Speaker: Robert Bilott, Partner, Taft
Hosted by Ryan Messer and James Mususaca-Messer, North Avondale
The New York Times Magazine described Cincinnati attorney Robert Bilott as “DuPont’s worse nightmare.” A partner at Taft, he took on an environmental lawsuit that upended his career and exposed a decades-long history of chemical contamination of drinking water near a DuPont plant in West Virginia. What began as a simple lawsuit involving dead cattle developed into one of the most significant environmental class-action law suits in US history. Bilott will share the fascinating twists and turns of the case that exposed a brazen history of chemical pollution, affecting the drinking water of over 70,000 West Virginia and Ohio residents.
Designed by Matthew Burton and built in 1897 for Frank Enger, the Messer-Musuraca home has recently been restored to its original beauty after nearly a half century as a Xavier University dorm. Included in the 1997 book, Great Houses of the Queen City, the 10-bedroom home now displays the beautiful woodwork and carvings that were hidden for years by thick paint; it includes pre-deco stained glass that boasts more than 300 pieces per window. Situated on two acres, it’s a perfect space for a growing family. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, accompanied by wine, soft drinks, tea, and coffee, in this beautiful setting.
Our goal this year is to raise $125,000 to provide holistic services to survivors and to prevent gender-based violence. And we welcome back our incredible event Chair again, Kathy Davis. Click here for questions about the event and stay tuned!
You will not want to miss this year’s rad party!
- Fab food provided by some of Cincinnati’s top restaurants
- Vote on your favorite lite bites
- 80’s Inspired Specialty Drink, Beer & Wine
- Luxury Raffle Prizes, Wine Pull & Silent Auction
- Hip Tunes
- Funky Framester
- Attire – 80s of course!
- Complimentary Parking
MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND