Stoll Berne attorney Robert Stoll (Retired) represented Alaskan fishing interests, municipal governments, and landowners along Prince William Sound who suffered damages in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. A jury awarded plaintiffs $287 million in compensatory damages and $5 billion in punitive damages. At the time, the jury’s award was the largest of its kind in history. Stoll also served as trial counsel for the plaintiffs in a parallel state-court action, and provided trial and appellate representation in the Alaska state and federal courts. Stoll served on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, allowing the firm to assume a leadership role in the litigation matter.