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Cetrulo LLP is New England's leading law firm for asbestos defense. Our firm was founded more than 25 years ago by some of the most prominent members of the asbestos defense bar, and today is considered a national expert in this area of law.

Our firm represents clients on a local, regional and national level. We serve as National Coordinating Counsel for Fortune 500 companies in industry-wide, multi-jurisdictional asbestos litigation, developing clients' litigation strategies, managing local and regional counsel, and ensuring compliance with corporate disclosure mandates. We have defended our clients in almost every state and have tried cases in all of the New England states, New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Louisiana and Mississippi.


The Massachusetts and Rhode Island trial courts have designated Lawrence G. Cetrulo, chairman of our Asbestos Practice Group, as Liaison Counsel for defendants in their states’ asbestos litigation docket In this capacity, Our firm negotiates with plaintiffs' counsel on behalf of all defendants and conducts discovery on behalf of all parties. Our leadership role in litigation in these states extends to the drafting and arguing of motions on behalf of all defendants and the coordination of the shared retention of expert witnesses.

Mr. Cetrulo, in conjunction with the firm's other attorneys, played an instrumental role in the promulgation of the Massachusetts Asbestos Litigation (MAL) Pre-Trial Orders, which have been widely praised for promoting speedy resolution of claims, predictability in results, and lower litigation costs. Cetrulo LLP's close working relationship with the MAL Presiding Judge, Special Master, and opposing counsel allows for the early, equitable and efficient resolution of issues between co-defendants and with plaintiff's counsel.

A well-respected speaker and author on matters related to asbestos litigation, Mr. Cetrulo is the author of numerous articles and the preeminent treatise on toxic tort litigation, the four volume "Toxic Torts Litigation Guide," published by Thomson West.

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