AWKO: Nominated as 2024 Trial Lawyer of the Year for the 3M Litigation

Jun 10, 2024

Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz (AWKO) has achieved a significant milestone by being nominated for the prestigious 2024 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for their work in the 3M litigation. This nomination highlights AWKO’s dedication to justice and their impactful role in a landmark case that has far-reaching implications.

A Prestigious Recognition

Each year, Public Justice honors attorneys who have made the greatest contributions to the public interest by trying or settling precedent-setting, socially significant cases with its Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. This accolade is not merely a recognition of legal expertise but also a celebration of the role of lawyers in advancing social justice and public welfare. AWKO’s nomination for this award is a testament to their unwavering commitment to these principles.

The 3M Litigation: A Landmark Case

The 3M litigation is a case that has captured national attention due to its scale and significance. It involves claims that 3M knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military, which failed to protect soldiers from hearing damage. The repercussions of this failure have been devastating, affecting thousands of veterans who now suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus. AWKO has been at the forefront of this litigation, representing the interests of these veterans and striving to hold 3M accountable for their actions.

Impact and Contribution

AWKO’s role in the 3M litigation has been monumental. By navigating the complexities of this case, they have not only sought justice for individual plaintiffs but have also highlighted critical issues regarding corporate responsibility and the protection of military personnel. Their efforts have already led to significant settlements and have set a powerful precedent for future cases involving defective products and consumer rights.

A Commitment to Justice

AWKO’s nomination for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award reflects their broader commitment to public justice. Throughout the litigation, AWKO has demonstrated exceptional legal prowess, strategic acumen, and an unwavering dedication to their clients. Their work exemplifies the core values that the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award seeks to recognize—integrity, courage, and a relentless pursuit of justice.

Looking Ahead

As AWKO continues to lead the charge in the 3M litigation, their nomination serves as an inspiration to the legal community. It highlights the vital role that trial lawyers play in advocating for those who have been wronged and in driving meaningful social change. Whether they ultimately receive the award or not, AWKO’s contributions to the 3M litigation have already solidified their place as champions of justice and protectors of the public interest.

About the Award

For more details about the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award and its significance, you can visit the Public Justice website.