We represent product manufacturers, component part manufacturers, and distributors. We defend manufacturers in individual cases alleging that a product defect caused injury, death or property damage. We defend manufacturers in class action lawsuits alleging product defects. We have been privileged to be selected by several manufacturers over the years to be their national trial counsel in product cases. And we represent manufacturers of commercial and industrial products in cases alleging economic loss due to the failure of machinery and equipment to meet purchaser’s expectations. We also represent manufacturers of consumer products relating to product recalls and other issues involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Our strengths lie in our comprehension of complex engineering information and in the way we work with manufacturers to determine how an incident occurred. Our philosophy is teamwork: From the outset of a case, our practice is to team with the manufacturer to develop a preliminary analysis right away. We then develop a defense strategy, again working closely with the manufacturer, to guide the case toward an acceptable settlement or successful trial, integrating factual investigation, knowledge of the legal landscape, sophisticated familiarity with experts and their cases, and commitment to our client’s best interests.
We have defended manufacturers of consumer products (deep fryers, pressure cookers, portable electric space heaters, smoke detectors, water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers, washing machines, refrigerators, lamps, light fixtures; gas fireplaces, etc.), agricultural products (drills, tractors, milking equipment, manure spreaders, combines, etc.), recreational products (boats, bicycles), industrial products (steam turbines, boilers, industrial furnaces, halide lamps, environmental controls and systems, fluid and gas controls and systems, asbestos, etc.), medical products and devices (wheel chairs, handicap lifts, surgical products, latex gloves, etc.) and aviation aircraft and component parts.