Our environmental, chemical and toxic tort practice includes litigation as well as advisory and compliance work. We have served as lead defense counsel in toxic tort cases involving a variety of contaminants in Tennessee state courts. Among the substances at issue are dioxin, asbestos, PCBs, lead and other heavy metals, and pentachlorophenol. These cases have involved claims of personal injury, including cancer, immune diseases, cognitive and attention deficits, and a wide variety of other illnesses. Claims for property damage, site remediation and medical monitoring are something with which our attorneys also have experience.
Our clients also regularly utilize our environmental services in connection with real estate acquisitions and other types of corporate transactions, and we counsel our financial institution clients regarding potential environmental liabilities associated with their lending activities.