Product Liability

The firm defends catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and other product liability claims brought against motor vehicle, recreational equipment, sports equipment, heavy equipment, drug and medical device, and household appliance manufacturers.

Our attorneys have long-standing relationships with many of the largest and most advanced companies in the world. We have defended the following companies and products:

  • 3M
  • Anheuser Busch Companies
  • Audi 
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • BMW
  • Bombardier
  • Braun Corporation
  • Coleman
  • Continental Tire
  • FMC
  • General Motors
  • GSK
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Isuzu
  • Jarden Corp.
  • Komatsu
  • KTM
  • Liggett Group
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Meritor
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mitsubishi Motors
  • Nissan
  • Novo Nordisk Inc.
  • Orthofix
  • Paccar
  • Pentair
  • Porsche
  • Remington Arms
  • Rockwell
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Subaru
  • Sunbeam
  • Suzuki
  • Toyo Tires
  • Toyota
  • TRW
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo Motor Cars
  • Volvo Trucks
  • Yamaha
  • Zimmer Inc.

Super Lawyers

Two of the firm’s founding partners, Jonathan Hoffman and John Knottnerus have been selected by their peers multiple times to be included in Super Lawyers in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. They are also active as sustaining members of the Product Liability Advisory Council (“PLAC”). This national association of manufacturers and counsel who defend them has worked for years to advance improvements in product liability law and to identify appellate cases of significance in their effect upon product liability law. It has filed amicus briefs in over a thousand of such cases throughout the United States. Our partners have written, submitted and supervised other members’ preparation of amicus briefs submitted on behalf of PLAC.  Our partners have also helped PLAC provide input to the American Law Institute on the Restatement (Third) Product Liability, as well as proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.  

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