Building a truly equitable mass tort justice system

About

Communities of color are disproportionately hurt by corporate misconduct involving product defects, device malfunctions, and environmental hazards. 

Yet, very few Black and Brown lawyers are appointed to lead the key mass tort cases that directly affect millions of their own community members. It’s time to remedy this inequity. 

Meet our board

Diandra Fu Debrosse Zimmerman Co-Founder

Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann

Founder

A recognized powerhouse in mass tort, product and civil rights litigation, Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann has recovered millions for clients injured by defective medical devices or drugs, environmental contamination, corporate misconduct, and civil rights abuses.

Ben Crump Co-Founder

Ben Crump

Founder

One of America’s leading social justice advocates, Ben Crump has won a number of record settlements and verdicts for victims facing injustice, including the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.

Greg Cade Executive Board Member

Gregory Cade

Gregory Cade has over 20 years of scientific legal and experience representing communities of color harmed by environmental exposures. His experience in complex matters has generated multiple multimillion dollar recoveries involving water and air pollution.

LaRuby May Executive Board Member

LaRuby Z. May

LaRuby May supports the Black and Brown communities disproportionately impacted and excluded from mass tort litigation. She serves on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee for Paraquat, and represents clients injured by earplugs and Zantac. 

Larry Taylor Executive Board Member

Larry Taylor

Larry oversees the Mass Torts and Civil Rights practice areas of his law firm in Texas. He understands the complexities and care needed to litigate against large corporations while making sure his clients stay informed.

Navan Ward Executive Board Member

Navan Ward Jr.

Navan has litigated defective pharmaceutical drug and device state and multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases for over 20 years and has served on multiple MDL leadership committees, recovering billions of dollars for victims.

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