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Toxic tort and environmental litigation has exploded over the past several years, leaving a myriad of companies vulnerable to costly, complex legal battles and devastating damage awards. Successfully navigating this minefield requires a combination of unique expertise, trial experience and savvy, strategic focus, and access to the field’s best scientific, medical and technical consultants. We pride ourselves on delivering the whole package, expediently and cost-effectively, to clients across California and Nevada.

Chaired by Senior Partner and Trial Attorney Paul Wayne, Tharpe & Howell LLP’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Practice Group brings our clients decades of experience and an unsurpassed track record, without the cost and delay of a learning curve. We partner with our clients at the earliest stages of a matter, once an incident or exposure is identified. By coordinating with consultants, experts and client representatives, we create a team that quickly assesses the risks and devises a strategy for aggressively and cost-effectively minimizing or eliminating them.

When going to trial is unavoidable, there’s no substitute for experience and success. The Group’s lawyers have tried numerous cases in State and Federal trial and appellate courts covering all aspects of toxic and environmental litigation.

Among the client groups who consistently turn to us for our toxic tort expertise and trial experience are: international oil companies, engineering firms, chemical companies, contractors, pest control companies, service stations, and refineries. We regularly handle a wide range of matters involving claims related to exposure to multiple chemicals, environmental contamination, mold, solvents, asbestos and other contaminants.

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