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Gregory Andrews Cade

Gregory Andrews Cade

Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Environmental Law
  • Alabama
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Attorney Gregory A. Cade specialized in Environmental Law and Asbestos Occupational Exposure, with a remarkable professional experience of over 20 years, has successfully recovered millions of dollars for asbestos cancer victims who were struggling with diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, gallbladder cancer, kidney cancer, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. Gregory A. Cade is also the chairman of Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., which he joined in 1993 as an investigator and litigation paralegal, as well as a member of numerous renowned groups and associations, including the ABA and the National Registry of Environmental Professionals. Gregory A. Cade pursued a master’s program in Occupational Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene on top of obtaining of his J.D. degree from Miles School of Law, in 2001. He worked closely with toxicologists, epidemiologists and other scientists at the UCLA School of Public Health, contributing to a thorough understanding of how environmental pollutants affect human health. Gregory A. Cade’s interest in the legal system and his passion for science motivated him to become an attorney. Despite the fact that asbestos cases are extremely complex, demanding and time-consuming, the attorney considers his career to be very rewarding; as he can efficiently help asbestos exposure victims and families recover the financial compensation they deserve. Attorney Cade represented many Alabama workers and families that were exposed to asbestos containing materials (ACM) at their workplaces or in their homes, through secondary exposure from a family relative working with asbestos. These are the most prevalent cities in Alabama with asbestos occupational sites: Alabama City, Auburn, Birmingham, Chickasaw, Coosa River, Decatur, Dothan, Fairfield, Florence, Gorgas, Huntsville, McIntosh, Mobile, Montgomery, Naheola, Prattville, Selma, Stevenson, Tuscaloosa, Tuskegee.

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Environmental Law
  • Free Consultation
    60 minutes free consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.
Miles College
J.D. (2001) | Law
University of Alabama - Birmingham
M.P.H. (1996) | Occupational Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene
University of Alabama - Birmingham
B.S. (1991) | Natural Science and Mathematics with an emphasis on Chemistry and Biology
Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
AV Preeminent Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
Martindale Hubbell
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Alabama Association for Justice
Top Attorneys
Birmingham Magazine
Birmingham, Alabama
Top 40 Under 40
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Alabama Association for Justice
Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar
Alabama Association for Justice
American Association for Justice, Benzene Litigation Division
Eagle Pitcher Asbestos Trust
Magic City Bar Association
Miles College Board of Trustees
National Association of Environmental Professionals
National Registry of Environmental Professionals
Who's Who in American Law
Articles & Publications
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. - Official Blog
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.
Speaking Engagements
Complex Alternative Dispute Resolution Concepts, Mass Litigation and Case Management
Certified Mesothelioma Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers
Websites & Blogs
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. - Official Blog
Gregory A. Cade: Our Goals & Mission |

Our mission here, at ELG is to help people. We are aware that our area of interest is difficult and not many lawyers can do what we do. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

About Gregory A. Cade |

Gregory Cade is the principle at ELG. The experienced staff at ELG is helping people who are injured in the occupational or environmental setting. They focus mainly on asbestos but also represent people on community environmental cases. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

ELG Law: Results and Testimonials |

Treven Pyles, Administrative Director and Brandi, Legal Assistant at Environmental Litigation Group shares how their clients feel thankful about their work. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

Gregory A. Cade: What Makes Us Unique |

ELG has its base in Alabama. They are unique because they do more government type of work and also because many other law firms call them for advises and several other things. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

Mesothelioma Lawyers & Referrals - Our Involvement |

We have been handling mesothelioma cases for a long time and sometimes other law firms call us for a certain unique piece that we may have put together 20 years ago. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

