Companies and corporations threatened with high-stakes products liability and toxic and mass tort litigation find a fierce and seasoned advocate in Brandy Harty.
Brandy’s practice focuses on civil litigation defense with a concentration in products liability, premises liability, toxic and mass tort defense and asbestos defense. She has dedicated her entire career to navigating the pace and intricacies of rapid-fire litigation in some of the nation’s most challenging jurisdictions and, over the years, has successfully defended thousands of cases in Madison County, Illinois, St. Louis City, and other jurisdictions throughout Illinois and Missouri. Brandy’s lengthy experience and her strong relationships and rapport with key opposing counsel and judges involved allow her to offer her clients exceptionally insightful advice on these jurisdictions.
While Brandy represents a wide variety of corporate clients, she particularly enjoys working with clients new to the world of product liability and toxic and mass tort litigation to help them protect their most vital business interests. She takes great care in assisting her clients to understand the complicated litigation process and brings her creative, flexible, service-centered, and cost-conscious approach to guide her clients through every step of that process.
Brandy actively participates in all phases of client defense, including:
- case analysis, strategy, and management
- budget development and monitoring
- substantive motion practice
- taking and defending depositions of both fact and expert witnesses
- settlement negotiations
- pre-trial and trial
By proactively anticipating client needs, assessing and minimizing their risks, developing and executing strong defensive strategies, and maintaining frequent communication, Brandy ensures her clients’ optimal leverage to ultimately achieve the most favorable outcomes to these matters—whether via negotiated resolution or by trial, when necessary.