Attorney Jan Schlichtmann

December 14, 2011 — Attorney Jan R. Schlichtmann, one of the country's most notable plaintiff's attorneys and the protagonist of the best-selling "A Civil Action," will give a presentation at noon on Jan. 25.

Schlichtmann specializes in the area of complex civil litigation including consumer, environmental, product, toxic, and mass tort litigation.

In 1986, Schlichtmann received national recognition for his representation of eight Woburn, Massachusetts families against W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods for the contamination of the Woburn City water supply. The groundbreaking nature of the Woburn case and Schlichtmann's efforts on behalf of his clients have been the subject of numerous television and radio shows, press reports, and magazine stories including "60 Minutes" and "Nova," as well as articles in legal and scientific journals and books.

The event is sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

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