Overview


Craig H. Zimmerman focuses his practice on mass and toxic tort defense. He has defended companies in a wide variety of exposure and environmental toxic tort matters nationwide.

Many of these matters have involved highly complex and/or multi-jurisdictional toxic tort litigation problems, ranging from purported class actions and multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings to managing and controlling large dockets of individual cases. Craig currently serves as a national coordinating counsel for a Fortune 100 company with more than 20,000 asbestos cases pending throughout the United States.

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Results


  • Acts as lead counsel in In re North American Refractories Co., Chapter 11 case, in which we are seeking to create certainty as to the client’s asbestos liabilities through the creation of a Section 524(g) trust and channeling injunction
  • Led the day-to-day defense of a large petroleum company in MDL No. 1358, In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Products Liability Litigation, which then combined a number of putative private well owner class actions; in the first phase of that MDL, Craig and a McDermott team were able to successfully defeat plaintiffs’ attempts to obtain class certification; the individual cases subsequently settled on very favorable terms

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Recognition


  • The Legal 500 2015-2016
  • Leading Lawyers Network 2010

Community


  • American Bar Association

Credentials


Education
Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1989
Brandeis University, BA, magna cum laude, 1984

Admissions
Illinois

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