Litigators and Judges to Gather at Two Toxic Tort Events in Florida, HB Announces

Florida, August 12, 2011 – HB Litigation Conferences LLC, announces two programs on the topics of asbestos and lead litigation to be held October 3-4, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL, said Tom Hagy, CEO of HB.

The first event, “HB’s 14th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference,” will feature four sitting judges: the Hon. Mark Davidson, Texas MDL Asbestos Judge; the Hon. Eduardo Robreno, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and the Hon. Martin Shulman, New York State Supreme Court.  Attorneys and other experts will also be featured, along with Mark Lanier of the Lanier Law Firm, who will give the keynote address.

The program chairs are: Gary Galiher of Galiher DeRobertis Ono; Paul Slater, Senior Counsel of General Electric; and Walter Watkins, Jr. of Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP.

Topics include: 20 Years and Counting—The Curtain Call for MDL 875; Settlement—Have Strategies and Approaches Changed; Discovery in a New Light; Electrical Products—Much More Than Wire & Cable; Judicial and In-House Roundtables; and The Nexus Between Ethics and Professionalism in Asbestos Litigation.

The second event, “HB’s Lead Litigation Conference,” will also include a judicial roundtable featuring the Hon. Matthew Rosenbaum, Supreme Court, Seventh Judicial District of New York; and the Hon. W. Michel Pierson, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland.

This event is being chaired by Mark Richter of O’Connell and Aronowitz and Thomas Cullen, Jr. of Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP.

Topics include: Best Practices for Using XRF Testing; Low Level Exposure from Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives; Attributable Risk and Lead Litigation; Trial Update Session—A National Canvas; Medical Malpractice Opportunities in Lead Litigation; Presenting Economic Loss; Best Practices on Challenging Expert Testimony; Abatement in Lead Litigation; New Perspectives on Discovery Efforts—Supporting Existing Cases While Developing New Ones; and Social Media, Settlements and Ongoing Client Obligations—Ethical Potpourri.

Discounts are available for groups and based on need. Sponsorships are available.  For more information call Brownie Bokelman at (484) 324-2755, x212 or email her at  See the latest agendas at

Both programs are fully accredited for continuing legal education credits.

HB Litigation Conferences LLC is a nationwide provider of continuing legal education for plaintiff, defense and in-house counsel, focusing on emerging issues in mass torts and insurance.