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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

1717 MAIN STREET, SUITE 3700, DALLAS, TX 75201, USA
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Joseph Blizzard

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Joe is a litigator who has vast experience successfully defending major corporations against toxic tort claims involving personal injury and wrongful death. He has developed strategies for defending large numbers of complex cases involving exposure to asbestos, benzene, butadiene, silica and other potentially toxic substances, and has successfully implemented those strategies to achieve favorable outcomes for his clients. He has defended a broad range of clients in toxic tort litigation, including major oil and chemical companies, domestic and foreign automakers, a large engineering and construction company, a national retailer, and manufacturers of industrial boilers, plumbing fixtures, turbines and electrical equipment.

Beyond toxic torts, Joe has extensive experience in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on representing banks and commercial leasing companies in their business disputes, usually involving breach of lease agreements or other contracts. He also has experience with condemnation proceedings, and has represented corporate clients seeking just compensation for their condemned property. 

Additionally, Joe has represented individuals and corporations in real estate and property damage litigation, as well as suits brought under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Member

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association

Education

  • JD, 1994, Baylor Law School, Baylor Law Review, Senior Notes and Comments Editor
  • BA, 1982, The University of Texas at Austin


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Led by Thomas Taylor in Houston, the mass tort practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP represents manufacturers in asbestos and energy litigation. In one recent highlight, Houston-based Alexis Gomez successfully defended Process Water Systems in an asbestos-related case, in which the plaintiff alleged that exposure to asbestos-containing products manufactured by PWS caused him to develop mesothelioma. The team regularly acts for BP and its affiliates in toxic tort litigation. Joseph Blizzard in Dallas is another key figure in the department.

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