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Michael E. Hutchins

Partner | Atlanta
T (404) 260-6100
F (404) 260-6081

Michael E. Hutchins joined Kasowitz as the partner in charge of the firm's Atlanta office in June 2001.  Mike specializes in complex civil litigation.  He has represented many pharmaceutical and chemical companies, consumer and industrial product manufacturers in a variety of complex toxic tort, product liability, general liability and commercial litigation matters. He serves three of his largest clients as national counsel for toxic tort litigation and has represented other clients on a regional and local basis.  He has tried cases or represented clients in litigation around the country including courts in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and California.

Mike received his undergraduate degree with high distinction from the University of Virginia in 1980 and his law degree from Emory University in 1983.  Mike is recognized as a local “litigation star” by Benchmark Litigation 2013-2015 and has been named among The Best Lawyers in America in 2013-2018.  Mike has also been selected as a '2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Energy Environmental and Natural Resources' by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™.

Notable Representations
 
  • National counsel to three large corporations in toxic tort litigation.
  • Part of a trial team that tried a large policyholder recovery case to a successful plaintiff's verdict in Wilmington, Delaware, October-November 2012.
  • Tried a mesothelioma wrongful death case to a complete defense verdict on all issues in Richmond, Virginia, February-March 2009.
  • Tried a four-plaintiff asbestos case to a complete defense verdict on all issues in North Carolina, November - December 2007.
  • Chapter 95 summary judgments obtained in two high exposure mesothelioma cases in Texas, April 2008 and February 2009.
  • Prosecution in Texas of a major theft of industrial trade secrets case involving a foreign competitor. 
     

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