Christopher M. Placitella is a shareholder in the law firm and an accomplished trial lawyer with a nationwide reputation as one of the country’s leading legal authorities on mass tort, class actions, and cases about asbestos-related diseases. He represents individuals injured by defective products and drugs, toxic substances, and environmental contamination. Chris has been counsel on numerous landmark cases that have changed the law in favor of the consumer and wrongfully injured. Mr. Placitella has developed an award-winning reputation for his commitment to those who have been harmed due to the wrongful conduct of others. His professional integrity and personal commitment to his clients and his community have earned him local, regional and national recognition for his work and service. He is continuously recognized by his peers for his contribution to mass tort and class action litigation. Mr. Placitella helped to establish the National Asbestos Litigation Group dedicated to successfully and effectively representing individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases and serves as co-chair of the Group. Mr. Placitella was named 2020 Trial Lawyer of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers.