THE HARMONIE GROUP TRANSPORTATION & TRUCKING PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEYS IN SELECT STATES Tim Violet, Executive Director 651-222-3000 www.harmonie.org PLEASE VISIT OUR 24 HOUR EMERGENCY/ACCIDENT RESPONSE DIRECTORY ON THE HARMONIE WEB SITE LISTED ABOVE ALL FIRMS LISTED DO TRANSPORATION/ACCIDENT RESPONSE November 15, 2004 ALABAMA William C. Wood firstname.lastname@example.org 205-328-6643 Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner Liberty National Building, Suite 1500 2001 3rd Avenue, South Birmingham, Alabama 35233 Fax: 205-251-5479 Website: nwkt.com Our address will change Jan. 1, 2005. to: Financial Center, Suite 1600 505 20th Street, North Birmingham, Alabama 35203 The firm of Norman, Wood, Kendrick, and Turner, has defended hundreds of suits involving trucks and heavy vehicles involving personal injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage, and product liability. We participate in The Harmonie Group 24 Hour Response service. We provide advice to clients immediately after accidents to gather and preserve evidence and to develop theories of defense and mitigation where appropriate. Clients include trucking companies, owner/operators, common carriers, lessors, insurers, original equipment manufacturers, self insureds, and TPA's. We represent Birmingham/Jefferson County Transit Authority, Metro Area Express, Schwan’s, and Ryder System, Inc. ALASKA Michael C. Geraghty email@example.com (907) 279-9574 DeLISIO MORAN GERAGHTY & ZOBEL, P.C. 943 W Sixth Avenue Anchorage AK 99501-2033 www.dmgz.com For over 25 years, the firm’s practice has been devoted exclusively to litigation and trial practice before various administrative forums and state and federal courts. Mr. Geraghty and other attorneys in the firm have extensive experience in accident litigation, including product liability, insurance coverage, personal injury and wrongful death defense. ARIZONA Frank M. Fox Ffox@cavanaghlaw.com (602) 322-4000 Thomas C. Hall Thall@cavanaghlaw.com (602) 322-4000 THE CAVANAGH LAW FIRM, PA 1850 N. Central Avenue Suite 2400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 322-4100 Fax Ffox@cavanaghlaw.com The firm has extensive experience in trucking accident litigation as well as personal injury and wrongful death defense. The firm's insurance defense/trucking defense group has tried well over 500 jury trials, which includes personal injury and trucking accident cases. In addition, the firm's members are often contacted to provide advice to trucking companies regarding accidents immediately after accidents have occurred. This ensures that the claim is defended properly, almost from the moment the accident occurs. In addition, the firm has defended claims of airbrake failure, wheel loss, loss of load, and violation of state and federal regulations. The firm has defended a number of clients in trucking accident litigation, including United Parcel Service, US Express, Otto Trucking, and Majesty Transportation, among others. In addition, the firm represents such insurance companies as State Farm, Liberty Mutual, AMEX Assurance, and California Casualty, to name a few. Further, the firm has represented self-insured trucking companies. ARKANSAS Robert L. “Skip” Henry firstname.lastname@example.org 501-707-6115 Barber, McCaskill, Jones, and Hale PA 2700 Regions Center Little Rock, AR 72201 Fax: 501-375-2802 Mr. Henry has done product liability defense as a major part of his practice for over 20 years. He has represented major automotive manufacturers, truck manufacturers, machine manufacturers, and chemical manufacturers, among others. He has tried numerous cases to jury verdict wins. Clients include GM, Kenworth, Volvo, IH, Ceiba Geigy, and others. CALIFORNIA Thomas M. Downey email@example.com 510-835-6716 Burnham Brown 1901 Harrison Street Suite 1100 Oakland, California 94612 Fax: 510-835-6666 Burnham Brown represents a wide variety of clients in the transportation industry, including motor carriers, inter-modal and maritime shippers, motor coach and bus companies, freight system manufacturers and automobile manufacturers. This experience includes defense of serious injury and wrongful death litigation and cargo cases. In addition, the firm represents clients in transportation product liability litigation, commercial disputes, warranty and design claims and regulatory compliance. The product related actions include cases involving component parts, such as wheels, air brakes, electronic controls, refrigeration and steering devices. A representative sample of transportation clients serviced by Burnham Brown includes: Swift Transportation, Wallace Transport, Millwood Trucking, Shell Oil, North Bay Corporation, John Deere, Ingersoll-Rand, Borg Warner, Monroe, Penske Truck Leasing, Teledyne, Fluor Corporation, Applied Materials, Hobart, Watkins Trucking, Maru Petroleum; Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Tab Transportation. Jury verdict wins include Chayrez v. Kings County Truck Lines (Alameda County); Medina v. Ralph Pipkin Trucking (Stanislaus County); Floyd J. Siegal firstname.lastname@example.org 818-784-6899 David Gonor email@example.com 818-784-6899 Spile & Siegal, LLP 16501 Ventura Boulevard Suite 610 Encino, CA 91436 Fax: 818-784-0176 Spile & Siegal, which is a member of the 24 Hour Response Team of The Harmonie Group, has defended numerous personal injury claims arising from trucking accidents, in both the state and federal courts. Clients include Kingsway, The Pep Boys, and others. CALIFORNIA Jeff Lenkov firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 624-6900 Kevin Barry KEB@mmker.com Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez 660 S. Figueroa St. 23rd Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90017 Fax: 213-624-6999 The attorneys at Manning & Marder defend transportation related claims/suits, accident cases, person injury matters, and product liability cases for corporations, haulers, transportation companies, freight carriers, and respective insurance companies: among their many clients is Frito Lay. COLORADO John E. Clough email@example.com (303) 607-0077 Larry S. McClung firstname.lastname@example.org (303) 607-0077 Paul A. Faraci email@example.com (303) 607-0077 Cooper & clough, PC 1512 LARIMER ST. STE 600 DENVER, CO. 80202 FAX. ( 303 ) 607-0472 Members of Cooper & Clough have been representing trucking companies and other carriers, either as self insureds, or through insurance companies directly, or through TPA’s for all types of claims, injuries, and losses. Representative clients include Lafarge North America, Lafarge West Inc., Western Mobile, Transport Services Company, Atlas Van Lines, Knight Transportation Company, Lancer Insurance Company, Fleming and Hall, Schwan’s, Covenant Transportation Inc., among others. CONNECTICUT Robert C. E. Laney firstname.lastname@example.org 203) 357-9200 Michael T. Ryan email@example.com 203) 357-9200 Ryan, Ryan, Johnson & Deluca, LLP 80 Fourth Street P.O. Box 3057 Stamford, CT 06905 203) 357-9200 Fax:(203) 961-9872 Ryan, Ryan, Johnson & Deluca defends personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of trucking companies. In addition to trucking, the firm has significant experience in other areas of transportation litigation, including the defense of claims against freight and passenger rail carriers. Clients include International Paper, Volunteer Express, Guaranteed Overnight Delivery (G.O.D.), Progressive, CNA Motor Transport, Klingshirn & Sons Trucking, RLI Transportation, and D&L Tractor Trailer. The firm has resolved numerous transportation and trucking cases in state and federal court via trial, mediation and arbitration as well as several defense verdicts obtained on behalf of Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company in train/truck collisions, train/pedestrian accidents, and grade crossing accidents. DELAWARE Robert J. Katzenstein firstname.lastname@example.org 302-652-8400 Cell 302-354-4441 Laurence V. Cronin email@example.com 302-652-8400 Cell 610-357-1014 Smith, Katzenstein & Furlow LLP 800 Delaware Avenue P.O. Box 410 Wilmington, DE 19899 Fax: 302-652-8405 Smith, Katzenstein & Furlow, which is a member of the 24 Hour Response Team of The Harmonie Group, has defended several personal injury claims arising from accidents involving trucks. FLORIDA Reinald Werrenrath III firstname.lastname@example.org 407-843-2111 Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap 20 North Orange Ave. Suite 1500, P. O. Box 712 Orlando, FL 32802 Fax: 407/422-1080 Ren Werrenrath and several of the partners of the firm have handled literally hundreds of trucking cases involving both collisions and product liability matters over the last 25 years. The firm currently has cases that range from wrongful death arising out of truck collisions, to products liability cases resulting from such things as drive shafts coming apart and “bed up” cases involving dump trucks. In addition they are the 24 hour response firm for several trucking companies that need accident reconstruction assistance immediately after a truck accident. The firm has represented many trucking companies and businesses with huge truck fleets, such as Hughes Supply, Inc., Pence Land Materials, Evans Delivery, Tropical Auto Transportation, Performance Food Group, Landstar, and Indian River Transport. The firm has successfully defended many trucking cases, involving both collisions and product defects, including a defense verdict in a brain damage case involving a truck without an under ride guard. Mary K. Simpson email@example.com (850) 224-7091 Thomas J. Guilday firstname.lastname@example.org (850) 224-7091 Huey, Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz & Williams, P.A. 1983 Centre Pointe Boulevard Suite 200, P. O. Box 12500 Tallahassee, Florida 32317-2500 Fax: (850) 222-2593 Huey, Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz & Williams, P.A., has represented numerous trucking companies in personal injury and wrongful death litigation for the past 20+ years throughout north Florida, including the I-10 corridor. We have represented both insurance carriers and self-insured companies in the defense of major and minor accident claims, including numerous wrongful death suits. We have designated attorneys and experts available to respond immediately to the scene of an accident in order to preserve evidence and assist clients in the aftermath of an accident. Representative clients include R&L Transfers, Inc., Anderson-Columbia Co., Inc., Sandco, Inc., CNA Insurance Companies, and Western World Insurance Company. John A. Campbell JAC@bunnellwoulfe.com (954)761-8600 Charles A. Morehead CAM@bunnellwoulfe.com (954)761-8600 Bunnell, Woulfe, Kirschbaum, Keller, McIntyre & Gregoire, P.A. 100 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 Fax: (954)463-6643 Bunnell Woulfe has been defending transportation companies since the 1970's. During that time we have represented clients in a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of trucking accidents. We have also defended numerous transportation product liability cases arising out of alleged lighting, braking, fuel, and tire defects. Our clients have included Schwan's Food, Ford Motor Company, Daimler Chrysler Insurance, Emerson Electric, Textron, Inc, and Publix Supermarkets. For information with respect to jury verdicts, please contact John Campbell at Bunnell Woulfe. GEORGIA Hall McKinley email@example.com 404-885-6320 Steve Miller firstname.lastname@example.org 404-885-6316 Randy Moody email@example.com 404-885-6223 Bruce Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org 404-885-6230 Paul Burke email@example.com 404-885-6310 Drew, Eckl & Farnham 880 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309 Fax: 404-876-0992 Drew, Eckl & Farnham partners have extensive experience advising and defending trucking companies, truck manufacturers and their insurers in matters involving road accidents, alleged product defects, insurance coverage and cargo claims. Over the past 20 years these claims have often involved catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. Our lawyers are active in state and national defense organizations including the American Bar Association TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, Defense Research Institute Commercial Transportation Committee and the Trucking Industry Defense Association Representative clients include: Wal-Mart, Inc., Millis Transfer, Inc., Marten Transport, Inc., C.R. England, Inc., Averitt Express, McLane Company, Inc., Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., R&L Carriers, and numerous insurance carriers that insure transportation risks. Jury verdict wins include Verner v. Transport South, Inc.; Civil Action File No. 97V51 (overturned tractor trailer - Plaintiff recovers 10% of requested recovery), Gail Pope v. Wilson Trucking Corporation and James R. Hughes; Civil Action File No. 95VS-103320-B; (lane change, multiple vehicle accident – defense verdict), Vivian D. Walker and Howard A. Walker, Jr. v. Ingles Markets, Inc., Thomas & Howard Company, Inc. d/b/a Ingles Markets, Inc. and Larry Wayne Garrett; Civil Action File No. 1 98 CV 2423 TWT (rear end collision, mis-adjusted brakes – liability admitted, tried for two weeks on punitive damages – defense verdict on punitives). Parker v. R&L Carriers and Continental Ins. Co.; Civil Action File No. 96VS0120667 (intersection underride collision - death case - defense verdict affirmed on appeal). HAWAII Paul Yamamura firstname.lastname@example.org 808-523-6969 Yamamura & Shimazu Central Pacific Plaza Suite 1770 220 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Fax: 808-599-5580 IDAHO Don Farley DJF@hallfarley.com (208) 395-8500 Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, P.A.702 West Idaho, Suite 700 Key Financial Center P.O. Box 1271 Boise, ID 83702 ILLINOIS Robert Varney Rvarney@varneylaw.com 309/827-4444 Sanchez & Daniels /Robert T. Varney & Associates 121 North Main, 4th Floor Bloomington, IL 61701 Fax: 309/828-3536 Mr. Robert Varney has successfully handled numerous trucking cases including wrongful death actions on behalf of trucking firms. They also represent Amtrak on a variety of cases including wrongful death. As part of the Harmonie Rapid Response Unit, they are prepared to handle accident investigations on short notice. Clients include Amtrak, Zurich North America, Liberty Mutual, Acme Trucking, Grand Rapids Transport, Inc., and Ravens Trucking. Daniel T. Rabbitt email@example.com Donald L. O’Keefe firstname.lastname@example.org 314-335-1945 Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C. 100 South Fourth Street, Suite 400 St. Louis, Missouri 63102 Fax: 314-421-3144 Mr. Rabbitt has represented truck lines and truck lessors in transportation and product liability cases for 25 years and in substantial injury and death cases including many catastrophic injury cases. Mr. O'Keefe's practice is concentrated in the defense of catastrophic truck and bus accident claims and transportation-related insurance coverage issues and litigation. Extensive experience in trucking and common carrier disputes in both Missouri and Illinois. Clients include Ryder Truck Rental, Inc./Ryder System, Inc., Werner Enterprises, Inc., Landstar, Inc./Crete Carrier, Inc., Canal Insurance Company/Transportation Claims, Inc., Yellow Transportation, Bi-State Development Agency of Missouri and Illinois, CR England & Sons, and United Van Lines. Recent jury verdict wins include Compton v. Yellow Freight in the City of St. Louis, Stewart v. Crete Carrier in St. Clair County, IL, Yellow Freight v. Starkey in St. Louis County, and Enos v. Ryder in the City of St. Louis. INDIANA Lloyd Milliken email@example.com 317-237-3822 Randall R. Riggs firstname.lastname@example.org 317-237-3800 Nicholas C. Pappas email@example.com 317-237-3800 Mark J. Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org 317-237-3800 LOCKE REYNOLDS LLP 201 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1000 P.O. Box 44961 Indianapolis, Indiana 46244-0961 www.locke.com (317) 237-3900-fax Locke Reynolds is the premier automotive industry product liability and warranty litigation firm in Indiana. The chair of our Product and Manufacturing practice group, Randy Riggs, currently is serving as the chair of the prestigious DRI Product Liability Committee, and is a member of DRI's Board of Directors. Mr. Milliken, another member of the Motor Carrier Group, is a former president of DRI. The Locke Reynolds Motor Carrier Group provides comprehensive business and litigation services for insured and self-insured commercial carriers, including common and private carriers, lessors and lessees, owners/operators, shippers, brokers and their insurers. Representation in state and federal courts generally takes the form of defending clients in litigation of personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and cargo loss claims. Locke Reynolds has a 24-Hour Emergency Response Team that includes not only Locke Reynolds Motor Carrier Group members, but independent adjusters, two private investigators who are retired police officers, and accident reconstructionists. Clients include Republic Services, Inc., Baldwin & Lyons, Comcar Industries, Vitran Trucking, Frontier Trucking, Tango Transportation, Kingsway Trucking, Wal-Mart, RLI Transport, AI Transport and Markel Insurance Company, and many automobile manufacturers including Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Kia. As to truck product liability clients, Locke Reynolds represents several heavy duty truck manufacturers including International Truck and Engine Corp. (formerly Navistar), Paccar, GM when it was manufacturing heavy duty trucks, and White through its insurer. Jury verdict wins include Chandler v. Wal-Mart; Johnson Circuit Court, Cause No. 41C010008-CT-00244 (Wrongful death of 16-year old plaintiff. Defense verdict, and recovery of truck driver s lost wages.) Damita James v. J.C. Penney Company, Inc.; Marion Superior Court; Cause No. 49D07-0205-CT-840 (Defense verdict in rear-end accident.) IOWA David H. Luginbill email@example.com (515) 246-0325 Randy H. Stefani firstname.lastname@example.org (515) 246-0325 Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. 