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Gregory Andrews Cade

Gregory Andrews Cade

Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Environmental Law
  • Alabama
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Summary

Attorney Gregory A. Cade specialized in Environmental Law and Asbestos Occupational Exposure, with a remarkable professional experience of over 20 years, has successfully recovered millions of dollars for asbestos cancer victims who were struggling with diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, gallbladder cancer, kidney cancer, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. Gregory A. Cade is also the chairman of Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., which he joined in 1993 as an investigator and litigation paralegal, as well as a member of numerous renowned groups and associations, including the ABA and the National Registry of Environmental Professionals. Gregory A. Cade pursued a master’s program in Occupational Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene on top of obtaining of his J.D. degree from Miles School of Law, in 2001. He worked closely with toxicologists, epidemiologists and other scientists at the UCLA School of Public Health, contributing to a thorough understanding of how environmental pollutants affect human health. Gregory A. Cade’s interest in the legal system and his passion for science motivated him to become an attorney. Despite the fact that asbestos cases are extremely complex, demanding and time-consuming, the attorney considers his career to be very rewarding; as he can efficiently help asbestos exposure victims and families recover the financial compensation they deserve. Attorney Cade represented many Alabama workers and families that were exposed to asbestos containing materials (ACM) at their workplaces or in their homes, through secondary exposure from a family relative working with asbestos. These are the most prevalent cities in Alabama with asbestos occupational sites: Alabama City, Auburn, Birmingham, Chickasaw, Coosa River, Decatur, Dothan, Fairfield, Florence, Gorgas, Huntsville, McIntosh, Mobile, Montgomery, Naheola, Prattville, Selma, Stevenson, Tuscaloosa, Tuskegee.

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Environmental Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    60 minutes free consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.
Current
Education
Miles College
J.D. / Law (2001)
University of Alabama - Birmingham
B.S. / Natural Science and Mathematics with an emphasis on Chemistry and Biology (1991)
University of Alabama - Birmingham
M.P.H. / Occupational Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene (1996)
Awards
Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
AV Preeminent Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
Martindale Hubbell
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Alabama Association for Justice
Top Attorneys
Birmingham Magazine
Birmingham, Alabama
Top 40 Under 40
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Alabama Association for Justice
Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar
Member
Current
Alabama Association for Justice
Member
Current
American Association for Justice, Benzene Litigation Division
Member
Current
Eagle Pitcher Asbestos Trust
Arbitrator
Current
Magic City Bar Association
Member
Current
Miles College Board of Trustees
Member
Current
National Association of Environmental Professionals
Member
Current
National Registry of Environmental Professionals
Member
Current
Who's Who in American Law
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. - Official Blog
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.
Speaking Engagements
Complex Alternative Dispute Resolution Concepts, Mass Litigation and Case Management
Certifications
Certified Mesothelioma Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers
Websites & Blogs
Website
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.
Blog
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. - Official Blog
Videos
Gregory A. Cade: Our Goals & Mission | elglaw.com

Our mission here, at ELG is to help people. We are aware that our area of interest is difficult and not many lawyers can do what we do. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

About Gregory A. Cade | elglaw.com

Gregory Cade is the principle at ELG. The experienced staff at ELG is helping people who are injured in the occupational or environmental setting. They focus mainly on asbestos but also represent people on community environmental cases. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

ELG Law: Results and Testimonials | elglaw.com

Treven Pyles, Administrative Director and Brandi, Legal Assistant at Environmental Litigation Group shares how their clients feel thankful about their work. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

Gregory A. Cade: What Makes Us Unique | elglaw.com

ELG has its base in Alabama. They are unique because they do more government type of work and also because many other law firms call them for advises and several other things. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

Mesothelioma Lawyers & Referrals - Our Involvement | elglaw.com

We have been handling mesothelioma cases for a long time and sometimes other law firms call us for a certain unique piece that we may have put together 20 years ago. Environmental Litigation Group has 20 years of experience, a highly skilled staff and the desire to work hard to obtain recoveries for clients. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama and we believe that we have the experience to handle cases nationwide.

