Richard Mear's litigation practice is driven by his desire to obtain effective and efficient results for his clients. His common sense approach is grounded in a complete immersion in his clients' businesses, goals and products. Richard's practice includes defending corporations in premise and product liability matters as well as toxic tort matters involving asbestos and benzene exposure. He also has significant experience in cases involving transportation/trucking claims, construction defect claims, professional liability claims, and in commercial business disputes involving claims of officer and director liability. Mr. Mear has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation including trial, mediation and arbitration. He has first-chaired and second-chaired several jury and bench trials to defense verdicts. Recently, Mr. Mear first-chaired a month-long products
liability trial in Federal Court and obtained a defense verdict for his client, despite the plaintiffs' initial demand for $30 million and $12 million pre-trial demand.
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