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

Edward Bowron
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8216
(251) 344-9696
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.
  • Asbestos Litigation

    Retained as regional counsel (southeastern United States and Caribbean) from 1990 to 1993 for a manufacturer of asbestos insulation products with responsibility across the region for development, implementation and management of defense strategies, trial strategies, engagement of expert witnesses, defense cost savings, indemnity budgets, negotiations and strategies for individual and mass case settlements, and reporting to client’s management team on an average inventory of 20,000 pending cases.
  • Liability Exposure Evaluation

    Retained by product manufacturer to independently review extensive discovery and to provide an evaluation of liability exposure arising from an underground mining explosion and fire resulting in 13 death cases and 14 personal injury cases with aggregate settlement demands in excess of $100,000,000.
  • Class Action

    Retained to defend manufacturer of submersible underground water pumps in class action by private well owners alleging water contamination and increased cancer risks due to leaking lubricants and obtained dismissal of suit without payment of indemnity.
  • Ephedra Food Supplement Claims

    Retained to represent bottler of ephedra food supplements against claims arising in Arkansas, Arizona and Florida.


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