What made you decide to join with TorHoerman Law?
Tor Hoerman produces results in mass torts like nobody
else. Last year, plaintiffs recovered hundreds of millions in
the Pradaxa settlement, which he negotiated before even
a bellwether was tried. This year, plaintiffs will recover
billions from the Actos settlement he negotiated. Moreover,
they like a challenge, the cases that require a fight but
which need to be brought to court, such as the St. Louis
radioactive contamination cases and the diacetyl exposure
cases. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, they maintain
a happy and healthy work environment, which is a big
secret to their success. There's no in-fighting or squabbles,
just a team working toward a common goal.
So why the two firms?
To maintain focus. Too many firms try to do everything, taking every type of case at every level of damages. Take a
look through these pages and you'll see the firms that excel are the ones that know what they're about. Our setup
allows us to work with TorHoerman Law in the mass torts arena, with their help in managing the cases we bring
and our help on the plaintiffs steering committees and bellwethers, while maintaining at Kennerly Loutey a practice
devoted to catastrophic injury, where we don't need to keep lower damages cases just to keep the lights on.
What kind of catastrophic injury?
We once went to a CLE where the presenter recommended
looking for cases with “clear liability” and “indisputable
causation.” They might as well have added “with full insurance
coverage and a taped confession.” Catastrophic cases are hard
and no two are alike. Everyone reading this knows where they
would refer, say, a case involving a forklift toppling over or an
aircraft malfunctioning. We want the cases where the playbook
has yet to be written, the unique products liability, premises
liability and malpractice cases that require the sort of attention
they won't get with firms that are trying to do everything.
KENNERLY LOUTEY, LLC
IN 2015, PENNSYLVANIA RISING STARS HONOREES MAX KENNERLY
AND KIM LOUTEY FORMED KENNERLY LOUTEY LLC AND BECAME
OF COUNSEL TO TORHOERMAN LAW LLC