Introducing Leading Members of our Koppers Superfund Site Litigation Team

27 Apr

The Koppers Superfund Site Litigation Team was selected by members of Stephen Foster Neighborhood Protection Group and endorsed by Stephen Foster Neighborhood Association, Incorporated to defend resident’s rights regarding health, property values and environmental justice.  These attorneys and firms were chosen based on successful litigation experience in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation and Toxic Exposure against giant corporate polluters such as the Monsanto Chemical Company, as well as the successful handling of cases including Chinese Manufactured Drywall Product Liability and the representation of hundreds of WTC rescue and recovery workers in the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF).


Senior Attorney Stuart Calwell, a founder of The Calwell Practice, has experience with a wide variety of toxic injuries and toxic chemical contamination situations.  The Calwell Practice specializes in helping people get relief when their ground water and/or well water has been contaminated with dioxins, furans, TCE, PCE, and other volatile organic compounds  (VOC’s); or when their home and property has been contaminated with arsenic, dioxins, furans, and other hazardous chemicals; or when the air in their community has become contaminated with hazardous chemicals and particulate matter.  Mr. Calwell’s writings include “How to Handle a Dioxin Case,” Mathew Bender Guide to Toxic Torts, 1988; and “Exposure to Toxic Chemicals-An Unfamiliar Risk in the Railroad Workplace,” Journal of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Vol. 95, No. 2, 1986. Mr. Calwell’s practice areas include Asbestos Litigation, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Labor Law.


Peter J. Cambs of Parker Waichman LLP, Former Assistant District Attorney, Bronx, New York; He has tried in excess of 125 cases to verdict. Member: Trial Team Member for Chinese Manufactured Drywall Product Liability Multi-District Litigation No. 2047. Areas of Practice: Mass Torts; Toxic Torts; Defective Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Liability; Personal Injury Litigation and Wrongful Death Claims; Medical Malpractice and Product Liability claims.




William J. Dubanevich of Parker Waichman LLP has represented municipal water districts and private individuals throughout New York, New England and Florida in ground water contamination cases related to the release of petroleum products containing the additive MTBE, creosote, arsenic and other hazardous chemicals. He facilitated the recovery of tens of millions of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs damaged by environmental contamination. Mr. Dubanevich represented hundreds of WTC rescue and recovery workers in the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) and worked extensively in the World Trade Center litigation. Practice Areas: Mass Torts, Environmental Litigation, Toxic Torts, Defective Drug Liability, Products Liability, Class Actions, Complex Litigation, Labor Law and Negligence Litigation.



Stephen Murakami, founder of Murakami Law Firm, LLC.  Practice Areas: Mass Tort Litigation, Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Tobacco Litigation, Mesothelioma/Asbestos Exposure Litigation, Consumer Fraud, Securities Litigation & Arbitration.  Mr. Murakami is the lead coordinator and point of contact for the Koppers Superfund Site Class:  or 516-398-7776.

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