Practice Areas & Industries: Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP


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Since the late 1970s, toxic torts and environmental claims have assumed a prominent and highly charged position in the law. Carroll, Burdick & McDonough has a distinguished track record in this sensitive area. For more than a decade, we have devoted a substantial proportion of our resources to the defense of toxic tort and environmental contamination claims.

Exceptional and Efficient Representation

As a group our number one priority is to resolve your conflicts in a straightforward, efficient and successful manner. To do so, we have developed a bank of experts from around the country to whom we turn for instant, informal discussion as well as more formal support. Our attorneys are also experts in government regulations, environmental factors, medical intricacies, and remediation techniques that complicate chemical claims.

However, preparation is only one factor in the successful defense of a toxic tort or environmental claim. Because public sentiment often runs high in such cases, the presentation of a defense is critically important. Our experience in this field, as well as in other types of defense litigation, has given us the sensitivity and skill required to present a compelling defense.

We enjoy a reputation for successfully counseling our clients on how best to minimize or avoid litigation. However, when it best suits the defense, CBM has represented a wide variety of clients in State and Federal courts, and regularly appears before the multiple regulatory agencies that govern the California business community. In addition, our attorneys have appeared before the U.S. and California Supreme Courts on environmental and takings issues related to land use.

Tremendous Breadth of Experience

CBM has successfully defended toxic tort claims arising from exposure to various substances, including pesticides and herbicides, petroleum and petroleum constituents, metalworking fluids, and asbestos. Our clients have included:

  • Refineries
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Petroleum distributors
  • Pesticide applicators
  • Real estate partnerships
  • Financial institutions