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Len Kurfirst is a partner in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice of Wildman Harrold. As lead trial counsel for nationwide, high-stakes mass tort and toxic tort litigation, Len successfully coordinates and defends cases for global and local manufacturing and chemical corporations. Areas of specialization include exposure pathway analysis, biomonitoring, forensic chemistry, toxicology and nanotechnology.


Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 30%
  2. Class Action: 30%
  3. Health Care: 20%
  4. Defective Products: 20%

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Surdyk & Baker

225 West Washington St.
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Lawyer: Environmental, Litigation, Product LiabilityALM "Top Rated Lawyers" Chicago2012
Leading Lawyer, Health Care LawLeading Lawyers Network2007
Phi Kappa PhiDePaul University Chapter2002
AV CertificationMartindale-Hubbell1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWildman Harrold Allen & Dixon1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chemical Industry Council of IllinoisAssociate Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Chemical SocietyAssociate Member2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Price v. Roy O. Martin, et. al.Class certification denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
Book: Litigating Environmental Class ActionsChapter - "New Challenges and Considerations in Defending Environmental Class Actions"2012
Construction-Today.comClearing the Air: Compliance with Vapor Intrusion Guidelines is a Moving Target2012
RigzoneFracking Best Practices: Top 10 Recommendations2012
BNA's Class Action LitigationAn Old Whine in New Bottles? What's New — And What Isn't — About the Current Wave of BPA Litigation2008
Mealey’s Emerging Toxic TortsA Primer for the Interpretation of Dust Data in Toxic Tort Litigation2007
UnknownMedicare Fraud & Abuse: An Update on the Government’s Perspective2001
ABA The Health LawyerThe Duty to Disclose HMO Physician Incentives2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2001
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Stanford UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Chemical Society Regional ConventionAn Old Whine in New Bottles? What's New–and What Isn't–about BPA Litigation2008
American Chemical Society National ConventionFederal Electronic Discovery rules: Protect yourself and your company2007
American Chemical Society National ConventionApplication of forensic chemistry to environmental and toxic tort litigation2007
Speaking Engagement UnknownAn Overview of the HIPAA Privacy Rules2002
Chicago Bar AssociationQuality Assurance and Peer Review Within the IDPA2000