Pond North LLP
Pond North LLP


Asbestos, Toxic Tort,

and Product Liability


Experienced trial attorneys with a strategic approach to litigation.

Pond North LLP provides strategic litigation defense to its clients. Always ready to try a case, the firm is judicious in using this strength, defending each client’s unique goals in litigation. The firm’s primary practice area is the defense of complex toxic tort and mass tort and property damage claims, with specialized experience in cases dealing with cancer of bodily organs and injuries to the respiratory and central nervous systems.

Pond North LLP’s principals, Frank Pond and Christine North, as well as other partner-level lawyers at Pond North, have regularly and successfully defended their clients’ interests in litigation and trial specializing in asbestos personal injury, death and property damage  claims; environmental claims (State, Federal, CERCLA, Proposition 65, and traditional environmental torts); product liability claims; accident injury claims; and claims relating to the defense of retailers and retail operations (e.g. weights and measures, consumer attorney general actions, ADA claims). Pond North LLP’s attorneys also have significant experience providing the defense in employment law matters and in prosecuting and defending contractual and commercial disputes primarily relating to the entertainment, maritime and transportation industries, as a well as a boutique Commercial Real Estate practice (negotiating, drafting and litigating).

Pond North LLP’s client base is a mix of Fortune 50 companies, Fortune 500 companies, and “Mom and Pop” companies and stems from both direct appointment by corporate General Counsel and insurance company assignment. Pond North LLP’s attorneys represent a multitude of industries, including friction and automotive products, construction and building products, fireproofing and fire-resistant products, heating and ventilating equipment, adhesives, insulation, military equipment, plastics, talcum products, as well as manufacturers and suppliers of a myriad of other products. In the toxic and mass tort context, with special reference to asbestos claims, Pond North LLP serves its clients on national, regional, and local levels. The partners are well-respected trial lawyers having collectively taken a significant number of cases to trial, with successful verdicts in California and in various other states. They also serve as National Counsel,  Regional Counsel, and Strategic Counsel for their clients.

Attorneys at Pond North LLP have spoken at numerous national, regional, local, and web-based toxic tort and asbestos seminars, and have given presentations on a number of topics to private insurer groups.




355 South Grand Avenue
43rd floor
Los Angeles, CA
213-617-6170 (phone)
213-623-3594 (fax)


Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1450
San Francisco, CA
415-217-1240 (phone)
213-623-3594 (fax)


99 Derby Street
Suite 100
Hingham, MA 02043
781-556-0600 (phone)
781-740-9475 (fax)

PO Box 9147
Providence, RI 02904
401-519-6676 (phone)

Areas of Practice