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Our lawyers have litigated energy-related claims for many years, representing natural gas companies, oil rigs, electric utilities, construction entities, and their insurers in catastrophic bodily injury and property damage cases. We have been involved in and have defended claims arising out of chemical plant explosions, pipeline ruptures, containment of hazardous materials, train derailments, and excavation collapses throughout the United States.

We work with clients to protect their legal and financial interests during and after the initial crisis. Our investigation team coordinates with state and federal agencies to evaluate the disaster site and assess potential liability. Our trial lawyers are specialized in handling and defending the multi-party litigation that usually follows.

Representative Cases
On behalf of certain Lloyd’s and London insurers, we successfully prosecuted and recovered in excess of USD 200 million against a national pipe manufacturer for the failure of its component part fitting, which caused catastrophic fire damage and business interruption loss of an oil refinery plant in downstate Illinois in 2001. The verdict was the single highest returned by a jury in Cook County, Illinois history.