Product Liability & Toxic Tort

Leader Berkon Colao & Silverstein has significant depth and breadth of experience in the defense of product liability and toxic and mass tort claims. We represent Fortune 500 and other companies in such industries as chemicals, agriculture and biosciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and therapies, consumer appliances, industrial equipment, motor vehicles and aviation. Having defended claims involving exposure to benzene, lead paint, food flavorings, solvents and other chemicals, alleging everything from respiratory illnesses to cancer to birth defects, we fully understand the unique scientific, medical and technical issues involved in these claims.

We also have extensive experience defending claims of catastrophic injury and wrongful death in a variety of contexts from fire to motor vehicle and aviation accidents to industrial and manufacturing incidents. In all of these cases, we enlist the services of recognized experts in these fields, and Leader Berkon Colao & Silverstein has developed a reputation for successfully identifying and developing such experts across a broad spectrum of fields to support our clients’ defenses.

We have a nationwide practice representing clients in products and toxic tort cases, and Leader Berkon Colao & Silverstein is often called on to manage such complex litigation and work with local counsel to develop defense strategies in families of these cases in multiple jurisdictions.

Leader Berkon Colao & Silverstein has been included in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers, in Tier 3 under “Product Liability Litigation – Defendants” in New York City.

    Joseph G. Colao

    Managing Partner

    Patrick Fitzmaurice

    Associate

    Ryan Hersh

    Associate

    Caroline Verrico

    Associate

    Glen Silverstein

    Managing Partner

    Joseph I. Fontak

    Partner

    Meghan Kalmar

    Associate

    Bobbie R. Bailey

    Partner

    David J. Goodearl

    Partner

    Joshua K. Leader

    Partner

    Melanie L. Brother

    Associate

    Stephanie Gase

    Partner

    Caroline C. Marino

    Partner

    Brian K. Cifuentes

    Partner

    Frederick W. Gatt

    Associate

    Edward Martinovich

    Partner

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