Ted Roberts' practice centers on the defense of corporate clients involved in toxic tort litigation. During his extensive career, Ted has defended manufacturers, distributors, and contractors involved in industry-wide litigation on local, regional, and national levels. He has first-chair trial experience in state and federal courts. Ted has tried to verdict, as lead counsel or co-counsel, 17 cases involving claims of occupational cancer, lung disease, and death. He has also tried numerous other cases short of verdict.
Ted's cases routinely involve complex medical and scientific issues relating to causation. To this end, Ted has developed, defended, and examined expert witnesses from a wide variety of medical and scientific disciplines. His practice is currently focused on the defense of claims involving occupational and para-occupational exposure to asbestos. He has also has defended cases involving mold, benzene, electromagnetic fields, trichloroethylene, methyl tert-butyl ether, talc, vinyl chloride, noise, Legionella, and other environmental factors.