As Co-Chair of Polsinelli's Products Liability and Toxic Tort practice, Farah Nicol works closely with clients to develop effective litigation and settlement strategies when managing large mass tort claims. Her substantial skill in assessing risk, developing a cost effective and efficient approach to cases of national scope, managing teams of attorneys in multiple jurisdictions, and overseeing complex litigation strategies has earned the respect of Fortune 50/Fortune 500 clients and colleagues alike. With over 25 years of experience handling mass tort litigation, Farah is skilled at understanding a client’s business and the potential impact that toxic tort and products liability claims can have on future marketability and profitability. She uses her depth of experience and skill to work closely with clients to find the best legal solution to their business challenges.
She has extensive experience in products liability, toxic tort, asbestos, environmental, contract and other general liability claims and issues confronting businesses. She frequently handles cases involving occupational and workplace exposure and has developed significant experience defending toxic tort claims of exposure to asbestos, chemicals, pesticides, and mold/fungus. Farah is frequently called upon by large national and international clients to handle the most complex and challenging cases requiring the development of a comprehensive strategy at all levels including oversight of claims in multiple jurisdictions and coordination with national co-counsel.
Farah has served major clients in a variety of industries forging longstanding relationships that enable her to understand her clients’ legal challenges within the context of their businesses. Together she works with clients to assist them to develop, balance, and manage legal strategies that meet their particular objectives. Select industry examples include:
- Pesticide damage, personal injury, and property damage litigation
- Asbestos litigation concerning fiber supply, construction, and friction materials
- Benzene exposure in the workplace
- Product liability in manufacturing
- Asbestos litigation concerning household products
- Petrochemical exposure in the workplace
- Chromium groundwater contamination