John E. Herrick
John Herrick has spent more than 20 years representing victims of asbestos exposure suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. As a leader of the firm's occupational disease practice, John continues to fight for the rights of those harmed by asbestos and other occupational diseases and assists in managing the firm's asbestos litigation teams. A senior trial lawyer with years of courtroom experience, John represents individuals and families against defendants which manufactured and sold defective and unreasonably dangerous asbestos-containing products and equipment, as well as premise owners and contractors who specified and installed those products.
In his career, John has litigated asbestos cases resulting from occupational, environmental and household exposure, receiving verdicts in hundreds of matters. Most recently, John was lead trial counsel in a welding fume verdict for the plaintiff on behalf of a welder who developed manganism from exposure to welding fumes. He won the first affirmed jury verdict in the United States for a domestic, asbestos-exposed mesothelioma victim in the Marie Granski case and achieved the first verdict in the United States against SCAPA US, the former manufacturer of asbestos-containing dryer felts. John also worked as lead trial counsel in the Harlow trial group, cited as a top 100 case of the year by The National Law Journal, and litigated a personal injury case against a tobacco company for a plaintiff harmed by the use of asbestos in cigarette filters.
Using his crossover trial techniques and strong deposition skills, John is also contributing to the expansion of the firm's securities litigation practice.
John was highlighted in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 Litigation editions of The Legal 500 United States (mass tort and class action: plaintiff representation- toxic tort) and was given an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association and South Carolina Association for Justice. He also serves as a frequent guest speaker at asbestos litigation-related seminars.
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