A Civil Action Character Descriptions

Jonathan Harr
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Jan Schlichtmann

This person is a flamboyant, somewhat egotistical, personal injury lawyer, who represents the plaintiffs in the Woburn case.

Jerome Facher

This person is the chairman of the litigation department of Hale and Dorr, a prestigious law firm in Boston, which represents Beatrice Foods in the Woburn case.

William Cheeseman

This person is a senior partner with Foley, Hoag, and Eliot, who represent W. R. Grace in the Woburn case.

John J. Riley

This person is the operations manager of a tannery, a subsidiary of Beatrice Foods, which is accused of contaminating Woburn Wells G and H with TCE.

Tom Barbas

This person is an employee of Grace Chemical who testifies that he used TCE on a regular basis.

James Gordon

This person is a personal friend of the plaintiff's attorney as well as his chief financial adviser and number cruncher.

Charles Nesson

This person is a...

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