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
Lisa Geiger
Staff Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6644
(321) 249-0522
Tony Harlow
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5122
(205) 278-9795
Samantha Orender
Associate ~ Jacksonville, Florida|
(904) 232-7211
(904) 212-1562
J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.
Partner ~ Jacksonville, Florida|
(904) 232-7203
(904) 212-0315
Michael Waskiewicz
Partner ~ Jacksonville, Florida|
(904) 232-7204
(904) 212-0724
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.

  • General Torts--Defense of national snack food/drink brand in consumer product claims.
  • General Commercial

    Lead counsel for close corporation shareholder against co-owner and president involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder oppression. Favorable settlement.
  • Insurance - Coverage and Bad Faith

    Defense of bond insurer on suit by construction contractor who alleged lost profits due to insurer’s non-issuance of a construction bond after a previous bid bond had been issued (but without agent authority). Summary judgment
  • General Commercial

    Local counsel for national tool and equipment supplier in business dispute with area sales representatives who were terminated and/or assigned smaller territories. Favorable arbitration ruling.
  • Mesothelioma Death

    Retained as trial counsel for steel mill premises liability claim in mesothelioma death case filed in Austin, Texas.


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