The Gori Law Firm Partners Honored for 2019’s Highest Asbestos Verdict in Missouri

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Jan. 30, 2020 - The Gori Law Firm is proud to announce that two of the firm's partners, Chris Layloff and Jason Steinmeyer, have been honored for obtaining the highest reported asbestos verdict in the State of Missouri for 2019 according to Missouri Lawyer's Weekly. Layloff and Steinmeyer obtained an $8.433 million verdict against the Ford Motor Company for their clients, Al and Pam Bennett.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Bennett was employed as a mechanic at Ford, Mercury and Lincoln automobile dealerships from the 1960s to the 1980s. While working at the dealerships, Mr. Bennett was exposed to asbestos through his regular contact with brakes, gaskets, clutches and OEM replacement parts. This asbestos exposure eventually led to Mr. Bennett's pleural mesothelioma diagnosis in his right lung.

Organized by Missouri Lawyers Media, Layloff and Steinmeyer were honored at the Missouri Lawyers Awards 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. "While we appreciate being recognized for our work, we're just happy that we were able to get justice for Al and Pam," said Chris Layloff, partner at The Gori Law Firm. Steinmeyer added, "Chris and I, along with everyone at our firm, fight hard for our clients. Justice was delivered, and the recognition for a 'job well done' is just an added bonus."

About The Gori Law Firm

The Gori Law Firm (formerly Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.) was formed in 2008 and since has recovered more than $3 billion in compensation for those suffering as a result of asbestos exposure. Serving clients throughout the United States, the firm has offices in Edwardsville, Ill., Granite City, Ill., St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and Orlando. Although the attorneys at The Gori Law Firm concentrate on asbestos-related injuries, they also handle catastrophic injury cases, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and occupational disease injury matters. For more information on the areas of law practiced by the attorneys at The Gori Law Firm, or to contact an attorney at the firm, visit www.gorilaw.com or call toll-free at 877-456-5419.

The Gori Law Firm Partners Honored for 2019's Highest Asbestos Verdict in Missouri