Armstrong Teasdale has extensive experience in toxic tort litigation, particularly when it comes to asbestos.
The firm has been involved in asbestos litigation for three decades and has defended more than 50 manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and premises owners. This representation ranges from property damage cases centering around entire school systems in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, to serving as national trial counsel for major insulation manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, and others resulting in the handling and trial of multiple cases throughout the United States.
Members of Armstrong Teasdale’s asbestos team have tried asbestos cases to verdict in Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Maryland, California and Oklahoma, including defense verdicts in traditionally challenging jurisdictions such as Madison County, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Many of our lawyers are former in-house counsel, and our distinguished trial team also includes a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, a former Madison County Judge, a former Missouri Supreme Court Judge, registered nurses, former prosecutors and federal clerks, a mechanical engineer who worked in a major electrical utility, and a former union laborer.
When it comes to asbestos, our team has more than 100 years of combined experience. We currently manage in excess of 4,800 cases throughout Missouri and Illinois with a focus on Southern Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Members of the firm's Asbestos practice have managed and disposed of more than 15,000 cases in Madison County, Illinois, alone. With decades of experience in asbestos litigation, as well as other toxic torts such as talc, PCBs and lead, our lawyers develop and execute strategies that provide our clients the best possible outcome in what can often be bet-the-company, multimillion-dollar litigation.