Products Liability Litigation & Counseling
Practice Chairs – William J. Akin and Bryan D. Pollard
Companies face unique challenges in manufacturing, marketing, and selling products. Singular liability claims, class-based lawsuits, or regulatory actions can strike even the most safety-oriented manufacturer or retailer at any time. Often, the potential exposure to a business can be significant, both from a monetary point and in public perception. With oversight from governmental bodies, compliance with state and federal laws requires partnering with strong legal counsel throughout each critical step in the products process.
Our team at FisherBroyles, LLP, has the depth and breadth of high-stakes products defense experience to counsel and defend participants wherever they are in the products chain, including designers, developers, manufacturers, marketers, and retailers. We have a deep wealth of technical and scientific knowledge that allows us to work with stakeholders, managers, and in-house counsel to understand each client’s product and market-space. We counsel our clients in crafting advertisements and warnings and in navigating federal and state local laws and regulations on designing, manufacturing, and marketing products. Backed by our corporate partners, we advise our clients on contracting and securing indemnities that inure to their benefit. We defend our clients against myriad complaints, including those resulting from the misuse of their products, failure to follow warnings, or claims of manufacturing or design defects. We often advocate for our clients before state and federal courts and regulatory authorities. Companies facing nationwide lawsuits or multi-district litigation trust our products team to act as national counsel to deploy consistent strategies across jurisdictions.
Our clients include household names in a diverse range of consumer products and services industries, business-to-business vendors, international equipment and component manufacturers, and key players in the aviation and medical fields.