Asbestos Achievements

26 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2009 Last revised: 27 Aug 2009

Date Written: December 1, 2008


This Article defends a much-maligned cohort of lawyers by pointing out their unique accomplishments. Critics of the asbestos plaintiffs’ bar call these advocates greedy, unethical, and over-enriched. Regardless of the merits of the accusations, any judgment of these lawyers must also recognize what they achieved. American legal doctrines, both substantive and procedural, had stood in the way of asbestos plaintiffs’ claims. The vigorous advocacy and creative challenges that overcame these barriers should inspire all lawyers who seek to perform effectively in behalf of clients.

Keywords: asbestos, ethics, tort reform

Suggested Citation

Bernstein, Anita, Asbestos Achievements (December 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

Anita Bernstein (Contact Author)

Brooklyn Law School ( email )

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

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