The Law Firms
All of the firms in our legal team are nationally recognized firms that have built a reputation on their ability and willingness to litigate complex disputes against some of the world’s largest companies. Large cases and powerful defendants are nothing new to us. We have fought and won cases against giants such as BP, Bayer, Volkswagen, and Pacific Gas & Electric to name just a few.
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Baron & Budd, P.C., is one of the largest and most accomplished plaintiffs’ law firms in the country.
With more than 40 years of experience, Baron & Budd has the expertise and resources to handle complex litigation throughout the United States. As a law firm that takes pride in remaining at the forefront of litigation, Baron & Budd has spearheaded many significant cases for hundreds of entities and thousands of individuals.
Baron & Budd has been repeatedly selected by The Legal 500 as one of the country’s premier law firms in mass tort claims and class action litigation. Since the firm was founded in 1977, Baron & Budd has achieved substantial national acclaim for its work on cutting-edge litigation, trying hundreds of cases to verdict and settling tens of thousands of cases in areas of litigation as diverse and significant as dangerous and highly addictive pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices, asbestos and mesothelioma, California wildfires and environmental contamination, fraudulent banking practices, e-cigarettes, motor vehicles, federal whistleblower cases, and other consumer fraud issues.
Beasley Allen is recognized as one of the largest and most successful Plaintiffs law firms in the country, with verdicts and settlements in excess of $27 billion.
In 1979, Jere Locke Beasley founded the firm, which is now known as Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. Our primary offices are based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, although we work with attorneys and clients throughout the country. The firm employs more than 285 people, including more than 80 attorneys. Beasley Allen is leading the charge to hold JUUL Labs, Inc. accountable for the damage it has done to youth and schools around the country. Beasley Allen lawyers hold key leadership positions in both federal and state court consolidated litigations against JUUL.
Kirk Goza and Brad Honnold have over 50 years of combined experience trying lawsuits and managing significant pieces of litigation including pharmaceutical and other mass tort product liability.
Kirk is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Brad has served in numerous leadership positions on a number of successful MDLs. Judge Orrick has appointed Brad to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee of the JUUL MDL. Kirk and Brad were extensively involved in the JUUL litigation from the outset. They have spoken frequently on the hazards of JUUL and the dangers of adolescent nicotine addiction.
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is a nationally-recognized personal injury law firm representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, mass torts/class action and business litigation cases.
Dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients, firm attorneys have obtained some of the most significant verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs in U.S. history, often taking on large corporations and government entities whose negligence causes our clients’ injuries, and holds them accountable. With this mission at the heart of its work, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP and its attorneys are repeatedly recognized for excellence by other trial attorneys, legal organizations and publications nationwide. Named 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers ‘Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year’, the firm is ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a “Tier 1” Firm – the highest ranking a firm can receive – in the areas of Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation, and Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions.
With a national reach from the heart of the Midwest, Wagstaff & Cartmell enjoys a strong reputation throughout the country in high-stakes litigation and trial practice.
Founded in 1997 when Tom Wagstaff and Tom Cartmell left a large Kansas City firm to form a boutique, the original vision of Wagstaff and Cartmell was to be a premier trial firm representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases.
Now with 36 attorneys and over 40 supporting staff members, the Firm’s lawyers appear in cases nationwide, including in multi-district litigation, class actions, and mass tort cases. The Firm has lawyers licensed in California, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, the District of Columbia, and in numerous federal district and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Wagstaff & Cartmell attorneys have frequently been appointed to senior leadership positions in national multi-district litigation, state court consolidations, and class actions. In multi-district litigation against JUUL Labs, Inc., the firm represents dozens of school districts in numerous states across the nation.
Walkup, Melodia is one of the nation’s premier product liability and personal injury firms.
For six decades, members of the firm have successfully represented injured clients in a multitude of ways because of individual and corporate carelessness. Our attorneys have been repeatedly honored locally and nationally, and serve as faculty members at Berkeley Law, UC Hastings, and the University of San Francisco. Established in 1959, the firm remains unique in its size, diversity of practice and track record.