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

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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Securities Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Education Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Short Hills, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Insurance Law Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Mining Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Consumer Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Transportation Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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Peter W. Culley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter W. Culley

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Environmental Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Texarkana, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Boston, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Food and Beverage Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants FDA Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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Donald R. Frederico was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Donald R. Frederico

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Securities Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Mediation Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Texarkana, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation and Controversy - Tax Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Antitrust Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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Robert D. Hays was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert D. Hays

King & Spalding LLP
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Energy Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - 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