Top Bay Area Attorneys Discuss the Oil Disaster In The Gulf

05/26/10 Robert Lorei
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Coming up today on Radioactivity: Two prominent local attorneys will discuss the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But first let's hear some provocative comments from former Clinton advisor James Carville about the Obama administration's handling of the crisis.

James Carville appearing this morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

With the oil disaster still occurring in the Gulf we're joined now by two local attorneys who have strong opinions about what to do to address the crisis. Our guests are: Carl Nelson, a veteran corporate litigator with the Tampa law firm of Fowler White Boggs, is an expert on maritime oil spill matters. He represented owners of vessels involved in Florida’s worst environmental disaster – the $50-million cleanup and damage costs of the huge oil spill resulting from the 1993 collision of three vessels in Tampa Bay.

And Tampa trial attorney Steve Yerrid has won the nation’s largest jury verdict awards in two of the past three years. He was a member of the “dream team” of Florida trial lawyers who in the late 90s won a landmark victory against the nation’s largest and most powerful tobacco companies – at the time, the largest civil settlement of its kind in U.S. history at $13.6 billion.

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