100 Court Avenue, Suite 600, Des Moines, IA 50309 Fax:(515) 243-2149 David H. Luginbill is the chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and has over 25 years of trial experience. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute & Iowa Defense Counsel. He has successfully litigated products liability and breach of warranty cases involving personal injuries and/or property damages for truck manufacturers and/or motor carriers, as well as the defense of negligence actions involving truck accidents. Randy H. Stefani is a senior litigator in the Litigation Group with over 25 years of trial experience and is a fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. His experience includes the defense of personal injury claims involving trucking accidents. Clients include Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation, Coca- Cola Enterprises, Ryder Truck Rental, Inc., and Crete Carrier. KANSAS Barry Warren email@example.com 913-888-1000 Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs, Chartered 10111 West 87th Street Overland Park, KS 66282-2290 Fax: 913-888-1065 KENTUCKY John L. Tate firstname.lastname@example.org (502) 587-3400 Stites & Harbison, PLLC 1800 Aegon Center 400 West Market Street Louisville KY 40202-3352 (502) 587-6391 Fax Members of Stites & Harbison have a wealth of experience handling litigation arising from motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving trucking companies. Their experience includes the handling of wrongful death, personal injury, property damage and cargo claims for regional and national carriers. The firm has defended claims involving complicating factors, including airbrake failure, wheel loss, loss of load or imbalanced load, and violation of federal or state transportation regulations. The firm has represented a number of self-insured trucking companies and insurance companies in the defense of claims asserted against trucking companies. Representative clients include J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., North American Van Lines, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Emerson Electric, K & R Express Systems, Global Intermodel Logistics, Bestway Trucking, Inc., American International Group (AIG), Aetna Casualty & Surety Company, Shelter Insurance Companies, Great West Casualty Company and Connecticut Specialty Company. The firm has also represented Mack Trucks, Fruehauf Trailers, and other manufacturers in product liability actions and Emerson Electric in accidents involving its captive fleet. LOUISIANA Daniel A. Webb email@example.com (504) 598-2715 Sutterfield & Webb, L.L.C. 650 Poydras Street Suite 2715 New Orleans LA 70130 (504) 529-7197 Fax Dan Webb has handled transportation cases ranging from small accidents to multi-vehicle pile-ups. The injuries have ranged from minor injuries to paraplegia. Mr. Webb has also handled death cases. Representative clients include Quality Carriers, Inc, and insureds such as Jubilee Foods, Dupre Transportation and Venture Transport. Brian Homza firstname.lastname@example.org (318) 221-6277 Lee H. Ayres email@example.com (318) 227-7733 Sidney E. Cook, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org (318) 227-7721 John T. Kalmbach email@example.com (318)227-7708 Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, APLC P.O. Box 22260 333 Texas St. Suite 1700 Shreveport, LA 71120-2260 Fax: (318) 227-7850 Mr. Homza has represented commercial carriers for fifteen years, including commercial trucking accidents and chemical spills, and has done insurance litigation since 1979. Mr. Ayres has been involved in transportation and truck product liability cases for over ten years. Mr. Cook has practiced law for 22 years, representing numerous companies in automobile/truck accidents. The cases vary from property damage claims for goods in transit to accidents involving multiple deaths/brain injury. Mr. Kalmbach has several years of experience defending product cases for a truck manufacturer. He has several years of experience defending insurance issues in coverage cases. He has experience with CARMACK. The firm represents truck lines, such as Central Freight Lines, Inc., Roadway Express, Inc., and Duncan Thompson Petroleum, Inc. They also represent GM as local counsel and have handled GM fire claims, as well as seatbelt and airbag cases. They represent Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, as well as Cooper Tire Company, in tire-related product claims. They also represent several insurers which write coverage for trucking firms. Clients, in addition to the above, include Davison Transport, Inc., OneBeacon Insurance Group, CGU, and America First Insurance Company, Central Freight Lines, Inc., Roadway Express, Inc., General Motors Corporation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Cooper Tire Company, Clarendon National Insurance Company, Deep South Surplus Company, American Airlines, Auto Convoy, Contract Trucking, Inc., Haul Risk Management, Inc., UPS, and related subsidiaries. Truck product case clients include International Truck and Engine Corporation, Vanliner, and Cannon Express Corporation. We have several noted jury verdict wins, in our most recent trial of this nature; we successfully defended Goodyear in a wrongful death and survival action case. The trial lasted three weeks, resulting in a defense verdict. In Mathews v. Arkla Lubricants, Plaintiffs brought wrongful deaths claims arising out of an auto-truck accident which killed four people and unborn child. Driver was operating truck without CDL license and issues involved actions of our driver and preemption of intersection. Seven figure demand before trial and judgment for the defendants. MAINE Richard Mulhern firstname.lastname@example.org (207)253-5141 121 Middle Street P.O. Box 7240 Portland, ME 04112 Additional offices: Rob Lanney email@example.com (603) 223-2863 Ed Kaplan firstname.lastname@example.org (603) 223-2863 Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. 9 Capitol Street P.O. Box 1256 Concord, NH 03302-1256 603-224-2557fax The Sulloway & Hollis firm has extensive experience in handling transportation cases and has handled numerous matters at suit, in mediations, and in arbitrations. MARYLAND Monte Fried email@example.com (410) 659-1312 Steve White firstname.lastname@example.org 410-659-1304 Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. One Charles Center, 16th Floor 100 N. Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3812 (410) 659-1350 fax MASSACHUSETTS James M. Campbell email@example.com (617) 241-3060 Brian P. Voke firstname.lastname@example.org Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy P.C. One Constitution Plaza Third Floor Boston, MA 02129 Tel: (617) 241-3000 Fax: (617) 241-5115 Website: http://www.campbell-trial-lawyers.com Transportation is one of the core industries serviced by attorneys at Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy. Our clients include vehicle manufacturers, motor carriers, companies that transport their own goods and materials, and the insured’s of numerous insurance carriers. Members of the firm have successfully defended a variety of product liability actions and vehicular accident cases that resulted in personal injury or death, property damage and cargo loss. Representative clients include Paccar Inc., Mitsubishi Motors, Great West Casualty Company, Freightliner Group, Volvo Group, Tyson Foods, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Consolidated Freightways Corp., Marriott International, Inc., and General Motors Corporation. MICHIGAN Mark Shreve email@example.com (248) 641-7600 Cell: (248)318-5919 Garan, Lucow, Miller, P.C. 1111 West Long Lake Road, Suite 300 Troy, MI 48098 Fax: (248) 641-0222 Richard E. Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org (616) 742-5500 Cell: (616) 822-7742 Garan, Lucow, Miller, P.C. 110 Ionia Avenue, NW, 700 Rockford Center Building Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Fax: (616) 742-5566 Mr. Shreve’s experience began in the trucking industry as his father operated a trucking and warehouse business in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Upon becoming an attorney, he became involved in representing trucking companies either through insurance carriers and self-insureds by defending matters involving personal injury, property damage, and cargo loss claims. He has also been involved in representing trucking companies as to matters involving lift axle overweight issues, as well as other overweight charges against trucking companies. His experience also includes representing permit and pilot car organizations as it relates to oversized loads. Mr. Holmes has successfully tried cases to defense verdicts involving wrongful death, brain injury, paraplegia and quadriplegia for his trucking clients. The Garan Lucow Miller firm provides a 24 hour call-in service in regard to emergency situations to assist our trucking clients. Clients include Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Lombard Insurance Boreal of Canada/AXA, Markel Insurance Company of Canada, Bulkmatic Transport Company Marsh, USA, Inc., Cambridge Transportation Division Meijer, Inc., Carolina Insurance Nova Permits Service, Consolidated Freightways Systems RLI Transportation, Northland/Golf Gainey Transportation, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Old Republic Insurance (USA and Canada), Company of Michigan Royal/Sun Alliance, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance, SRS, Hartford of Indiana, The St. Paul Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Group, Transamerica Insurance Company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company, Gordon Food Service, Inc., US 1 Industries, Great West Casualty Insurance Company, Yellow Freight, The Hartford Insurance Company, Zurich American Insurance Group, John Deere Insurance Company, Zurich Commercial Insurance, Kingsway, Zurich Insurance Company of Canada, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Quality Carriers, Inc., Lindsey Morden, Ltd. Jury verdict wins include Clemens v Thompson Transport in a wrongful death case, McKernin v Thompson Transport in a brain injury case, Peletier v Echo Brook Freight in a wrongful death case, and Heikkila v JR Phillips in a wrongful death case. MINNESOTA Brad Jones email@example.com (612) 347-9196 Meagher & Geer 33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4200 Minneapolis, MN 55402-3788 Fax: 612-338-8384 MISSISSIPPI Arthur D. Spratlin, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org 601-985-4568 Scotty Welch Scotty.Welch@butlersnow.com 601-985-4516 Meade Mitchell Meade.Mitchell@butlersnow.com 601-985-4560 Rick Dye Rick.Dye@butlersnow.com 601-985-4513 Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC 1700 AmSouth Plaza 210 E. Capitol Street P. O. Box 22567 Jackson, MS 39225-2567 Fax: 601-985-4500 Three generations of Butler Snow attorneys have practiced transportation law. The firm's representation of transportation entities began in the 1930's, through work for bus companies, and has grown to include the representation of trucking companies, pipelines, aviation companies, shippers and receivers, and companies operating private fleets. Two members of the firm have served as president of the Transportation Lawyers Association, an international bar association of attorneys specializing in the representation of transportation entities, and the firm is active in TIDA. Our representation of transportation companies includes business matters such as buying and selling transportation companies and negotiating and drafting transportation contracts between trucking companies and their commercial customers. We also represent transportation clients on regulatory compliance and employee relations issues. We have defended transportation companies in litigation involving truck-trailer and transportation related accidents, personal injury, property damage, and contract disputes and we have also represented transportation equipment manufacturers in products liability matters. In addition, we regularly handle transportation related insurance matters including freight loss and damage claims. Clients include Freightliner, LLC; Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC; Ryder System, Inc.; Detroit Diesel; Empire Trucks; FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.; Monaco Coach Corporation; Damon Corporation; Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc.; Tiffin Motor Homes, Inc.; National RV; Jayco, Inc.; Miller Transporters, Inc.; Coastal Transport, Inc.; Donaldson Company; USA Truck; Dupre Transport, LLC; Sysco; COMCar Industries; FFE Transportation Services; International Truck and Engine Corporation; Dana Corporation Significant jury verdict wins include Blackwell v. Tiffin Motor Homes, Inc. (Smith County, Mississippi – Defense Verdict 2003); Cole v. Altom, 567 F. Supp. 1084 (N.D. Miss 1983); Brown & Warfield v. ABF, 433 F2d 351 (5th Cir., 1970); Centennial Ins. v. Ryder, 149 F3d 378 (5th Cir. 1998); Hiltgen v. Sumrall, 47 F3d 438 (5th Cir., 1995) MISSOURI Daniel T. Rabbitt email@example.com Donald L. O’Keefe firstname.lastname@example.org 314-335-1945 Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C. 100 South Fourth Street, Suite 400 St. Louis, Missouri 63102 Fax: 314-421-3144 Mr. Rabbitt has represented truck lines and truck lessors in transportation and product liability cases for 25 years and in substantial injury and death cases including many catastrophic injury cases. Mr. O'Keefe's practice is concentrated in the defense of catastrophic truck and bus accident claims and transportation-related insurance coverage issues and litigation. Extensive experience in trucking and common carrier disputes in both Missouri and Illinois. Clients include Ryder Truck Rental, Inc./Ryder System, Inc., Werner Enterprises, Inc., Landstar, Inc./Crete Carrier, Inc., Canal Insurance Company/Transportation Claims, Inc., Yellow Transportation, Bi-State Development Agency of Missouri and Illinois, CR England & Sons, and United Van Lines. Recent jury verdict wins include Compton v. Yellow Freight in the City of St. Louis, Stewart v. Crete Carrier in St. Clair County, IL, Yellow Freight v. Starkey in St. Louis County, and Enos v. Ryder in the City of St. Louis. MONTANA G. Patrick HagEstad email@example.com 406-728-1455 Mike Milodragovich firstname.lastname@example.org 406-728-1455 Milodragovich, Dale, Steinbrenner & Binney P.C. 620 High Park Way P.O. Box 4947 Missoula, MT 59806-4947 FAX: 406-549-7077 NEBRASKA Jerald L Rauterkus email@example.com (402) 397-2200 Rich Gilloon firstname.lastname@example.org 402-397-2200 Tom Culhane email@example.com 402-397-2200. Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C. 10330 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha Neb. 68114 402-397-2200 402-390-7137 fax firstname.lastname@example.org Erickson Sederstrom has over 30 years experience in defending claims involving the transportation industry. This includes large freight and over the road trucking companies, local cargo shippers, bus companies, limo services, farm to market truckers, and specialty transportation. The firm has defended a variety of product liability actions, commercial disputes, warranty claims, and design claims. We have a 24 hour response system in place to get to the accident site and preserve evidence and protect the client. Firm clients include; New Prime Inc., Werner Transportation, AIG Truck Transport, Transportation Claims Inc., Kingsway, Schwan’s, Bakers Supermarkets, Zurich Truck Insurance and Federal Express. NEVADA Jim Olson email@example.com 702-384-4012 Rawlings, Olson, Cannon, Gormley & Desruisseaux, P.C. 9950 West Cheyenne Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89129 Fax: 702-383-0701 NEW HAMPSHIRE Rob Lanney firstname.lastname@example.org (603) 223-2863 Ed Kaplan email@example.com (603) 223-2863 Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. 9 Capitol Street P.O. Box 1256 Concord, NH 03302-1256 603-224-2557fax The Sulloway & Hollis firm has extensive experience in handling transportation cases and has handled numerous matters at suit, in mediations, and in arbitrations. NEW JERSEY Collen M. Ready, Esq firstname.lastname@example.org 856-869-6713 Margolis Edelstein 216 Haddon Avenue Westmont, NJ 08108-2886 Fax: 856-858-1017 Colleen Ready leads the Margolis transportation practice group for their New Jersey office with several years of experience handling transportation related matters and has tried several cases in this area. Clients include many significant insurers including AIG, Empire Fire & Marine, Great American, Great West Casualty, John Deere, Lancer Insurance Company, the former Kemper Insurance Group, Republic Western, among others, and many self-insureds such as, Arkansas Best Freight, Bridge Terminal Transport (Maersk), FFE Transportation Services, Inc., Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Pilot Corporation, PJAX Trucking, US Foodservice, Inc. and Yellow Freight, to name a few. We have successfully tried to verdict many transportation matters for clients listed, above, as well as others. Most recently, Rolf Kroll prevailed in a tragic scenario with a Republic Western policyholder. NEW MEXICO Dave Bunting Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. 