Steven W. Ouzts
Steven Ouzts began his legal career at Turner Padget in 1981 and spent the early years of his practice defending companies and individuals in various types of personal injury lawsuits. In 1985, he was retained as South Carolina counsel by a national building products manufacturer that was being sued in product liability litigation in South Carolina and other states by school districts, state governments, and other institutional and commercial building owners who alleged claims for property damage caused by the use of asbestos in building materials installed in their buildings. As a young lawyer, Steve was privileged to work with some of the best trial lawyers and was involved in some of the first jury trials of asbestos property damage cases in the country. Building upon this experience, Steve has represented construction product manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, chemical companies, corporate officers and directors, construction contractors, and insurance companies in various types of individual and class action litigation involving product liability, toxic tort, chemical exposure, environmental contamination, construction defect, construction contract, and insurance contract litigation.
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