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44 Questions Answered

Q. Can I sue a company for mishandled regulated chemicals
A: If you did not suffer a severe injury as a result of exposure to the chemicals on your roommate’s work clothes, taking legal action against the employer will most likely be a fruitless endeavor. Whether the practice of having workers clean their own uniforms is legal highly depends on what pesticides they handle during the job and how harmful these chemicals are to human health. Accordingly, laundering contaminated work clothes might be relatively safe as long as certain precautions are taken. That being said, your concerns are perfectly reasonable, since exposure to certain pesticides has been associated with serious diseases such as leukemia, melanoma, and lung cancer. I advise you to find out the exact pesticides your roommate uses and subsequently contact the National Pesticide Information Center to inquire with regard to the potential health hazard they pose. They can also provide your roommate with information on how to safely launder contaminated clothing so as to minimize exposure. If it turns out his employer is dealing with uniform cleaning in an inadequate way, you should report this problem to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Q. Can I bring a class action suit against JCP&L?
A: Yes, initiating a class action lawsuit might be a good idea if there have been multiple complaints from residents which the company failed to promptly resolve. Depending on the extent of the problem, JCP&L may be held liable for corporate misconduct and/or environmental damage. However, before filing a class action lawsuit, it is crucial to consult a lawyer specialized in this area of practice, namely in Environmental Law, as they have the necessary knowledge to thoroughly evaluate every aspect of your situation and tell you whether taking legal action is a worthy endeavor. If initiating a class action lawsuit proves unfeasible, a lawyer with vast experience in pursuing cases which involve environmental pollution will also be able to provide you with alternative options. Finally, to increase your potential lawsuit’s chances of success, you should get as many residents involved as possible, preferably people who were significantly injured or whose lives have been severely affected by the company’s activity. It is highly recommended to have at least 40 individuals partaking in the lawsuit in addition to the lead plaintiff, who can be you or another resident.
Q. My kids has lead posioning from our house I was wondering if I can sue?
A: Yes. If exposure to lead has resulted in health problems, you can successfully file a personal injury lawsuit against whoever is responsible for the contamination. Please contact a lawyer specialized in Environmental Law and they will gladly assist you with recovering financial compensation. They will be able to identify the liable party, gather sufficient evidence of the lead contamination in your house, as well as promptly take care of the necessary paperwork on your behalf.
Q. My wife (age 52) passed away from ovarian cancer in January, 2017. She was a long time user of J&J Baby Powder.
A: My deepest condolences on the passing of your wife. Talcum frequently occurs in close proximity to asbestos deposits in the earth, so contamination is nearly inevitable. Despite the refining process it undergoes prior to making it to the final product, significant traces of asbestos are often still present in talcum powder. Because asbestos is a human carcinogen, medical studies dating back to as far as 1971 have been associating the regular use of talc as a feminine hygiene product with a high risk of ovarian cancer. Women who apply it are 33% more likely to develop the disease than those who use talc-free products. As for the legal aspect, since the statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in Arizona is 2 years, you can still hold the company liable for their carelessness. I strongly advise you to take legal action as soon as possible, as these personal injury cases are very complex and demanding, requiring a lot of time and evidence gathering on the part of the legal team. The sooner you file a lawsuit, the higher your chances of recovering the financial compensation you deserve on behalf of your wife. To initiate a wrongful death lawsuit, the first step is to contact a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure cases. They will guide you through the entire process and their legal team will provide you with constant assistance while preparing your case. Over recent decades, over 4,000 women have taken legal action against Johnson & Johnson for the exact same reason, as well as numerous families who lost a member this awful way, so the likelihood of a successful case is quite strong.
Q. can the courts make you clean asbestos from a torn down house as part of your community service
A: Since asbestos is a carcinogenic agent which needs to be carefully handled, the answer is no. Removing asbestos can entail tremendous health consequences, as well as serious environmental contamination, if performed incorrectly. Therefore, it is a job which must be left to professionals who have priorly undergone thorough training in this regard and know how to safely deal with hazardous substances. Your community service should definitely not include removing asbestos from old, damaged buildings, even if you are provided with protective equipment.
Q. Two weeks ago a company came and cleaned my basement crawl space. Today i notice light leaking though my vent in the
A: As long as the asbestos exposure your daughter underwent did not result in a disease, you do not have a personal injury case and thereby, taking legal action against the company you hired is a futile endeavor. In fact, it is actually impossible for your daughter to become ill in the near future, as it takes between 10 and 50 years for a disease to ensue after one inhales asbestos fibers. However, you should not be very concerned in this regard, since people rarely develop a disease from household asbestos exposure. It is usually the heavy exposure taking place in occupational settings which ends up in a serious illness. Therefore, your daughter becoming ill due to this type of asbestos exposure is quite unlikely. To prevent further exposure to asbestos, you should move her in another room as soon as possible and seal the area in question so as not to release toxic fibers in the air anymore. Occupying the room should be avoided by anyone until the problem is solved. I suggest you hire a licensed asbestos removal company to properly attend to the issue, since – as you have unfortunately seen – people who are not adequately trained can make the damage tremendously worse. It is highly recommended to ask the company to show you their license before you decide to hire their workers. As for the company you had a bad experience with, since you cannot sue, I advise you to report them for being unprofessional.
Q. Landlord refuses to repair or address anything including *High* levels of Toxic mold found growing in his home.
A: According to the warranty of liability implied by your lease, the landlord is responsible with ensuring safe living conditions in the rental unit for their tenants, which includes promptly attending to any issue which threatens their health. Therefore, you were not obliged to pay the cost of mold tests and the necessary repairs. If your landlord refuses to properly take care of the mold issue, you have two options, both of which perfectly legal – either withhold rent until they fix the problem or have a licensed company fix the issue for you and subsequently deduct the cost of repair from your rent. Regardless of which option you decide to pursue, your landlord cannot break the lease over this reason.
Q. If forced out of my rental for 10 days for asbestos tape on ductwork and furnace removal can I deduct from rent
A: If your landlord did not provide you with alternative accommodation during the time the repairs were taking place, the answer is yes. You have the right to deduct the cost of your temporary accommodation from the rent.
Q. I have damage and mold from a burst pipe and the landlord won't fix it or anything in the house what rights do i have?
A: While there is no law which clearly concerns mold exposure in rental buildings, the landlord is responsible with providing tenants with adequate living conditions under the warranty of habitability, which includes taking care of mold contamination. You should not have to pay for having this issue attended to. I advise you to ask your landlord once again to fix the problem, this time in writing, and if they still refuse to do so, you have two options – either withhold rent until they solve the problem or pay a licensed company to have it fixed yourself and subsequently withdraw the cost of the repair from your rent. Both options are perfectly legal and the landlord cannot break the lease if you choose to proceed this way.
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