Testimonials

Client Testimonials

Our clients have been very complimentary about the service and results, we provided, handling their asbestos cases. Anita and I are very proud of the unsolicited comments our clients have made about us and our staff. Here is a sampling of what they had to say.

“I can’t thank Alan and Anita enough for their hard work and for what they have done for me and my brother. We miss Dad tremendously, but he would have been happy to know that the manufacturers who caused his death were brought to justice. He never even had to go to the attorneys’ office to provide information or depositions. Rather, Alan or Anita always came to our home so it would be easy for us to pursue the case.”

Marlyn Johnson spent more than 20 years during the 1960s and 1970s as a carpenter and general contractor. During this time, he worked with and around others who applied and sanded asbestos-containing joint compounds while building more than 200 residential homes. Due to breathing asbestos fibers from the joint compounds, Mr. Johnson was diagnosed with and subsequently died from malignant mesothelioma.
Unfortunately, Mr. Johnson died before he was deposed. However, through the testimony of Mr. Johnson’s co-workers, doctors, and his family, we were still able to achieve a measure of justice and substantial compensation for Marlyn’s two surviving adult sons, Anthony and Chad.

Anthony Johnson

Anthony JohnsonSon of Asbestos Victim Marlyn Johnson

“As a pipefitter and welder, I personally worked with insulators, boilermakers, electricians, sheet metal workers, machinists, carmen, and other trades who were installing and removing asbestos-containing insulation and products throughout my entire work career. We were all working side by side removing and installing insulation on steam lines, boilers, turbines, pumps, and valves—which created a tremendous amount of asbestos dust that was in the air all around us. I breathed that dust almost daily and then 30 years later I was diagnosed with asbestos cancer. I could not have had better lawyers than Alan and Anita. They took care of everything and made sure that me [sic] and my wife received money from the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products who caused my cancer. They were great.”

Mr. Thomas worked at various paper mills, railroad yards, and shipyards during his 30 year career as a pipefitter. Consequently, he developed mesothelioma and became very ill due to his exposure to asbestos during all those years. Because he was too sick to travel, Anita Pryor and Alan Pickert, traveled to his home and to his hospital room to obtain the necessary information for his case and to conduct his deposition by videotape.

Johnnie Thomas

Johnnie Thomas Mesothelioma Victim

“They were always there with me. I was less anxious during my deposition because they were right there with me. They came to my house and that made the process so much easier on me.”

Harold Cowart is a decorated veteran of WWII who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and participated in four major battles including Iwo Jima. He and his wife, Joyce, have been married for 61 years. Harold was a career pipefitter at a paper mill in Jacksonville, Florida for 42 years, from 1947 until 1989. He worked all over the mill and at just about every shutdown. For 30 solid years, he worked alongside millwrights who were installing new pumps and working on older pumps in the mill. These pumps contained asbestos packing. He spent a large portion of his job working with pipes that were associated with pumps. He wire brushed or scraped asbestos gaskets off the flanges of the pumps. He also worked around pipes and turbines wrapped with asbestos insulation. Harold and Joyce were thankful for such a dedicated law firm.

Harold Cowart

Harold CowartFormer Marine, Asbestos Victim

“I cannot begin to thank the lawyers at Terrell Hogan for the great job they did for Gary and myself. When Gary became ill with cancer, my energies were focused 100 percent on taking care of my husband. Mr. Pickert and Ms. Pryor handled all aspects of the lawsuit so I could take care of Gary. They treated us with professionalism and respect throughout the case and they were able to successfully resolve our lawsuit in less than 18 months. They did an excellent job.”

Like many gentlemen from his generation, Gary Thornock gladly served our country in the U.S. Navy. Unfortunately, he was exposed to asbestos-containing insulation and components while serving aboard various naval vessels during his career in the service. Specifically, Mr. Thornock came into contact with asbestos-containing pipe covering, block, mud, gaskets, millboard, and packing on various parts of the ships including the boiler and engine rooms.

Tara Thornock

Tara ThornockWife of Asbestos Victim Gary Thornock

“I think they are the greatest.”

Bill Rogers worked in the service department of various Florida dealerships around asbestos-containing automobile brakes for 44 years. Early in his career he was the clean up man sweeping up the asbestos-laden brake dust from floor of the shop. Later, when changing brakes, he and co-workers used compressed air to blow out brake drums, unknowingly scattering the worn brake debris all over the shop. Bill felt everyone on the asbestos team was easy to work with and very supportive.

Bill Rogers

Bill RogersDiagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2007

**Each case is different and those results, opinions, or testimonials of those listed may not be representative of all results, opinions, or testimonials found in every case.**