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
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.

  • General Torts--Defense of national snack food/drink brand in consumer product claims.
  • 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 lead trial counsel in 6 week trial in Pittsburgh and obtained defense verdicts of all 23 consolidated personal injury and death claims alleging respiratory diseases and cancers arising from asbestos exposures in steel mills.
  • Asbestos Litigation

    Retained to represent interests of asbestos containing product manufactures in national appellate strategy regarding defense of punitive damages claims.
  • 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.


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