Joseph V. Macha

Foley & Mansfield
300 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: 2132832157
Fax: 2132832101
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Practice Areas

  • General Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Trial Tactics
  • Trucking Law

Practice and Personal Background

Joseph V. Macha, Managing Partner of Foley & Mansfield's Indianapolis office, relocated from Los Angeles to open the firm's first Indiana office to expand and enhance capabilities for clients in the region. Joe focuses his practice in civil litigation, including product liability, toxic torts, construction defects, environmental law and drug and medical device litigation. He also has substantial experience in healthcare claims and matters, professional liability and commercial trucking. Joe has served as first chair in more than 20 jury trials to verdict in State and Federal Courts throughout California and other states, in addition to dozens of bench trials and both binding and non-binding arbitrations. He is an NBTA Board Certified Trial Specialist – one of only 100 lawyers in California and one of less than 2,000 in the United States – to hold this certification. Likewise, he is one of only 66 California lawyers to be NBTA Board Certified in Pre-Trial Practice. Joe's professional background as a chemist has allowed him to develop a particular proficiency in technical, scientific, and medical matters, including issues related to toxic exposure and their sequelae. He has substantial experience in the defense of toxic exposure and environmental claims on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, and has spent nearly 20 years litigating claims involving benzene, silica, asbestosis, "mixed dust", metals, ammonia, and exhaust fumes as well as food and water borne illnesses related to Legionella bacteria, salmonella and botulism. In relation to environmental cases, he has represented clients both before environmental regulatory agencies and in litigation on matters that fall under state and federal laws, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and CERCLA. Joe has also defended numerous product liability claims, ranging from drugs and medical devices to heavy equipment. In the medical arena, he has defended cases arising out of product defect and failure to warn allegations involving respirators, angioplasty devices, surgical implants and instruments, stents, RF ablation devices, cardiac devices, microcatheters, cardiovascular surgical adhesives, retinal implants, tissue processing, orthopedic stabilization devices, pedicle screws, infusion pumps, surgical electrodes, wheelchairs, gurneys, and centrifuges.

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