Industries

Asbestos

Thousands of asbestos cases. More than 70 trials to verdict. Two critical appellate court opinions on federal preemption. A win rate over 90%. And we do all that with a lean team that never slow-walks, over-staffs, or over-bills litigation. 

Even in the most difficult jurisdictions in the nation, WTO lawyers win for defendants in asbestos litigation. And when the facts are bad and a case may be unwinnable, we enter our appearance and immediately begin to minimize the risk our clients face. 

Clients such as General Electric, Crane Co., Foster Wheeler, Pneumo Abex, Dana Corp. Velan Valve, and Research-Cottrell choose WTO as national litigation and trial counsel. It’s no wonder why. WTO attorneys are renowned for creatively defending personal injury and product liability tort claims related to asbestos exposure. WTO is a go-to trial defense firm in the asbestos world, especially when the situation looks bleak and time is running out.

WTO lawyers have developed and implemented nationwide strategies to successfully defend more than 30,000 asbestos cases, managing counsel across the country to do so. Our team also tries the direst of those cases when the stakes are extreme and in the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions, including Cook County, Newport News, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, to name a few. 

WTO lawyers routinely speak at asbestos conferences on topics including: the Navy's state-of-the-art knowledge and why warnings would have no impact Navy cases; how to prepare for and defend depositions of corporate representatives; why plaintiffs' post-OSHA failure to warn claims should always fail; and how to defeat plaintiffs' claims that each and every exposure to asbestos irrespective of dose contributed to the development of mesothelioma.

WTO has a comprehensive asbestos trial and coordinating counsel team that is ready to travel anywhere in the country to coordinate litigation and take challenging cases to verdict and support those verdicts on appeal.

Professionals Representative Clients
  • Crane Co. - National Trial Counsel
  • Dana Corporation - National Trial Counsel
  • Foster Wheeler - National Trial Counsel
  • General Electric - National Trial Counsel
  • Pneumo Abex L.L.C. - National Trial Counsel
  • Research-Cottrell - National Trial Counsel
  • Trane - National Trial Counsel
  • Velan - National Trial Counsel