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Brad Hendricks Law Firm Attorney George R. Wise Jr. Provided Counsel for Fatal Mesothelioma Case, Co

George R. Wise Jr. of The Brad Hendricks Law Firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, provided support for Thomas v. Ford Motor Company et. al. which reached a verdict January 30, 2019.

The case involved a Mr. Ronald Burlie Thomas, who worked for two brake repair shops during the 1970s and early 1980s and was exposed to asbestos in brake products and vehicles over the years, which manifested into mesothelioma in 2017.

The 24-day trial ended after the jury deliberated for a day and a half and resulted in Mr. Thomas being awarded $5.55 million in damages, and $1 million each for the mental anguish his three children—Michael Thomas, Kara Bryant, and Joanne Scott—suffered.

During the trial, Mr. Wise advised plaintiff’s attorneys Ben D. Braly and Mark J. Buha of Dean Omar Branham & Shirley LLP, a Dallas based firm, on Arkansas law and helped with jury instructions, briefing the attorneys and jury on issues specific to Arkansas.

Dean Omar Branham & Shirley is a Dallas-based lawfirm that specializes in mesothelioma injury lawsuits. Their team of attorneys tries lawsuits in jurisdictions throughout the United States. This verdict in Arkansas is another in a series of favorable verdicts they’ve received in states including California, Oklahoma, Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Minnesota over the last four years. You can learn more about Dean Omar Branham & Shirley at


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