I have been trying cases since I got my license in 1980. I have litigated everything from landlord-tenant disputes in local courts to mass tort cases in state and federal courts all over the country. I have tried asbestos cases to verdict. I also have many years of experience as a National Coordinating Counsel for asbestos claims. That work requires involvement at every stage of the litigation — from factual development of the product involved, to investigation and discovery, to expert retention, to negotiation and settlement, to focus groups and mock juries, through trial. I’ve learned a lot about trying cases and I’ve learned a lot about myself. I consider responsibility to be the single most important characteristic that a trial lawyer can possess. I will take responsibility for our case.
It was in 1983 that I began working for a firm that specialized in the defense of people and companies being sued by people with injuries. I learned to defend every manner of personal injury claim, from slip-and-fall to products liability to medical malpractice. It was in the products liability and medical malpractice arenas that I learned the importance of studying the science — and learning it in a way that will help the jury understand it, too.
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Married to Kathie since 1976; three grown children: Charlie, Derek and Kelsey; 4 adorable grandchildren: Clara, Stella, Eliza and Ruby.
Interests: Spending time with family and friends.