Overview


Colleen Baime counsels clients on mass torts, product liability, toxic torts, civil conspiracy litigation, general commercial disputes and a broad range of environmental matters.

Colleen defends corporations in complex and/or multi-jurisdictional toxic tort matters, including asbestos and petroleum exposure cases, and has tried more than 20 matters to verdict in Illinois and California. She has also negotiated the favorable resolution of numerous matters on the eve or during the course of trial proceedings. In addition, Colleen has extensive appellate experience and has briefed and argued multiple cases to the Illinois appellate courts. In each appeal, she has successfully convinced the appellate courts to uphold a defense verdict or reverse an adverse verdict.

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Results


  • Secured a jury verdict in favor of Honeywell International, Inc., in a seven-week trial, including three days of deliberation, before an Illinois state court; Honeywell and other defendants were accused of conspiring to conceal the hazards of asbestos from employees and customers; the plaintiff, who had mesothelioma, sought $4 million as compensatory damages and $20 million as punitive damages from Honeywell alone

Credentials


Education
Stanford Law School – Stanford University, JD, 1993
Alma College, BA, summa cum laude, 1990

Admissions
Illinois
California

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