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Client Endorsements for the Meagher _ Geer Safety_ Toxic Tort


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    Client Endorsements for
         the Meagher & Geer
          Safety, Toxic Tort &
        Environmental Group
         “Russ Melton has assembled a team that,
          in my opinion, is the best in the world…
        a team that helped us save our company.”
                                        Steve Quandt
            Executive VP, Columbus Chemical Industries

“From underground storage tanks to rollovers and          Safety, Toxic Tort & Environmental Group
derailments, the Meagher & Geer team’s impact is             24-Hour Emergency Hotline: 877/ 635-8663
         their knowledge in science and the law.”
                                     Jim Holland, P.E.
                             CEO, Pinnacle Engineering

“Our products are used internationally by utilities,
manufacturing, and mining operations. The team’s
  expertise in product design, quality control and                      33 South Sixth Street
     their relationship with MSHA representatives                            Suite 4400
                                 was invaluable.”                      Minneapolis, MN 55402
                                                                        Phone: 612/338-0661
                                          Pete Rogers
                 Corporate Counsel, The Oatey Company
                                                                         Fax: 612/338-8384                                       SAFETy,
                                                                                                                            TOxIC TORT &
                                                                              Arizona                                     EnvIROnMEnTAl
    “We have worked chemical releases and mass
                                                                    8800 North Gainey Center Drive                                GROup
evacuations with the Meagher & Geer team across
                                                                              Suite 261
  the states. As Incident Commander, I have found                                                                            V Scientific
                                                                        Scottsdale, AZ 85258
  them to be scientist/engineer attorneys who are
                                                                        Phone: 480/607-9719                                  V Statistical
          certified and qualified to enter the site.”
                                                                         Fax: 480/607-9780                                    V Medical
                                    George Malvaney
                  Vice President, Emergency Operations,
                   United States Environmental Services

