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Jan Schlichtmann

Environmental Lawyer & Author; Subject of Film "A Civil Action"

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 Jan Schlichtmann Biography

Jan Schlichtmann is one of America’s foremost environmental lawyers, specializing in toxic torts and consumer protection. He graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1973 before attaining his JD at Cornell University in 1977. After working as special counsel on the U.S. House Special Select Committee on Assassinations, Mr. Schlichtmann launched his private practice in his home state of Massachusetts in 1978. He quickly built a reputation as a dogged defender of consumer rights, winning a streak of verdicts and settlements on behalf of people harmed by large corporations.

In the 1980s, those wins landed Mr. Schlichtmann the case of a lifetime, in which he represented eight families from Woburn, Massachusetts who claimed they were injured by water tainted by W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods (the defendants). The case, often referred to as “Woburn,” received a flood of coverage from major publications as well as television shows like “60 Minutes” and “Nova.”

After Woburn, Mr. Schlichtmann served on a special legislative committee to revise the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Cleanup Statute, which went into effect in 1992.

In 1995, author Jonathan Harr wrote a bestselling nonfiction book about Woburn called A Civil Action, which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. In 1998, in a film adaptation of the same name—starring John Travolta (as Mr. Schlichtmann) and Robert Duvall—further elevated Mr. Schlichtmann’s status.

In the late 1990s, Mr. Schlichtmann successfully represented 69 families in Toms River, New Jersey whose children contracted cancer allegedly due to pollution caused by three companies—Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Union Carbide, and United Water Resources. In 2001, these companies reached an undisclosed, first-of-its-kind settlement with the families.

In 2004, Mr. Schlichtmann co-founded the Legal Broadcast Network to help bring public attention to important issues of law, justice, and the environment. In 2013, his standard-setting work in Toms River was the subject of Dan Fagin’s Pulitzer Prize winner Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation (Bantam Books).

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Schlichtmann has delivered lectures at campuses and conferences across America, delivering insights on Woburn, Toms River, and myriad other legal experiences. He has also served on the faculty of the New England School of Law, Suffolk Law School, and the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

Mr. Schlichtmann has been named one of “The Best Lawyers in America” (via a peer review process), and he received an A/preeminent score from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

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  • What A Civil Action Taught Me About Power Law & Justice

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Jan Schlichtmann

Environmental Lawyer & Author; Subject of Film "A Civil Action"

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Jan Schlichtmann Biography

Jan Schlichtmann is one of America’s foremost environmental lawyers, specializing in toxic torts and consumer protection. He graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1973 before attaining his JD at Cornell University in 1977. After working as special counsel on the U.S. House Special Select Committee on Assassinations, Mr. Schlichtmann launched his private practice in his home state of Massachusetts in 1978. He quickly built a reputation as a dogged defender of consumer rights, winning a streak of verdicts and settlements on behalf of people harmed by large corporations.

In the 1980s, those wins landed Mr. Schlichtmann the case of a lifetime, in which he represented eight families from Woburn, Massachusetts who claimed they were injured by water tainted by W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods (the defendants). The case, often referred to as “Woburn,” received a flood of coverage from major publications as well as television shows like “60 Minutes” and “Nova.”

After Woburn, Mr. Schlichtmann served on a special legislative committee to revise the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Cleanup Statute, which went into effect in 1992.

In 1995, author Jonathan Harr wrote a bestselling nonfiction book about Woburn called A Civil Action, which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. In 1998, in a film adaptation of the same name—starring John Travolta (as Mr. Schlichtmann) and Robert Duvall—further elevated Mr. Schlichtmann’s status.

In the late 1990s, Mr. Schlichtmann successfully represented 69 families in Toms River, New Jersey whose children contracted cancer allegedly due to pollution caused by three companies—Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Union Carbide, and United Water Resources. In 2001, these companies reached an undisclosed, first-of-its-kind settlement with the families.

In 2004, Mr. Schlichtmann co-founded the Legal Broadcast Network to help bring public attention to important issues of law, justice, and the environment. In 2013, his standard-setting work in Toms River was the subject of Dan Fagin’s Pulitzer Prize winner Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation (Bantam Books).

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Schlichtmann has delivered lectures at campuses and conferences across America, delivering insights on Woburn, Toms River, and myriad other legal experiences. He has also served on the faculty of the New England School of Law, Suffolk Law School, and the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

Mr. Schlichtmann has been named one of “The Best Lawyers in America” (via a peer review process), and he received an A/preeminent score from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Jan Schlichtmann Videos

  • Jan Schlichtmann - What I learned from Woburn
  • “A Civil Action” litigator Jan Schlichtmann
    Famed litigator Jan Schlichtmann — whose toxic torts case was featured in the film and book, “A Civil Action” — speaks at a luncheon and...
  • Attorney John Romano talks with Jan Schlichtmann

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Jan Schlichtmann Speaking Topics

  • What A Civil Action Taught Me About Power Law & Justice

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  • How much does it cost to book Jan Schlichtmann?

    Booking fees for Jan Schlichtmann, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jan Schlichtmann, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jan Schlichtmann?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jan Schlichtmann for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jan Schlichtmann for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jan Schlichtmann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jan Schlichtmann or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jan Schlichtmann is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jan Schlichtmann for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jan Schlichtmann generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Hirshman, Alexandra Cousteau, Erin Brockovich, Dean Strang and Phaedra Parks. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jan Schlichtmann for an upcoming event.

Jan Schlichtmann Speaker Videos

  • Jan Schlichtmann - What I learned from Woburn
    “A Civil Action” litigator Jan Schlichtmann
    Famed litigator Jan Schlichtmann — whose toxic torts case was featured in the film and book, “A Civil Action” — speaks at a luncheon and reception hosted by GreenLaw and the Turner...
  • Attorney John Romano talks with Jan Schlichtmann
    "A Civil Action" Attorney Jan Schlichtmann at Barry School of Law ...
  • "A Civil Action" Attorney Jan Schlichtmann at Barry School of Law ...

Jan Schlichtmann Speaking Topics

  • What A Civil Action Taught Me About Power Law & Justice

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