MEET THE REAL-LIFE LAWYER BEHIND THE BOOK & MOVIE, "A CIVIL ACTION"
Join GreenLaw for a lunch and reception featuring Jan Schlictmann, famed toxic torts litigator.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
12:00 — 2:00 pm
State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta Street
3rd Floor Auditorium
Evening Reception from 5:30 — 7:30 pm for Sponsors
Eco Manor, Home of Laura & Rutherford Seydel
Address furnished upon RSVP
Jan Schlichtmann graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1973 and earned his JD from Cornell University in 1977. In 1986, he received national recognition for his representation of eight Woburn, Massachusetts families against W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods for the contamination of the city's water supply. The case was chronicled in the national best-seller, "A Civil Action" that became a major motion picture starring John Travolta as Schlichtmann in 1998. More recently, another Schlichtmann case was featured in a award-winning novel, Tom's River, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013. This lawsuit against Union Carbide and Ciba-Geigy resulted in one of the largest toxic tort settlements in history.