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Toxic & Environmental Torts

King & Spalding lawyers have successfully litigated, tried, and resolved toxic tort and environmental cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including in the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions.  We have handled vast and overlapping discovery obligations, navigated thorny legal theories, defeated class certification, tackled complex technical and scientific issues, and managed difficult facts. 

We provide comprehensive resolution options for clients facing complex cases asserting myriad claims due to alleged contamination or toxic exposures.  We understand our clients’ issues, assess their challenges, identify litigation and resolution options, and develop and implement strategies to resolve individual cases or litigation dockets – whether through trial, arbitration, mediation, or settlement.  We partner with our clients to address litigation in a cost-effective manner that meets our clients’ strategic goals.  

We are nationally recognized for our expertise and strategic insights, and our team has achieved favorable outcomes for clients in a wide range of industries. 

Experience.  Our lawyers handle individual, class and mass joinder cases brought by all types of plaintiffs, from property owners to water districts to consumers.  We are well-versed on the claims in these cases, including personal injury, fear, increased risk of disease, medical monitoring, property damage, and business losses. 

Technical Understanding.  We have strong technical backgrounds. Our understanding of the scientific, medical, and technical issues in toxic tort and environmental cases is built on decades of practice, having presented and cross-examined hundreds of experts in diverse scientific disciplines.  Our lawyers can translate complex environmental and scientific issues into language that judges and juries can understand.  

Relationships.  We have a network of local counsel, including trial-tested veterans in the most difficult, plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in the country, and we are supported by experienced appellate counsel. 

Trial.  We have a deep bench of first-chair trial lawyers.  We try high-exposure cases and win.

Class Actions.  We have achieved success in every facet of class action litigation, defeating class certification in virtually every state and against every conceivable theory of recovery.

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Environmental Practice Group of the Year


Law360 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016

Litigation Departments of the Year


The Texas Lawyer 2017

Tier 1 firm nationally for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants


U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017, 2018

Law Firm of the Year for 2017 in its outstanding work in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants.


U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017

Ranked King & Spalding as one of the leading nationwide firms on product liability and mass torts matters.


Chambers USA 2017

One of three “Firms that Dominated in 2016”


Law360 2016

Gus Filice (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants) received special recognition as “Lawyer of the Year.”


Best Lawyers in America 2017

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Recognition

Environmental Practice Group of the Year


Law360 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016

Litigation Departments of the Year


The Texas Lawyer 2017

Tier 1 firm nationally for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants


U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017, 2018

Law Firm of the Year for 2017 in its outstanding work in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants.


U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017

Ranked King & Spalding as one of the leading nationwide firms on product liability and mass torts matters.


Chambers USA 2017

One of three “Firms that Dominated in 2016”


Law360 2016

Gus Filice (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants) received special recognition as “Lawyer of the Year.”


Best Lawyers in America 2017