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He has three decades of experience representing companies in high-stakes environmental litigation.
With a career spanning nearly 30 years, he is listed as a Leading Lawyer in Chambers USA. Brad is also one of 56 attorneys who has made the BTI Client All-Stars for two consecutive years.
Brad is the practice group leader for Womble’s Environmental, Energy and Toxic Tort Group.
Brad approaches client matters with the understanding that they present significant financial, business and media concerns. His experience with the fate and transport of chemicals and agents and their impact on human health and the environment has allowed for successful results in complicated toxic tort, product liability, environmental litigation and emergency response matters.
On a regular basis Brad has represented in environmental and toxic tort litigation and preventive counseling companies such as Amerada Hess Corporation; AVX Corporation; Bayer CropScience; BASF; Duke Energy Corporation; Exxon Mobil Corporation; Flextronics International, USA, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline Inc.; Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.; International Paper Company; Solvay Chemicals; Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.; Allied Waste Industries; and The Williams Companies.
Toxic Tort Litigation
Brad has defended toxic tort cases concerning exposure to chemicals and environmental agents that led to claims of personal injury (including death), medical monitoring, fear of future illness and damages to real property. These cases arise from exposure to chemicals from such diverse sources as workplaces, products, air emissions, surface and groundwater discharges, hazardous material releases, explosions/accidents and food. These cases include class actions, mass actions and wrongful death cases.
Representative matters include:
Brad has prosecuted or defended multiple environmental cases concerning claims arising under statute, contract and the common law. Many of those cases involve the allocation of environmental clean-up costs between and amongst various parties.
Environmental Emergency Response
Environmental and Energy
Associate, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Washington, DC, 1990-93; Associate, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC , Winston-Salem, NC, 1986-90; Legal Clerk, The McNair Firm, Columbia, SC, 1984-86.
Amerada Hess Corporation; AVX; Bayer CropScience; BASF; Chemtrade Logistics, Inc.; ConocoPhillips Company; Duke Energy Corporation; Exxon Mobil Corporation; Flextronics; GlaxoSmithKline Inc.; Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.; International Paper Company; Rhodia Inc.; Solvay Chemicals; Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.; The Williams Companies.