Todd E. Schwartz

Partner

  • location icon Atlanta, GA
    1180 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 2900
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Todd Schwartz is a partner in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation and Asbestos Litigation Practices. Mr. Schwartz currently practices in the fields of mass toxic tort and environmental litigation, products liability, general negligence and general transportation litigation. Throughout his career, Mr. Schwartz has been involved in many different areas of tort and business litigation representing clients ranging from small, personally owned companies, to large multinational Fortune 500 corporations. Over the last twelve years, he has managed and resolved thousands of asbestos claims on the local, regional and national level. Mr. Schwartz takes an active participation in the case from fact and expert discovery until resolution of the matter, including trial and appeal. Mr. Schwartz currently serves in the role of national asbestos coordinating counsel for an electrical parts supply company.

Mr. Schwartz has defended numerous corporations and insurance companies in toxic/mass tort and environmental litigation. He has specialized in the defense of manufacturers, retailers and premise owners in those cases. Mr. Schwartz has handled numerous general liability and defective product cases, several involving fires in various types of products. In addition, Mr. Schwartz has represented automotive supply companies, handling their transportation, products liability and general negligence claims. Throughout his career, Mr. Schwartz’s practice area has included many diverse areas, including transportation litigation, contract and business disputes, real estate litigation, bankruptcy, personal injury, secured creditor collections, as well as serving as outside general counsel for a regional employment and temporary staffing company.

Publications

  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Spring  2017
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Fall 2016
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Fall 2015
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Summer 2015
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Summer 2014
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Fall 2013
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Summer 2013
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Spring 2013
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Summer 2012
  • Mass Tort/Environmental Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Fall 2011

Reported Cases

  • Law v. Chemtall, Inc., 342 Ga. App. 374, 2017
  • Griffin v. Hunt Refining Company, et al, 292 Ga. App. 451, 2008
  • DaimlerChrysler Corporation v. Ferrante, et al, 281 Ga. 273, 2006
  • Strozzo v. Coffee Bluff Marina Property, et al., 250 Ga. App. 212, 2001
  • Fowler v. Smith, 237 Ga. App. 841, 1999
  • Gulf Atlantic Media of Georgia, Inc. v. Roth, 233 Ga. App. 209, 1998
  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital v. Roach, et al., 267 Ga. 619, 1997
  • Blun v. Redd’s Commercial Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, 228 Ga. App. 42, 1997
  • Tucker v. Signature Flight Support-Savannah, 219 Ga. App. 834, 1996
  • West 80 Investors v. Chequers Investment Associates, et al., 214 Ga. App. 673, 1994

Professional Presentations

  • Causation in Products Liability Cases, ICLE of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, February 20, 2019.
  • Juror Communication:  Dealing With and Countering The Reptile Approach; National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation; American Conference Institute; Chicago, Illinois, July 27-28, 2016.
  • Juror Communication:  Focus on State of the Art and the Reptile Theory; National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation; American Conference Institute; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; January 14-15, 2016.
  • Apportioning Liability in Jurisdictions with Fault Allocation:  Products, Product Types, Product Uses, Product Identification Witnesses, Deposition Strategies and Beyond; National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation Conference; American Conference Institute; Chicago, Illinois, June 23-24, 2015.
  • Apportioning Liability in Jurisdictions with Fault Allocation:  Products, Product Types, Product Uses, Product Identification Witnesses, Deposition Strategies and Beyond; National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation Conference; American Conference Institute; Chicago, Illinois, June 26-27, 2014.
  • The Evolution of Asbestos Medicine:  Dose and Duration of Exposure and Their Relation to Causation, the Trend Toward Malignancies, New Medical Information Pertaining to Mesothelioma Causation, and More; Presentation - Low Dose Asbestos Exposure and Lung Cancer; National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation Conference; American Conference Institute; San Francisco, California, January 30-31, 2014.
  • Single Fiber, Every Fiber, Low Dose, Lung Cancer, Chrysotile and Beyond:  Examining the Impact of the Evolution of Asbestos Medicine and How the Changes Affect Emerging Causation Law; Presentation – Recent Court Decisions on Each and Every Exposure Theory; National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation Conference; American Conference Institute; New York, New York, October 7-8, 2013.
  • “Every Fiber”, Low Dose, Encapsulation, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Beyond:  The Evolution of Asbestos Medicine and How Changes Affect Emerging Causation Law and Daubert/Frye Challenges; National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation Conference; American Conference Institute; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 26-27, 2012.

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Georgia
    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
  • State Supreme Courts
    • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Appellate Courts
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Admissions

Georgia

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

United States District Court for Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court for Middle District of Georgia

United States District Court for Southern District of Georgia

Associations

  • State Bar Association of Georgia, Products Liability Section
  • Defense Research Institute, Products Liability Committee
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Mass Tort Substantive Law Committee, Current Chairman

Education

Rutgers School of Law Camden

Juris Doctor, 1991

University of Kentucky

Bachelor of Business Administration, 1987

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