Dan’s practice focuses on defending petroleum, chemical and pesticide manufacturers in personal injury, property damage and wrongful death actions. Much of Dan’s work involves multi-plaintiff and multi-defendant cases in which numerous chemicals and products are at issue. Many of these cases arise in the context of a claimed employment related injury; others involve allegations of personal injury as a consequence of an environmental release.
Dan has defended clients in courts across the country and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions. He frequently works with environmental consultants and other experts in a variety of disciplines including medicine, toxicology and epidemiology. He is often involved in negotiating and implementing Case Management Orders that govern the discovery process leading to trial. He has coordinated discovery in complex litigation, including fact acquisition, expert witness retention and preparation, motion practice and adverse expert witness depositions.
In addition to toxic tort and environmental litigation, Dan has substantial experience in commercial disputes, including matters involving the transportation industry.
Representative MattersRepresented petroleum refiner at trial involving 70+ plaintiffs claiming property damage relating to legacy operations in Sunburst, Montana.
Represented pesticide manufacturer in 400+ plaintiff action for personal injury and wrongful death arising from alleged environmental contamination from legacy production facilities in Santa Cruz County, California.
Represented pesticide manufacturer in 1,000+ plaintiff action for personal injuries, wrongful death and medical monitoring arising from alleged environmental contamination from former pesticide facilities in Hildago County, Texas.
Represented petroleum marketer in 70+ plaintiff action for personal injuries and property damage arising from alleged leaking underground storage tanks in Pasco County, Florida.
Represented railroad in commercial dispute concerning interpretation of contract providing for freight charges.