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Thomas Combs & Spann

Litigation

5 ranked lawyersBand 1West VirginiaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Toxic tort and product liability are cornerstones of this Charleston-based litigation boutique. Key clients include pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Experienced with handling multidistrict litigation and also active on asbestos proceedings. Additionally noted for its work in financial services litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

Work highlights

Acted for 3M Company in defense of claims made by coal miners claiming to have developed serious or fatal lung disease because of alleged defects in respirators they wore in the mines.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Cooke known for handling of product liability and corporate disputes. He is particularly experienced in advising manufacturers.

Bryant Spann is an established trial lawyer who is well versed in handling mass torts. He often works with financial institutions and manufacturers.

David Thomas has a broad practice and often works on toxic torts and professional liability cases. He also advises on matters such as environmental claims.

Philip Combs is frequently called upon to litigate product liability lawsuits on behalf of clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical and firearms industries.
"He is absolutely terrific, very skilled and an excellent partner to work with." "He is good on strategy and is very responsive."

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West Virginia

Litigation: General Commercial


Andrew Cooke
Band 3
Bryant J Spann
Band 2
David Thomas
Senior Statespeople
Philip J Combs
Band 3

Litigation: Mass Torts


David Thomas
Senior Statespeople