dale-mcmath

Dale B. McMath

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Address:909 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, Texas 77010
Phone:(713) 951-1071
Fax:(713) 951-1199
Email:dmcmath@sheehyware.com
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Biography

Mr. McMath is a member of the firm’s Toxic Tort and Mass Litigation section. He has substantial experience representing clients in asbestos and silica litigation involving hundreds of claimants. He also represents clients in products liability personal injury cases and has worked on commercial litigation matters throughout his career. With six years of practical oilfield related experience prior to law school, Mr. McMath has an extensive understanding of the day to day exposures and working conditions encountered in the Gulf Coast area refineries with regard to toxic tort claims for asbestos, silica, benzene and welding. Mr. McMath has first and second chair trial experience and regularly represents national and international manufacturers and suppliers against claims for personal injuries and economic loss.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, (J.D., 1991)
  • University of Houston Clear Lake (B.S., American Jurisprudence, 1988)
  • Oklahoma State Tech (A.S. Electrical-Electronic Technology, 1982)

Legal Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Honors and Awards

  • Member, South Texas Law Review, 1989-1991
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Practice Areas and Casework

Practice Areas

  • Toxic Tort
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation

Casework

Toxic Tort:
  • Representation of a respiratory protection defendant, Louis M. Gerson,  as National Coordinating Counsel and Texas trial counsel in silica, asbestos and chemical exposure claims.
  • Representation of an equipment defendant against silicosis claims throughout the State of Texas.
  • Representation of a silica supplier, Lone Star Industries,  against silicosis claims throughout the state of Texas.
  • Representation of a manufacturer, supplier and distributor of silica and sandblasting equipment.
  • Successfully defended a wallpaper manufacturer against benzene exposure claims.
  • Representation of Mount Vernon Mills, Inc. in claims involving alleged asbestos exposure in paper mills.
Product Liability:

Successfully defended a bicycle manufacturer against claims regarding design, manufacture and marketing defects.

Commercial Litigation:
  • Successfully represented a doctors group in litigation regarding a partnership agreement.
  • Successfully represented a heating and air conditioning contractor in payment dispute arising out of work on a large commercial project.