Stuart H. Smith, Chief Strategist has practiced law for nearly 25 years, litigating against oil companies and other energy-related corporations for damages associated with radioactive oil field waste. Smith also has extensive jury trial experience in both federal and state courts in addition to handling multi-district litigation (“MDL”) civil cases, including the Deepwater Horizon Spill, Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, and the Propulsid Product Liability Litigation. Smith is well known for his role as lead counsel in an oil field radiation case that resulted in a verdict of $1.056 billion against ExxonMobil for contamination and cover up of land it leased from the Grefer family in Louisiana. Smith is one of the largest donors to the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and founder of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at the university’s Broadway campus
Phil Cramer, a managing partner of Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, specializes in corporate plaintiff’s recovery cases and has worked on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 Companies to successfully recover hundreds of millions of dollars in direct action/ opt out litigation. Prior to private practice, Phil was a trial attorney at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and he has received numerous awards for this successful litigation in high profile civil rights cases.
Kevin W. Thompson is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and inventor who has been involved in high-stakes litigation across the country for more than 20 years. Thompson served as class counsel and head of a litigation team that achieved a $151 million settlement for the people of Charleston, WV, whose water supply was tainted and economy disrupted during the Elk River Spill of 2014. He has been nominated twice for Public Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for his groundbreaking work in the public interest. Thompson’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, National Geographic, on ABC News, and in two documentaries, Coal Rush and Toxic Soup.
Scott R. Bickford, a principal in the New Orleans law firm of Martzell, Bickford & Centola, APC, practices primarily in the areas of environmental, oil and gas, toxic tort and personal injury law. He has been the lead counsel in multiple class action cases and is the co-director of the Tulane Law School Trial Advocacy Program.
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Celeste Brustowicz has 33 years experience as a practicing attorney with expertise in med-malpractice, class action, mass tort and civil rights cases, as well as managing all aspects of civil litigation at Cooper Law Firm. Ms. Brustowicz successfully defended Jefferson Parish against multiple class action suits in federal and state courts arising from Hurricane Katrina-related flooding, and successfully defended Louisiana in the Bristol Meyers Squibb/Serzone litigation. She is licensed to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi and California.
Barry J. Cooper, Jr. has assisted in handling hundreds of claims on behalf of plaintiffs against pharmaceutical companies in cases of product liability, as well as against drug distributors. These include the Propulsid Product Liability Litigation, wherein Mr. Cooper assisted in representing several hundred plaintiffs against Cisapride, and the Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, which resolved 35,000 lawsuits, federal charges, and criminal and civil claims with a nearly $6 billion settlement.
ANTHONY D. GRAY A Missouri-based attorney and partner with Johnson Gray LLC, Anthony has an extensive background litigating civil rights cases, as well as serving in various roles in law enforcement and public service.
Donald (“Don”) Creadore leads an internationally-recognized legal and consulting practice relating to hazardous materials and substances, with clients spread across five continents. As founder and publisher of the Cannabis Law Digest, Don has situated himself at the crossroads of America’s changing relationship with legal and illegal substances. Donald Creadore began his legal career working for a Senior United States Judge in the prestigious Southern District of New York, before becoming an associate at a Top-25 NY law firm and, thereafter, forming his own law firm. Don is admitted to the bars of the states of New York, Connecticut, Missouri and the District of Columbia, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Stephen Wussow has been involved in environmental and mass tort litigation as an attorney and legal tech since 2006. He has represented clients around the country in cases against involving pharmaceuticals, oil and gas NORM, air pollution, and occupational exposure, and water contamination (including the Elk River Spill class action).
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