Best Lawyers for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants in America

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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Consumer Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Law Litigation - Construction Energy Regulatory Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Securities Employment Law - Management Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Belleville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
Melissa Norman Bork was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Melissa Norman Bork

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Education Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
W. Richard "Rick" Braun  III was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

W. Richard "Rick" Braun III

Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Mining Law Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Berwyn, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Consumer Law Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Environmental Law
Lawyer
Scott P. DeVries was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Scott P. DeVries

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Texarkana, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Food and Beverage Law FDA Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Securities Education Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Construction Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Texarkana, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
Robert D. Hays was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert D. Hays

King & Spalding LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Energy Law Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Arbitration Litigation - Construction Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mediation Arbitration Insurance Law Appellate Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
Amy M. Johnston was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Amy M. Johnston

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Tax Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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Practice Area Definition

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Definition

Class actions and mass tort litigation typically arise from a single episode or related events that allegedly injure a “mass” of individuals and/or their property. The number of claimants may range from a few dozen to many thousands. The volume of plaintiffs and complexity of claims and issues dictate special judicial management and require experienced defense counsel. In mass tort litigation, global issues that affect all claimants may be consolidated, especially in federal courts. Cases may be aggregated in federal multi-district litigation (“MDLs”) for coordination of pretrial proceedings, in which questions of fact common to all plaintiffs, key legal issues, and discovery may be handled on a global basis. Following the determination of fact issues, plaintiffs’ unique claims often are tried independently. The Court may order trials of the claims of certain plaintiffs in mass tort litigation as test, or “bellwether,” cases. Bellwether cases may provide the courts with guidance on the related claims’ suitability for group development and litigation. State court consolidation and management vary widely. With class actions, the class of plaintiffs may be voluminous, with all asserting damages arising from a common occurrence or related events; however, in contrast to mass tort litigation, the “class” often is represented by a single individual or a small group of individuals who embody the claims and damages of the larger group. Class actions in federal courts are governed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23. Members of the “class” may be bound by findings related to that class. Class certification often is denied due to state law restrictions (or prohibitions) on class actions or the predomination of plaintiffs’ individualized circumstances over any common issues. 

Defense counsel's role in consolidated litigation includes all tasks inherent in the traditional litigation setting, with an added managerial component of litigation coordination and organization of global discovery, including:

  • Identification and differentiation of the nature of individualized and global claims
  • Document management and review, including electronic data and e-mails
  • Expert witness development and preparation
  • MDL and bellwether trials
  • Defeating class certification
  • Improper joinder
  • Development of comprehensive trial strategies
  • Development of consistent factual and legal positions in coordination with counsel representing named defendants on local and national levels
  • Working with lawyers from different firms as a “virtual” law firm
  • Trials of claims of certified classes or individual mass tort plaintiffs
  • Global settlement negotiations

Class actions and mass tort litigation typically arise from a single episode or related events that allegedly injure a “mass” of individuals and/or their property. The number of claimants may range from a few dozen to many thousands. The volume of plaintiffs and complexity of claims and issues dictate special judicial management and require experienced defense counsel. In mass tort litigation, global issues that affect all claimants may be consolidated, especially in federal courts. Cases may be aggregated in federal multi-district litigation (“MDLs”) for coordination of pretrial proceedings, in which questions of fact common to all plaintiffs, key legal issues, and discovery may be handled on a global basis. Following the determination of fact issues, plaintiffs’ unique claims often are tried independently. The Court may order trials of the claims of certain plaintiffs in mass tort litigation as test, or “bellwether,” cases. Bellwether cases may provide the courts with guidance on the related claims’ suitability for group development and litigation. State court consolidation and management vary widely. With class actions, the class of plaintiffs may be voluminous, with all asserting damages arising from a common occurrence or related events; however, in contrast to mass tort litigation, the “class” often is represented by a single individual or a small group of individuals who embody the claims and damages of the larger group. Class actions in federal courts are governed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23. Members of the “class” may be bound by findings related to that class. Class certification often is denied due to state law restrictions (or prohibitions) on class actions or the predomination of plaintiffs’ individualized circumstances over any common issues. 

Defense counsel's role in consolidated litigation includes all tasks inherent in the traditional litigation setting, with an added managerial component of litigation coordination and organization of global discovery, including:

  • Identification and differentiation of the nature of individualized and global claims
  • Document management and review, including electronic data and e-mails
  • Expert witness development and preparation
  • MDL and bellwether trials
  • Defeating class certification
  • Improper joinder
  • Development of comprehensive trial strategies
  • Development of consistent factual and legal positions in coordination with counsel representing named defendants on local and national levels
  • Working with lawyers from different firms as a “virtual” law firm
  • Trials of claims of certified classes or individual mass tort plaintiffs
  • Global settlement negotiations