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Toxic Torts

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Toxic Torts

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.

Contact our toxic torts defense attorneys online or at (617) 523-6200 for a case evaluation today. The sooner we get started, the sooner we can resolve your case.

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 commit¬ted 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.

Call (617) 523-6200 today – our toxic torts defense attorneys are highly trained and have helped countless businesses get back on their feet.

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Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Whitney K. Barrows

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    Jacqueline A. Crockwell

    Associate

    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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    Charles C. Gardner

    Associate

    Charlie is an associate in the firm’s Southbury, Connecticut office. His practice focuses on the defense of general liability, professional liability and product liability matters before the Connecticut and New York state courts. Previously, he represented defendants in medical malpractice and personal injury cases with a law firm based in Stamford. He also has experience representing clients in administrative hearings and at arbitrations.

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    Robert S. Ludlum

    Partner

    Robert has extensive experience in the litigation, trial, and appeal of a broad spectrum of cases on behalf of businesses and individuals in the state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Robert serves as counsel for insurers and insured in state and federal courts in connection with claims for coverage on general liability, property, products liability, labor and employment, and umbrella and excess policies.

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    Jeremy P. McManus

    Associate

    Jeremy is an associate with Melick & Porter in its Boston office. Jeremy's practice focuses on the defense of general liability, product liability, construction, and toxic tort matters. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Jeremy was an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts. In that role, he gained significant litigation experience prosecuting dozens of felony and misdemeanor cases to jury and bench trial verdicts in the Lynn and Peabody District Courts.

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    Carolyn M. Miller

    Partner

    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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    John F. Rooney III

    Member

    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

    Partner

    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.
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