Practice Areas

Environmental & Toxic Torts

Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor recognizes the complex nature of environmental and toxic tort claims and has years of experience and top-notch experts at its disposal to assist in the defense thereof.  Whether pollution, property damage, bodily injury or mass casualty events, our attorneys are poised to delve into the scientific and technical issues surrounding such claims.  Our staff will give the case the personal attention it deserves while also having the resources to manage large multi-party litigation.

Our attorneys have experience in defending large corporations and insurers with regard to alleged releases or exposure to asbestos, silica, benzene, hydrogen sulfide, petroleum products, oil and gas, toxic mold, and others, including cases spawning from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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TESTIMONIALS

What Our Clients Say

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As a Commercial Trucking Litigation Supervisor, I have found Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor to be not only extremely knowledgeable but personable and readily available. It is difficult in today’s commercial claims arena to find a Defense Firm who is willing to accept the challenge of mitigating the existing exposures by building a solid yet economically feasible defense. My comfort level in combatting the litigious mentality of some is by far exceeded with Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor.
Terri
Gallagher
Dale, I just wanted to let you know in all my past experience as a Florida Adjuster how impressive I think Herb is. He does an amazing job not only with the critical incidents but in every aspect of the claim from medical specials to property damage issues. He is an incredible asset to us and our client with his consistency, reliability, responsiveness and knowledge. In our line of work folks are very quick to complain (present company included of course) and rarely take the time to call someone our when they do an amazing job. I am taking a minute to let you know but I am sure you already know that about him! Thank you and your team for all you do!
Xenia
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Lee and his team at Hightower do a fantastic job with our construction cases. They are zealous in their defense of clients, practical in their assessments and tremendous communicators about the ins and outs of cases. I continue to be thankful for their representation of our insureds and for their professionalism and friendship.
Cody
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Michael and his team at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor are incredibly knowledgeable about Premises Liability Law and are exactly the kind of trusted partners our company values. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, case law, and risk assessment to help make well-informed decisions. They are not afraid to defend vigorously, while maintaining professionalism and civility. If I need to engage outside counsel, I would turn to Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor without hesitation.
Lauren
Falck
Dan Novigrod and his team are very professional, thorough, proficient, and knowledgeable.  They take time to explain matters that may be unclear and they were very flexible in scheduling. Dan’s team demonstrated an ability to grasp our unique qualities and tailor their approach to the case accordingly. I absolutely would recommend them and definitely intend to continue using them for the foreseeable future!
Ralph