Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC Mass Tort / Class Action

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What We Do For You

Truth, Transparency and Accountability. These principles guide our law firm and are the touchstones of the mass tort and class action practice at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea.

Services We Provide

Mass tort and class action cases arise when a group of people are harmed or injured because a company chooses to maximize profits without concern for safety. These cases typically involve litigating claims on behalf of a group of people arising out of a single act or multiple events occurring over time. A benefit to handling cases on behalf of a group of people is the ability to build leverage and efficiently prosecute the case – quite simply, there is strength in numbers.


One person can make a difference. One lone voice is powerful. And these cases always start with one person having the courage to come forward. However, we also understand how effective it is to have a single story told by many voices. At BMBFC, we listen, guide and lead our clients through these cases never losing sight of the benefit we were hired to achieve. Our track record speaks for itself:

  • $140 million remediation recovery in a groundwater contamination case
  • $123 million settlement in a class action case involving pediatric sex abuse
  • $65 million recovery for property damages and personal injuries in an air pollution and groundwater contamination case

BMBFC is currently litigating cases:

  • On behalf of more than 50 public school districts and private schools seeking to hold JUUL accountable for the vaping epidemic affecting school systems across the country.
  • Seeking to stop the New Indy Containerboard plant from polluting the surrounding environment with noxious, toxic emissions.
  • Representing governments across the United States seeking to hold the opioid industry accountable.

We are currently investigating the following cases:

  • Groundwater contamination cases against a variety of poultry processing plants
  • The manufacturer of fire-fighting foam, AFFF
  • The manufacturer of a solution called methylene glycol, used in hair straightening treatments


Practicing Attorneys


Chase Brockstedt

Chase Brockstedt is the lead partner in the firm’s injury litigation department. He has dedicated his career to representing individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own and are seeking fair compensation. Chase has substantial experience in navigating the complicated world of insurance to ensure that his client’s medical bills and lost wages are paid on time and to recover damages for pain, suffering and permanent injuries.

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Philip Federico

Phil Federico specializes in mass tort/class action lawsuits and environmental law. He has been involved in historic and groundbreaking litigation with verdicts and settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Phil also has extensive experience in personal injury, sexual abuse and misconduct, and healthcare.

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Brent Ceryes is a partner at BMBFC and has experience in environmental law personal injury, sexual abuse and misconduct, and healthcare litigation. He served as counsel in the firm’s $123 million class action settlement in the Earl Bradley pedophile pediatrician case, and in the firm’s $190 million class action settlement with The Johns Hopkins Hospital arising out of the conduct of Nikita Levy, M.D., an obstetrician gynecologist who surreptitiously videotaped his patients during gynecologic examinations.

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Brian V. DeMott

Over the years, Brian DeMott has researched complex civil and criminal issues ranging from employment discrimination to post-conviction relief. As a Leadership Delaware Fellow, Mr. DeMott has gone through an intensive, year-long course in which he learned about issues facing the First State.

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Thomas P. Barnett

Thomas Barnett is an associate in the Business Law and Litigation departments. He represents businesses at all stages to achieve favorable outcomes whether it is formation, litigation, restructuring, or dissolution.

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Catherine is an experienced and accomplished litigator with a passion for helping others. Catherine is part of the firm’s Mass Tort & Environmental Litigation team and has assisted clients in class action litigation in obtaining favorable results to improve environmental conditions and health hazards in their communities as well as substantial compensation.

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Matt assists in representing clients in a variety of mass tort and class action matters. He is currently involved in cases regarding individuals exposed to potential bloodborne pathogens in an ambulatory surgery center, dozens of public entities in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors, and numerous school boards in lawsuits against vaping company JUUL.

Learn more about Matt here.