André M. Picciurro is a Partner in the environmental/toxic tort practice group in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees. He focuses his practice on several areas of civil litigation including toxic tort, product liability, and environmental claims. His experience includes defense of all manner of personal injury claims involving exposure to chemicals, food poisoning, gastrointestinal illness outbreaks, defective products, automobile and boating accidents, premises liability, and tour operator liability. Outside of the environmental/toxic tort and personal injury areas, Mr. Picciurro has also defended businesses named in employment claims and consumer remedy actions such as unfair business practices and false advertising. He has extensive experience in state and federal court litigating cases through mediation, binding arbitration, and trial.
Mr. Picciurro is also an experienced maritime attorney, handling personal injury and consumer remedy claims brought against cruise lines and other vessel owners, arbitration of crew member employment disputes, vessel arrests, attachments, cargo claims, oil spill response, limitation of liability actions, and general average claims. As former outside general counsel for the world’s largest cruise line trade association, Mr. Picciurro obtained invaluable experience in providing general corporate advice, drafting internal corporate policies and governance documents, handling labor disputes, reviewing and negotiating contracts, preparing environmental and safety policies, advising on compliance with national and international laws governing advertising, antitrust, and disability issues, and directing outside litigation. This experience makes him uniquely situated to understand the needs of corporations both internally and in dealing with outside counsel, and he applies this experience in his representation of all his clients. A strong legal researcher and writer, Mr. Picciurro has drafted two amicus curiae briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and is often asked to draft appellate-level briefs in various jurisdictions.
U.S. Supreme Court
Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
State Bar of California
State Bar of Florida
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