201 Third Street Northwest Suite 2200 Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-765-5900 Fax: 505-768-7395 email@example.com NEW YORK Alice Spitz firstname.lastname@example.org (212) 869-3200 Molod Spitz & DeSantis, P.C. 104 West 40th Street New York NY 10018-3617 (212) 869-4242 Fax Molod Spitz & DeSantis has represented the trucking industry for over 20 years. They represent both carriers and self-insureds in all aspects of transportation litigation, including personal/commercial automobile, and trucks and common carriers. Molod Spitz & DeSantis’ expertise in commercial automobile and trucking (including direct leasing and direct renting) makes them attuned to the special needs of carriers, and sensitive to indemnification and other insurance requirements in leasing agreements. In addition, they represent multi-state common carriers. Representative clients include Allstate Insurance Company, Carolina Casualty Insurance Co., Commerce Insurance Company, Guide One Insurance, Kingsway General Insurance Co., Laidlaw Transit, Mendon Leasing Corporation, NYAT Operating Corporation f/k/a New York Apple Tours and Response Insurance Company. For more information on significant jury verdict wins, see: Batista v. Grullon and Chun, Bronx County, Defense Verdict 01/04; McQuilla v. Jewish Education and Samuil Glatman, Kings County, Defense Verdict 01/04; Colon v. Ferreras, Bronx County, Defense Verdict 08/03; Schiavone v. Calcagni, et al., Westchester County, Defense Verdict 11/02; Assarpour v. Burke, Bronx County, Defense Verdict 05/02; Bednarczyk v. Kuriakose, Westchester County, Defense Verdict 01/02; Erwiah v. Silver Star Auto Express, Inc., Bronx County, Defense Verdict 11/01; Tusaneza v. Rivera, Westchester County, Defense Verdict 03/99. Glenn Jacobson email@example.com 212-422-1200 Abrams Gorelick Friedman & Jacobson, P.C. 115 Broadway, 11th Floor New York, New York 10006 Fax: 212-968-7573 The AGF&J firm has done transportation work for several insurance carrier transportation units for several years either directly or through their TPA’s. AGF&J is also a member of The Harmonie Group’s 24 Hour Response Team. Our principal responders are partners who are former District Attorneys with significant experience in crime scene investigation. Clients include Lombard, Kingsway General and Rockville Risk. William D. Riley firstname.lastname@example.org (802) 658-2311 Paul Frank + Collins P.C. One Church Street Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 658-0042 Fax (For upstate north-east New York State) The firm of Paul Frank + Collins has successfully litigated cases involving cargo loss/damage, personal injury and wrongful death. They advise and represent insurance companies with respect to insurance coverage disputes involving transportation losses. Additionally, the firm has experience with the design and operation of captive insurance programs for transportation companies. Representative clients include Sumitomo Marine & Fire Insurance Company of America, Progressive Insurance Company, ING Novex Insurance Company, J.P. Noonan Transportation, Inc. (captive insurance program), A.D. Transport Express, Inc., A.N. Deringer and Reliable Shippers, Inc. For more information on significant jury wins, see Braman v. Barron, Bennington Superior Court, Docket No. SO288-95 BcC (Feb. 27, 1998) (personal injury resulting from car/truck accident, liability admitted); Magnan v. A.D. Transport Express, Inc., United States District Court for District of Vermont, Docket No. 2-03-cv-6 (Dec. 19, 2003) (wrongful death resulting from car/truck accident, liability admitted). Donna L. Burden email@example.com 716-849-8900 Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. 1300 Liberty Building, Buffalo, NY 14202 Fax: 716-855-0874 Donna L. Burden leads the firm’s Transportation Negligence Practice Group. Ms. Burden is a member of the highly selective Trucking Industry Defense Association (T.I.D.A.) which is the only international organization devoted exclusively to the defense of the trucking industry in personal injury, property damage, and worker’s compensation claims. She is an active member of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section Commercial Transportation Committee of the American Bar Association, the Trucking Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute, acting as State Liaison for New York, and is a member of the national Harmonie Trucking Law Group. Clients include Federal Express Ground, Inc., Federal Express Express, Inc., Federal Express Custom Critical, Inc., Federal Express Freight, Inc., The Sygma Network, Tyson Foods, CNA, Northland Insurance, USF Holland, Estes Truck Lines, Lincoln General Insurance Company, Progressive (CAIP), RLI Insurance, Lafarge North America, and Protective Insurance. NORTH CAROLINA Robert H. Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org (919) 863-8723 Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog, L.L.P. 225 Hillsborough Street, Suite 300 225 Hillsborough Street, Suite 300 P.O. Box 27808 (27611) Raleigh, NC 27603 Fax: (919) 828-2277 Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog has represented trucking companies and transportation insurance carriers for many years. The firm’s Trucking and Transportation Section consists of attorneys with significant experience in the defense of these cases. The firm has represented trucking companies and transportation liability insurance companies, and has experience with a wide variety of trucking cases, including personal injury, wrongful death, cargo damage/loss, insurance coverage issues, etc. Representative clients include American International Group (AIG), Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Kingsway General Insurance Company, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Southeastern Freight Lines, Terminal Trucking Company, etc. Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog attorneys have successfully defended numerous cases involving trucking companies and trucking accidents. These include jury trials in wrongful death cases, brain injury and other catastrophic injuries, and accidents involving less severe injuries. The firm handles litigation in federal and state courts. NORTH DAKOTA Patrick W. Durick email@example.com (701) 223-2890 Larry Boschee firstname.lastname@example.org (701) 223-2890 Pearce & Durick P.O. Box 400 314 East Thayer Avenue Bismarck, ND 58502-0400 (701) 223-7865 Fax Attorneys at Pearce & Durick have defended numerous clients in motor vehicle accident cases including the trucking and transportation industry. These clients include both selfinsured clients and insured clients. Pearce & Durick is also a participant in The Harmonie Group’s 24 Hour Emergency/Accident Response Initiative. Pearce & Durick has also represented clients in product liability and warranty claims including matters involving trucks and trucking. Larry Boschee is a member of PLAC. Clients have included RSB Logistics, Inc.; Road One, Inc.; Vanliner Insurance Company insuring United Van Lines, Cook Moving Systems, AAction Movers, and Mayflower: TriState Insurance Company; PACCAR; and General Motors. OHIO Kenneth P. Abbarno email@example.com Jim Turek firstname.lastname@example.org Frank Leonetti email@example.com Reminger & Reminger Company, L.P.A. 1400 Midland Building 101 Prospect Avenue West Cleveland OH 44115-1093 (216) 687-1311 (216) 687-1841 Fax ICC Authorized carriers, as well as most of the major transportation liability insurers, rely upon the Reminger & Reminger’s experience to help solve the unique challenges facing the transportation industry in the United States. The firm has more than 40 years of experience in defending both routine and catastrophic cases and in dealing with logo liability, bobtail, deadhead, trip lease and Title 49 issues. James J. Turek has been handling transportation cases for over 22 years. During that time, he has defended trucking companies and their insurers in over 70 jury trials. Many of these trial involved wrongful death or serious injury claims. In addition, Mr. Turek has performed several hundred “on scene” truck accident investigations all across Ohio. Mr. Turek participates in mediations on a regular basis, in both state and federal actions. Frank Leonetti has defended cases for the trucking industry since 1982. During this time, he has tried cases involving catastrophic injuries, property damage, and cargo loss for large self-insured ICC carriers, as well as smaller carriers through various specialty insurance companies and third party administrators. He has tried more than 60 jury cases throughout the State of Ohio. In addition to numerous summary judgment victories, recent defense verdicts include a rear-end collision in heavy fog, a collision caused by improper highway construction design and a collision involving complex conspicuity issues. Kenneth P. Abbarno has defended trucking accident cases