Products Liability

Our Products Liability group is experienced in representing product manufacturers, sellers, and suppliers, ranging from small companies to large, multinational corporations. Our representation emphasizes efficient and cost-effective management of litigation and, where appropriate, litigation avoidance. We defend our clients in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and property damage in state and federal courts throughout the United States. We also routinely serve as local counsel in Virginia state and federal courts. In addition, we advise and represent clients on issues related to products liability such as insurance coverage indemnity, successor liability, and coordination of discovery.

Products we have defended include

  • Consumer products
  • Marine and land-based turbine generators and associated equipment
  • Pumps
  • Compressors
  • Boilers
  • Water heaters
  • HVAC equipment
  • Farm equipment
  • Industrial laminates
  • Wallboard
  • Automotive brakes, clutches, and gaskets
  • Building materials such as wood roof trusses
  • Rail car components
  • Electrical products, such as breakers, motors, switchgear, and wire
  • Firearms

In addition, we have experience handling cases involving allegedly toxic substances, such as:

  • Asbestos
  • Silica