Michael Wetmore’s litigation successes stem from his in-depth knowledge of his clients’ businesses, a demanding attention to the facts of each case and the experience to advise his clients on the most cost effective way to handle major litigation.
Mike concentrates his litigation practice in two main areas: environmental litigation and toxic tort litigation. Mike’s environmental litigation includes two several months-long superfund cost recovery trials and nine jury trials in federal court in New York City, where he successfully recovered more than $180 million from various insurance companies as a result of jury verdicts and related settlements. Mike has successfully resolved numerous complex environmental cost recovery matters throughout the United States. His toxic tort experience includes defending class actions, as well as mass torts with more than 300 plaintiffs. Clients include major chemical manufacturers with facilities throughout the United States. Mike and his team have successfully defended lawsuits involving mercury, chlorobenzenes, TCE, PCE, chloroform, DMA, PCBs, lead, and a variety of chlorinated solvents.