Toxic Tort, Mass Tort, Environmental and Products Liability

Marks, O’Neill has extensive experience in the handling and administration of toxic tort, mass tort and environmental claims, including personal injury and property damage, arising from environmental hazards, asbestos exposure, benzene exposure, lead paint exposure, pesticides, latex, silica and mold litigation.

Our experience ranges from cases involving consumer products to farm equipment to industrial chemicals.  We represent clients throughout the entire chain of production and distribution in claims involving defective design, manufacturing, warnings and post-manufacture alterations.  The firm also has an extremely active practice in the handling of asbestos claims in all of our offices.  We provide services to our clients on a regional basis from Washington, D.C. through New York.  We have served as regional trial counsel for many of our clients.  Our regional approach allows us to assist our clients in an efficient, cost effective manner.  We have had the opportunity to work with some of the recognized leading experts in the field of asbestos medicine and causation, including pulmonologists, pathologists, industrial hygienists, toxicologists and epidemiologists. Our firm has been selected by traditionally peripheral defendants to develop their defense strategy, select their expert witnesses, coordinate the testing of their products and work places and defend their interests at trial.  We currently serve as National Coordinating Counsel to several different corporations.  In this role, we provide administrative, technical and trial support to local counsel throughout the country.  The firm has a dedicated group of professionals who are extremely familiar with the medical and legal issues of this rapidly changing litigation landscape.  We have incorporated technology into the management of voluminous files, records, documents and depositions.

Our experience in the environmental arena encompasses a wide range of areas, including federal and state statutes and regulations, remediation, implementation and contracting.  Additionally, we are involved in the defense of Super Fund Spill Act and HSCA cases, as well as underground storage tank and spill actions.  The firm also handles the defense of personal injury and property damage claims arising from environmental hazards.  We have substantial knowledge regarding the legal, factual and technical issues surrounding environmental and regulatory matters.  Our attorneys have experience in class action litigation, environmental contracting efforts, collaboration with governmental entities on clean-up issues, as well as the management and administration of clean-up activity. We have a broad base of experience with clients ranging from those with peripheral involvement to the coordination as lead defense counsel for a group of carriers at the highest tiers of cost recovery exposure.  In the field of regulatory practice, our attorneys represent the interests of diverse client initiatives, including cost recovery actions, the expansion of behavioral facilities, FDA compliance activities, medical device oversight activities and zoning, utility and planning commission disputes.

Our product liability experience ranges from cases involving consumer products to farm equipment to industrial chemicals. We represent clients throughout the entire chain of production and distribution in claims involving defective design, manufacturing, warnings and post-manufacture alterations.

Information and referrals concerning Toxic Tort, Mass Tort, Environmental and Products Liability matters should be directed to Kevin O’Brien at kobrien@moodklaw.com.

Meet our Professionals:

  • Daniel R. Bentz
    Daniel R. Bentz
    Pittsburgh
  • Sarah C. Boehme
    Sarah C. Boehme
  • Nathaniel D. Chiaravallotti
    Nathaniel D. Chiaravallotti
    New York
  • Eric E. Domer
    Eric E. Domer
    Pittsburgh
  • Michael F. Duggan
    Michael F. Duggan
    Delaware
  • Eileen M. Ford
    Eileen M. Ford
    Delaware
  • Sebastian A. Goldstein
    Sebastian A. Goldstein
    New Jersey
  • Michael T. Hamilton
    Michael T. Hamilton
    Delaware
  • Thomas J. Johanson
    Thomas J. Johanson
    Philadelphia
  • Michael A. Kosar
    Michael A. Kosar
    New Jersey
  • Karen M. Lager
    Karen M. Lager
    New York
  • Anne Marie Lombardo
    Anne Marie Lombardo
    Philadelphia
  • Megan T. Mantzavinos
    Megan T. Mantzavinos
    Delaware
  • Casey G. McCurdy
    Casey G. McCurdy
    Philadelphia
  • Rebekah S. Mears
    Rebekah S. Mears
    Maryland
  • Julie L. Mer
    Julie L. Mer
  • Michael J. Notartomas
    Michael J. Notartomas
    New Jersey
  • Kevin J. O’Brien
    Kevin J. O’Brien
    Philadelphia
  • Joseph M. O’Neill
    Joseph M. O’Neill
    Philadelphia
  • Thomas M. Pié
    Thomas M. Pié
    Pittsburgh
  • Ashley A. Rogers
    Ashley A. Rogers
    Pittsburgh
  • John M. Schollaert
    John M. Schollaert
    Pittsburgh
  • Philip B. Shank
    Philip B. Shank
    Philadelphia
  • Emily K. Silverstein
    Emily K. Silverstein
    Delaware
  • Bonnie S. Simon
    Bonnie S. Simon
    New York
  • James M. Skelly
    James M. Skelly
    New York
  • Jennifer A. Stern
    Jennifer A. Stern
    Philadelphia
  • Carol M. Tempesta
    Carol M. Tempesta
    Westchester County