Georges A. HaddadGeorges Haddad Clark Hill
Georges A. Haddad
Georges Haddad, a Member in Clark Hill’s San Francisco office, is an experienced litigator and advocate in toxic tort and environmental cases nationwide. His experience includes mass tort and toxic tort matters stemming from chemical spills and exposure and personal injury claims resulting from plant and machinery failure and environmental violations. His clients include major manufacturers in the furniture and appliance sectors, as well as paper mills, among others.
Currently, Georges serves as national coordinating counsel for several major manufacturers. In that role, he is designated trial counsel and oversees a team of local counsel in multiple state and federal jurisdictions, ensuring that matters with large verdict potential are fully and adequately prepared for resolution. He is also responsible for formulating and executing strategic initiatives.
He also serves as trial counsel for a major manufacturer with respect to consumer warranty claims under California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.
Georges is experienced with cases regarding chemical spills and ground water contamination including those drawing upon the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the Clean Water Act (CWA). One of Georges’ areas of interest is Proposition 65, California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. His experience in this area includes evaluating products for contents identified as violating Proposition 65, drafting and updating warning labels, responding to 60-day notices from claimants alleging non-compliance, and managing trial and settlement of Proposition 65 cases.
Georges is devoted finding creative cost-effective ways to manage cases, while vigorously defending his clients’ interests inside and outside the courtroom. He has achieved numerous successful results for his clients through settlement negotiations, mediations, dispositive motions, and when necessary, at trial.
Before joining Clark Hill, he served as a law clerk for three magistrate judges in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
- Proposition 65: An Introduction and Update (2018)