H. Blair Hahn

H. Blair Hahn: Attorney with Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC
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Biography

Having served as lead counsel of seven large multidistrict litigations and leadership positions in many more, Blair Hahn is one of the top pharmaceutical and product liability attorneys in the country.His strong business background and organizational skills enable him to effectively manage the cases of thousands of plaintiffs and the attorneys working on them as he builds liability cases against some of the largest and most profitable corporations in the history of the world.Hahn is proud of his watchdog role to protect consumers and to serve as an important check to wealthy companies that rush drugs and medical devices to market without a full grasp of the detrimental side effects that have the potential to harm thousands of people.Peers have named him one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the country as rated by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state.Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Hahn started and ran Atlantic Publication Group, a publishing company that launched a number of periodicals, including Charleston Magazine.He attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and joined Ness, Motley, Loadholt, Richardson & Poole in 1992. Hahn was a founding member of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman in 2002 and led the firm’s successful pharmaceutical litigation team.Hahn has been married for 30 years and has two grown children. He lives in the Charleston, SC area and enjoys yoga, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. He is author of two children’s books, My Purple Toes and My Purple Kisses, and is a successful real estate developer.Recently, Hahn entered the entertainment industry with the same drive and determination that created his successful legal career. He has partnered to create Black Bear Studios, a film and television production company and studio in Charleston that is seeking to reinvigorate what once was a thriving industry in the region, which is known for its historic charm, rich storytelling and a beautiful environment conducive to year-round filming. In addition, he has launched Producer Capital Fund, an independent film financing company and Media Toaster a full service post production house with offices in Burbank, CA and Charleston, SC.Building on his experience of confronting wealthy corporations and the best defense attorneys in the country, he is working on a screenplay about the pharmaceutical industry and the attorneys who push for better product safety and testing before new drugs come onto the market.Representative CasesLipitor Multidistrict LitigationHahn is lead counsel in the nationwide Lipitor MDL. The blockbuster drug used to treat high cholesterol is alleged to cause some women to develop diabetes.

Chantix Multidistrict LitigationThe smoking cessation drug Chantix causes serious psychological problems for some patients. Pfizer has settled or is in the process of settling more than 2,700 cases with a total projected settlement amount of $291 million. Hahn was co-lead counsel of the MDL.

Zyprexa Multidistrict LitigationThe anti-depressant drug Zyprexa causes some patients to develop diabetes or worsen their pre-existing diabetes. Hahn served on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee of the MDL. As a result of the litigation, Eli Lilly agreed to pay $1.2 billion to 28,500 individuals.

Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Solution Products Liability LitigationThe contact lens solution ReNu with MoistureLoc was pulled from the market after it was found to cause serious eye injuries. Hahn was lead counsel in the multidistrict litigation to compensate people who sustained injuries from using the product.

Breast Implant LitigationHahn played an important role in litigation against several manufacturers of breast implants for selling defective products, including the MDL against Dow Corning that resulted in a $3.2 billion settlement for 400,000 women. He represented more than 7,000 women in the litigation, so many that he was the only attorney with a dedicated file storage room at the settlement center.

Areas of Practice• Construction Defects• Medical Devices• Pharmaceutical DrugsAdmissions• 1992, South Carolina• U.S. District Court, District of South CarolinaEducation• University of South Carolina, J.D., 1992• North Carolina State University, B.A., Economics, 1980; Business Management, 1980Professional Memberships• American Bar Association• Association of Trial Lawyers of America• South Carolina Association for Justice• South Carolina Bar, Executive Council, Young Lawyers Division, 1993—1994• South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association• The American Association for Justice• The National Top Trial Lawyers 100

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  • Product Liability Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-341-0422  Phone
843-727-6642  Fax
www.rpwb.com
University Attended:
North Carolina State University, B.A., Economics, 1980; North Carolina State University, Business Management, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
1992, South Carolina
ISLN:
900899421
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