Asbestos and Toxic Tort Defense

We provide highly experienced, consistent and cost-effective representation in the specialized field of Asbestos/toxic tort defense.

Whether a client seeks national trial counsel or assistance from an experienced local defense team, Forsberg & Umlauf attorneys provide the best-suited representation for any circumstance. Together, members of our Asbestos Practice Group offer a broad base of toxic tort defense and  trial experience to take cases  from discovery through motions practice and trial.  We  have represented manufacturers and sellers of the following products:

  • Clutches
  • Axle Assemblies
  • Flooring Products
  • Brakes
  • Transmissions
  • Joint Compound
  • Gaskets
  • Electrical Products
  • Hydraulic Components
  • Dryer Felts
  • Boiler Assembly
  • Aircraft Components
  • Building Materials
  • Valves
  • HVAC Products
  • Premise Owners


The following list provides a representative sample of other toxic tort litigation in which Forsberg & Umlauf attorneys have provided a defense:

  • Benzene litigation
  • Multi-state/ multi-party environmental exposures
  • Formaldehyde litigation
  • Silica exposures
  • Latex glove litigation
  • PPA litigation

Representative Matters

Forsberg & Umlauf attorneys have represented clients in asbestos litigation in King County, Pierce County, the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, and in multi-district litigation in Eastern Pennsylvania.  

We have represented clients  from all tiers of asbestos liability exposure, including original component manufacturers, replacement component manufacturers, and premises owners facing legal issues of retained control, worksite safety, and worksite sanitation. 

Forsberg & Umlauf attorneys have extensive experience with standards for scientific proof on causation and damages in mesothelioma and related injury claims.