We are masters of all trades, committed to excellence at every phase of the case. From discovery and depositions, to Daubert and dispositive motion practice, and trial to appeal, our team brings its talent and tenacity to the table.
Our mass tort team does not shy away from tough cases. We learn every case inside out, enabling us to resolve the most complex legal and factual issues. Through it all, we are committed to candor with our clients and the Court.
This firm was founded to level the playing field. We believe that injured individuals are entitled to the highest caliber of representation, just like any defendant they are up against.
Lead Trial Counsel in Whitely vs. Pfizer, Inc. Represented Plaintiff in first Chantix bellwether trial. The case confidentially settled three days prior to jury selection. Mr. Ciresi then engaged in settlement discussions which resulted in settlement of all firm Chantix cases.
Represented over 500 women suing the manufacturer of an intrauterine birth control device. The Ciresi team was involved in four trials, two of which were settled during trial and two which resulted in verdicts of both compensatory and punitive damages. The Ciresi team settled all of the remaining cases in a landmark settlement.
Historic $6.13 billion settlement on behalf of State of Minnesota in state antitrust and consumer fraud litigation; also obtained $469 million on behalf of client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.
With appointments to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Law & Briefing Subcommittee, our firm helped defend soldiers and veterans harmed by 3M’s defective earplugs. Through briefs and oral arguments, we defeated 3M’s global preemption defense that paved the way to trial. Our attorneys served as trial counsel at five bellwether trials, resulting in the largest single-plaintiff verdict ($77.5M) and multi-plaintiff verdict ($110M) in the MDL. 3M ultimately settled to resolve over 260,000 claims for $6 billion – the largest MDL in American history.
Resolved approximately 135 cases for women implanted with the Cu-7 IUD manufactured by G.D. Searle & Co. The first case tried in Minnesota resulted in an $8.5 million verdict on behalf of the plaintiff, including an award of $6 million in punitive damages. A second case tried in Los Angeles settled on the eve of closing arguments. Shortly thereafter, all remaining cases were settled.
Lead Trial Counsel in Charbonneau v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. Represented plaintiffs in first Mirapex products liability bellwether trial. On July 30, 2008, jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiffs for $8,279,300, including $7.8 million in punitive damages for failing to warn of risk of compulsive behaviors, including pathological gambling, from the Parkinson’s drug Mirapex.
Lead Trial Counsel in Zwayer v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. Represented plaintiffs in second Mirapex bellwether trial. Case was confidentially settled prior to closing argument. After the conclusion of the Zwayer trial, Mr. Ciresi conducted settlement negotiations resulting in settlement of all the firm’s Mirapex cases.
Our firm was appointed as Co-Lead Counsel to represent patients injured by 3M’s dangerous forced-air warming blanket used in ultra-clean orthopedic surgeries. Thousands of cases were reinstated after an appellate victory on general causation.
Partner Michael Sacchet was court-appointed as Co-Lead Counsel to represent plaintiffs injured by Bard’s implanted port-a-catheter products. Sacchet and Odom serve on the Law & Briefing, Science & Expert, Common Benefit, Trial, and Settlement Committees.