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Patrick N. Haines

Patrick Haines is the managing attorney for the Firm's offices in Edwardsville, Illinois as well as in Austin, Texas. For the past twenty years his practice has focused on helping the victims of asbestos and other toxic substances obtain compensation for their injuries. Patrick has represented over 1000 victims of mesothelioma from all over the United States and has successfully tried cases to verdict in Texas and Louisiana. His trial victories include the first asbestos verdicts ever against Borg Warner Corporation and Exxon Mobil. In addition, he has litigated cases involving injuries from vinyl chloride, benzene, carbon disulfide and drugs like Vioxx.

Representative Cases

  • Seddon v. Owens-Corning; Asbestosis case against the manufacturer of Kaylo insulation brought by a member of asbestos workers union from Iowa, tried to successful verdict in Dallas, Texas.
  • Brown v. Borg Warner; Asbestosis case against the manufacturer of Borg Warner automotive clutches brought by a mechanic from Alabama, tried to successful verdict including punitive damages in El Paso, Texas.
  • Bendily v. Exxon Mobil; Asbestosis case against the owner of the Exxon/Standard Oil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana brought by an employee of Anco Insulation; tried to successful verdict in Ascension Parish, Louisiana and affirmed on appeal.
  • Moreno v. National Gypsum; Mesothelioma case against the manufacturer of Gold Bond asbestos panels brought by a school security guard, tried to successful verdict in excess of 8 million dollars in San Antonio, Texas.
Patrick N. Haines


  • University of Texas at Austin, J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

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