Kaleo Legal’s attorneys have successfully litigated, tried, and resolved toxic tort cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including in some of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions.  As both lead and local counsel, we have gone and defeated some of the most well known plaintiff firms in the country, navigating thorny legal theories, defeating class certification, tackling complex technical and scientific issues, and managing difficult facts in the process. 

Shep Wainger is a nationally recognized asbestos trial attorney, who routinely defends asbestos claims for some of the world’s largest automobile and chemical companies.  He has a unique set of relationships with scientific expert witnesses across the country, which he leverages to his clients’ advantage, whether at the settlement table or in front of a jury. 

Ryan Dougherty was a member of the team on the front lines of the litigation following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, defending claims by civil class action claimants.  As a firm, we assess the unique challenges each case presents, identify litigation and resolution options, and implement strategies to resolve individual cases or litigation dockets – whether through trial, arbitration, mediation, or settlement – in a cost effective manner that accomplishes our clients’ business goals. 

Toxic Tort Litigation Counsel Team:

Shep Wainger


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Ryan V. P. Dougherty


About: Ryan focuses his practice on state and federal court...