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Toxic tort firm increases Gulf Coast presence

By David Yates | Oct 7, 2015


A Delaware-based asbestos law firm has expanded into Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, increasing its presence along the Gulf Coast.

According to an Oct. 5 press release, Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson added 32 attorneys, all of whom focus their practices on toxic tort litigation, products liability and environmental litigation.

“Our goal, from the very founding of our firm, has been to become the premier mass toxic tort firm in the country – this move helps get us there,” said James J. Maron, founding partner of Maron Marvel. “This is a significant milestone in the evolution of our firm, and we look forward to combining the skills of our two legal teams to continue to meet our clients’ objectives, together.”

The firm now has new offices in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Jackson, as well as a new office in Red Bank, NJ – expanding Maron Marvel to a total of 67 attorneys.

The new attorneys and staff formerly were with the national law firm of Forman Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP. Thomas Tardy will be joining Maron Marvel, a move that he said is the result of more than a decade-long working relationship, the press release states.

“For more than 10 years, our group has worked closely with Jim Maron and his team and have gained a healthy respect for them as attorneys and an appreciation for their business plan,” said Tardy. “Their vision and use of technology is aligned with ours, and we look forward to giving Maron Marvel a much larger presence in the Gulf and taking advantage of their multiple offices in the East.”

The majority of the attorneys and staff joining Maron Marvel will continue to work from their existing offices and locations.

The new arrangement went into effect on Oct. 1.

“W.G. Watkins and Fred Krutz are two of my oldest friends,” Tardy said, of his former law partners. “We still have many long-standing relationships, and we value that history. It has been a pleasure to practice law with them.”

The following attorneys are now at the Jackson office: Thomas Tardy, Brannon Berry, Stefan Bourn, Sara Budslick, Julie Chaffin, Rebekah Clayton, Beau Cole, Marcy Croft, Richard Crump, Kay Dodge, Mary Margaret Gay, Laura Goodson, Samuel Habeeb, James House, Christi Jones, Sarah Beth Jones, Joanna Kuhn, Alexander Martin, John McCants, Chan McLeod, Donald Partridge, Clare Rush, Amanda Summerlin, Elizabeth Turley

Attorneys Todd Ogden, John Parsons and John Robinson will man the Dallas office.

Attorney Roger Nebel is at the Houston office.

The New Orleans boasts attorneys Ebony Morris and Joseph Morton.

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