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Wes Steimle is counsel in King & Spalding's Product Liability and Mass Tort and Toxic Tort practices.

Wes has over 11 years of experience in handing complex cases on behalf of major pharmaceutical, petroleum, chemical, and technology companies. He focuses on the defense of cases involving product liability, premises liability, toxic torts and commercial litigation.

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Credentials

J.D., University of California Hastings College of Law

B.A., University of California-Santa Barbara

California

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 Eastern District of California

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

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

State Bar of California

Matters

Pharmaceutical

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in the defense of personal injury cases in state and federal courts throughout California which involve claims that plaintiffs sustained degeneration of shoulder joint cartilage (chondrolysis) as a result of the post-operative administration of anesthetic to their shoulder joints.

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in the defense of claims that an antipsychotic medication causes weight gain, diabetes, and pancreatitis, which are pending in state and federal courts in California. 

Successfully defended The Dow Chemical Company in numerous product liability actions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties, in which it was alleged to be the successor to a manufacturer of the Salk polio vaccine. Wes prepared and argued successful pleadings challenges that ultimately led to the statewide dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims.

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Pharmaceutical

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in the defense of personal injury cases in state and federal courts throughout California which involve claims that plaintiffs sustained degeneration of shoulder joint cartilage (chondrolysis) as a result of the post-operative administration of anesthetic to their shoulder joints.

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in the defense of claims that an antipsychotic medication causes weight gain, diabetes, and pancreatitis, which are pending in state and federal courts in California. 

Successfully defended The Dow Chemical Company in numerous product liability actions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties, in which it was alleged to be the successor to a manufacturer of the Salk polio vaccine. Wes prepared and argued successful pleadings challenges that ultimately led to the statewide dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims.

Successfully represented SmartHealth Inc. in the defense of the latex glove product liability cases in California.

Lead Paint Litigation

Represents American Cyanamid Company in a lead paint public nuisance lawsuit prosecuted by several cities and counties in California.

Toxic Tort

Represents a major chemical manufacturer in product liability claims based upon alleged exposure to benzene.

Successfully represented Union Oil Company of California in defense of multiple personal injury claims involving alleged exposure to methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). 

Represents several defendants in asbestos product liability and premises liability actions throughout California.

Commercial Litigation

Represents a network solutions provider in defense of commercial litigation relating to the sales of its products abroad.

Successfully represented a major specialty chemicals company in commercial litigation pending in federal court in the Central District of California.

Successfully represented Rhodia Inc. in commercial litigation involving contracts covering the provision of uniforms for its employees.

Unfair Competition/Antitrust

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in a California state action by pharmacies alleging a price-fixing conspiracy among manufacturers of brand name drugs in violation of the Cartwright Act and California's Unfair Competition Laws.

Matters

Pharmaceutical

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in the defense of personal injury cases in state and federal courts throughout California which involve claims that plaintiffs sustained degeneration of shoulder joint cartilage (chondrolysis) as a result of the post-operative administration of anesthetic to their shoulder joints.

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in the defense of claims that an antipsychotic medication causes weight gain, diabetes, and pancreatitis, which are pending in state and federal courts in California. 

Successfully defended The Dow Chemical Company in numerous product liability actions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties, in which it was alleged to be the successor to a manufacturer of the Salk polio vaccine. Wes prepared and argued successful pleadings challenges that ultimately led to the statewide dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims.

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Pharmaceutical

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in the defense of personal injury cases in state and federal courts throughout California which involve claims that plaintiffs sustained degeneration of shoulder joint cartilage (chondrolysis) as a result of the post-operative administration of anesthetic to their shoulder joints.

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in the defense of claims that an antipsychotic medication causes weight gain, diabetes, and pancreatitis, which are pending in state and federal courts in California. 

Successfully defended The Dow Chemical Company in numerous product liability actions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties, in which it was alleged to be the successor to a manufacturer of the Salk polio vaccine. Wes prepared and argued successful pleadings challenges that ultimately led to the statewide dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims.

Successfully represented SmartHealth Inc. in the defense of the latex glove product liability cases in California.

Lead Paint Litigation

Represents American Cyanamid Company in a lead paint public nuisance lawsuit prosecuted by several cities and counties in California.

Toxic Tort

Represents a major chemical manufacturer in product liability claims based upon alleged exposure to benzene.

Successfully represented Union Oil Company of California in defense of multiple personal injury claims involving alleged exposure to methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). 

Represents several defendants in asbestos product liability and premises liability actions throughout California.

Commercial Litigation

Represents a network solutions provider in defense of commercial litigation relating to the sales of its products abroad.

Successfully represented a major specialty chemicals company in commercial litigation pending in federal court in the Central District of California.

Successfully represented Rhodia Inc. in commercial litigation involving contracts covering the provision of uniforms for its employees.

Unfair Competition/Antitrust

Represents a major pharmaceutical company in a California state action by pharmacies alleging a price-fixing conspiracy among manufacturers of brand name drugs in violation of the Cartwright Act and California's Unfair Competition Laws.

Credentials

J.D., University of California Hastings College of Law

B.A., University of California-Santa Barbara

California

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 Eastern District of California

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

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

State Bar of California