Darron E. Berquist is the managing attorney of The Lanier Law Firm’s asbestos litigation practice in New York. In addition to representing individuals injured by exposure to asbestos, Mr. Berquist practices in the areas of toxic torts, mass torts, pharmaceutical litigation and product liability. Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Mr. Berquist was an associate attorney at another respected New York law firm, where he focused his practice on class actions and representing individuals who suffered from asbestos-induced diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Mr. Berquist has also represented individuals who have been injured by medical devices, medical malpractice and lead poisoning.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Berquist is a 2007 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was the Business Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and represented low-income and disabled individuals through the law school’s Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic. While in law school, Mr. Berquist also worked for the Litigation Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General. He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2004.
Mr. Berquist has been asked to speak at a number of conferences concerning asbestos litigation. Most recently he presented at the following conferences:
- Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today’s Environment – Featuring Insights from the Bench: The Judicial Perspective – New York, NY (December 2, 2015)
- New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference – New Brunswick, NJ (February 25, 2016)
Mr. Berquist is licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Trial Lawyers Association.