For more than a decade, Stephen Blackburn has represented individuals and communities who have been wronged by some of the largest, most powerful companies in the world. Mr. Blackburn was instrumental in obtaining settlements in excess of $450 million in the In Re: MTBE Contamination (MDL 1358) environmental contamination cases, as well as more than 200 favorable outcomes in a variety of toxic chemical exposure cases and product liability lawsuits involving defective products.
Mr. Blackburn believes everyone has an equal right to the best possible representation; not just the companies that have the deepest pockets to pay teams of lawyers.
His current representative matters include:
- Representing families against oil and gas extractors who caused such excessive contamination that a water well exploded, causing catastrophic personal injuries;
- Representing a family in a wrongful death action involving gross negligence caused by doctors who failed to follow any standard of care while treating a wife and mother of two young children;
- Representing victims of sexual assault at Baylor University;
- Representing victims of defective products causing serious injuries, including but not limited to cancer.
Mr. Blackburn’s past representative matters include:
- Representing individuals and communities faced with groundwater contamination caused by chemicals such as MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), PCE (perchloroethylene), TCE (tetrachloroethylene), TCP (trichlopropane), Atrazine, and other harmful chemicals;
- Representing individuals harmed by defective medical devices such as transvaginal mesh products; the blood thinner Xarelto; certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors; and other dangerous drugs;
- Representing victims of mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos-containing materials;
- Representing consumers defrauded by deceptive and fraudulent marketing practices such as false labeling and false advertising;
- Representing relators in False Claims Act qui tam actions.
A graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Blackburn is licensed to practice in Texas and California, and various federal courts around the country. He has been a member of the American Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and various local trial lawyer associations for more than a decade. An advocate for renewable energy, Mr. Blackburn is active in local groups pushing for sensible energy policies locally, statewide and nationally.