Events

Seagull_Tournament_logo-v2Founded by Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall partner Ron Bevins and many of his friends, the Seagull Golf Classic tournament celebrated its 26th year on May 13th at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. Under warm sunny skies, 140 clients, friends of the firm and WFBM partners and associates showed their support for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in a spirited and fun day, both on the course and in their generous and spirited bidding at the silent auction and awards dinner following the event.

WFBM is proud to be associated with this event and important cause, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through the years in search of a cure for juvenile diabetes. We sincerely thank all of our clients and friends for their continued and generous support.












Laurie E. SherwoodMary Watson FisherOn Wednesday, April 17, 2013, WFBM Managing Partner, Mary Watson Fisher and Partner Laurie E. Sherwood presented on the topic "Effective Management and Progressive Discipline: Tools for Avoiding Litigation" to the Ambassadors Club group of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. 

The informative event was to an audience consisting of a variety of San Francisco businesses.  The presentation was very well received and the attendees were very engaged, which allowed for many great questions both during and after the presentation.  


Tom-S-headshot-web--nameOn March 18, 2013, WFBM Partner Thomas G. Scully spoke on the panel "Current Observations of Patterns of Mesothelioma in the American Populace" at the Perrin Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Topics that were covered in this roundtable were:

• Peritoneal mesothelioma
• Current perspectives on dose and fiber type

Thomas G. Scully is a partner with the law firm of Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall. He has successfully tried or arbitrated more than 75 cases during his distinguished career. His primary practice is in environmental litigation with a focus on products liability, premises liability and toxic tort defense. From 1983 to 2009, he served in the United States Marine Corps on both active duty and in the reserve.  From 2004 to 2006, he was called back to active duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired at the rank of Colonel.

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For more general information about the conference, you can view the Perrin overview page here, or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  directly.


On January 31-February 1, 2013, WFBM Partner Ingrid K. Campagne Co-Chaired and was the Moderator for two panels at the American Conference Institute's (ACI) 13th Annual Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation.  Both were entitled "In-House Corporate and Insurer Panel on Financial & Legal Decisions, Managing Claims, Lowering Defense Costs, and Settlement Negotiations".  She also was a co-presenter on the subject of "The Best and Worst Jurisdictions for Asbestos Litigants, Key State-by-State Nuances, and Forum Shopping".  The Forum was held at the historical Union League building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Ingrid K. CampagneIngrid K. Campagne has practiced litigation in California since 1992 and currently works in WFBM's San Francisco office.  Her focus is on environmental litigation with an emphasis on product liability, toxic tort and premises liability.   She has represented many types of companies including manufacturers, premises owners, contractors and distributors.  Ingrid serves as lead counsel for numerous companies, including work as national coordinating counsel for some.

Now in its 13th year, the ACI Asbestos Claims & Litigation conference is the highest level event out there that provides maximum opportunities to network with leading in-house professionals, and helps you keep pace with the hot jurisdictions, case law, new and emerging claims and defendants, and advancements in science and medicine.

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For more general information about the conference, you can view the Forum overview page on the ACI website here, or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  directly. 

Christopher M. McDonald--> On December 3-4, 2012, WFBM Partner Christopher M. McDonald helped moderate a distinguished panel of experts on Diesel Exhaust claims at HarrisMartin's "New Industrial Toxins Litigation Conference" in Marina del Rey, California at the The Ritz Carlton Hotel.  The panel was entitled The Potential Health Effects of Diesel Exhaust Particles.

Chris's practice focuses on environmental litigation with an emphasis in toxic tort defense.  He has successfully represented manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in multiple-party litigation involving exposure to chemicals, metals, abrasives and silica.  He is also experienced in handling matters involving insurance bad faith, premises liability, product liability and complex personal injury litigation.  Chris has been involved in several mediations and has second chair trial experience involving these types of claims.

The overall theme of this year's conference covered a broad array of toxic tort subject matter, such as An A to Z Discussion of Litigation Arising from Disease Caused by Exposure to Acrylamide, Bromopropane, Chlorinated Compounds, Diacetyl, Ethylene Oxide, Formaldehyde, Gasoline/Diesel Exhaust, Hydroquinone, Hydro-Fracking and more.  The conference also featured multiple networking opportunities.

For more information about the conference, you can view the conference page on the HarrisMartin website here, or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  directly.
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--> On December 12, 2012, WFBM Partner Jennifer A. Cormier joined a nationally-recognized, accomplished group of asbestos litigators at the HarrisMartin California Asbestos Litigation Conference at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles.  Jennifer's panel topic was Making the Most of Settlement Conferences – Tips and Requests from the Court.

Jennifer's practice focuses on environmental litigation with an emphasis on the defense of asbestos defendants. Throughout her career, she has successfully represented manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners in multiple-party litigation involving exposure to a variety of toxins.   A significant part of Jennifer's practice is devoted to the strategic negotiation of settlements for a number of the firm's clients in the areas of asbestos and toxic torts.  Over the last eight years, she has successfully negotiated over a thousand favorable resolutions for our clients.

Other panels at the conference covered such topics as: Coordination of Southern California Asbestos Cases, Appellate Court Decisions, The Current Status of Asbestos Litigation in California – Perspectives from the Bench, Punitive Damages in Asbestos Cases, Pretrial In Asbestos Cases – A Perspective from the Bench, The Trial of An Asbestos Case - A Perspective from the Bench, The 13th Juror – The Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Etc., and The Use of Memory Experts in Asbestos Cases Deposition Limits – An Update on AB 1875.

For more information about the conference, you can view the conference page on the HarrisMartin website here, or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  directly.

WFBM participated in the 2012 Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook in San Francisco, California. The three day conference was held on September 10-12, 2012 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California. WFBM Partner, Ingrid K. Campagne, spoke at this annual conference, which was attended last year by more than 450 attorneys and industry leaders.

We hope you attended the conference, which explored numerous current and emerging trends in asbestos litigation and also featured demonstrations (with real-time juror reactions based on a mock naval asbestos case) along with other activities, such as a golf outing and cocktail reception.

On September 10th, Ingrid spoke on the following panel:

Emerging and Specialized Claims

• Brake-grinding machines
• Take-home exposure
• Friction products
• Components parts
• Welding rods
• Railroad claims
• Electrical products
• Aviation

Ingrid K. CampagneThe 2012 Asbestos Litigation Conference not only discussed topics that may have proved valuable to your practice, but also provided a great opportunity to develop and expand your professional relationships within the field of asbestos litigation.

For more information about future Perrin Conferences, please contact Lynnsey Perrin directly at 610.804.6165 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information on this event, including the agenda, please click HERE.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to
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