Environmental and Toxic Tort

Michigan Environmental Defense Lawyers:

Toxic Torts & Property Lawsuits

Secrest Wardle is a top-rated Michigan law firm specializing in defending environmental and toxic tort lawsuits. The defense of these cases requires significant knowledge and experience in many areas of law, including environmental laws, medical and scientific issues, and insurance coverage matters.

Toxic tort litigation has evolved over the last forty years and Secrest Wardle has been actively involved in the defense of businesses, property owners, and individuals in these cases. In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos litigation, leaking underground storage tanks, and the cleanup of toxic waste sites were the focus of litigation. Today, talcum powder, popcorn lung, mold, lead paint, ozone, silicone implants, silica, metal working fluids, and welding rods have been added to the list.

Common Types of Michigan Environmental and Toxic Tort Lawsuits

Our lawyers defend the following types of environmental claims and toxic tort lawsuits:

Asbestos personal injury and abatement


Chemical spills

Dumpsites including CERCLA and Superfund

Electromagnetic Forces (EMF)



Freon (huffing)


Heavy metals

Indoor air quality



Lead paint

Leaking underground storage tanks (LUST) (MUSTFA)

Legionnaire's disease and other infectious diseases


Metal working fluids





Silicone implants


Solid waste

Vinyl chloride

Types of Environmental Regulatory Obligations

Our Environmental law team also assists our clients in complying with regulatory obligations, such as:


Clean Air Act (CAA)

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Environmental Protection Act (NREPA)

Leaking Underground Storage Tank Amendments (LUST)(MUSTFA)

Michigan Act 307

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

Who is the Best Environmental Defense Law Firm in Michigan?

Environmental cases often involve numerous parties, complex legal and scientific issues and thousands of documents. Our Environmental Practice Group is uniquely equipped with the litigation and document management systems required to meet this challenge. The Environmental Practice Group has defended multi-million dollar class actions and mass litigation actions involving PCB, asbestos, urea-formaldehyde foam insulation, and silicone gel-filled implants.

Secrest Wardle attorneys have served as National Trial Counsel and Mid-West Regional Counsel in over 5,000 suits in 12 states for a major asbestos manufacturer. As a result of our commitment, Secrest Wardle was selected as one of the best environmental firms in the nation by a survey of 400 in-house lawyers as reported in an American Lawyer/Corporate Counsel Magazine survey.

Contact our Michigan Toxic Tort & Environmental Defense Law Firm

If you or your insured needs a highly skilled and experienced law firm to defend an environmental or toxic tort case, call attorney Bruce Truex today at (248 )539-2818. He will evaluate your case and explain how Secrest Wardle can help you with your case.

Areas Served for Toxic Tort & Environmental Cases in Michigan

Secrest Wardle defends environmental defense and toxic tort cases throughout the State of Michigan, including in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Port Huron and in Northern Michigan.