Product Liability/Mass Tort

We serve as national and regional litigation counsel for a number of Fortune 500 and privately held product manufacturers. Many of those matters have involved “bet the company” cases, both in individual suits and in consolidated mass tort litigation. We have tried product liability, personal injury, and mass tort cases to juries across the United States, and have represented defendants in these matters in every state in the country.

While we have deep trial expertise, our lawyers are also committed to balancing risk and costly litigation with the business objectives of your company. Thus, we distinguish ourselves by identifying, analyzing, and executing preventative measures and risk management strategies that reduce litigation and provide exceptional results for your business.

Our product liability, mass tort, and personal injury lawyers write for some of the nation’s leading litigation journals, and we routinely give presentations in our fields of expertise to bar associations, industry groups, and other interested parties across the country. We understand the special requirements and expectations of in-house counsel, loss prevention managers, and corporate risk specialists; and we routinely implement budgeting, communications, and cost-containment criteria to meet our clients’ needs.

Our team has experience with a full range of cases that span from mass tort class actions to defending manufacturers in individual product personal injury lawsuits. Examples of the types of product cases we handle include:

  • Recreational products
  • Chemical products
  • Agricultural products
  • Construction materials
  • Industrial products
  • Boilers, furnaces, and gas-fired appliances
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612.305.7708

612.305.7538

612.305.7517

Peter D. Gray

Peter D. Gray

Special Counsel

612.573.2970

612.305.7693

Brian N. Johnson

Brian N. Johnson

Shareholder and Chair, Product Liability/Mass Tort Practice Group

612.305.7505

Sheila T. Kerwin

Sheila T. Kerwin

Shareholder

612.305.7515

612.305.7694

Jan R. McLean Bernier

Jan R. McLean Bernier

Special Counsel

612.305.7533

Christy M. Mennen

Christy M. Mennen

Shareholder

612.305.7520

612.305.7721

612.305.7710

Michael T. Nilan

Michael T. Nilan

Shareholder

612.305.7535

612.305.7726

612.305.7540

Scott M. Rusert

Scott M. Rusert

Shareholder

612.305.7720

Erik T. Salveson

Erik T. Salveson

Shareholder

612.305.7536

Lisa M. Schmid

Lisa M. Schmid

Special Counsel

612.305.7549

Stanley E. Siegel

Stanley E. Siegel

Shareholder and Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice Group

612.305.7527

Carey Smith

Carey Smith

Paralegal

612.305.7731

612.305.7526

612.305.7521

John J. Wackman

John J. Wackman

Shareholder

612.305.7659

612.305.7539

David J. Warden

David J. Warden

Associate

612.305.7706

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