Lewis Brisbois Adds Accomplished Toxic Tort Litigators to Philadelphia Office
Philadelphia, Penn. (September 12, 2022) - Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome two accomplished litigators – Stephen M. Capriotti, Jr. and Liza Stagliano – to its Philadelphia office. Both partners are members of the firm’s Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation, Class Action & Mass Tort, Asbestos Litigation, and Life Sciences Practices.
With significant experience defending companies in mass tort actions, Mr. Capriotti serves as national coordinating counsel for firm clients. He has tried cases to verdict, negotiated nationwide settlements and dismissals, and served as lead counsel in various complex matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with a particular focus on claims involving exposures to asbestos, benzene, diacetyl, and other chemical products.
Ms. Stagliano consistently achieves clients’ objectives in jurisdictions that are notoriously challenging for defendants. She regularly represents Fortune 500 companies and independent owner-operators. Ms. Stagliano has extensive experience in both federal and state court, handling litigation from inception to final resolution.
In discussing his decision to join Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Capriotti noted, “Liza and I were looking for an opportunity to expand and grow our careers, and there was nowhere better to do that than at Lewis Brisbois. Because the firm is so large, it gives us a reach that we did not have before.”
Likewise, Ms. Stagliano explained, “Lewis Brisbois’ national footprint was a major draw. The firm has offices in every jurisdiction where we currently handle cases and where we hope to secure more work.”
Madison County, Illinois Managing Partner and Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Asbestos Practice Jeffrey Bash also expressed enthusiasm about the pair’s arrival, stating, “We are so happy that Steve and Liza have joined the firm, and we look forward to continuing to work with these talented lawyers. As we have already seen, their combined experience in the asbestos, toxic tort, and products liability arenas significantly benefits our clients. We look forward to Steve and Liza’s continued contributions.”
Similarly, Philadelphia Managing Partner and National Co-Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Life Sciences Practice John T. Salvucci said, “We are thrilled to welcome Steve and Liza to our Philadelphia office. Their expertise and sophistication in complex litigation confirms our commitment to afford our clients the highest level of legal services. In addition, their professional demeanor, mollified by a good sense of humor, blends in perfectly with our firm’s culture.”
Mr. Capriotti received his law degree from the Widener University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Bloomsburg University. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Ms. Stagliano earned her law degree from the Widener University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.