David C. Strouss

David C. Strouss

Thornton Law Firm LLP
  • Environmental Law, Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Personal Injury ...
  • Massachusetts
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Reviewed by Patricia M. Flannery January 30, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
An excellent attorney, David passionately represents families born with birth defects due to a parent's chemical exposure, and he understands the medicine like a doctor. You could not find a better lawyer for this type of claim.
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David Strouss concentrates his practice in representing children with catastrophic birth defects as a result of a parent's exposure to chemicals in the workplace. He represents children born with serious birth defects whose parents occupations include semiconductor manufacturing, agriculture, furniture making, industrial manufacturing, and scientific laboratories. Mr. Strouss prosecuted and successfully resolved some of the country’s first cases involving birth defects caused by glycol ethers and other solvent exposures in the semiconductor industry. He currently represents over 150 plaintiffs with birth defects in the United States and South America due to parental occupational and environment exposures. Mr. Strouss has also litigated cases involving cancer arising from exposure to benzene, solvents and other hazardous chemicals, environmental property damage cases and pharmaceutical drug and medical device cases including Fen-Phen and Vioxx. Mr. Strouss is an honors graduate of Brown University and a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. He has been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 1985. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Strouss was assistant Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Commonwealth from 1995 through 1999 in the Tobacco Litigation.

Practice Areas
  • Environmental Law
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • Birth Defects From Chemical Exposure
  • Contingent Fees
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  • English
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Thornton Law Firm LLP
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Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. (1985)
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Brown University
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New England's 2020 Top Rated Lawyers
ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Tort Law
The American Lawyer
Environmental Litigation (Toxic) Lawyer of the Year
Lawyer Monthly Magazine
Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts
National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
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Massachusetts Coalition of Occupational Safety and Health
Co-Chair, Legal Committee
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 546253
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American Association for Justice
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Boston Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Bringing Pesticide Injury Cases to US Courts: The Challenges of Transnational Litigation
Cambridge University Press, Business and Human Rights Journal
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Thornton Law Firm LLP
Main Office
1 Lincoln St.
Boston, MA 02111
Toll-Free: (800) 431-4600
Telephone: (617) 720-1333
Fax: (617) 720-2445
Thornton Law Firm LLP
California Office
9430 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Toll-Free: (310) 282-8676
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