                                                                         meagher .com                                      meagher.com
The Meagher & Geer Safety, Toxic Tort &                Environmental
Environmental Group is anchored by veteran             The Group’s national experience with traditional environmental matters
attorneys who have years of manufacturing, mining,     includes solid waste disposal, hazardous waste disposal/processing,
and chemical processing experience. This team          medical waste disposal, air and water pollution, and ground water
provides their clients with scientific and technical   contamination. Many times the contamination or pollution is the result                     Safety, Toxic Tort & Environmental Group
experience in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineer-         of accidental fires, explosions, or chemical release. Our Rapid Response
ing, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,        Team (Catastrophic Loss Group) is recognized as the premier group                                    Rob Graff, Team Leader
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineer-                                                                                                             Partner
                                                       responding to hazardous material incidents throughout the Americas.
ing, Nuclear Engineering, Structural Engineering,      Our team provides technical attorneys and vetted experts to control                                  rgraff@meagher.com
and Statistics (Scientific, Analytical, Medical).      the incident and minimize potential liability. Utilizing the proper team                             Phone: 612 / 337-9647 Cell: 612 / 749-1055
                                                       results in the correct methodology and means applied to the incident.
Safety                                                 This assists to minimize compliance and enforcement issues with                                      Russ Melton, Co-Leader
Our primary objective is loss prevention – to avoid    state and federal agencies.                                                                          Partner
occurrences. However, we work with individual                                                                                                               rmelton@meagher.com
companies and industry associations on proposed             “Nisha is an invaluable asset in resolving numerous environmental                               Phone: 612 / 371-1317 Cell: 612 / 964-1882
rules and interpretation of agency policies. As               problems in an economically feasible manner due to her chemical
necessary, we work to swiftly resolve enforcement      engineer/attorney-trained
                                                             analytical abilities,                                                                          Charlie Becker, Co-Leader
proceedings. We have interacted with federal and         combined with years of                                                                             Partner
state agencies in numerous jurisdictions,              experience in wastewater
including agencies such as:                              systems and hazardous
                                                                  waste disposal                                                                            Phone: 612 / 347-9144 Cell: 612 / 723-5712
V Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
V Chemical Safety Board (CSB)                                     technologies.”
V Coast Guard                                                       – Rob Graff,                                                                            Bryan Browning, Attorney
V Occupational Safety and Health Administration            Partner, Team Leader                                                                             bbrowning@meagher.com
    (OSHA)                                                                                                                                                  Phone: 612 / 347-9122
                                                                                                                     Nisha Taneja and Rob Graff
V Mining Safety and Health Administration
    (MSHA)                                                                                      “Whether the incident is an AgBs                            Bill Hathaway, Of Counsel
V Department of Homeland Security (DHS)                                                         geotech issue, a mechanical failure
V Department of Justice (ATF, FBI)                                                              of a valve at a chemical processing
                                                                                                facility, or injuries at mining                             Phone: 612 / 371-1309
V Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                                                         operations, our team has the
                                                                                                diverse disciplines to respond                              John Hendricks, Partner
Toxic Tort                                                                                      to the scope of work assigned.”
Meagher & Geer’s Toxic Tort attorneys have                                                      – Russ Melton,
                                                                                                  Partner, Team Co-Leader                                   Phone: 480 / 624-8569
extensive defense experience with chemical,
physical, infectious, biological (including food
contamination), and radioactive hazards. The                                                                                                                John Hughes, Partner
team assists clients with regulatory issues, label-
                                                       Related practice Areas                                                                               jhughes@meagher.com
                                                       Admiralty/Maritime V Agribusiness & Food Safety V Asbestos
ing, packaging, and product recalls. The cases                                                                                                              Phone: 612 / 347-9110
                                                       Catastrophic Loss V Employment Litigation V Product Liability
may be individual actions due to single exposure
or mass exposures and nationwide class actions.                                                                                                             Joshua Iverson, Attorney
The agents may range from anhydrous ammonia,              Meagher & Geer is an active member of The Harmonie Group, a network
                                                              of independent law firms that provides complex litigation and trial                           jiverson@meagher.com
hydrofluoric acid, solvents, particulates such as
                                                                  services to corporate and individual clients across the country.                          Phone: 612 / 347-9155
asbestos, silica, etc., to pesticides.                                                                                                                                        meagher .com
Safety, Toxic Tort & Environmental Group
          Rob Graff, Team Leader
          Phone: 612 / 337-9647 Cell: 612 / 749-1055

          Russ Melton, Co-Leader
          Phone: 612 / 371-1317 Cell: 612 / 964-1882

          Charlie Becker, Co-Leader
          Phone: 612 / 347-9144 Cell: 612 / 723-5712

          Bryan Browning, Attorney
          Phone: 612 / 347-9122

          Bill Hathaway, Of Counsel
          Phone: 612 / 371-1309

          John Hendricks, Partner
          Phone: 480 / 624-8569

          John Hughes, Partner
          Phone: 612 / 347-9110

          Joshua Iverson, Attorney
          Phone: 612 / 347-9155
                  Brad Lindeman, Partner
                  Phone: 612 / 347-9134

                  Frank Modich, Attorney
                  Phone: 612 / 347-9124

                  Lenae Pederson, Partner
                  Phone: 612 / 371-1334

                  Elizabeth Poeschl, Attorney
                  Phone: 612 / 337-9655

                  John Radmer, Attorney
                  Phone: 612 / 347-9109

                  Jon Russell, Attorney
                  Phone: 612 / 347-9178

                  David Schach, Partner
                  Phone: 612 / 347-9102

                  Nisha Taneja, Attorney
                  Phone: 612 / 371-1328

   24-Hour Emergency Hotline: 877 / 635-8663
                      Fax: 612 / 877-3043
33 S. Sixth St., Suite 4400, Minneapolis, MN 55402 612 / 338-0661
8800 N. Gainey Ctr. Dr., Suite 261, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480 / 607-9719


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