Michael G. Rousseau
Michael Rousseau litigates environmental lead poisoning cases against paint manufacturing corporations and landlord defendants. After providing discovery and participating in State of Rhode Island v. Lead Industries Association, et. al., C.A. 99-5226, Michael continues to play a key role in trial preparation, discovery and document analysis in lead paint litigation involving California, Wisconsin, Ohio and Rhode Island. In 2005, he served on the legal team that successfully advocated for an extension of the risk contribution theory of liability in Wisconsin, enabling lead-poisoned children and families to seek compensation from former manufacturers of lead paint.
Michael also represents victims of mesothelioma and works on the Composix® Kugel® Mesh legal team on discovery matters and document analysis. Prior to joining Motley Rice in 2003, Michael represented consumers in insurance bad faith class actions and handled wills, trusts and estates and elder law matters.
As a law student, Michael provided volunteer representation to autistic children to help them obtain special education services and physical therapy pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). He is a member of the American Bar Association.
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