Our Team

Goldberg Segalla’s Asbestos Case Tracker will keep you up-to-date on asbestos litigation with access to the latest court decisions, legislative updates, and other developments from across the country. Our asbestos team has decades of experience in this complex and ever-evolving area of law. We serve as national coordinating, trial, and local counsel for clients in a broad spectrum of industries that have been joined in asbestos litigation and our team has litigated thousands of cases over the last 30 years. Goldberg Segalla has a team of battle-tested trial lawyers within a very short commute of three of the nation’s most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions—what the American TortReform Alliance has dubbed Judicial Hellholes—Madison County, Illinois; St. Clair County, Illinois; and The City of St. Louis, Missouri. Coupled with our longtime work defending clients in New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL), we have a strong, on-the-ground presence to protect their interests in nearly half of the 10 most challenging venues for defendants.


Joesph J. Welter

Toxic Tort Chair
Partner – Buffalo
716.566.5457
[email protected]


Jason A. Botticelli

Editor
Partner – Buffalo
716.566.5460
[email protected]


Gregory M. McNamee

Editor
Partner – Philadelphia
267.519.6870
[email protected]


David E. Rutkowski

Editor
Partner – Newark
973.681.7015
[email protected]


Toxic Tort Practice

For years, the attorneys at Goldberg Segalla have committed their time and talents to turning the tide of toxic tort litigation. Case by case and client by client, in local and individual matters and in mass tort litigation, we have won trials and appeals and shaped case law around the country.

It’s the reason our attorneys publish in top journals, work closely with the leading scientists and engineers, serve on national boards and committees, and share our knowledge and experience in lectures, seminars, and certified CE/CLE courses. But our method is simple: In each case, we fight to put verifiable facts, tested scientific principles, and the law back in their rightful place as the determining factors of liability.

Our team of over 50 exceptional attorneys includes veteran toxic tort litigators, nationally recognized rising stars, and thought leaders with deep backgrounds in emerging toxic tort trends. With the ability to defend cases and advise clients across our national footprint, we’ve built a reputation for precedent-setting victories over aggressive plaintiff lawyers in some of the country’s toughest judicial jurisdictions — but also for developing cost-effective litigation management strategies to meet each client’s goals.

Goldberg Segalla’s Toxic Tort team represents a diverse array of over 100 prominent clients in thousands of cases pending around the country. Flexible, collaborative, and efficient, our attorneys are equally equipped to serve as local, regional, or national counsel in complex, high-value toxic torts. Unlike many firms, our breadth of experience extends beyond some of the more traditional toxic torts. Learn about the breadth of our experience in the categories below, or click to discover what makes our team different.