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Industrial Hygiene Evidence: Obtaining the Evidence Needed for Motion Practice and Trial

Presented By: DRI

This program will focus on obtaining favorable industrial hygiene evidence at deposition to enable expert industrial hygiene witness to provide well-considered opinions to be used in motion practice and at trial in toxic tort cases.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Attorneys who take depositions of product identification witnesses in toxic tort product liability cases
  • Attorneys learning to take depositions of industrial hygiene expert witnesses
  • Attorneys who litigate product liability cases involving claims of toxic exposures

What Will You Learn?:

  • What your industrial hygiene expert needs to prepare his or her opinions
  • How to obtain favorable industrial hygiene evidence during depositions of fact witnesses
  • How to use industrial hygiene evidence to establish lack of causation 
  • How to use industrial hygiene evidence in motion practice and at trial

Todd J. Suddleson, DeHay & Elliston LLP

Todd J. Suddleson's primary practice involves mass tort litigation and product liability defense.  He has tried numerous cases to a successful conclusion, including many asbestos personal injury cases.  Mr. Suddleson has appeared at trial as a first chair attorney on behalf of numerous different companies throughout the State of Texas.  At the request of various clients, he has appeared at trial as a first chair attorney in the trial of cases in other states including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Washington. 
One of his verdicts was selected by Courtroom View Network as one of the Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts for 2018.
He has been a member of DRI since 1990.


Lori Elliott Jarvis, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Lori Elliott Jarvis is a partner in the Richmond office of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.  She has served as national trial counsel in asbestos cases for almost 25 years.  Her practice also encompasses litigation regarding other potential toxic substances, in both personal injury and environmental contexts.  Ms. Jarvis has helped a number of new defendants in toxic tort litigation navigate the new landscape and continues to assist companies dealing with the issues related to emerging science for chemicals used in their industries.  She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond Law School and has presented on topics involving toxic tort litigation at seminars around the country

Elizabeth Reese, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Elizabeth Reese is an associate in the Richmond office of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where her practice focuses on product liability and toxic tort litigation, consumer product regulatory compliance, and litigation risk management.  She also regularly counsels companies regarding consumer safety and environmental compliance programs and conducts litigation risk analyses focused on potential risks of product or manufacturing changes. She has presented on issues related to emerging toxic tort litigation, asbestos regulatory reform, admissibility of expert testimony, and the changing landscape of jurisdictional defenses in the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions.


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