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Who We Are

Experienced

Founded by trial lawyers, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum is a firm specializing in complex litigation.  With more than 100 trials to verdict, over 100 appeals, and thousands of mediations, we offer clients the unique blend of large firm experience and small firm agility.   Our Law & Motion Department delivers work product that frequently results in dismissals.  With every matter, we strive to achieve early resolution while keeping costs under control.

Diverse

Our belief that diverse perspectives result in the most innovative thinking is one of the cornerstones of our firm culture.  We work to advance diversity through recruitment, mentoring, and retention of top talent.  Our team is made up of people from backgrounds that are highly diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, and sexual orientation.  Given the diversity of our own firm, we can bring fresh ideas and creative solutions to the table when helping clients confront their toughest legal issues.

Cutting-Edge

We invest in innovative technology and continuing education to work smarter and decrease costs.  To prepare for court, we work with experts and artists to craft powerful visual exhibits and use cutting-edge software to manage the e-discovery process.  Using predictive coding in conjunction with traditional e-discovery methods, we can review large document caches more quickly and accurately, while dramatically reducing litigation costs.

Service-Oriented

Serving a diverse nationwide clientele from our offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, we are committed to exceeding our clients' expectations.  We look forward to working with you and welcome you to contact us anytime.

 

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Our Team


  • Joe Adams is a Partner in the Environmental Department of BEHB's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Joe has studied environmental law for more than 25 years.
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  • Marte J. Bassi is a Partner who concentrates his practice on large product liability toxic tort cases, such as asbestos and environmental contamination. He also focuses on real estate and business litigation.
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  • Fred Blum is a Founding Partner who has been litigating cases for more than 20 years. His practice is concentrated in the areas of complex litigation, including environmental, employment, and constitutional law.
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  • Noel Edlin defends clients throughout the U.S. in high-stakes environmental, toxic tort, and product liability matters. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict during his 30 years of practicing law. 
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  • Jeffery J. Fadeff is a Partner who specializes in the defense of toxic tort claims. He has litigated cases involving breach of contract, construction defects, employment, toxic contamination, insurance coverage and premises liability.
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  • Farheena A. Habib is a Partner with Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum. Farheena's practice is focused primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, toxic tort litigation, asbestos litigation, and environmental law.
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  • Jeremy D. Huie is a Partner who concentrates his practice on complex litigation, including asbestos, environmental, and toxic tort law.
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  • Michael E. Gallagher
    Michael E. Gallagher is a Partner who defends clients in complex environmental and toxic tort matters, including cost recovery actions in Superfund cases, multi-party toxic torts, and litigation related to pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
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  • D. Mark Jackson is a Partner who represents clients in commercial litigation, product liability, toxic tort, fire litigation, and civil rights matters.
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  • Robert S. Kraft is a Partner whose practice focuses on the representation of corporations. Bob has practiced in many areas of civil and administrative litigation involving toxic torts, products liability litigation, insurance defense, and asbestos litigation.
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  • Jonathan Eric Meislin is a Partner who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of product liability, environmental law, personal injury, commercial law, general negligence, and complex business litigation and transactions.
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  • Dennis M. Naish
    Partner Dennis M. Naish's practice is focused exclusively on the construction industry. He has extensive experience handling complex construction disputes on a wide variety of public and private works projects.
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  • Todd Lind Peterson is a Partner who specializes in representing defendants in product liability matters. Read More

  • Erin K. Poppler is a civil litigation attorney at Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum LLP. Erin has a diverse practice focused on complex and business litigation, environmental law, and product liability.
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  • Paul D. Rasmussen
    Paul D. Rasmussen is a Partner with extensive experience in litigating complex, multi-party environmental and toxic tort matters. He defends both private and public entities in high-stakes cost recovery and enforcement matters.
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  • Reshma A. Bajaj Reshma A. Bajaj is an Associate attorney who specializes in defending toxic tort cases.  She also has experience in cases involving breach of contract and insurance coverage.
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  • E. Reno Cross is an Associate attorney at Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum. His practice areas include commercial litigation, toxic tort and asbestos defense litigation, and insurance defense.
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  • Vivy Dang
    Vivy Dang is an Associate with Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum whose practice is focused in the areas of toxic tort, environmental law, business litigation, and product liability.
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  • André R. Hill is Senior Counsel with more than 25 years of experience practicing law. His practice is focused in the areas of product liability defense, employment litigation, and toxic tort litigation.
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  • Andrea K. Kornblau specializes in toxic tort and asbestos litigation, and environmental law in her role as an Associate attorney with Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum.
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  • Andrea K. Lenhardt is an Associate who defends clients against product liability and toxic tort claims, including those related to asbestos.
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  • Alice K. Loh is an Associate attorney. Alice's practice is focused primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, toxic tort litigation, asbestos litigation, and environmental law.
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  • Raymond J. Park
    Raymond J. Park is an Associate whose practice is focused on civil litigation matters. Raymond defends clients against claims involving construction, product liability, toxic tort, environmental law, breach of contract, subrogation, and general liability.
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  • Randie L. Lintz specializes in toxic tort matters as Of Counsel for Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum.
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  • Gordon I. May has experience as a trial attorney since early 1989. He has traveled throughout the U.S. attending depositions of plaintiffs, trial witnesses and experts primarily in mesothelioma cases.
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  • Bruce D. Rogie specializes in asbestos litigation as Of Counsel for Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum. Bruce has served as inside counsel with some of the most highly respected insurance companies in the country.
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  • Sean Herman Sean Herman is an Associate attorney with Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum who represents clients engaged in complex environmental, land use, business litigation, and toxic tort matters, including claims related to asbestos exposure.
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News & Features

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Edlin and Poppler to Present at EECMA 2015 | The water battle between Big Ag and Big Oil is heating up in California's San Joaquin Valley.  Noel Edlin and Erin Poppler will speak on this issue at EECMA 2015, along with leading Geophysicist and water expert, Steve Figgins of Farallon Consulting.  Read More.

Daily Journal's "Document Hunters" Profiles the Firm | Daily Journal Reporter Fiona Smith recently sat down with Marte Bassi, Noel Edlin, Jeremy Huie, and Fred Blum to find out what makes this firm stand out from the crowd. Read More.

Firm Welcomes Four Talented Litigators in Los Angeles | Partners Michael E. Gallagher, Dennis M. Naish, and Paul D. Rasmussen and Associate Raymond Park expand the firm's environmental, toxic tort, and construction law practice in Southern California. Read More.