"In his American classic Walden, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” And for Albert H. Parnell—an American classic in his own right—the drummer that he hears must play at lightning speed because few, if any, could keep his pace."
- Cary E. Hiltgen, DRI President
Albert (Al) Parnell’s entire legal career centered on (a) providing successful, efficient advice to his clients, (b) preparing, managing, and winning products liability, environmental, and toxic tort cases in over 30 states, (c) mentoring and teaching lawyers and clients through over 300 national lectures and seminar presentations, and (d) offering clients expert advice and testimony on various legal issues.
Al has served as National Counsel for multiple companies in asbestos, chemical, and MDL cases. He has played a major role in the strategy development and negotiation of settlement of thousands of toxic tort and civil suits. He has been responsible for the management of complex litigation cases throughout the nation and has achieved successful outcomes for many Fortune 500 companies.
Al has provided expert advice to clients with major corporate litigation issues, has testified as an expert witness in litigated civil lawsuits, and has acted in the capacity of arbitrator and mediator.