For more than 35 years, Cowles Thompson has represented clients in a wide range of toxic, mass tort, and environmental matters.
- We have defended corporate clients whose actions or products are alleged to have caused bodily injury or disease, or serious harm to the environment; and
- We represent individuals and businesses whose property or property rights are at stake due to environmental concerns.
Technical understanding is critical to the successful defense of any toxic tort or environmental law claims. Our attorneys are experienced not only on the litigation side, but in utilizing experts, including epidemiologists, toxicologists, pulmonologists, industrial hygienists, and other witnesses associated with medical and scientific causation.
Additionally, our insurance coverage attorneys are experienced in representing clients in declaratory judgment actions regarding the applicability of environmental coverages, and we provide advice to insurance companies on environmental underwriting issues.
Our attorneys regularly defend cases that involve:
- Hydrogen sulfide
- Dental amalgam (mercury)
- Mixed dust
- Oil & Petrochemicals
- Water runoff
- Environmental injury
- Other Chemical exposures
- Contractual indemnity
- Insurance coverage
Cowles Thompson has a long history of working with large corporations in the management of toxic, mass tort, and environmental litigation. Our proficiency equips us to confront the many facets of budgeting, reporting, and management of complex litigation. Our litigators have extensive experience representing manufacturers, retailers, lenders, individuals, service providers, distributors, municipalities, and other clients ranging from individual claims to class actions and mass tort lawsuits.