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11James J. Bedortha

James J. Bedortha

Of Counsel / Attorney

Email James@gpwlaw-mi.com

Phone 800.799.2234

Biography

Jay began his career with Henderson & Goldberg, which became Goldberg, Persky & White, PC, as a law student clerk in 1987, became an Associate Attorney for the firm in 1989, a Shareholder in 1996 and presently serves as Of Counsel.

Jay has litigated asbestos cases for the firm in Michigan and Pennsylvania for 30 years and has obtained tens of millions of dollars verdicts and settlements for the firm’s clients.

Jay has tried more asbestos cases to verdict in the state of Michigan than any lawyer in the country and has obtained the highest jury verdict ever awarded in an asbestos case in Michigan

Pratice Areas

  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawsuits We have a long history of litigation for mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and related cancers caused by asbestos exposure.
  • Occupational Disease Much has been done to improve the safety of those whose occupations put them at greater risk, but there are still times when safety takes a hit, whether through carelessness or outright negligence. Our occupational disease lawyers are familiar with the types of disease, cancers, and injuries caused by various exposures and understand the industries typically involved.
  • Personal Injury Whether through traffic accidents, slips and falls, or defective products, if you have been injured through no fault of your own, let us evaluate your case.
  • Product Liability Claims Dangerous products wind up on the market for all sorts of reasons: negligence, ignorance, or placing profits over safety. Warnings and recalls are often not enough to protect consumers from harm.
  • Toxic Torts/Harmful Chemical Exposures For more than 30 years, our attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff have been pioneers in toxic tort lawsuits. We have helped many people who have been injured themselves, but also many families who’ve lost loved ones to toxic exposures, and also to those who have suffered as a result of second-hand exposure.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Education

  • Marquette University, B.A. – 1986
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D. – 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1989
  • Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1992

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Allegheny County
  • Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Saginaw County Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers
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