Railroad Attorneys at Smith Butz
The occupational disease and railroad litigation department of Smith Butz specializes in defending companies against lawsuits involving employee exposures to various substances including: asbestos, diesel exhaust, benzene, mineral spirits, solvents, and other deleterious substances. Attorney Kendra Smith, the head of our railroad litigation department, has represented railroads nationwide in both Federal, State and Appellate Courts in occupational disease matters ranging from brain, bladder, kidney, stomach, esophageal, throat, and tongue cancers to various respiratory diseases such as reactive airways disease, lung cancer, mesothelioma, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and emphysema. In this area of practice, our attorneys are actively involved with the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and have spoken at National forums including the “Occupational Disease Conference” on the topic of occupational disease litigation and defending companies against class actions. The occupational disease and railroad litigation department of Smith Butz has extensive knowledge of the Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”), the Jones Act and products liability law. We have attorneys licensed in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and New Jersey and regularly receive approval for other jurisdictions to provide representation on a case by case basis. If your Railroad or Company is faced with occupational disease litigation, arm your company with the vast knowledge and experience the Smith Butz team of litigators has to offer.