Legal Answers
24 Questions Answered

Q. How possible do you think it would be to change the statue of limitations in regards to Mesothelioma?
A: Unfortunately, the statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits concerning asbestos exposure is preset and thereby cannot be subjected to any change. In Pennsylvania, you have 2 years to take legal action. The statute of limitations becomes effective starting with the date of death. Therefore, as a time period of over 9 years has elapsed since August 2008, you are no longer eligible for filing a lawsuit on behalf of your father to recover financial compensation.
Q. Our Real Estate Agent didn't let the buyers know there was abestoes. What are our legal actions
A: Disclosure of asbestos is mandatory, regardless of whether it poses a health hazard or not. While the presence of asbestos-containing materials is to be expected in the vast majority of old buildings, the seller is required by law to notify future owners with regard to the existence of such products on the property, as well as to reveal the exact location of asbestos in the house and to warn them against disturbing it. Nevertheless, since your brother is not directly responsible for failing to disclose asbestos to the current home owners, he cannot be held liable in this respect. Considering the complexity of your situation, I highly advise you to discuss it with a lawyer who specializes in solving real estate disputes, as they are the best suited legal professionals to help you navigate the issue. A lawyer with relevant experience in this area of practice will certainly be able to provide you with well-informed, practical advice and also to assist you with sorting out the conflict involving the home owners.
Q. Do we need to disclose asbestos for rental if under 0.01
A: No. While landlords are required by law to disclose the presence of asbestos which implies a health hazard on the property, notifying tenants in this regard is no longer necessary if the problematic materials were adequately removed from the building. Therefore, since asbestos was thoroughly abated by a professional company and the air concentration is currently below the limit, you do not have to disclose this matter to future tenants.
Q. Currently renting a condo. Water damage from an above unit has made my kitchen and bathroom unusable. What are my right
A: According to the warranty of habitability, landlords have to ensure that tenants are permanently benefiting from appropriate living conditions. The warranty of habitability is effective in every U.S. state. Therefore, you will most likely be able to end the lease by bringing up the landlord’s failure to comply with the warranty of habitability. If, however, you are not willing to do so and would like to continue living in the condo, there are two legal self-help approaches you can resort to so as to solve the issue. Accordingly, you can either withhold rent until the landlord properly attends to the water damage or hire a professional company to take care of it yourself and then subtract the cost of their services from the rent. Nevertheless, although both of these self-help strategies are completely legal, they are not codified by state law and you may thus encounter some obstacles while pursuing either of them.
Q. what type of attorney will i need to defend me (landlord) in a mold case?
A: A landlord and tenant attorney with relevant work experience is usually the most suitable legal professional to represent you under these circumstances. Since they are specialized in handling cases which involve disputes between tenants and landlords, they will certainly be able to provide you with adequate, well-informed legal advice, as well as represent you in court, if necessary. While landlords have to comply with the warranty of habitability and ensure appropriate living conditions for tenants, they are exempt from any responsibility if a problem on the property occurs due to a tenant’s negligence. A landlord and tenant lawyer will undoubtedly be of tremendous help in your situation and will efficiently assist you with sorting it out.
Q. I'm currently renting a house in Indiana and it is of mold. The landlord knows. What should I do?
A: Unfortunately, the state of Indiana has no federal laws pertaining to the issue of mold in rented apartments at the moment. Although landlords have to provide tenants with habitable conditions, they have no responsibility when it comes to mold prevention and remediation from a legal point of view. Nevertheless, if mold exposure results in serious health issues, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against your landlord. Despite Indiana not having effective laws in this respect, there are two legal self-help approaches you can resort to if your landlord fails to solve the mold problem in the apartment you currently inhabit. The first entails you bringing up the warranty of habitability, which every landlord has to comply with, regardless of the state. Accordingly, you can decide to stop paying rent until the issue of mold is properly attended to. This is commonly known as “rent withholding”. Alternatively, you can hire a professional mold removal company to take care of the problem and subsequently subtract the cost of their cleanup services from the rent, which is the second self-help strategy (“repair and deduct”). However, while these two approaches are legal, you should keep in mind that they are not codified by state law and may therefore be challenging to pursue. Finally, using bleach to remove mold is highly ineffective and will not help you get rid of it. At best, it may temporarily slow down the spread of mold. This DIY method may actually worsen the problem, since most bleach solutions also contain water, which promotes the growth of mold. Instead, you or your landlord should hire a licensed mold removal company, after which the leaking sink must be quickly fixed so as to prevent mold from recurring.
Q. what is my rights as a tenant when it comes to mold being on the property. mold has damage a small storage unit that's
A: At the moment, Georgia has no federal law in this respect. From a legal point of view, landlords do not have any responsibility concerning mold prevention or remediation in the building they rent and they are not required by law to disclose the presence of mold on the property either. However, if a tenant believes their health was severely affected by mold exposure, they have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the landlord. Moreover, there are two legal self-help approaches tenants in Georgia can use when it comes to the presence of mold in the apartment they inhabit: “rent withholding” and “repair and deduct”. If you think mold has made your apartment uninhabitable, you can decide to stop paying rent until the issue is properly attended to by your landlord. In Georgia, there is the “implied warranty of habitability” landlords have to comply with, which means they need to provide tenants with adequate living conditions. The second approach entails you having a professional mold removal company take care of the problem, after which you subtract the cost of the cleanup from the rent. The cost must be reasonable and it is highly advisable to also have your request in writing, as well as to provide your landlord with all the receipts and invoices. While these self-help approaches have not been codified by state law, the courts of Georgia recognize tenants’ right to repair and deduct.
Q. If I moved into an apartment and it had mold that the management never disclosed, should I get a lawyer?
A: At the moment, Texas does not have any federal law compelling landlords to disclose the presence of mold on a property. Therefore, the landlord is not responsible with informing tenants regarding this issue before signing the lease and cannot be held liable if mold is subsequently discovered in the apartment. Unless mold exposure results in a serious health problem, a personal injury lawyer will not be able to assist you, as there is no case to be pursued. The most common symptoms of mold exposure include shortness of breath, headaches, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, disorientation, a chronic cough, sinus congestion, and blurred vision. If you begin experiencing some of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. As for mold removal, it is best to have a professional company take care of it for you. In general, DIY attempts to get rid of mold are not effective, as mold will continue growing or will inevitable reappear after a while. In Texas, mold remediation does not fall under the landlord’s duties either, so you will have to support the cost of the cleanup yourself. If you have trouble settling this matter with the management, a landlord-tenant lawyer might be able to help you.
Q. Trying to find a lawyer for a toxic mold situation in my mother's senior apartments. What kind of lawyer do I need
A: A personal injury attorney with solid knowledge of environmental law and, preferably, with relevant experience in toxic exposure cases is the legal professional you are looking for. Nevertheless, you should be aware that unless your mother developed a serious health issue as a consequence of mold exposure, pursuing a case will be extremely difficult, if not impossible. If, however, you do not intend to seek compensation for a personal injury, a landlord-tenant lawyer will be able to assist you with issues or disputes concerning mold exposure.
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