Class Actions, Mass Torts & Disasters

LitigationClass Actions, Mass Torts & Disasters

Elliott Greenleaf is highly experienced in mass tort, fire and class action litigation, and negotiated dispute resolutions.

We have successfully represented and defended individual and class actions involving constitutional rights, securities fraud, insurance, fraud, employment, WARN Act, mass torts, toxic torts, strict liability in product design, manufacture and warnings, chemical contamination, and waste disposal. Recently, Elliott Greenleaf successfully prosecuted, and settled for multi-million dollars in uninsured damages, the largest single event mass disaster class actions in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is regularly retained to represent victims of mass disaster class actions in negotiations and litigations throughout the region.

Our class action and mass tort team includes:

  • The firm’s environmental law leader, with over thirty years in environmental regulatory, administrative and litigation experience as the former Regional Counsel to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region II (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and the former Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources;
  • Attorneys who have served as court-appointed lead class counsel or defense counsel in major class actions throughout the nation;
  • A senior attorney with over 25 years of trial and appellate advocacy, with substantial expertise in governmental relations and navigating the complex overlay of federal, local and state agencies, and who is a former Special Assistant City Solicitor, and counsel to the City of Philadelphia’s uniformed services, including the Police and Fire Departments, with responsibilities for emergency and disaster first response and comprehensive field counseling for the City of Philadelphia involving natural and man made disasters, criminal and civil disobedience; major municipal liability issues, constitutional torts and public policy issues and liability of public officials.