Products liability and specialty tort litigation can wreak havoc on a business, even when lawyers do everything possible to ensure superior quality standards and avoid risk. From individual products liability and chemical exposure actions to multidistrict litigation, mass tort consolidation, and class actions, we defend companies in lawsuits in federal and state courts. We provide strategic advice regarding the full procedural spectrum–from anticipation or filing of litigation through fact and expert discovery, pretrial Daubert hearings, trial, and appeal.
Our lawyers have handled cases involving commercial and consumer goods, including alcohol, automobiles, building materials, chemicals, industrial machinery, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco. We also defend companies against claims of environmental contamination and widespread chemical exposure. Our representation extends to cases involving special circumstances such as catastrophic events and specialized areas such as dram shop litigation.
Clients turn to our team for preventive counsel regarding product warnings, document retention, and crisis management. Our lawyers' substantial backgrounds in medical, scientific, and technical issues translate into effective development of defenses to a broad range of claims. We also have extensive experience selecting and preparing expert consultants and witnesses.
Our practice recognizes the implications of a lawsuit challenging the safety, efficacy, or handling of a company's products or processing materials–it can drastically impede sales, tarnish the company's reputation, and interrupt operations. Once retained for a products liability case, we make it our job to work hand in hand with the client, learning and wholly understanding the details of their business. When necessary, we provide advice on insurance coverage or environmental matters, developing a comprehensive, customized strategy to manage legal, business, and public relations concerns and secure the most favorable post-litigation outcome.