Melissa R. (Rosie) Badgett is a Senior Counsel in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group. She is a trial lawyer whose practice has focused on complex mass tort litigation including asbestos, toxic exposure, products liability, coal miner pneumoconiosis and silica litigation. Ms. Badgett has also successfully represented manufacturers and suppliers of pesticides and fertilizers to the growing medical cannabis industry in litigation. She has litigated cases in several jurisdictions throughout the country including Illinois, Maryland and California.
Ms. Badgett began her career with Kurowski, Bailey and Shultz, LLC, litigating cases in Madison County, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri as well as participating in asbestos trials in Maryland and Texas for that firm’s national clients. She moved to California in 2007 and worked at Manion Gaynor & Manning LLC from 2008 to 2016 in the Los Angeles office, where she litigated cases in various courts throughout California.
Ms. Badgett is experienced in handling matters through all phases of litigation, including discovery, trials and appeals. With this experience, she is able to meet the varying legal needs of her clients.
United States District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California
American Bar Association
Women Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles
Illinois Bar Association