Many school districts across the nation are struggling to protect their students from the health hazards of vaping. Beasley Allen has teamed up with a group of nationally recognized firms committed to protecting public health to represent school districts and public entities combatting the youth vaping epidemic. The national law firm coalition includes Baron & Budd, P.C.; Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, PC; Goza & Honnold, LLC; Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP; and Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger.

Each of these firms has built a reputation on its ability and willingness to litigate complex disputes against some of the world’s largest companies. Members of these firms serve in key court-appointed leadership roles in the national vaping litigation against JUUL. Together, our team is working with lawyers representing school districts from across the nation as they seek to hold the vape device manufacturer accountable for creating a youth vaping epidemic among school campuses.

To date, the coalition represents more than 100 school districts collectively serving over 5 million students in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Recently, this team filed a case on behalf of Los Angeles Unified School District, which is the second largest school district in the nation. For more information about the coalition and its mission, visit

Beasley Allen lawyers Joseph VanZandt, Sydney Everett, James Lampkin, Beau Darley, Soo Seok Yang, and Mass Torts Section Head Andy Birchfield are currently representing a number of individuals who are suing the top U.S. vape maker JUUL for the negative impact its products have had on their lives. These lawyers currently make up our firm’s JUUL Litigation Team. The team has also filed lawsuits on behalf of school districts nationwide, which seek to protect students and recover resources spent fighting the vaping epidemic. If you have a potential claim or need more information on JUUL, contact any the lawyers on the team.


This story appears in the July 2020 edition of The Jere Beasley Report. Read the Report online, download a PDF, and subscribe to be notified when new issues are released.

Jere L. Beasley, Beasley Allen Founder
Jere Beasley

Jere Beasley, the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm, has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. He was the lead Beasley Allen attorney in the record $11.9 billion award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama.

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