Steve Quattlebaum Named Law360 Legal Lion After Talc Trial Win

Steven W. Quattlebaum was named a Legal Lion by Law360 after achieving a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in a talcum powder asbestos exposure trial. After deliberating roughly one day following a three-week trial, the jury rejected the plaintiff’s claim that his pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs often associated with asbestos exposure, was caused by his use of Johnson’s Baby Powder.  Mr. Quattlebaum and Brittany S. Ford, along with Julia Romano from King & Spalding LLP, represented Johnson & Johnson in the trial held September 20-October 11, 2019, before the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.