Bradley’s Mass Tort and Mass Action Litigation team in our Litigation Practice Group has the deep bench of experience and broad geographic footprint to handle mass tort litigation effectively and efficiently. Our sterling reputation in matters involving complex litigation and product liability has made us a go-to firm for clients seeking national counsel, while our significant presence and history in the Southeast and Texas make us a sought-after selection for regional counsel or national team partner. We also have invested in developing unique workflows and case management strategies that, paired with our collaborative nature, make us highly organized and cost-conscious coordinating counsel on matters where claimants can number in the tens of thousands.

Our attorneys have successfully litigated cases across a diverse range of industries and product types, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Vehicle emissions
  • Military equipment
  • Tires
  • HVAC units
  • Asbestos/talc
  • Construction equipment

In the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, Bradley was nationally ranked as a top law firm for Product Liability & Mass Torts. Our roster of litigators includes four former U.S. Supreme Court clerks and more than 100 former federal clerks. We excel when the stakes are high, having played instrumental roles in bet-the-company trials and appeals, taken hundreds of key depositions in bellwether cases, and worked with national counsel teams to prepare and defend company executives.

Bradley’s nationally renowned trial and appellate lawyers have decades of knowledge and a track record of success defending mass torts, mass actions, and multi-jurisdictional litigation from California to New York to Florida — and most everywhere in between. We have served as national lead and co-lead counsel in some of the highest-profile litigations in the United States. We use our extensive experience to develop litigation strategies that help our clients minimize their exposure while resolving claims as efficiently as possible. In the event that litigation reaches the trial stage, our attorneys have the skills to take cases to verdict and handle all aspects of the appellate process.

As litigators and their clients know, a vanishingly small percentage of cases actually go to trial; for the rest, a great brief is the way to win. Bradley provides a unique legal briefing service to firms involved in mass tort litigation that combines our extensive knowledge of litigation strategy with our exceptional legal writing capabilities. 

Led by seasoned litigators, Bradley’s team of legal writers and researchers leverage our institutional knowledge of mass tort claims, as well as a vast inventory of written work product and research, to efficiently deliver strategic, persuasive legal briefs and other legal documents at a predictable cost. Our innovative approach to legal writing has helped companies involved in mass tort litigation present strong and consistent legal defenses across multiple venues. Our service also helps free up trial teams to concentrate on building their cases and handling witnesses without being bogged down by motion practice.

Mass tort litigation and MDLs often require the efforts of a dispersed legal team comprising multiple law firms and service providers. Success is contingent on a seamless, coordinated effort. With a reputation for working well with co-counsel and peers, Bradley is an ideal choice for coordinating counsel in matters where organization and efficiency are critical.

We are leaders in managing the document and discovery work required in a coordinating counsel role, and we perform in a manner that is cost competitive without compromising quality. By leveraging technology and custom workflows, paired with experienced, home-grown professionals, we adeptly handle document production and review of matters involving thousands of plaintiffs, multiple jurisdictions and extremely large volumes of data. We also can take over the coordination of all vendors, insurers and local counsel so that lead counsel can focus on what matters the most – developing and executing a successful defense strategy for the client.

One of our competitive advantages is our use of sophisticated data analytics systems that track objective data in litigation portfolios, provide analytics on bellwether selection, manage plaintiff and defendant fact sheets, and manage discovery and medical records. Data analysis and bellwether workups are a particular strength of our role as coordinating counsel and empower litigation teams to make more informed decisions.

Clients and national counsel seeking regional and local counsel turn to Bradley for our prominence, deep roots and widespread reach. We boast 10 offices located in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and the District of Columbia, and have attorneys licensed to practice in more than 30 states. When familiarity with a jurisdiction is advantageous, we are often brought in to act as local trial counsel.