Mr Joseph Blizzard > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Dallas, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
1717 MAIN STREET, SUITE 3700
DALLAS, TX 75201
United States
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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.

Memberships

  • 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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense

Jointly led by Richmond-based ‘strategic thinkerAlexandra Cunningham and Georgia Lucier in Houston, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is particularly active in asbestos litigation and also handles environmental matters for clients in the energy sector. In one highlight, the ‘forward-thinking’ team is representing Alfa Laval as national coordinating counsel in asbestos-related cases. Based in Houston, Thomas Taylor and Joseph Blizzard are additional contacts in the practice group.