for over 12 years. Over that timeframe, he has tried over 35 cases with the majority of those cases involving various transportation related issues including motor vehicle accidents, property damage claims involving Carmack Amendment Claims, as well as product liability matters. Over the last five years, Mr. Abbarno has obtained successful defense verdicts in a number of cases including a recent defense verdict in a trailer under-ride case involving a negligent free passenger who was killed as a result of the accident. Representative clients include Yellow Transportation, Swift Transportation, Overnite Transportation, ABF, Penske Truck Leasing, Great West Casualty, Carolina Casualty, National Indemnity and Protective Insurance, Federal Express Corporation, Tyson Foods, USF Holland, Inc., Gainey Transportation, Northland Insurance, Central Transport Companies and AIG. OKLAHOMA Bob James firstname.lastname@example.org (918) 582-1234 Best & Sharp 100 W. 5th Street Suite 808 Tulsa, OK 74103 Fax: (918)585-9447 Bob James has litigated automotive and trucking cases for more than a decade. He has handled a wide range of cases with injuries ranging from minor property damage to death. Mr. James' transportation practice is dedicated solely to the defense of regional and national carriers, owner/operators, independent contractors, and transportation liability insurers. Clients include Aramark Services, Celadon, Roadshow Services, Transportation Pro Cal, Rhyne Trucking (contractor to Dollar General Stores Inc.), Sartain Trucking, Schwans Foods, and Swift Transportation. OREGON John W. Knottnerus email@example.com (503) 224-3113 Mary-Anne S. Rayburn firstname.lastname@example.org (503) 224-3113 Jonathan M. Hoffman email@example.com (503) 224-3113 Martin Bischoff, LLP 888 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 900 Portland, OR 97204 (503) 224-3113 (503) 224-9447 Fax Attorneys at Martin Bischoff have extensive experience defending litigation arising from motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving trucks. The firm regularly represents automotive manufacturers, truck manufacturers and component part manufacturers in product liability matters. Attorneys in the firm have also represented trucking companies. Representative clients within the trucking industry include: PACCAR, Inc., Volvo Trucks, Inc., Rockwell International, and N. Yanke Transfer, Ltd., among others. Vehicle manufacturers represented by the firm include Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Porsche, and General Motors. PENNSYLVANIA Donald M. Davis, Esq. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-931-5813 Margolis Edelstein 6th & Market Sts, 4th Floor The Curtis Center, Independence Sq. West Philadelphia, PA 19106 Mr. Davis leads the Margolis transportation practice group for their Philadelphia office with several years of experience in jury cases as well as the resolution of transportation related matters through arbitration and mediation. Clients include many significant insurers including AIG, Empire Fire & Marine, Great American, Great West Casualty, John Deere, Lancer Insurance Company, the former Kemper Insurance Group, Republic Western, among others, and many self-insureds such as, Arkansas Best Freight, Bridge Terminal Transport (Maersk), FFE Transportation Services, Inc., Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Pilot Corporation, PJAX Trucking, US Foodservice, Inc. and Yellow Freight, to name a few. We have successfully tried to verdict many transportation matters for clients listed, above, as well as others. Most recently, Rolf Kroll prevailed in a tragic scenario with a Republic Western policyholder. PENNSYLVANIA Richard Fine email@example.com 570-343-1197 Fine, Wyatt & Carey, P.C. 425 Spruce Street 4th Floor, P.O. Box 590 Scranton, PA 18501-0590 570-343-9538 fax Fine, Wyatt & Carey has defended trucking companies against personal injury and wrongful death claims in the state and federal court system in central and northeastern Pennsylvania for over 35 years; more recently, we have also successfully utilized various alternate dispute resolution forums to resolve transportation-related litigation. We represent several insurance carriers that write coverage for trucking firms, and strongly advocate early involvement of defense counsel in the investigation and reconstruction of accidents to ensure proper defense of any resulting lawsuits. George N. Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org (724)836-5400 (724)493-6224 Cell (724)853-7035 Home Zimmer Kunz, PLLC 132 South Main Street Suite 400 Greensburg, PA 15601 Fax: (724)836-5149 Joseph Selep email@example.com (412)281-8000 Zimmer Kunz, PLLC 3300 USX Tower Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Fax: (412)281-1765 Mr. Selep and Mr. Stewart are admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia (state and federal courts). Zimmer Kunz partners have extensive experience advising and defending trucking companies, transportation equipment manufacturers and their insurers in matters involving and arising out of vehicle accidents, alleged product defects, insurance coverage, and related coverage claims, and frequently provide day-one response handling and investigation guidance and direction. The cases range from all types of personal injury and property damage matters, including fire litigation, to catastrophic injury and wrongful death suits. Our lawyers are active in many state and national defense organizations and Mr. Stewart has been a long-time member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association(TIDA),and has counseled self-insured trucking clients and motor carrier insurers for in excess of twenty years. Mr. Selep, in addition to his work in the transportation field, has extensive trial experience in product liability litigation. A representative sample of transportation clients serviced by Zimmer Kunz in litigation matters in western Pennsylvania and all of West Virginia includes: Arkansas Best Freight(ABF Freightways), Dart Trucking, Rush Trucking, Jupiter Transportation, McQuade Trucking, Watkins Trucking, KLLM Transportation, Ryder Truck Rental/Ryder Transportation Systems, Schwan’s, World Shipping/Container Port Group, and Fed Ex Ground . Zimmer Kunz also handles transportation claims through a number of TPA’s and transportation industry insurers including American International Group (AIG), Liberty Mutual, Caldwell International, Gallagher Bassett Insurance Services, York Claim Services, Carolina Casualty, and RLI Insurance. In addition, the firm has extensive product liability experience for transportationrelated equipment product liability claims for various manufacturers. A representative sample includes ATV litigation, handicapped–equipped vehicle components, wheels and tire rims, electronic controls, trailer underride protection and marker lights .Zimmer Kunz also has extensive experience in claims of brake failure/loss, loss of cargo/loads and tires, and D.O.T./Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation claims relative to hours of service, forced dispatch, and driver fatigue. RHODE ISLAND James M. Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org (617) 241-3060 Brian P. Voke email@example.com Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy P.C. One Constitution Plaza Third Floor Boston, MA 02129 Tel: (617) 241-3000 Fax: (617) 241-5115 Website: http://www.campbell-trial-lawyers.com Transportation is one of the core industries serviced by attorneys at Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy. Our clients include vehicle manufacturers, motor carriers, companies that transport their own goods and materials, and the insured’s of numerous insurance carriers. Members of the firm have successfully defended a variety of product liability actions and vehicular accident cases that resulted in personal injury or death, property damage and cargo loss. Representative clients include Paccar Inc., Mitsubishi Motors, Great West Casualty Company, Freightliner Group, Volvo Group, Tyson Foods, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Consolidated Freightways Corp., Marriott International, Inc., and General Motors Corporation. SOUTH CAROLINA Steven J. Pugh firstname.lastname@example.org 803-771-4400 Richardson, Plowden, Carpenter & Robinson, P.A. 1600 Marion Street Columbia, SC 29201 Post Office Drawer 7788 Columbia, SC 29202 Fax: 803-779-0016 Richardson, Plowden, Carpenter & Robinson, P.A. has represented a number of selfinsured trucking companies and insurance carriers in the defense of trucking and related product liability claims. This experience includes the defense of wrongful death, significant personal injury and property damage claims. Representative clients include Trimac Transportation Services, Pepsi Bottling Group, Pizza Hut of America, SSI Technologies, Inc. and Carolina Casualty Insurance. SOUTH