Mr. Guinan is a partner at Levy Konigsberg LLP where he represents clients in complex toxic tort litigation. Mr. Guinan’s practice includes clients with asbestos related diseases, including mesothelioma. He has spent his entire career working on behalf of the rights of mesothelioma victims who have been needlessly harmed by the conduct of various tortfeasors. Mr. Guinan has been instrumental in helping his clients recover substantial awards in cutting-edge verdicts in mesothelioma litigation.
Mr. Guinan was an associate at Paul Hanley & Harley, a plaintiff’s toxic tort form in California before joining Levy Konigsberg. At his previous firm, Mr. Guinan also represented clients with mesothelioma who were exposed to asbestos years or decades earlier largely in the course of their employment. A large part of Mr. Guinan’s work focuses on settlement negotiations. With over 20 years of experience in asbestos litigation, Mr. Guinan analyzes each case individually to determine whether the best course of action is going to trial or settling outside of court. Mr. Guinan applies this expertise with the goal of obtaining the highest compensation possible for his clients to help them diffuse some of the extraordinary expenses related to their medical care and to allow them to feel that justice was served.
Mr. Guinan had been involved in several major victories on behalf of mesothelioma victims. Mr. Guinan represented a New Jersey resident who was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, a form of cancer that targets the abdomen lining and has no known cure. The jury awarded the plaintiff compensation in the amount of $7.5 million for pain, suffering and loss of consortium caused by mesothelioma, which she contracted second-hand after years of laundering her husband’s clothing containing asbestos fibers. The successful outcome for Mr. Guinan’s clients for damages resulting from second-hand exposure is another important victory for plaintiffs who seek compensation for injuries that did not occur in the workplace.
Mr. Guinan attended St. Joseph’s University and graduated in 1993. He received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1996. As a law student, Mr. Guinan had a special interest in environmental law. Following graduation, he was a staff attorney and lobbyist for the Public Interest Research Group, a non-profit consumer and environmental advocacy organization. For four years, Mr. Guinan focused on matters related to clean air and energy. Mr. Guinan is admitted in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. As an attorney with admissions to practice in multiple states, Mr. Guinan represents clients throughout the country.
Mr. Guinan currently lives in New York with his wife, Jennifer.