition scholarship recipient, and a volunteer for the Student Bar Association mentor program.

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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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    Carolyn M. Miller


    Carolyn is a partner at Melick & Porter's Boston office. Carolyn joined the firm in 2014, after having worked at another Boston insurance defense firm for over five years. Carolyn has extensive experience in defending individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of complex multi-party construction-related matters, including personal injury, wrongful death and breach of contract claims in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts.

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