DAKOTA Chris Palmer email@example.com 605-342-1078 Dan Ashmore firstname.lastname@example.org 605-342-1078 Gunderson, Palmer, Goodsell & Nelson, LLP 440 Mount Rushmore Road 3rd and 4th Floors, PO Box 8045 Rapid City, SD 57709-8045 605-342-9503 fax Both Mr. Dan Ashmore and Mr. Chris Palmer have defended a number of commercial carriers and their insurance companies in transportation claims and litigation involving trucking accidents, personal injury and property damage. Both Mr. Ashmore and Mr. Palmer have experience in defending truck manufacturers in truck product liability claims and litigation. TENNESSEE George T. “Buck” Lewis email@example.com 901-577-2256 Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, PC First Tennessee Bank Building 165 Madison Avenue, Suite 2000 Memphis, TN 38101 901-577-2303fax TEXAS David Sargent firstname.lastname@example.org (214) 749-6000 Dwayne Hermes email@example.com (214) 749-6522 Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP 901 Main Street Suite 5200 Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 749-6100 Fax Hermes Sargent Bates has collectively tried hundreds of cases involving the trucking industry, including numerous cases involving serious bodily injury and multiple fatalities. Mr. Sargent heads up the Transportation Section of the firm which has extensive experience in advising and handling such cases for transportation clients. The Transportation Section of Hermes Sargent Bates also handles regulatory issues for members of the transportation industry. Representative clients include Great West Casualty Company, Southwest Truck Insurance Agency, Swift Transportation Inc., FFE Transportation Services, Inc., US Express Inc. and Lancer Insurance Inc. Mr. Hermes has significant experience in the defense of product liability cases for numerous manufacturers and distributors of products and component parts in connection with personal injury and property losses. This experience includes numerous cases involving trucking related equipment. For information on significant jury wins obtained by Hermes Sargent Bates, see Sanford vs. Martin Transport. G. Byron Sims firstname.lastname@example.org (713) 629-1580 Brown Sims, P. C. 1177 West Loop South, Tenth Floor, Houston, Texas 77027 Fax: (713) 629-5027 Brown Sims, P. C. has represented transportation and trucking companies for over 30 years. We have handled a range and variety of cases, including cargo claims, wrongful death, personal injury, design defect, marketing defect, manufacturing defect, and collision cases. Clients include Empire Truck Lines; Waggoner Trucking; E & H Trucking; Fowler Trucking, Inc. or Heldt Brothers Trucking; Kreilcamp Trucking; Arnold Trucking; Fast Forward Trucking; Harold Ives Trucking; Brothers Trucking, LLC; K Truck Lines; Charles Lamarr Dump Truck Service; ALCO Transportation, d/b/a ALCO Trucking; Roadrunner Freight; International Truck & Engine Corp.; ASAP; Rudolph Miles; Brillis Trucking; Central Moving & Storage; Coy Transportation; Kirk’s Truck Services; Hunsucker Truck Lease; Arnold Trucking; Arrow Trucking; Harold Ives Trucking; Houston Prestige Trucking; Arrow Trucking; Sunbelt Works Transportation; Four Truckers; Ray Reich Trucking; Highway Pipeline Truck Company; B. J. Cecil Trucking; Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.; Hodges Trucking; J. A. Gamez Trucking; Valley Trucking; Umthun Trucking; Decker Truck Lines; W. T. Trucking, Inc.; Sea-Land Services, Inc.; Kottke Trucking, Inc.; KIVI Brothers Trucking; Lee’s Trucking, Inc.; J. Stupor & Son Trucking & Rigging; Highway Transport, Inc.; Watkins Motor Lines, Inc.; CBSL Transportation Services, Inc.; PWI Beaumont, Inc.; James Carter Service Center; Gulf Coast Transport; Transport Service Co.; Venture Transportation; Builders Transport; Union Transport; Harris Transport; Durham Transportation, Inc.; McAllister Towing & Transportation Co.; Coastal Transporters, Inc.; Esco Transportation; Highway Transport; Transport Service Company; Highway Trnasport, Inc.; Union Transport. Recent verdicts include a defense verdict in Huckaby and Boyd v. A.G. Perry & Son, a wrongful death suit where the Plaintiffs were killed in a collision involving an eighteen wheeler. The matter was tried to a jury and the jury found no fault on the Defendant. UTAH Andrew M. Morse email@example.com 801-322-9183 John R. Lund firstname.lastname@example.org 801-322-9167 Snow, Christensen & Martineau P.O. Box 45000 10 Exchange Place, Suite 1100 Salt Lake, UT 84145 801-521-9000 801-363-0400 fax For decades, Snow, Christensen & Martineau has been trying cases involving trucking companies. They have defended national and regional carriers in matters that involve wrongful death, quadriplegia, and serious brain injury. The firm defends carriers in complicated claims arising form all facets of truck and carrier operations. The firm represents C. R. England, Inc., Central Refrigerated Services, Inc., Yellow Freight, Dick Simon Trucking, Overnite Transportation, Ryder Truck Rental, Inc., and others, and their insurance carriers. Recent victories included a ‘no cause of action’ ruling in Sprague v. C. R. England and an Appellate Court reversal of $16.4 million judgment in Gallegos v. Dick Simon Trucking. VERMONT William D. Riley email@example.com (802) 658-2311 Paul Frank + Collins P.C. One Church Street Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 658-0042 Fax The firm of Paul Frank + Collins has successfully litigated cases involving cargo loss/damage, personal injury and wrongful death. They advise and represent insurance companies with respect to insurance coverage disputes involving transportation losses. Additionally, the firm has experience with the design and operation of captive insurance programs for transportation companies. Representative clients include Sumitomo Marine & Fire Insurance Company of America, Progressive Insurance Company, ING Novex Insurance Company, J.P. Noonan Transportation, Inc. (captive insurance program), A.D. Transport Express, Inc., A.N. Deringer and Reliable Shippers, Inc. For more information on significant jury wins, see Braman v. Barron, Bennington Superior Court, Docket No. SO288-95 BcC (Feb. 27, 1998) (personal injury resulting from car/truck accident, liability admitted); Magnan v. A.D. Transport Express, Inc., United States District Court for District of Vermont, Docket No. 2-03-cv-6 (Dec. 19, 2003) (wrongful death resulting from car/truck accident, liability admitted). VIRGINIA Michael E. Harman firstname.lastname@example.org 804-762-8013 Stanley P. Wellman email@example.com 804-762-8015 Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman P. O. Box 70280 Richmond, Virginia 23255 804-747-5200 Fax: 804-747-6085 Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman has developed a regional specialization in the representation of transportation companies and the carriers that insure them. This pertains to all aspects of transportation litigation, including the defense of wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, personal injury, property damage and cargo loss claims. Harman, Claytor also represents transportation and component part manufacturers in the defense of product liability actions, and provides advice and representation to both transportation companies and their insurers with respect to insurance coverage questions and disputes. Members of Harman, Claytor are active in a number of transportation-related organizations, including TIDA, the ABA’s Transportation Law Committee, and the DRI’s Trucking Law Committee. Representative clients include Criterion Claim Solutions, Robinson Transportation Co., Federal Express Corporation, Seaboard Underwriters, Inc., Fed Ex Freight, Swift Transportation, Inc., Flying J, Inc., TA Travel Centers of America, Great West Casualty Co., Tyson Foods, Inc., National Interstate Insurance Co., Vanliner Insurance Co., Roberson Transportation, and Watkins Motor Lines among others. Members of Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman have successfully resolved hundreds of transportation related lawsuits through jury verdict, dispositive motions, arbitration and mediation. These matters range from multi-million dollar claims involving multiple fatalities and traumatic brain injuries to property damage and cargo loss claims. Please contact Mike Harman or Stan Wellman for more specific information pertaining to these matters. WASHINGTON Steven W. Block firstname.lastname@example.org (206) 292-9988 Steven L. Day email@example.com (206) 292-9988 Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S. One Convention Place 701 Pike Street, Suite 1400 Seattle WA 98101-3927 206 343-7053 Fax Steve Block is a director with 18 years of litigation and business experience. He concentrates his litigation practice on a variety of transportation, customs, business and other matters, including cargo, collision, shipping