Toxic Tort and Environmental Practice


Our attorneys have a long and successful history of representing their clients in the defense of toxic tort/mass tort cases and environmental litigation in State and Federal Courts. Ricci Tyrrell represents these clients, either directly or through their insurance companies and, in some instances, acts as national coordinating counsel directing the defense of local counsel throughout the country. We have represented international, national and regional manufacturers, distributors, contractors, bulk material suppliers, railroads, vessel owners and operators, as well as others in the defense of claims involving asbestos, mold silicone, DES, mixed dust, heavy metals, radiation, benzene, noise and other alleged harmful exposures. In addition, the firm has defended its clients in medical monitoring class action claims arising out of alleged exposure to toxic substances, as well as representing clients in disputes arising out of the interpretation of insurance policies and their application to these types of claims.

In the environmental arena, Ricci Tyrrell represents defendants in federal superfund actions and state hazardous waste site litigation, prosecution and defense of property owners in litigation regarding alleged contamination and also prosecution and defense of claims arising from underground storage tanks. The Firm also defends manufacturers from claims under the Clean Water Act, appeals to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, and provides representation of insurance carriers and insureds in coverage actions related to environmental issues and pollution sites. The Firm offers counsel to businesses in negotiating settlements, consent decrees, memoranda agreements and reduced penalties for violations of federal and state environmental regulations and permits and assists clients in addressing issues with governmental entities concerning environmental matters.

Practice Group Members: John E. Tyrrell, Francis J. Grey, Jr., Nancy D. Green, Patrick J. McStravick, E. Michael Keating IIIStuart M. Goldstein, Stephen W. Miller