Under the leadership of Members Paul F. Lantieri, Michele E. Turner and Nicole Pérez-Lengel, this group combines our sophisticated legal prowess with medical and scientific expertise to defend our clients in complex environmental and toxic tort claims. We defend manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, contractors, land and building owners, employers and insurance carriers in a variety of related matters.

Our team’s broad range of experience includes defending claims involving hazardous materials, chemicals, environmental exposure and contamination, groundwater and air contamination, sick building suits, landfill litigation and more, including the representation of a defendant in the very first CERCLA (Superfund) enforcement action.

The Environmental and Toxic Tort Practice Group often works closely with outside experts and our firm’s complementary practice groups that handle insurance coverage, products liability, construction, workers’ compensation, and privacy and data security matters, to achieve optimal and efficient results for our clients. Our teams work together to address and defend issues of indemnity and insurance coverage arising from underlying claims and when necessary defend actions in courts in multiple jurisdictions.

Our team’s goal always is to provide the best possible defense consistent with each client’s objectives. That includes mounting an aggressive defense and taking cases to trial when the client wishes to do so, or promptly getting cases in a posture for settlement or an ADR proceeding when the client feels that would be in its best interest. In all matters, our focus is on what the client wants to achieve, and we provide whatever counseling may be required for our clients to formulate their objectives.

Regardless of the client’s objectives, we utilize first-class information technology and efficient use of personnel to meet our clients’ needs in a cost efficient manner. Our proficiency with our information technology system, which we believe is second to none when it comes to data security and privacy protection, allows us to effectively store, analyze and utilize large amounts of data.

For more information on this innovative practice group, please contact Paul F. Lantieri at lantieri@bbs-law.com or 215-665-3301, Michele E. Turner at mturner@bbs-law.com or 215-665-3344 or Nicole Pérez-Lengel at lengel@bbs-law.com or 215-665-3327.