Tort Defense Based on Decades of Experience

Special litigation requires special counsel.  Toxic Torts cases demand a high level of experience and understanding of the science and technology involved.  With over sixty years of experience in toxic torts and environmental litigation, FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth is well equipped to assist our clients in navigating complex regulatory matters that impact their businesses.

Under the leadership of partner and trial counsel John D. Aspland, Jr., and the guidance of Thomas Ulasewicz, former Acting General Counsel for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation,  our litigation team has represented individuals, institutions, and municipalities in the defense of a broad spectrum of toxic tort claims, including asbestos, black mold, lead, petroleum, and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”).

In addition to defending lawsuits, we are proactive counselors who help clients to avoid litigation by conducting a comprehensive risk analysis. We also assist clients in navigating the media maelstrom that is inherent to large scale environmental claims.

We work with our clients to determine the appropriate method of resolution. We may recommend alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration to help clients avoid the cost and burden of going to trial. If we determine that trial by jury is the appropriate direction to take, our firm stands ready to aggressively defend our clients at trial.