We move swiftly to ensure the most effective course of action to protect a company’s interests and safeguard their brand. Our experience ranges from the defense of single plaintiff claims to representation in complex multiparty claims and class actions involving hundreds of thousands of claimants. We’ve served as national coordinating counsel for clients facing federal multi-district litigation (MDL) nationwide, strategically managing resources and local counsel to provide cost-effective defense.
We have extensive technical knowledge, and our lawyers understand epidemiology, toxicology, engineering and other scientific disciplines crucial to efficient, strategic and successful representation in toxic torts and products liability cases. We have worked with the prominent experts and also have PhD-level skills in-house, providing for technically informed legal advice and strategy. Kelley Drye attorneys have developed a significant track record of successes in Daubert hearings, dispositive motions at trial and on appeal. Our courtroom-tested litigation talents and our more than four decades of experience are why companies across a wide range of commercial, medical, technological and industrial sectors have turned to us to defend them in these complex cases.
Our experience includes both individual claims and large-scale cases involving a wide range of industries and products:
- Petroleum and petroleum products
- Medical devices and products
- Building products and coatings
- Semiconductor industry chemicals
- Chemicals and their by-products
- Herbicides, pesticides and agricultural chemicals
Additionally, as part of our work with railroads and other transportation clients, the attorneys at Kelley Drye are also called upon to respond to transportation-related accidents involving train derailments, chemical releases and personal injuries. We work directly with engineers and safety-expert witnesses to determine the root causes of accidents and have developed strategies and tools to mitigate the impacts of incidents where possible. Because we assist our clients from the initial phases of accident response and investigation, we are especially well equipped to handle resulting toxic tort claims that may arise from these incidents.