J. Todd Kale, a shareholder in the Dallas offices of Baron & Budd, has dedicated his career to fighting the companies that knowingly exposed people to the deadly carcinogen known as asbestos. He enjoys partnering with patients and families to help them navigate the legal process during the most difficult time in their lives. Mr. Kale works on the front lines with the firm’s Asbestos Litigation Team. He meets with mesothelioma patients and their families across the country to gather the information necessary to successfully pursue their claims.

More than any other aspect of his job, Mr. Kale enjoys meeting with mesothelioma patients and their families. Through these encounters, he becomes a part of each of these families and shares in their specific struggles, needs and hopes. Mr. Kale is honored to be trusted by so many clients and their families as they deal with the diagnosis and prognosis of mesothelioma. His more than thirty years of experience in the field of mesothelioma litigation make him a valuable resource for information any family may need — whether legal or medical.

For more than three decades, Todd Kale has worked on numerous asbestos lawsuits, managing thousands of cases from start to finish. Through his many years as an asbestos lawyer, Mr. Kale has developed an in-depth understanding of the legal system and how to best navigate that system on behalf of his clients. Since 1993, he has helped clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements. Mr. Kale has extensive experience pursuing not only asbestos manufacturers, but also equipment manufacturers and employers who are responsible for a client’s exposure to asbestos. Never one to back down from a fight, Mr. Kale is proud to have fought on behalf of mesothelioma and asbestos clients for his entire career.


University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D. 1990)

University of Texas (B.B.A. 1987)

Bar & Court Admissions


United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas


500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (Lawdragon, 2024)

The Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs (Best Lawyers, 2024)

Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers, 2016-Present)

Professional Associations

American Association for Justice

Dallas Bar Association

National Trial Lawyers Association

Texas Association of Trial Lawyers