Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP’s Environmental Group is one of the most highly regarded in the defense industry. We work with many major insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured clients defending nationwide claims. The firm represents property owners, project owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, trade contractors, employers and state entities.

Attorneys in the Environmental Group are remarkable for their expertise, knowledge, sophistication and aggressive yet practical approach toward highly complex litigation claims and their vast experience with high-exposure cases. We are experts in risk transfer and are insurance coverage specialists.

We possess extensive knowledge and experience in defending lawsuits and claims involving exposure to asbestos, lead, radon and other toxic chemicals, including toxic medical products. We have successfully defended catastrophic personal claims, such as wrongful death and injured workers claiming inability to return to the workforce. In addition, we have successfully defended clients faced with the potential loss of their property as well as government-imposed fines, remedial actions and other sanctions. The firm has significant experience in both prosecuting and defending third-party claims seeking loss transfers and declaratory judgment actions.

Environmental Case Results

  • Successfully defeated summary judgment on lead poisoning claims in which infants claimed exposure as a result of the ownership, operation, construction, inspection, maintenance and repair of real property and construction sites.
  • Obtained dismissal of various negligence, product liability and Labor Law claims in a case where the plaintiff, an employee, claimed she was injured as a result of exposure to asbestos, mold and other toxic substances at the work site.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a case involving claims of medical malpractice and wrongful exposure to allegedly dangerous prescribed anti-malaria medications that were alleged to have caused the infant plaintiff to suffer numerous physical, psychiatric and psychological injuries, including depression and schizophrenia.