Practice Area

Asbestos Litigation


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 the Firm’s attorneys are experts in the myriad issues that arise in the defense of asbestos exposure claims.

Cetrulo LLP represents clients as local, regional, and national counsel. Cetrulo LLP regularly provides clients with comprehensive and skilled representation in the courts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. As local counsel, Cetrulo LLP works with clients and insurers to achieve excellent results at a reasonable cost.

Additionally, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island trial courts have designated Lawrence G. Cetrulo, chairman of our Asbestos Practice Group, as Defense Liaison Counsel for the states’ asbestos litigation dockets. In this capacity, Cetrulo LLP works closely with the courts in the administration of the dockets, negotiates with plaintiffs’ counsel on behalf of all defendants, and serves a crucial role in leading discovery. Cetrulo LLP’s leadership role further extends to the drafting and arguing of motions on behalf of all defendants and the coordination of expert witnesses. Cetrulo LLP also played an instrumental role in the promulgation of the Massachusetts Asbestos Litigation Pre-Trial Orders, which have been widely praised for promoting speedy resolution of claims, predictability in results, and lower litigation costs.

Cetrulo LLP also serves as National Coordinating Counsel for multiple Fortune 500 companies in industry-wide, multi-jurisdictional asbestos litigation. In this capacity, Cetrulo LLP works to develop litigation strategies, manage local and regional counsel, and achieve consistent and cost-effective defense in coordination with client goals. Cetrulo LLP attorneys have defended 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.

Lawrence G. Cetrulo is a well-respected speaker and author on matters related to asbestos litigation. Mr. Cetrulo authored the preeminent treatise on toxic tort litigation – the “Toxic Torts Litigation Guide,” published by Thomson Reuters. The Toxic Torts Litigation Guide is regularly revised and updated by Cetrulo LLP and serves as a valuable resource to clients and attorneys.

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