Laura Kingsley Hong is a trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience defending class action, mass and toxic tort, and product liability litigation. She serves as national, trial, and local counsel for many companies.
In her role as national and trial counsel, Laura manages and assists local counsel, insurance companies, and corporations in the defense of mass and toxic tort and product liability claims. As trial counsel, she appears in state and federal courts across the country and has tried several cases to jury verdict. In her role as national or local counsel, Laura partners with counsel, providing clients a cohesive and collaborative defense team. She has also arbitrated before the American Arbitration Association.
Laura was featured in the “Big Suits” column in The American Lawyer, detailing a victory on behalf of BP involving a 19-week refinery contamination trial. Her testimony supporting Ohio’s Asbestos Medical Criteria Bill (Ohio H.B. 292) helped shape that legislation and is cited in its legislative history.
Laura is a former Case Western Reserve University School of Law professor of trial tactics. She speaks frequently on topics relating to toxic tort and product liability litigation.