John A. Baden IV
John Baden represents clients harmed by asbestos exposure in individual and mass tort forums, as well as in complex asbestos bankruptcies, handling complete case management and settlement negotiations for individuals and families suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
Working closely with Joe Rice, John also handles the negotiation and complex case resolution of multiple asbestos bankruptcies, including NARCO and W.R. Grace. He manages the related claims processes and directs the firm's team of senior claims administrators.
John has additionally been actively involved with the firm's representation of people and businesses in Gulf Coast communities suffering as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He held a central role in the negotiation process involving the two settlements reached with BP that will fairly compensate thousands of victims who suffered economic loss, property damage and physical injuries caused by the spill.
John began his legal career as a litigation trial paralegal for Ron Motley in 1997, working with the State Attorneys General on the landmark tobacco litigation primarily in Florida, Mississippi and Texas. He also supported occupational litigation in several states, including the exigent trial dockets of Georgia and West Virginia. John served as a judicial intern for Judge Sol Blatt, Jr., of the U.S. District Court of South Carolina and Judge Jasper M. Cureton of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. After earning a law degree in 2002, John began working with Motley Rice attorneys as part of the Occupational Disease practice group. He was named a Motley Rice member in 2008.
A member of the American Association for Justice and South Carolina Association for Justice, John has lectured on asbestos bankruptcy issues at various legal seminars.
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