Segal McCambridge Expands National and Regional Toxic Tort Practice with Lateral Shareholder Ben Thames, Jr.


May 24, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO–Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney is pleased to announce that seasoned litigator Ben Thames, Jr. has joined the firm as the managing shareholder of its St. Louis office. Mr. Thames brings more than 14 years of experience in mass tort, environmental, and other litigation to the firm.

Mr. Thames has led the defense of companies faced with a wide range of claims including alleged exposure to asbestos, benzene, chromium, diacetyl and coal dust. He also has significant experience with premises and products liability cases. Mr. Thames joins Segal McCambridge following a long tenure at the St. Louis office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston and Young, where the predominance of his work focused on the defense of toxic tort claims.

“Ben’s history of success in litigating toxic tort cases and his deep roots in the St. Louis legal community will be great assets to our firm both in St. Louis and around the country,” says Segal McCambridge Managing Shareholder Mark Crane. “We are confident that Ben's skills as a trial lawyer and marked experience in toxic tort and environmental litigation will make for a successful long-term partnership with the firm as it continues to grow.”

Mr. Thames is a member of several industry organizations, including the American Bar Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Defense Research Institute, Illinois State Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, and Mound City Bar Association.

Segal McCambridge attorneys have handled hundreds of toxic tort matters nationwide since the firm’s founding in 1986. They serve as national trial counsel, national coordinating counsel, regional counsel and local counsel, working on all aspects of litigation from pre-trial discovery through trial and appeal.