regulation, international trade and border security law, defense of Jones Act/Longshore and other personal injury claims, employment, insurance coverage, and commercial disputes. Mr. Block is National President-Elect of the Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, and cochair of the Transportation Lawyers Association's Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee (having previously served on TLA's Executive Committee). He is a Proctor in Admiralty member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. Stephen L. Day, founder of Betts, Patterson & Mines’ Transportation and Logistics Law Team, has been the firm’s President and CEO since 2001. In over 30 years as a transportation attorney, Mr. Day has represented both carriers and shippers in a broad range of litigation, transactions and proceedings. His practice addresses commercial, railroad, motor carrier, maritime, transportation-intermediary, and logistics issues. A former regional director and r regional counsel for the Interstate Commerce Commission, the federal agency which regulated surface transportation, Mr. Day directed that agency ’s litigation and enforcement programs throughout 13 western states, including Alaska and Hawaii. He personally litigated both civil and criminal cases and directed a staff of litigation attorneys and investigators. He was national president of the Association of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy 1999 – 2000, President of the Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers in 2003 and recipient of the Seattle Transportation Club’s Transportation Professional of the Year in 2004. Representative clients include Motor Cargo, USF Freightways (USF Reddaway, USF Bestway), Roadway, Yellow Freight, Systems, Overnite Transportation, Covenant Transport, J.B. Hunt, Farwest Freight, Market Transport, West Coast Trucking, CSX Intermodal, CSX Transportation, Columbia & Cowlitz R.R., Port of Chehalis, Port of Olympia, The Prairie Line (cities of Yelm and Roy), Ballard Terminal Railway Company, meeker & Southern, Weyerhaeuser, PACCAR, North Pacific Group and Darigold (West Farm Foods). WEST VIRGINIA George N. Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org (304)292-8531 (724)493-6224 Cell (724)853-7035 Home Joseph Selep email@example.com (304)292-8531 Zimmer Kunz, PLLC 206 Spruce Street Morgantown, W. VA 26505 Fax: (304)292-7529 Mr. Selep and Mr. Stewart are admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia (state and federal courts). Zimmer Kunz partners have extensive experience advising and defending trucking companies, transportation equipment manufacturers and their insurers in matters involving and arising out of vehicle accidents, alleged product defects, insurance coverage, and related coverage claims, and frequently provide day-one response handling and investigation guidance and direction. The cases range from all types of personal injury and property damage matters, including fire litigation, to catastrophic injury and wrongful death suits. Our lawyers are active in many state and national defense organizations and Mr. Stewart has been a long-time member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association(TIDA),and has counseled self-insured trucking clients and motor carrier insurers for in excess of twenty years. Mr. Selep, in addition to his work in the transportation field, has extensive trial experience in product liability litigation. A representative sample of transportation clients serviced by Zimmer Kunz in litigation matters in western Pennsylvania and all of West Virginia includes: Arkansas Best Freight(ABF Freightways), Dart Trucking, Rush Trucking, Jupiter Transportation, McQuade Trucking, Watkins Trucking, KLLM Transportation, Ryder Truck Rental/Ryder Transportation Systems, Schwan’s, World Shipping/Container Port Group, and Fed Ex Ground . Zimmer Kunz also handles transportation claims through a number of TPA’s and transportation industry insurers including American International Group (AIG), Liberty Mutual, Caldwell International, Gallagher Bassett Insurance Services, York Claim Services, Carolina Casualty, and RLI Insurance. In addition, the firm has extensive product liability experience for transportationrelated equipment product liability claims for various manufacturers. A representative sample includes ATV litigation, handicapped–equipped vehicle components, wheels and tire rims, electronic controls, trailer underride protection and marker lights .Zimmer Kunz also has extensive experience in claims of brake failure/loss, loss of cargo/loads and tires, and D.O.T./Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation claims relative to hours of service, forced dispatch, and driver fatigue. WISCONSIN Joseph M. Fasi, II firstname.lastname@example.org 414-278-8800 Terry E. Johnson email@example.com 414-278-8800 James T. Murray, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org 414-278-8800 Ronald G. Pezze, Jr. email@example.com 414-278-8800 Randy S. Parlee firstname.lastname@example.org 414-278-8800 Peterson, Johnson & Murray, P.C. 733 N. Van Buren Milwaukee, WI 53202 414-278-0920 Fax Mr. Joseph Fasi has been defending trucking accident cases for Federal Express Corporation, a trucking specialty carrier, for approximately 10 years. Over the course of those 10 years, he has tried 3 cases to verdict for Federal Express with the majority of the cases having a negotiated settlement. Of the cases he has tried for Federal Express, all have been defense verdict wins in their favor. Mr. Terry Johnson has been defending trucking accident cases for Great West, a trucking specialty carrier, for approximately 20 years. Over the 20 years, he has tried approximately 15 - 20 cases to verdict for Great West, including several wrongful death cases and two severe brain damage cases. Mr. Johnson has been Wisconsin counsel for J.B. Hunt for approximately 10 years. He has also tried a variety of trucking accident cases for other insurance carriers that insure trucking companies. He has also tried some cases involving trucking defects, including claims relating to lighting and tackle graph. Mr. James Murray has handled numerous cases involving transportation equipment including aircraft, farm equipment and golf carts. He has substantial experience with design, engineering and reconstruction experts. Representative clients include British Aerospace, Associated Aviation Underwriters, Textron, John Deere and New Idea. Mr. Murray has obtained multiple jury verdict wins, including aviation accident (federal court, Milwaukee), golf cart accident (state court, Milwaukee), corn picker (state court, Elkhorn, Wisconsin). Mr. Ronald Pezze has handled various cases arising out of trucking and products liability, including personal injuries and the mis-delivery of fuels. Representative clients include Shell Oil Company, Great West Casualty Company and Secura Insurance. In October 2004 Mr. Pezze successfully tried a case for USF&G involving mis-delivery of fuel. In the late 1990s, he also tried a case for Shell Oil Company involving the same issue. Mr. Randy Parlee has handled to conclusion approximately 25 trucking accident cases involving trucks insured by Great West Casualty Company. Three of these cases involved chemical spills, two of them involved claimed personal injury damages in excess of $1,000,000.00. Three of Mr. Parlee’s cases with Great West Casualty were tried to verdict. All were defense wins. One was a federal case tried in Milwaukee with potential damage exposure over $1,000,000.00. WYOMING Richard A. Mincer email@example.com 307-632-0541 Hirst & Applegate, P.C. 1720 Carey Avenue, Suite 200; P. O. Box 1083, Cheyenne, WY 82003-1083 Fax:307-632-4999 Hirst & Applegate has defended numerous clients in motor vehicle accident cases including the trucking and transportation industry. These include both self-insured clients as well as those with commercial vehicle insurance coverage. Within the past 5 years, Richard Mincer and Tom Nicholas have successfully defended 15 and 12 transportation cases, respectively, through trial or settlement. Hirst & Applegate is also a participant in The Harmonie Group’s 24 Hour Emergency/Accident Response Initiative. Clients include Universal Transport, World Trucking, T&L Transport, FedEx Ground, FFE Transportation, Admiral Beverage, Flying J Transportation, AIG Transportation Panel, Comcar Industries, Willis Shaw Express, Inc., Cooper Cameron Corp., Williams Scotsman Inc., Dick Simon Trucking, Inc., Gapco Transportation, Ltd., Miller Brothers Express, NU Trans, Inc., Roadway Express, Inc., TNT United Truck Lines, US Xpress, Trimac Transportation, Inc., and Progressive Commercial Vehicle Panel. Jury verdict wins in recent cases include Vialpando vs. Cooper Cameron, USDC Wyo. Civil No. 00-CV-012B (2002), and Battle vs. Universal Transport, Sweetwater Cnty. D.C., Civil No. CV-02-470R (2004).