Blasting companies need lawyers on their side who understand the scientific and technical procedures involved in today’s blasting operations. As national counsel for several blasting insurance companies and with 20 years of experience defending blasting operators, we have investigated, litigated, and defended hundreds of blasting claims throughout the United States. Our experience is unmatched. From overcoming jurors’ misconceptions about blasting, to fighting challenges from overreaching regulators and disarming disgruntled homeowners and hostile communities, we are here to defend our clients and the industry.
We are proud of our longtime clients and relationships and are actively involved in the blasting community. As members of the International Society of Explosives Engineers and other industry groups, we are frequently asked to present at blasting conferences; construction, mining, and aggregate association gatherings; and training seminars hosted by state and federal agencies as well as in-house courses performed by clients. We are proud to advise, assist, and represent our clients in all aspects of blasting operations, including:
We understand commercial blasting operations are performed by skilled, highly trained people who care about their profession and the safety and welfare of others. But "stuff happens,” and even the best blasters occasionally need a lawyer who will fight for them. Regardless of the issue, we team with our clients to obtain favorable outcomes and are always available to assist.
It is important for all blasting companies to make sure there is a process in place to handle complaints before the first shot is detonated …Read More
MRJ Senior Partner Ralph Burnham and Associate Kelly Ratliff will participate in a panel at the upcoming Annual Conference on Explosives and…Read More
MRJ Partners Ralph Burnham and Kelly Ratliff will participate in multiple panels at the upcoming MSHA Mine Blasting Safety and Application S…Read More
MRJ Senior Partner Ralph Burnham and Associate Kelly Ratliff will participate in multiple panels at the upcoming Kentucky Blasting Conference …Read More
On November 17, 2017, MRJ Senior Partner Ralph Burnham and Associate Kelly Ratliff will participate in a panel at the Pennsylvania Drilling …Read More