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Meet The Tire Industry’s “Public Enemy Number One”
Extensive litigation experience against major tire manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers, including Bridgestone, Firestone, Goodyear, Continental General, Cooper Tire, Ford Motor Company and others.
Bruce Kaster has pursued personal injury litigation against major domestic and foreign corporations on behalf of clients injured by defective products, including cases against Bridgestone, Firestone, Cooper Tire, Uniroyal, Goodyear, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mitsubishi, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Kelly-Springfield, General Tire, Denman Tire, Pirelli-Armstrong, Kumho, The Budd Company, Hayes Wheels, P.T. Gadjah Tungual and other manufacturers. Mr. Kaster is nationally recognized for his expertise in tire-related vehicular accidents and has made presentations on the subject to law enforcement, civic groups, as well as numerous legal professional organizations.
Mr. Kaster has been featured in The Wall Street Journal where he was characterized as ” public enemy number one ” of the tire industry and the nation’s foremost authority on tires and their defects. He has also been featured in The New York Times, The St. Petersburg Times, The Associated Press and Bloomberg. He has appeared on American and Canadian television on CNN, Dateline, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News and CBC’s The Fifth Estate. He has often been quoted in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Ocala Star-Banner and numerous other newspapers and news magazines including extensive in-depth interviews in Esquire Magazine and The Detroit News and Free Press. He has also been rated by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell as 2013 Top Rated Lawyer who practices Personal Injury Law & Medical Malpractice Law in 2013.
He was a technical advisor to the Attorneys General in their nationwide litigation against Firestone. He has lectured to law enforcement, legal and civic groups and has appeared in Congress in support of national Sunshine in Litigation legislation in an attempt to remove the veil of secrecy imposed by overreaching protective orders in Federal Court proceedings. (His Statement can be viewed here)
Over the past several decades protective orders have allowed industry to hide information about the defective nature of their products from the public allowing widespread safety hazards to go unchecked. This is particularly true in the tire and auto industries resulting in countless unnecessary serious injuries and deaths.
Meet Mr. Skip Lynch
Skip Lynch was admitted to practice in 1996 in the State of Mississippi. Since that time, Mr. Lynch has handled numerous product liability cases. He earned his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1992 and his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law in 1996. He is a member of both the Mississippi Bar and Florida Bar. Mr. Lynch first practiced product liability law in Jackson, Mississippi, while working on tobacco litigation in both the Attorney General cases and first and second hand smoke cases. At that time, Lynch was the youngest lawyer assigned to the tobacco trial team. Mr. Lynch moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1998, where he began practicing law in Pascagoula, Mississippi. While on the Gulf Coast he also specialized in product liability cases including asbestos litigation, silica litigation, insurance bad faith litigation and tire litigation. Lynch was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. Mr. Lynch frequently lectured about the intricacies of successful mass tort litigation and product litigation. Mr. Lynch was named to the Board of Governors of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association. Lynch practiced on the Mississippi Gulf Coast until 2005 when his home and office were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
After Katrina, Lynch returned to his home town of Ocala, Florida. After being admitted to practice in the State of Florida in 2006, Lynch joined up with long-time product liability and tire lawyer Bruce Kaster. Since forming Kaster & Lynch, P.A., Lynch has focused almost exclusively on tire litigation. He has successfully litigated cases against all major tire manufacturers including Firestone, Goodyear, Cooper, Michelin, Uniroyal, Dunlop, BF Goodrich, Hankook, Nankang, Bridgestone and others. He has also lectured about tire litigation across the country. Lynch has negotiated many multi-million dollar settlements from all major tire manufacturers. With this unique background, Mr. Lynch has gained extensive knowledge about law, tires, vehicle dynamics, products liability and dealing with high-pressure negotiations. He can put this experience to work for you. He is dedicated to making a change in the lives of individuals with special needs and their families.