Mass Torts / Hazardous Substances

Not an hour goes by without a television playing commercials from national tort lawyers touting the hazards from prescription drug side effects, asbestos and asbestosis exposure, harm done by chemicals, and other “mass torts.”

Burr has represented defendants in very many of these cases, including, but not limited to, many categorized in the list below:

  • Asbestos
  • Silica
  • Diesel Exhaust
  • Chemicals, Solvents & Pesticides
  • Benzene
  • Isocyanate
  • Chinese Drywall
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Mold Contamination Claims
  • Lead and PCB’s

Our Attorneys

John Browning
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8211
(251) 706-2411
C. Paul Cavender
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5350
(205) 244-5618
C. Paul
Graham Cotten
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5259
(205) 244-5604
Ronald Farley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5185
(205) 244-5633
Lisa Geiger
Staff Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6644
(321) 249-0522
Tony Harlow
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5122
(205) 278-9795
Sheena Thakrar
Associate ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6660
(321) 249-0712
Allan Wheeler
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5235
(205) 244-5741
Ricardo Woods
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8257
(251) 344-9696

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Asbestos Litigation

    Retained as national trial counsel for Fortune 100 company’s asbestos trials and assigned review of company’s documents to prepare company’s defense strategies.
  • First Known Lawsuit Regarding Sino-Nasal Cancer

    Retained as local counsel representing two power hand tool manufacturers in first known lawsuit alleging sino-nasal cancer from wood dust exposure and obtained dismissal with prejudice without payment of any indemnity dollars.
  • Consolidated Claims

    Retained to defend mining company in consolidated claims filed on behalf of over 200 coal miners alleging respiratory injuries from inhalation of isocyanate-based coal dust suppressant.
  • Asbestos Litigation

    Retained as national coordinating counsel for product manufacturer new to asbestos litigation and assigned task of developing strategies and protocols regarding defense of cases, preparation of company witnesses, confirmation of insurance coverage and other matters related to the client's defense.
  • Appellate

    Appellant’s counsel for trailer manufacturer seeking to overturn a jury verdict and judgment claiming breach of warranty on over 300 cargo trailers.


November 07, 2013
Paul Cavender to be a Panelist and Burr to Sponsor the DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar