Miles & Stockbridge PC

Joseph Hovermill

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Joe is President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm and a senior member of our Product Liability and Mass Tort and Environment and Energy practices.

He is an active leader in our cross-disciplinary team focused on the representation of clients in manufacturing and distribution industries.

Joe’s practice focuses on the defense of manufacturers in a variety of complex product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation regionally and nationally. He supervises the management of mass tort, product liability and other multi-party litigation nationally for several manufacturing clients, developing and implementing coordinated litigation strategies to control or eliminate the significant exposure posed by such claims. Joe also litigates and tries complicated environmental disputes involving other companies, states and municipalities, the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Justice. Joe’s litigation includes mass torts and environmental disputes connected with a variety of allegedly toxic substances, including dioxin, PCB’s, asbestos, silica, mold, vinyl chloride, benzenes, nickel, perchlorate and TCE/PCE.

Joe is part of the firm’s insurance coverage practice and has extensive experience in locating and securing legacy insurance coverage to cover the cost and risk of the matters he defends for them.