Trial-tested toxic torts litigation attorney Elizabeth O’Neill has joined Womble Carlyle.

O’Neill has nearly two decades of experience defending clients in toxic tort and product liability cases across the country. In addition to her extensive national asbestos trial experience, she has represented product manufacturers in all forms of product liability cases including manufacturers in the aviation, chemical and consumer products industries.  Her trial experience has taken her to state and federal courts in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin.

In addition, O’Neill has an extensive background in professional liability litigation, defending lawyers, law firms, architects and other professional clients in malpractice and misfeasance cases. She has particular experience in aviation-related litigation.

She will share time between the firm’s Charlotte and Atlanta offices.

Womble Carlyle Mass Torts Practice Group Leader Chris Douglas said, “Mass Torts is a core practice at Womble Carlyle, with nearly 90 attorneys on our team. Elizabeth’s proven experience lines up well with the needs of our firm’s clients.”

“Here in Atlanta, Elizabeth has a reputation as one of the market’s top toxic tort trial lawyers,” said Michael Sullivan, managing partner of Womble Carlyle’s Atlanta office. “We are very excited to have her on our team as we expand our practice into new industries and new markets.”

“Elizabeth’s addition is a coup for our firm, and strengthens an already strong Mass Torts team,” said Jeff Hay, managing partner of the firm’s Charlotte office.

About Womble Carlyle

Womble Carlyle is a 530-attorney law firm that corporate clients rely on to provide core legal services, such as Complex Business Litigation, Mass Torts, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities, Finance and Real Estate.

Our focus is the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Silicon Valley markets, and from this footprint, we serve clients in matters across the country and across the world. Clients trust us because we understand their businesses, focus on their successes, demonstrate a commitment to help, and deliver value for their dollars they spend on us.

Womble Carlyle has a transatlantic alliance with leading UK firm Bond Dickinson to provide clients with domestic legal, regulatory and business advice in both the US and UK Thanks to Womble Carlyle’s alliance with Lex Mundi, the world’s largest association of independent law firms, we also can offer clients access to quality-tested local counsel in more than 120 countries. Lex Mundi provides seamless access to local attorneys and market knowledge throughout the globe.

Womble Carlyle’s offices are located in: Atlanta; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Silicon Valley, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville and Tysons Corner, Va.; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Del.