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Carmen Toledo focuses on litigation involving toxic torts, environmental disputes and other complex litigation matters. As a partner in our Environmental and Mass Tort and Toxic Tort practices, Carmen represents large corporate clients in a variety of tort and product liability disputes.

Carmen represents chemical, agricultural and energy industry clients and other corporations in individual, mass joinder and class action cases across the U.S., at both the trial and appellate levels. Her matters involve claims of property damage and personal injuries due to alleged exposures to pesticides; asbestos and silica; vinyl chloride; formaldehyde; dioxin; chlorine; TCE; and other solvents.

In addition, Carmen has been involved in product liability cases for clients in various industries, including the pharmaceutical, automotive, financial services, and food and beverage sectors.

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen is fluent in Spanish as well as English. She has authored articles and presented on various toxic tort and environmental topics, and has been a frequent speaker on diversity, mentoring and women's issues.

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Credentials

J.D., Yale University

B.A., University of California-Davis, summa cum laude

California

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Atlanta Bar Association

Chair, DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, 2018-Present

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Georgia Hispanic Bar Association

Georgia Latino Law Foundation, Board Member

Program Chair, DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016-2017

State Bar of California

State Bar of Georgia

Vice Chair, DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, 2016-2018

Spanish

Matters

Represented a forestry products company in an evidentiary hearing before the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality, which resulted in findings rejecting plaintiffs' claims that the company had illegally disposed of wastes on their properties.

Obtained dismissal of medical monitoring and RCRA claims in groundwater contamination mass joinder cases in Oklahoma federal court.

Representing an international energy company in the negotiation and settlement of related class action, mass joinder and municipal enforcement actions in Madison County, Illinois, asserting property damage and medical monitoring claims from alleged exposure to groundwater contamination.

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Represented a forestry products company in an evidentiary hearing before the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality, which resulted in findings rejecting plaintiffs' claims that the company had illegally disposed of wastes on their properties.

Obtained dismissal of medical monitoring and RCRA claims in groundwater contamination mass joinder cases in Oklahoma federal court.

Representing an international energy company in the negotiation and settlement of related class action, mass joinder and municipal enforcement actions in Madison County, Illinois, asserting property damage and medical monitoring claims from alleged exposure to groundwater contamination.

Defeated class certification in an alleged groundwater contamination case in Oklahoma federal court; in an occupational exposure case in New Jersey state court; and in a breast implant case in Utah state court.

Won a motion to exclude plaintiffs' valuation economist in Oklahoma federal court.

Represented a carbon black manufacturer in mass joinder lawsuits filed in West Virginia by hundreds of current and former neighbors.

Represented Union Carbide Corporation as part of a national coordinating counsel team in individual and class action litigation in 19 states, involving personal injury, wrongful death, medical monitoring and fraud claims arising from alleged exposures to vinyl chloride.

Obtained dismissal of fraud, conspiracy and injunctive relief claims asserted in a mass joinder case pending in Mississippi federal court that asserts personal injury and property damage claims as a result of alleged illegal disposal of hazardous wastes.

Successfully defended Hercules Incorporated in a number of Georgia, Mississippi and Texas cases involving alleged exposure to toxaphene and other chemicals.

Coordinated settlement of numerous complex property damage class actions with the aid of geographic information system (GIS) technology.

Matters

Represented a forestry products company in an evidentiary hearing before the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality, which resulted in findings rejecting plaintiffs' claims that the company had illegally disposed of wastes on their properties.

Obtained dismissal of medical monitoring and RCRA claims in groundwater contamination mass joinder cases in Oklahoma federal court.

Representing an international energy company in the negotiation and settlement of related class action, mass joinder and municipal enforcement actions in Madison County, Illinois, asserting property damage and medical monitoring claims from alleged exposure to groundwater contamination.

See more
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Matters

Represented a forestry products company in an evidentiary hearing before the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality, which resulted in findings rejecting plaintiffs' claims that the company had illegally disposed of wastes on their properties.

Obtained dismissal of medical monitoring and RCRA claims in groundwater contamination mass joinder cases in Oklahoma federal court.

Representing an international energy company in the negotiation and settlement of related class action, mass joinder and municipal enforcement actions in Madison County, Illinois, asserting property damage and medical monitoring claims from alleged exposure to groundwater contamination.

Defeated class certification in an alleged groundwater contamination case in Oklahoma federal court; in an occupational exposure case in New Jersey state court; and in a breast implant case in Utah state court.

Won a motion to exclude plaintiffs' valuation economist in Oklahoma federal court.

Represented a carbon black manufacturer in mass joinder lawsuits filed in West Virginia by hundreds of current and former neighbors.

Represented Union Carbide Corporation as part of a national coordinating counsel team in individual and class action litigation in 19 states, involving personal injury, wrongful death, medical monitoring and fraud claims arising from alleged exposures to vinyl chloride.

Obtained dismissal of fraud, conspiracy and injunctive relief claims asserted in a mass joinder case pending in Mississippi federal court that asserts personal injury and property damage claims as a result of alleged illegal disposal of hazardous wastes.

Successfully defended Hercules Incorporated in a number of Georgia, Mississippi and Texas cases involving alleged exposure to toxaphene and other chemicals.

Coordinated settlement of numerous complex property damage class actions with the aid of geographic information system (GIS) technology.

Credentials

J.D., Yale University

B.A., University of California-Davis, summa cum laude

California

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Atlanta Bar Association

Chair, DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, 2018-Present

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Georgia Hispanic Bar Association

Georgia Latino Law Foundation, Board Member

Program Chair, DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016-2017

State Bar of California

State Bar of Georgia

Vice Chair, DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, 2016-2018

Spanish