About Us

Our food safety defense team counsels clients nationwide in high profile food-borne illness outbreaks and claims.


How We Work

Over the last decade, the firm has worked closely with numerous food companies throughout the country (including food producers, national restaurant chains, and several distributors and grocers) in the defense of food-borne illness matters. During this period, the firm has defended claims in more than a dozen states (including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin), has represented clients in major outbreak litigation (including outbreaks and cases involving E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostridium Perfringens, Staphylococcus and Norovirus), and has assisted with crisis management and other issues in advance of and following major food product recalls.

Meet Our Firm

We are a nationally recognized trial firm, representing its clients’ interests throughout the country.  In addition to its full range of catastrophic personal injury, product liability and complex commercial litigation services, the firm has also established itself as a national leader in food-borne illness litigation and food liability law.
For nearly a decade, our food safety team has worked nationwide with food companies defending food-borne illness claims, managing major outbreak litigation, and assisting with crisis management in advance of and following major food product recalls.  Our members are proud to offer national expertice in these and other areas:
Crisis Management and Recall Planning
Food-Borne Illness Defense and Consulting
Catastrophic Personal Injury and Product Liability Defense
High-Profile Complex Commercial Litigation

Meet The Genius

About Us

James Mitchell

One of two founding members of the firm, represents companies nationwide in major product liability and commercial lawsuits, including food safety litigation, catastrophic injuries and contract disputes. He has been recognized by his peers through selection to Best Lawyers in America and has been selected one of the Best of The U.S.’s list of “Best of Class” service providers. Mr. James Mitchell has extensive trial experience, and appellate experience includes multiple oral arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts.

About Us

Steve Newton

A member of the firm’s food safety defense team, defends and counsels numerous clients nationwide in product liability, personal injury and food-borne illness matters. Mr. Newton speaks regularly to national audiences on issues relating to crisis management, food-borne illness outbreaks, recalls and lawsuits, and works with numerous food companies in the defense of food-borne illness claims. Mr. Newton also has wide ranging experience defending clients in commercial, insurance and medical malpractice disputes.