Prosecuted and defended indemnity actions for major oil companies, petrochemical companies, and specialty steel producers (including innovative use of Chapter 82 indemnity) and wrote the indemnity provision used by a major chemical company.
As lead trial counsel, successfully defended (unanimous defense verdict) in Galveston 16 specialty steel producers and suppliers in a nickel and hexavalent chromium inhalation case involving heart and lung injuries with past medical bills exceeding $1 million.
As lead trial counsel, successfully defended (unanimous defense verdict) in Beaumont (Jefferson County) major oil company in hydrogen sulfide exposure cases resulting from injection well explosion and resulting in alleged brain damage to plaintiff.
As co-counsel, successfully defended (and held on appeal) in Beaumont (Jefferson County) Jones Act employer from gross negligence allegations in an unseaworthiness case (Penrod Drilling Corp v. Williams, one of the first post-Milescases to so hold).
In Gulf War Syndrome cases (putuative class action), successfully obtained in Brazoria County dismissal of manufacturer, which had plead guilty in companion criminal case, based on motion for summary judgment that, in part, invoked international treaties defining bio-chemical weapons.
In maritime collision case involving over 450 plaintiffs claiming exposure to chemicals released as a result of the collision, successfully obtained in Galveston summary judgment on duty for ship owner.