Tripp Haston chairs Bradley’s Life Sciences Litigation team and chairs Bradley’s Litigation team’s Client Engagement & Advancement efforts. He represents a broad spectrum of clients on regional, national and international engagements. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his Life Sciences and Products Liability experience in numerous leading attorney directories, including The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, and The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers. Tripp has served numerous clients as national trial and coordinating counsel and as a national team member in individual actions, as well as in mass tort and multidistrict litigation. His experience has involved matters throughout the United States as well as matters in Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.
Tripp is also active in the leadership of several legal and civil justice organizations. He is the past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only, peer-reviewed organization of approximately 2,500 attorneys from more than 50 countries around the world. He has served as a member of DRI’s Board of Directors, the nation’s largest organization of defense counsel, as well as on the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Civil Justice, an organization comprised of leading corporate counsel and defense bar practitioners dedicated to promoting fairness in the U.S. civil justice system. He is the past chair of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum and the past president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. Finally, he is active in service to the United Way of Central Alabama and has served as an officer and board member of his community’s charitable foundation for its public schools.
Listed in Chambers USA National Ranking, Product Liability & Mass Torts, 2015-2023 Litigation: General Commercial, 2009-2023 Listed in Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Global Elite, 2017-2022 One of only 10 lawyers in the U.S. recognized for Products Liability Defense Listed in Who's Who Legal: Litigation, 2020 Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences, 2008-2021 Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite, 2023 Listed in Benchmark Litigation "Local Litigation Star," Alabama, 2011-2021 "National Practice Area Star," Product Liability, 2020-2021, 2023 "Future Star," Alabama, 2010 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2018-2023 Commercial Litigation, 2013-2023 Mass Tort Litigation, 2007-2010 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2011-2023 Product Liability Litigation, 2008-2012 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2014-2023 "Lawyer of the Year," Birmingham, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2020 "Lawyer of the Year," Birmingham, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2015, 2021 Listed in LMG Life Sciences, "Life Sciences Star," 2012-2020, 2022 Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Class Action, 2016-2020 Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Class Action/Mass Torts, 2012-2015 Listed in B-Metro, "Top Lawyers," 2019-2020 United States of America ex rel. Kasowitz, Benson & Torres v. BASF Corporation, et al., Case No. 1:16-CV-02269-RMC, U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia Lead counsel for defendant Covestro LLC (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) in defense of “reverse” False Claims Act case alleging four companies failed to report substantial risk information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On October 23, 2017, the district court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss all claims. Find additional case details here. United States of America ex. rel. SMSF, LLC v. Biogen, Inc., inVentiv Health, Inc., et al., United States District Court of Massachusetts Lead counsel for inVentiv Health, Inc., in this novel False Claims Act/AKS action against a major biopharmaceutical company and two contract research organizations. In re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2592 (USDC E.D. LA 2015) National team member for Bayer. In re: Chantix Products Liability Litigation (N.D. Ala. 2012) Co-lead Counsel for Pfizer Inc. Thimerosal-containing Immune Globulin Litigation (Nationwide) Co-Lead National Counsel for Bayer. In re: Yasmin and YAZ (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100 (S.D. Illinois) National team member for Bayer. In re: Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1909 (N.D. Ohio) National team member for Bayer. In re: Trasylol Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1928 (S.D. Florida) National team member for Bayer. In re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1567 (EDLA) National team member for Merck. Albright v. Merck, CV-05-2316 (Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Ala.) Served as part of the trial team for Albright v. Merck, in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama; CV-05-2316. Three week jury trial resulted in defense verdict. In re: Baycol Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1431 (D. Minn) National team member for Bayer. Sykes v. Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., 548 F. Supp.2d 208 (E.D. Va. Feb 12, 2008) Achieved dismissal of key claims under Twombly/Iqbal. Sykes v. Bayer Corporation, 484 F. Supp.2d 289 (E.D. Pa. 2007) Prevailed on an FDA preemption motion disposing of all failure to warn claims. Emody v. Medtronic, Inc., 238 F.Supp.2d 1291 (N.D. Ala. 2003) Obtained summary judgment for orthopedic instrumentation manufacturer in product liability case. Hester v. Bayer Corporation, 206 F.R.D. 683 (M.D. Ala. 2001) Defeated plaintiff's attempts to obtain ex parte document preservation order against. 206 F.R.D. 683 (M.D. Ala 2001). In re: Orthopedic Bone Screw Litigation Represented a major manufacturer of orthopedic spinal fusion instruments in state and federal court litigation. Ramsay Managed Care, Inc. v. Oliaii Represented Australian holding company in a dispute arising from the sale of an HMO license, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, 1997-98. Cox-2 litigation Statewide and special counsel to Fortune 50 pharmaceutical client in Cox-2 litigation. National team member in ongoing litigation National team member for pharmaceutical clients in various ongoing litigation. Regional counsel in HRT litigation Regional counsel for Fortune 50 pharmaceutical client in HRT litigation. Statewide litigation Managed statewide litigation for numerous Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical device clients.