practice areas

product liability litigation


The firm's product liability practice is one of the largest in the Southwest, defending manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers against claims ranging from relatively straightforward non-injury matters to complex multi-party cases. Our lawyers have defended cases from coast to coast, acting as local, regional and national counsel, and handling litigation relating to a wide variety of products. Our comprehensive services in the area of product liability include early case evaluation, case development and preparation, management of multidistrict and pattern litigation, as well as taking cases to trial when necessary.

Although originally the firm specialized in representing and defending the manufacturers of machines, more recently the pharmaceutical industry has retained the firm to use its trial skills in defending pharmaceutical products.

Our extensive experience in product liability includes cases involving:

  • automobiles
  • buses
  • motorcycles, atvs and recreational vehicles
  • heavy trucks and highway tractors
  • tires
  • medical devices
  • agricultural equipment
  • pharmaceuticals
  • firearms
  • electrical components and systems
  • child products
  • fall protection
  • construction & heavy equipment
  • extrusion/plastics manufacturing
  • athletic equipment
  • plumbing products, including water heaters, connectors and valves
  • rotorcraft
  • industrial equipment
  • marine products
  • material handling equipment
  • household appliances and products
  • scaffolding
  • power tools

recommended by the legal 500

Widely regarded as offering the definitive judgment of law firm capabilities, the Legal 500 Series recommended the firm in its 2009 U.S. edition for Litigation – Product liability and mass tort defense (automotive/ transport):

"Able to try cases across the nation, this practice’s key attribute is its position as a frontrunner…"

Published for over 20 years, the Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 100 countries.